English speakers mourn in Cameroon

Some Anglophone activists belonging to the militant Southern Cameroon National Council (SCNC) argue that English speakers are marginalised in majority French-speaking Cameroon. A statement released by the chairman of the SCNC, former ambassador Henry Fossung, described the celebrations as a non-event, saying 20 May was the day Anglophones became slaves to Francophones. English speakers say their provinces are less developed than other areas. They also complain about what they see as their total absence from the vital decision-making organs of the country. BBC NEWS, 21 May, 2002. Read more…

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