Following widespread media reports that Hailemariam had announced that “all” political prisoners would be released, an aide quickly clarified that he had been mistranslated and that only “some” people would be pardoned.
Lifting her robe Husaida Mohammed revealed scar tissue blanketing her breasts, stomach, and extending up her neck and along her arms. “They poured petrol over me then lit it,” she said.
President Biya, 84, who has been in power for 35 years, has described Anglophone activists as “extremists” and any division of Cameroon as non-negotiable.
Violence in Africa has been moving away from armed conflicts to higher levels of riots, protests and social violence, such as homicide and violence associated with organised crime.
Some 20,000 people have reportedly been detained under the state of emergency, which also led to curfews, bans on public assembly, and media and internet restrictions.