International organisations are calling for an investigation in Cameroon after four people were killed during unrest in the country’s English-speaking regions.
Tensions have been brewing for the past month in Cameroon’s two anglophone regions, where people say they are being treated as second-class citizens.
What began as protests by lawyers against the use of French in courts quickly spread to schools and universities after teachers agreed to strike over the dominance of the French language.
In Bamenda, the country’s largest anglophone city, at least four people were killed last week when security forces fired live ammunition in the air and launched teargas into a market despite no evidence that there was a protest taking place.
Amnesty International described actions as “excessive and unnecessary”, and urged the Cameroonian government to find out who was responsible.