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Interview with Nkongho Felix Agbor Balla by Edward Paice The Anglophone crisis in Cameroon

Nkongho Felix Agbor Balla is a barrister, founder and executive director of the Centre for Human Rights and Democracy in Africa, and president of the Cameroon Anglophone Civil Society Consortium (CACSC). In January 2017, he and Fontem Aforteka’a Neba, secretary general of CACSC were arrested and imprisoned. They were detained until the end of August, when a presidential decree ordered the Military Tribunal of Yaoundé to drop all charges. Other civil society leaders remain in detention. Listen to Africa Research Institute Director Edward Paice interview Felix on 23 October.

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Further Reading

Cameroon’s descent into crisis: the long history of anglophone discord” (IRIN, 4 October 2017)

Cameroon’s Anglophone crisis isn’t about language, but economic deprivation” (Amindeh Blaise Atabong, Quartz Africa, 9 October 2017)

Cameroon: A Worsening Anglophone Crisis Calls for Strong Measures” (Crisis Group Africa Briefing No. 130, 19 October 2017)

The Anglophone Dilemma in Cameroon” (Ateki Seta Caxton, ACCORD Conflict Trends, Issue 2, 2017)

Cameroon’s Anglophone Crisis at the Crossroads” (Crisis Group Africa Report No. 250, 2 August 2017)

Cameroon and the tumultuous autumn of an African patriarch” (FT View, 28 March 2017)