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Separatists’ attacks in Cameroon ‘devastating’ for education: HRW (Al Jazeera)

Separatist fighters in Cameroon have carried out systematic and widespread attacks against students and teachers in the country’s conflict-hit Anglophone regions, with a “devastating impact” on children’s right to education, according to a new report by a global rights watchdog.

Released on Thursday, the 131-page report from Human Rights Watch (HRW) said separatist groups in the English-speaking northwest and southwest regions since 2017 have killed, beaten, abducted, threatened and terrorised students and education professionals.

Separatists’ attacks in Cameroon ‘devastating’ for education: HRW | Education News | Al Jazeera

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Spiral of violence shuts schools in Cameroon’s anglophone region (Al Jazeera)

There are no students in the playground of the high school in the Bomaka district of Buea – just the odd goat grazing on overgrown grass.

Buea is the capital of Cameroon’s Southwest region, one of two regions gripped by violence after anglophones launched a campaign to break away from the country’s French-speaking majority.

Spiral of violence shuts schools in Cameroon’s anglophone region | Education | Al Jazeera