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12 European hostages freed in troubled anglophone Cameroon

Douala, Cameroon | AFP | Twelve European tourists have been freed after being taken hostage in western Cameroon, where anglophone militants are campaigning for an independent state, the government said on Wednesday. The group of seven Swiss and five Italians “were taken hostage by a band of armed terrorists” in …

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Cameroon forces kill 4 civilians in restive anglophone west

Yaoundé, Cameroon | AFP | Cameroon security forces have killed four civilians in the country’s restive English-speaking west, local sources said Sunday. One person was shot dead late Saturday in Bamenda, the main regional town where he was enjoying a night out, his family said. “We were going home when …

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