The most immediate crisis facing the country is the ongoing Anglophone conflict in the two English-speaking regions, which has led to hundreds of deaths.
But this situation is compounded by two other tensions in Cameroon, one ethnic, one religious.
However, this position is becoming increasingly untenable.
To start with, some key western governments, who previously only called for dialogue, have begun to take some concrete and sustained steps in relation to the conflict.
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Three years on, the government in Yaoundé remains adamant that Cameroon’s decentralised unitary form of state is non-negotiable.
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They were protesting against the deployment of French-speaking judges and teachers with no understanding of the common law and educational systems that operate in these areas.
The government seemed prepared to negotiate until more demonstrators joined and the group’s demands escalated into calls for more autonomy for the two regions.