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Cameroon crisis: From colonisation to push for secession

By The Africa Report
Posted on Monday, 4 January 2021 10:18

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Protestors hold flags and chant slogans during a demonstration against the government of Cameroon and French involvement in government affairs outside an EU summit in Brussels, Friday, July 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

The crisis in Cameroon has been brewing for years.

The scars of colonisation are very much at the forefront of the anglophone/francophone divide in the country, leading to to the push for secession in the south west.

For an overview of the history behind today’s crisis, here is a two-minute breakdown: