Cameroon: Lawyers call for justice in Anglophone activist trial

More than 120 lawyers in Cameroon crowded into a Yaounde courtroom in support of a colleague who faces the death penalty on charges connected with his human rights activities, following his January arrest as leader of the Anglophone Civil Society Consortium. Despite the political tensions between them, both Anglophone and…

Report: Conflict diamonds from C.A.R. take Cameroon route to market

Conflict diamonds from the Central African Republic (CAR) are entering Cameroon and the legal supply chain due to poor controls, smuggling and corruption, Partnership Africa Canada said in a new report. The report explores how Cameroon is failing to meet the Kimberley Protocol (KP) standards for certification to ensure that trading of conflict diamonds…

Activists: Cameroon lawyer protests reflect wider social injustices

As Cameroon’s ongoing demonstrations escalated in Bamenda this week, another round of clashes erupted between security forces, and the lawyers groups, teachers and citizens joining them who demand changes to the historic Anglophone systems. The violent demonstrations followed protests in early November, in the cities of Bamenda, Buea and Limbe,…

Cameroon citizens join lawyers’ protest in streets of Bamenda

Lawyers in Cameroon occupied the court complex in Bamenda on Tuesday, demanding that their voices be heard in the ongoing battle over education and legal reforms. The protesting lawyers were met with a heavy security-force presence in and around the court building, the Cameroon Concord reports. Local media accounts also…