Striking Cameroonians are cut off

cameroonFrom ROSY SADOU in Yaoundé, Cameroon
YAOUNDE, (CAJ News) – CAMEROON authorities have been urged to restore internet connection to protesting English-speaking regions of the north-west and south-west.
They are involved in demonstrations against alleged marginalization by the government.
Authorities have since January disconnected internet services as protesters have lobbied through information and communication technollogoes and social media.
“This is a deplorable situation,” said special representative of the United Nations secretary-general for Central Africa, François Louncény Fall.
“I am convinced that this important tool for development, communication and collective development will be gradually re-established.”
The envoy nonetheless welcomed government’s intention to restore internet services in the strikes-affected regions for hospitals, universities and banks, as part of a package of measures announced on March 30 by the ministry of justice.
Police are accused of killing a handful of protestors during anti-government protests.
English speakers have long reported that they face discrimination and marginalization, and are excluded from top civil service positions and public services.

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