Cameroon – Unrest in Anglophone Regions and the persistent Boko Haram Threat in Far North

Cameroon – Unrest in Anglophone Regions and the persistent Boko Haram Threat in Far North

20th March 2017 Africa, Analysis, Other Solutions

Unrest in Anglophone Regions and the Persistent Boko Haram Threat in Far North What should the Cameroonian

Government do to Restore Stability and Security ?

Since October, Cameroon’s political stability and security have been increasingly challenged. Firstly, civil unrest from the Anglophone minority in northwest and southwest regions has been violently repressed, and negotiations with the government are now at an impasse. Secondly, the repeated attacks of Boko Haram in the Far North against civilians and the army demonstrate the group’s ability  to adapt and the incapacity of security forces to take into account the jihadists’ new modus operandi.

The present document advocates for a shift in strategy in both politics and security policy, with a particular focus on the restoration of dialogue with marginalized populations in Anglophone regions and in the Far North.

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