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Thread: Cameroon: in the shadow of Nigeria

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    An overview by an ICG analyst:https://sustainablesecurity.org/2016...m-in-cameroon/

    A couple of key points:
    ...the military cooperation between Chad and Nigeria or Nigeria and Cameroon that, despite the bottlenecks recorded at the beginning, has improved significantly over recent months to the extent that the right of hot pursuit is now a reality....No serious brainstorming is done on development issues and the fight against radicalization at the regional level. In the same light, no reflection has been initiated on the ways to end this crisis now that Boko Haram is weakened.
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    Default A nation divided

    So after four months of disorder in the English-speaking region of Cameroon a Nairobi-based reporter writes a report and he headline:
    A nation divided: tensions mount in Cameroon as English speakers marginalised by Francophone majority
    Link:http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017...arginalisedby/

    I had not seen any reporting of this, but one must wonder if Boko Haram are the winners here.

    The BBC World Service two weeks ago had a radio podcast:http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04tnn64
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    Default Update up north

    A comprehensive overview and update on Cameroon's northern province and Boko Haram:http://oxfordresearchgroup.org.uk/pu...ing_boko_haram
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    Default Violent English-speaking separatists

    Not exactly a surprise, this report indicates there is a level of violence, bitterness over the government's response, refugees and Nigeria extraditing dissident leaders back to the Cameroon.
    Link:http://www.enca.com/africa/separatis...ar-in-cameroon
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    Default Cameroon's refugees flee brutality: from their government

    A short article, with plenty of photos:
    Ruthless violence between francophone state forces and English-speaking separatists has forced tens of thousands of Cameroonians into Nigeria, splintering families and leaving many people sleeping rough, without access to staples such as food, clothing and education.....At least 160k are displaced inside Cameroon, and more than 21k have fled to Nigeria to escape what has been described by bishops as “blind, inhuman, monstrous violence”.
    Link:https://www.theguardian.com/global-d...olence-nigeria
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    Default Witnessing Cameroon's descent towards civil war

    A BBC News investigation, found thanks to a "lurker". A nine minute video:
    Could Cameroon be the site of Africa’s next civil war?BBC’s Africa Eye has found evidence of torture and abuse by both sides of a conflict involving French-speaking government forces and fighters from the country’s minority English-speaking regions.
    One unit involved the BIR (Rapid Intervention Battalion) has been trained by Israel and USA - for the anti-Boko Haram campaign.
    Link:https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-...rds-civil-war?
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    Default Cameroon is Burning

    Quote Originally Posted by davidbfpo View Post
    A BBC News investigation, found thanks to a "lurker". A nine minute video:

    One unit involved the BIR (Rapid Intervention Battalion) has been trained by Israel and USA - for the anti-Boko Haram campaign.
    Link:https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-...rds-civil-war?
    Please read the link below and watch the video.

    https://theintercept.com/2018/07/26/...tions-us-ally/

    Togo has also been in turmoil, its dictator doesn't want to leave.

    Troubling times.

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    Default Cameroon atrocity: Finding the soldiers who killed this woman

    The previous post, in July 2018, referred to a short video clip circulating and allegedly showed Cameroon soldiers killing civilians - which was denied. Now a BBC News investigation, based on a close examination of the video, matching open source information and some sources within the army:
    In July 2018 a horrifying video began to circulate on social media. It shows two women and two young children being led away at gunpoint by a group of Cameroonian soldiers. The captives are blindfolded, forced to the ground, and shot 22 times. The government of Cameroon initially dismissed the video as “fake news.” But BBC Africa Eye, through forensic analysis of the footage, can prove exactly where this happened, when it happened, and who is responsible for the killings
    Link:https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-...led-this-woman

    Or:https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1...153583616.html

    The suspects have now been arrested and await an investigation / trial.
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    Default Cameroon's other war: against the English speaking population

    Vice News report on Ambazonia, the breakaway region and the harsh government reaction.
    Link:https://news.vice.com/en_us/article/...glish-language
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    Default Cameroon's Anglophone crisis

    A BBC News report, it appears to be based on the three analysts spoken to and has differences from the Vice News report. Notably that the rebels have modern firearms, whilst Vice reported no such weapons.
    Link:https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-45723211
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    Default After the election an overview of the other insurgency

    Via The Soufan Group and BLUF:
    • On October 22, Cameroon’s presidential election results were announced and President Paul Biya won a seventh term as president and will serve a seven-year term in office.
    • Several violent separatist groups have formed in the region and seek an independent state, while violent clashes have occurred between the French-speaking majority and the English-speaking minority.
    • The majority of violent separatist attacks have targeted Cameroon’s security forces, but civilians, schools and state-owned companies have also been attacked. Cameroon’s security forces have responded indiscriminately, and often with a heavy-hand.
    • There is a growing humanitarian crisis in the Anglophone region, with between 160,000 and 300,000 people displaced and 600 killed, including 160 members of the security forces. Approximately 30,000 Cameroonians have fled to Nigeria as refugees.
    Link:http://thesoufancenter.org/intelbrie...s-in-cameroon/
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    Default Goats and sheep

    May be different:
    The government of Cameroon this week began rolling out an unlikely weapon in the fight against Boko Haram militants. Authorities are distributing thousands of goats and sheep to young Cameroonians in villages along with border with Nigeria.
    The program aims to providing livestock for a basic income in order to stop the Islamist militant group’s recruiting tactics. The hope is that the livestock will empower thousands of vulnerable families and stop them from joining the extremists, who promise jobs.
    Link:https://www.voanews.com/africa/camer...nt-goats-sheep
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