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Tensions rise as Cameroon heads to the polls this weekend

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Moghamo bus terminal in Bamenda, Cameroon, as people flee the Anglophone region
Moghamo bus terminal in Bamenda, Cameroon, as people flee the Anglophone region RFI/Alphonse Tebeck

In Cameroon, parliamentary and municipal elections take place on Sunday.There are fears of violence in the country’s minority English-speaking regions, which have been rocked by a three-year crisis.English-speaking separatists who have been fighting to create a new state called Ambazonia have vowed to disrupt the polls in the anglophone areas.Since the crisis turned into an armed conflict, nearly a million people have been forced out of their homes and more than 3000 killed.Local residents in the affected regions say their priority for now is their safety.Correspondent Alphonse Tebeck sends this report from Bamenda

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