Bamenda

"It's like the end of time is near to the people of Bamenda"

Violence was sparked by life sentences passed on the Ambazonian separatist leader
There's been violence in Cameroon's Anglophone region sparked by the life sentences passed on the Ambazonian separatist leader Sisiku Julius Ayuk Tabe and nine of his followers earlier this week.

Cameroon's English-speakers say they have been marginalised for decades by the central government and the French-speaking majority.

Wednesday saw shooting in the city of Bamenda, with businesses being shut and people unable to leave their homes. 

Newsday spoke to one resident who asked that he remain anonymous, who said:

"We have barely been surviving in the city of Bamenda for days...People are not able to get food for their homes or open their businesses."

(Photo: Police in the city of Bamenda. Credit: Getty Images)