Chaos at Cameroon’s national assembly, microphone snatched from prime minister

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The MPs of the leading opposition party in Cameroon, the Social Democratic Front(SDF), stormed the national assembly on Wednesday and disrupted the session again, snatching the microphone from the Prime Minister, Philémon Yunji Yang, who was about to deliver a speech.

Anglophone MPs attack Prime Minister Philémon Yunji Yang on Wednesday November 29, 2017 at the National Assembly in Yaounde, Cameroon

Anglophone MPs attack Prime Minister Philémon Yunji Yang on Wednesday November 29, 2017 at the National Assembly in Yaounde, Cameroon

“They seized the microphone at the time the prime minister was about to deliver a speech,” our correspondent in West Africa, Peter Kum, said in a dispatch.
The MPs say there will be no work in the Assembly until the Anglophone problem is not on the agenda.
Anglophones have been protesting against marginalization and neglect since the end of 2016.

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Peter Kum, an investigative journalist, studied Mass Communication at the University of Tripoli in Libya and has covered the wars in Sudan, Libya and against Boko Haram in Nigeria, Cameroon and Chad. He is based in Cameroon’s far north, but travels across the sub-Saharan region.

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