Cities from Cameroon’s troubled Anglophone region to host AFCON matches [+video]

France 24 | Despite the insecurity in Cameroon’s English-speaking region, the cities of Limbe and Buea in the southwest of the country will host group F teams of the 2021 African Cup of Nations.

Separatists have already claimed responsibility for several explosions in Buea and there is mounting concern about the safety of players and fans expected to attend the tournament in January. France 24’s Caludio Nsono, Tony Menga, Michel Mvondo and Simon Batoum report.

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10 comments

  1. it is difficult to grasp the thinking behind this decesion? why accept such enormous risk?

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  2. This is another golden opportunity for the BOYSES IN THE BUSHES to prove to the world that SC is NOT a so-called “NOSO OF LRC”.

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  3. If nothing happens, it is not to say it is over or not a war zone. Only a fool,
    will jump to final conclusion. And we shall see them soon.

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    • Let the wish, be that this security, will be there the next two years or more. If i could be
      listened to, the plan for any violators, should be put together now, but executed later
      and then we shout huray and say it is because of AFCON or just stay quiet.

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  4. Before accepting to host the tournament in Cameroon and in an anglophone region the international community were very much aware of the amba madness. they know it’s just a kidnapping business . With no doubt the afcon will be a 100% success.

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    • we will be in Limbe live Nelson. Biya is far more better than this ambafool kidnappers

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      • That’s the argument Biya & France like, for Africans to be so miserable to start choosing between two evils than just doing right. Pathetic!! I’m Not Amba, not Biya proponent and I stand with reason to state clearly that Biya’s rigging and stay in power violated the constitution and the people and is a direct result of conflicts in the NOSO and in the country as is the case with Kamto’s incarceration.
        We must be bold enough to condemn both sides and seek an African solution to our problems. Biya is a tool of the French and a lot of Amba adherents are suckers like colonially-minded Africans seeking the West to remove a Western stooge. Cameroon needs federated states with an NW/SW PM & semi-autonomous government. The country needs a representative Governing Council, not a presidency.

  5. I AM URGING SCAMBAZONIAN IF THEY HAVE BALLS UNDER THEIR PENISES TO COME OUT DURING THE AFCON THEN WE WILL SEE

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    • Hahaha. Colby make scambazonians them try comot if them really get balls. Na we civilians them go fight them not even the military. we donc tire. No miss match for Limbe oh. we go de live.

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  6. So even a small clothing retailer has to be a member of the BIR with strong french accent. Who are they fooling? Everyone that was interviewed in this report spoke french and some of you slaves are calling boyses terrorists. You are the terrorists because you are not from these regions. That is why you can say any nonsense.