2 years ago
by AdelleChattre+17 +1
[Menchum, Cameroon:] Deadliest lake in the world suffocated over 1,746 people in one night.
1 year ago
by AdelleChattre+3 +1
10 months ago
by lostwonder+16 +1
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4 months ago
by lostwonder+12 +1
This Anglophone crisis conflict is a major test as Cameroon prepares for October elections.
3 months ago
by lostwonder+2 +1
“These Killings Can Be Stopped” | Abuses by Government and Separatist Groups in Cameroon’s Anglophone Regions
Based on research in the region, satellite imagery analysis and video analysis, this report found that both government forces and armed separatists have abused civilians in the western part of the country, displacing over 180,000 people since December 2017. Anglophone separatists have extorted, kidnapped and killed civilians, and prevented children from going to school. In response to protests and violence by armed separatists, government forces have killed civilians, used excessive force against demonstrators, tortured and mistreated suspected separatists and detainees, and burned hundreds of homes in several villages.
3 months ago
by weekendhobo+3 +1
In a decade that has seen countless horrific images of war, never has one shown soldiers from a military that benefits from American support carry out such a heartless and heart-rending act. A video that went viral last month showed men identified as troops from the U.S.-backed army of Cameroon, but accompanied by other men not in uniform, lead two women down a dirt road. One woman has an infant, perhaps a year old, tied to her back in a traditional African wrap and clinging to her sides. The other woman leads a little girl by the hand who could not be older than six.