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Cameroon MPs Approve Law Giving Special Status to English-Speaking Regions

Aboubakary Abdoulaye, senior vice president of Cameroon's Senate, the upper house of parliament, addresses lawmakers in Yaounde, Cameroon, Dec. 20, 2019. (Moki Edwin Kindzeka/VOA)

Cameroon’s Parliament approved legislation granting two English-speaking regions in the country special status. But lawmakers representing the Northwest and Southwest regions says the law will not solve the ongoing separatist crisis there.

Aboubakary Abdoulaye, the French-speaking senior vice president of Cameroon’s Senate, the legislature’s upper house, who presided over Friday’s closing plenary session of an extraordinary session of Parliament, said approval of the bill should end the violence over the issue.

“Permit me to particularly point out the special status which the Northwest and the Southwest regions will henceforth be entitled to. It is therefore high time to silence the guns. It read more >>>

Source:: VOANews.Com