Secessionist struggle in anglophone Cameroon led from exile

What you need to know:

  • About 20 per cent of Cameroon is English-speaking while the majority is French-speaking.
  • The British and French divided up the one-time German colony after World War I.
  • The French-ruled territory became independent in 1961.
  • A year later the southern part of British Cameroons was integrated into a federal system, which was scrapped 11 years later for a "united republic".

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