Cameroon – Bamenda riots: One dead and a hundred people arrested!

Written by Deckson N.

One person was killed in the town of Bamenda, capital of the Northwest Region, at strikes organized since Monday.

If the identity of this victim is not yet known, “at least 100 people were arrested during demonstrations against the introduction of the French in the Anglophone part of Cameroon,” the BBC reported Thursday, quoting “official Cameroonians sources“. According to the British radio, several wounded were counted as a result of these demonstrations.

Since Monday, teachers in the English-speaking regions (North-West and South-West) have been protesting against the appointment of Francophone colleagues to the heads of technical schools where English is dominant.

A protest that follows the demands of lawyers in this part of the country who have been on strike since October 11. They require the translation into English of Cameroonian laws.

In response to their demands, the Government announced that the States-General of Justice would soon be held. Residents of English-speaking regions report being discriminated against because of the dominance of French in public administration.

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