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The Cameroon Anglophone Crisis: Examining Escalation and Seeking Solutions

Chatham House, London

Participants

Nkongho Felix Agbor Balla, Founder and Chairman, Centre for Human Rights and Democracy in Africa (CHRDA)
Chair: Ben Shepherd, Consulting Fellow, Africa Programme, Chatham House

Overview

The crisis in anglophone Cameroon, a result of deep-seated political and economic grievances, with blame laid at the feet of the country’s francophone elites, escalated significantly on the 1 October 2017 when secessionist militants declared independence for ‘Ambazonia’ - an English-speaking region in the south of Cameroon. The declaration provoked a crackdown by government forces, leaving dozens dead and bringing the country close to the brink of an armed uprising.    
 
At this event, Nkongho Felix Agbor Balla, president of the Cameroon Anglophone Civil Society Consortium (CACSC), will discuss the recent developments, the government’s response to the declaration and the importance of civil society and the diaspora in bringing about a resolution to the crisis. 
 
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