Cameroon's Conflict Keep Schools Shut

Publisher:
BBC
Published
Topic(s)
Conflict - Education and Fragility
English

Schoolchildren have become pawns in the fierce conflict between Cameroon's mainly French-speaking government and separatist fighters demanding independence for the country's English-speaking heartlands.

The separatists are enforcing a lockdown across cities, towns and villages in the North-West and South-West regions to ensure schools remain shut for a fourth academic year in a row.