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LOOKS CAN GET YOU KILLED NOW

Protests over the increasing use of French in courts and schools in Cameroon’s English-speaking heartlands, the North-West and South-West regions, morphed into violence in 2017.

A security force crackdown led to some English-speaking civilians taking up arms against the government, led by the French-speaking President Paul Biya.

Current Situation

Smoking get one killed: Four boys shot dead by troops. They were ordinary boys in my neighbourhood who, unfortunately, were caught smoking marijuana, an activity the security forces associate with separatist fighters.

 

Hair style get one killed: The security forces are also suspicious of teenagers with dreadlocks or those who look unkempt. It is assumed they have come to the city after receiving military training in the bush.

Red and black color get one killed: And many parents beg their teenage sons to stop wearing red bandanas or a combination of red and black clothes because the security forces could mistake them for separatist fighters. The colours are associated with the rebels.

 

Students are also not left out, as attending school is no longer safe, the population of student in a school dropped from 8,000 to 700. Even the 700 students have to sneak into school.

 

 

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