Did you know that in Anglophone Cameroon, schoolkids don't wear uniforms? It's to avoid being identified by attackers. Also, they don't attend school on Mondays. Our teen reporter, 16-year-old Lum Precious, speaks with her peers in the first episode of GirlZOffMute from Cameroon. They appeal to President Paul Biya to act immediately so that kids no longer fear being attacked on their way to school
A brutal conflict in the West Africa nation of Cameroon has resulted in the rape and sexual assault of hundreds of women and girls. Also why do women bear the responsibility of contraception and why is the medical and scientific community seemingly reluctant to research options for men? Plus the amazing tale of India's Bandit Queen who went on to become a women's rights activist and a politician.
26 Nov 2021
In October last year, around a dozen armed men riding motorbikes attacked a bilingual school in Kumba, also in the Southwest, killing seven children aged nine to 12. A dozen other children were wounded, either by gunfire or machete.
25 Nov 2021
Armed men attacked a bilingual school in south-west Cameroon, killing at least four students and one teacher and leaving several others hospitalised. Meanwhile, Tunisia's waste crisis continues to anger residents in Agareb. Our correspondents met with people living next to a toxic trash dump.
7 Aug 2021
Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors without Borders) has lost a battle to keep up operations in Cameroon's northwest. Communities in the English-speaking region have been caught in devastating fighting between security forces and Anglophone separatists for four years. The violence has killed more than 3,000 people and forced one million from their homes. Despite the crisis, Cameroon’s government suspended MSF's work in the region at the end of last year and talks to reverse the decision have hit an impasse.
20 May 2021
The UN documented more than 4,000 cases of sexual and gender-based violence in the volatile region in 2020. A thousand women are on hunger strike now to highlight the drawn-out conflict.
27 Oct 2020
The massacre of schoolchildren in Cameroon has grabbed global attention. Experts have called for the international community to stop ignoring the Anglophone conflict.
7 Oct 2019
Cameroon Anglophone crisis: President Biya releases over 300 prisoners amid peace talks
22 Aug 2019
A Cameroonian activist critises the "unfair" trial of the leader of the country's anglophone separatist movement, Julius Sisiku Ayuk Tabe, after a military court handed him a life sentence.
7 Aug 2019
The crisis in Cameroon's Anglophone regions has led numerous journalists in affected areas to quit their careers for their safety. Those who stay and insist on reporting on the crisis face threats from all sides.
22 Apr 2019
Rape as a weapon of war: Sexual violence on the rise in Cameroon’s Anglophone region.
28 Mar 2019
Cameroon's Anglophone separatist conflict hits the economy hard