Cameroon: english speakers banned from travelling

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A travel ban has been placed on people from Anglophone Africa in Cameroon sparking uproar and protests from civil society groups.

It has been reported that deadly clashes heightened in that country last year after protests in Anglophone regions escalated, emanating from concerns and frustrations of the country’s French-dominated political system.

Several sources have reported that Cameroon unjustly uses its military to terrorize and kill English speakers in the country.

Amnesty international on Tuesday authenticated a video purporting to show English-speaking separatists holding the head of a decapitated policeman.

The ban applies predominantly to the Anglophones in the country’s North-western region.

A statement issued by the Center for Human Rights and Democracy has impressed on the country’s long time President, Pual Biya to lift the ban, arguing the action violates constitutional rights and pose a direct contravention of international humanitarian laws.

The statement read in part ‘’ this policy amounts to nothing but xenophobic and counterproductive action by the government and it should be repealed immediately.

Senior Cameroonian official are however calling on Mr. Biya, Africa’s longest serving president to resign.

At 85, Mr. Biya faces 8 other candidates in the country’s presidential election slated for 7th October.



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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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