Gunfire in west Cameroon town hosting Group 'F' teams

Mali fans cheer their team

Mali's supporter celebrate their team's victory at the end of the Group 'F' Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) 2021 match against Tunisia at Limbe Omnisport Stadium in Limbe on January 12, 2022.

Photo credit: Issouf Sanogo | AFP

What you need to know:

  • Several people were wounded in the gunfight on Wednesday, David Mafani Namange told AFP, describing what happened as "sporadic incidents"
  • Lawmaker Henry Kemende of the Social Democratic Front (SDF), one of Cameroon's main opposition parties, had been shot several times in the chest
  • Buea is the capital of the Southwest Region, which with the adjacent Northwest Region has been rocked by violence since 2017, when anglophone militants declared independence from the majority French-speaking country

Bafoussam, Cameroon 

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