Cameroon’s ace musician Longue Longue arrested for criticizing gov’t Updated for 2021

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Updated: March 6, 2021


Considered a living legend in Africa, reputed for his 90s liberational tracts, Cameroon’s aced Makossa singer and songwriter, Longkana Ango Simon, known better by his artistic name, Longue Longue, has been arrested by security forces in the port city of Douala.

He was arrested on Sunday at the state-owned Sawa hotel by uniform officials, sources said. It is believed he is detained at the Bonanjo judicial police in Douala.

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His arrest came shortly after he released a video criticizing the regime of President Paul Biya.

In the nine-minute-long video highly circulated on social media, Longue Longue accused Biya of “stealing” the October presidential election.

According to him, Biya lost to opposition candidate, Maurice Kamto who is now in detention.

In the footage, the renowned singer challenged the regime to organize a fresh election to test its popularity.

He argued that Maurice Kamto’s imprisonment was politically motivated, adding that he was not afraid of being arrested.

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AMOS FOFUNG Nkunchoh is a multi-talented journalist with an intrinsic passion for investigative, politics and conflict reporting. He's based in the U. S.A.

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