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Family declares prominent Cameroonian rights activists ‘missing’

The family of Franklin Mowha, head of the Front-line Fighters for Citizen’s Interest, say the activist has been missing for nearly…

The family of Franklin Mowha, head of the Front-line Fighters for Citizen’s Interest, say the activist has been missing for nearly a month.

Going by their report, Franklin Mowha disappeared after leaving the commercial capital Douala on August 6 for Kumba, a town in Cameroon’s South-West Region.

Speaking to AFP, his wife, Stephanie Flore Ngiedie Nkamgue said, she has been unable to contact him on phone.

“Nobody has been able to talk to him from August 6 and all his numbers have been unreachable from the 13th,” she said.

It should be noted that separatist unrest in Cameroon’s two minority English-speaking regions — North-West and South-West — has left scores dead and displaced around 200,000 people since late 2016. Years of resentment at perceived discrimination at the hands of Cameroon’s francophone majority have led to almost daily acts of violence and retribution and triggered a government crackdown

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