Thursday, 10 May 2018

Can The Catholic Church Mediate In Cameroon's Anglophone Crisis?

Agbor Gilbert Ebot has slept no more than two hours, he is exhausted. Nevertheless, the organiser of the Cameroon International Film Festival has been up since 6 am, headed to the police station in Buea, capital of the Southwest region of Cameroon, in the pouring rain.

Three members of an actors’ workshop were forced to spend the night at the station because they had forgotten their papers.
Can The Catholic Church Mediate In Cameroon's Anglophone Crisis?
“If you go to the bathroom, or just walk from the living room to the kitchen, you need to bring your ID card,” Ebot says, adding that security forces don’t take infringements lightly; they immediately arrest people and put them behind bars.

Ebot negotiates with the police, and a few hours later, the acting students are free to go again. Can The Catholic Church Mediate In Cameroon's Anglophone Crisis?

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