Mention the term genocide and the country that first comes to mind is Rwanda. After the country went through those dark years it has now emerged as one of the fastest developing countries in Africa.
Though their economic development is worth emulating, it is rather sad that the West African country, Cameroon has rather chosen to copy the genocide that destroyed the country.
Since the French colonist left Cameroon, there has been some degree of tension between the French and English speaking populations that make up the country.
Those tensions rose to such heights that schools in English speaking parts of Cameroon were once closed down after parents demonstrated against plans by the government to make French the only official and instruction language at school.
Now it seems the tensions have gotten violent.
Though we cannot independently verify the authenticity of the video below, it is reportedly showing members of the Cameroon military killing women and children who are believed to hail from the English speaking part of the country.
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Cameroon 🇨🇲 military is murdering innocent people. A silent Genocide is happening in Cameroon.https://t.co/WahBdhcJmc
— Wale Gates (@walegates) July 16, 2018
Cameroon’s military has also been accused of burning villages and killing unarmed civilians in the country’s minority English-speaking regions.
Twenty villages were set ablaze and at least four women burned alive, according to a Human Rights Watch report.
It doesn’t look like Cameroon’s longtime serving President is not prepared to resolve this issue and save the lives of Cameroon’s anglophone citizens.
Paul Biya, who has ruled the country since 1982, has announced he is to run again for office. If he wins, he would be 92 by the end of a seventh presidential term.
Currently, no West African leader has been stepped in to impress on Paul Biya to put an end to the atrocities being committed by the country’s military.