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Cameroon – Anglophone Problem: Arrests of English-speaking leaders currently underway

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Written by Deckson N.

After the government’s ban on the activities of major Anglophone civilian organizations on Tuesday afternoon, arrests of its leaders are underway.

According to a generally well-established source, arrests of Anglophone leaders are currently underway in the Southwest and Northwest Regions. Thus, Dr. Fontem Neba and lawyer Agboh would already be under arrest according to our source.

Yesterday afternoon, the Minister of Territorial Administration and Decentralization (MINATD) signed and issued a decree banning the activities of the Cameroon Anglophone Civil Society Consortium (CACSC) and the Southern Cameroons National Council (SCNC ), The main civil society organizations in the English-speaking regions of the country.

Article 3 of the Ministerial Order states that those who contravene the prohibition measure are liable to prosecution in accordance with the legislation in force. According to some observers of the anglophone crisis that has shaken Cameroon for months, after unsuccessful negotiations, the Government would have moved on to higher gear. To be continued…

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