We have friends who serve in Buea, Cameroon. Unfortunately, the majority of things that happen in African countries aren’t reported in most of the western world. As you know, there has been unrest in the Far North region of Cameroon for years now.
Last week, rioting and violence erupted in the Northwest region of Cameroon. Our friends in Buea can’t continue running their school right now due to the threats of violence if they do. The embassy has sent out notifications for American’s not to travel where they currently live.
Cameroon used to be divided and had portions that were under English control and other portions under French control. When Cameroon became an independent country in 1960, however, with two different countries ruling two different areas and then it becoming one, there are differences in ideas of how things should governed, official language, education, etc… This tension rose to the top and now people are being hurt, buildings are being burned and threats are being made.
Cameroon for the most part has been a peaceful country, please pray that peace will prevail and all the violence will stop.