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Cameroon women protest PM's arrival in Bamenda

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Cameroon Prime Minister Joseph Dion Ngute in February 2017.
Cameroon Prime Minister Joseph Dion Ngute in February 2017. AFP/Hakon Mosvold Larsen / NTB Scanpix

Cameroon's Prime Minister, Joseph Dion Ngute, who is himself an English-speaker, recently began a visit to the troubled Anglophone regions as part of government efforts to find a lasting solution to the separatist crisis there.The emergency was sparked in late 2016 against percieved marginalisation of the minority English-speakers by the majority Francophone government. It then escalated into an armed conflict at the close of 2017.The PM's arrival in Bamenda was greeted by a wailing scene staged by scores of women in what they call a lamentation campaign basically aimed at urging the protagonists to end the conflict.From Bamenda, Alphonse Tebeck has this report.Click the 'play' button above to listen or subscribe to our podcast by searching 'rfi international report'.

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