Cameroon president calls 'national dialogue' on separatist crisis

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Cameroon president calls 'national dialogue' on separatist crisisYaoundé (AFP) - Cameroon President Paul Biya on Tuesday announced that he intends to hold a major 'national dialogue' later this month in a bid to put an end to the conflict between security forces and armed separatists from the anglophone minority in the west. Over the past two years, the francophone-majority country has been mired in the unrest which has left more than 2,000 people dead as English-speaking separatists demand independence in the Northwest and Southwest regions. More than 500,000 people have been forced from their homes as a result according to the Human Rights Watch group.

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