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Cameroun: February Unrest: Causalities, Implications and Way Forward [March 11, 2008]

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Dust is settling following violent protests that swept across Cameroon’s main cities of Yaoundé, Douala, Bafoussam, Kumba, Bamenda, Buea, Njombe-Penja, Obala and other localities in the usually renowned political hotspots of the country February 23-27, 2008. The riots led mostly by disaffected youths of the ‘Biya generation’ came in the heels of a transporters’ union strike against the soaring pump price of fuel. Human Rights groups now say more than 100 people were killed while the Communications Minister says 17 people were killed. The cost of the destruction is evaluated in millions of dollars.

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