Tensions in Cameroon are a problem of colonial creations - expert

Cameroon has disrupted internet connection it its restive North West and South West Anglophone regions.

This has sparked fears government is again pressuring mobile operators to cut internet services in the English-speaking regions in a bid to stifle dissent amid mass protests.

According to Amnesty International, at least 17 people were killed over the past weekend in clashes linked to the declaration of independence by Cameroon's Anglophone minority.

Stephen Grootes spoke to Dr Joseph Adebayo, National Research Foundation (NRF) Innovation Postdoctoral Fellow in African Studies at the University of Cape Town.

I have heard commentators say one part is french the other part is English, it is beyond language.

Dr Joseph Adebayo, National Research Foundation (NRF) Innovation Postdoctoral Fellow

It's a problem of colonial creations all across the continent.

Dr Joseph Adebayo, National Research Foundation (NRF) Innovation Postdoctoral Fellow

The South-West Cameroon has for years been complaining of marginalisation and oppression from the French between Cameroon. That region claims to be starved of development so there has been calls for redress over the years.

Dr Joseph Adebayo, National Research Foundation (NRF) Innovation Postdoctoral Fellow

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