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Cameroonian government has deployed troops to its English-speaking regions to combat a wave of attacks on public building and kidnapping of government officials by suspected armed separatists.
The deployed troops are out to ensure security, public order and the respect of state institutions. Armed separatists are said to be fighting for what they call the independence of the English from the French-speaking regions of Cameroon.
The unrest began when English-speaking teachers and lawyers in the Northwest and Southwest regions, frustrated with having to work in French, took to the streets calling for reforms and greater autonomy. It degenerated with separatists calls for independence.
Cameroon President Paul Biya declared war on the separatists last November.