Cameroon military court jails 7 Anglophone activists Updated for 2021

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Updated: March 1, 2021


At least seven Cameroonian activists from the volatile Anglophone regions were convicted by a military tribunal on Friday of rebellion and terrorism. They were were also ordered to pay a joint fine of $464,000 plus legal fees.

The convicts include the group’s leader, Mancho Bibixy, a radio presenter in the Anglophone North-West Region.

Cameroon’s English-speaking minority say they are marginalized by the country’s Francophone majority, however, millions of French speaking Cameroonians who remain stuck in squalor and hopelessness have found the charge outlandish.

Separatists have been demanding independence.

Correspondents say Mancho Bibixy’s radio broadcasts are associated with a radical movement in the north-western town of Bamenda. The North-West and South-West regions are the two mainly English-speaking areas..

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