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Cameroon: Seventh child dies after shooting attack on school

– – A 12-year-old girl died on Sunday from wounds sustained when gunmen stormed a school in the South West Region of Cameroon on Saturday and opened fire on the children, taking the death toll to seven with 12 injured. The attack on the school, in the region where separatist insurgents have been battling government forces since 2017, has drawn widespread condemnation and is likely to pile further pressure on the government to do more to end the conflict. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack in the town…

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Cameroon: Biya orders release of 333 political prisoners

The President of Cameroon Paul Biya has ordered the release of 333 persons detained for taking part in a separatist uprising. Those detained come from the Northwest and Southwest regions and reportedly played roles in seeking independence for Anglophone Cameroon. President Biya said in a statement on Twitter that he will drop charges against the 333 prisoners arrested for their alleged roles in two year long uprising. The Cameroonean president launched peace talks aimed at ending ongoing fighting between insurgents and the military. More than 1,800 people have been killed…

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