Protesters march in Yaoundé against Saturday’s school shooting

Women in Cameroon’s capital Yaoundé today took to the streets to protest the killing of children in the on-going war in Cameroon’s Anglophone regions.

The protest comes in the wake of a mass shooting in a private school in Kumba, in the troubled South West Region on Saturday, which left seven children dead and 12 wounded.

Gunmen stormed the Mother Francisca School around midday on Saturday after arriving on motorcycles. Some children were injured when they jumped from second floor in an attempt to escape the attack.

The government and separatists have been blaming each other for the attack.

Parts of Cameroon have been gripped by unrest since Anglophone groups stepped up their push for independence in 2016.

Some schools in Cameroon’s Anglophone regions have recently reopened following a four-year shutdown due to threats from separatists fighting for an independent state of Ambazonia.

Anglophone activists say the country’s French-speaking majority is marginalising the English-speaking minority.

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