Cameroon: Protesters gather to support Cameroon

February 26, 2017

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On Sunday, Cameroonians along the Front Range gathered in Aurora to show support for their loved ones enduring crisis at home.

Southwest Cameroon is going on more than a month without internet after the government shut of its access in January.

The move came as a tipping point in a longstanding crisis between the country’s French government and the country’s only English-speaking region.

The recent internet shutdown has hurt local businesses in the southwestern portion of Cameroon where several tech start-ups have thrived. It has also stymied local markets as ATM’s and banks have shutdown as a result.

“It was very tricky, I was in a war zone,” Harmony Bobga said. “It’s scary. I had to go underground.”

Bobga, a human rights lawyer in Cameroon, fled his native country in January once a warrant was issued for his arrest. It came only months after smuggling his daughter to neighboring Nigeria as a way to avoid the rampant raping and killings

“It’s not simply our culture is at stake,” Bobga said. “For 56 years there has been a programmed annihilation of our culture.”

http://www.9news.com/life/events/protesters-gather-to-support-cameroon/414980262

http://www.cameroonconcordnews.com/north-west-lawyers-reinstate-barrister-bobga-harmony-as-their-leader/

http://www.camer.be/57727/6:1/cameroun-crise-anglophone-arrestations-me-bobga-harmony-en-fuite-aux-etats-unis-pour-echapper-a-la-peine-de-mort-cameroon.html (FRANCAIS)

 

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