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Cameroon: What will President Paul Biya’s regime do with its opponents?

By Franck Foute
Posted on Monday, 27 September 2021 09:34

Maurice Kamto during a meeting in Yaounde, 30 September 2018

One year after the 22 September 2020 demonstrations were repressed, the proceedings against the imprisoned activists are stalling. Is Cameroon’s judiciary simply moving at its usual slow pace on this heated political affair or is it intentionally trying to stifle the opposition? This question is stirring public opinion.

The 43 activists from the Cameroon Renaissance Movement (CRM) that are detained in Kondengui’s central prison celebrated a strange anniversary on 22 September. A few party officials came to the prison to bring them a message of encouragement from Maurice Kamto, as well as a generous portion of ndolé and cake that had been prepared for the occasion. The prison officers then put an end to the “festivities”.