Kidnapped Cameroon students released

Kidnapped Cameroon students released

Fighting between the military and separatists increased after the government clamped down on peaceful demonstrations by English-speaking teachers and lawyers protesting what they said was their marginalization by Cameroon's French-speaking majority.

This past year has marked a distressing period for Cameroon's Anglophone regions, as hundreds have lost their lives as a result of the violence that has cropped up between armed separatists and the military.

"We hope and pray they release the kids and the teachers", he added.

Mr Fonki begged the kidnappers to free the staff members still being held.

The men who identify themselves on the video as the kidnappers say they will only release the children when they achieve what they want.

"How can he always talk of protection and security when our schools are torched every day, our children tortured and their teachers killed?" he said.

They were enrolled at the Presbyterian Secondary School in Bamenda.

IPhone XR Sales are Much Softer Than Expected
Tied to this is the unexpected news that demand of the previous-generation iPhone 8 , which Apple still sells, has jumped. Apple announced it has taken $62.9bn (£48.2bn) in revenue for Q4 2018, an increase of 20 per cent ($52.5m) year-on-year.

It later emerged that those taken on Sunday night were the second batch of abductees; 11 children were kidnapped on 31 October and later released, according to the Presbyterian church. The school is located near Bamenda, the capital of the troubled, English-speaking region. Neither the government nor the separatist groups provided evidence to substantiate their accusations.

Samira Daoud, Amnesty International deputy regional director for West and Central Africa, had this to say about the event: "These appalling abductions show just how the general population is paying the highest price as violence escalates in the Anglophone region", she shared with The Washington Post. Global actors - especially the African Union, the United Nations, France, the United Kingdom, and the United States - should unanimously condemn violence against civilians and make clear that no political objective justifies tampering with the right to education and abducting sleeping schoolchildren from their beds.

Seventy-eight children kidnapped from their boarding school in Cameroon have been freed, school authorities told CNN Wednesday.

Last week separatist militants attacked workers on a state-run rubber plantation in restive southwestern Cameroon, chopping off their fingers because the men had defied an order to stay away from the farms.

President Paul Biya, who has been in power since 1982, was recently re-elected for a seventh term with more than 70% of the vote.

- Associated Press writer Carley Petesch in Dakar, Senegal, contributed.

Related Articles

  • 'El Chapo' Trial: Trial of alleged drug kingpin to begin in US

    'El Chapo' Trial: Trial of alleged drug kingpin to begin in US

    That led to speculation Monday that Guzman would be held in a special cell deep within the Brooklyn courthouse facility. Federal authorities have imposed extremely high security to prevent Guzman from slipping away yet again.
    'Soulless' teen murdered mom after argument over bad grade: cops

    'Soulless' teen murdered mom after argument over bad grade: cops

    But rather than expressing guilt or remorse, Chitwood said he seemed proud. Chitwood said the boy admitted killing his mother as she was sleeping.
    Emery praises quality Blackpool after narrow win

    Emery praises quality Blackpool after narrow win

    The Spaniard has a long-standing habit of reading self-help books, and even used to hand them out to players at former clubs. Liverpool's 11th Premier League fixture this season ended in a draw (1-1) against the London based club, Arsenal .
  • Klopp: I can't count the ways it went wrong for Liverpool

    Klopp: I can't count the ways it went wrong for Liverpool

    You can only do the right thing in the right moment. Sign up now for a free seven-day trial. He elaborated: "They were aggressive".
    Racist Robocall Targets Stacey Abrams and Oprah Winfrey in Georgia

    Racist Robocall Targets Stacey Abrams and Oprah Winfrey in Georgia

    The closing weeks of the campaign has been defined by charges and counter charges surrounding the election process itself. The party stated that Small did not conduct any cyberattack, and that if anyone did, it was the voter who contacted her.
    Melbourne Cup: The biggest flops

    Melbourne Cup: The biggest flops

    The horse's trainer, Aidan O'Brien, said he was relieved jokey Moore was unharmed. There was a point there I thought we might have won the Melbourne Cup.
  • Fox News doesn’t condone Hannity appearance with Trump

    Fox News doesn’t condone Hannity appearance with Trump

    Some surprised journalists at other news organizations didn't hesitate to make their feelings known on social media. "By the way, all those people in the back are fake news ", Hannity, who is not a journalist, said to cheers.
    10-year-old girl allegedly murders baby

    10-year-old girl allegedly murders baby

    A woman with the group and three Girl Scouts - including her daughter - were killed, and a fourth girl was critically injured. They were picking up litter off a western Wisconsin highway Saturday morning when they were hit by the truck.
    The new u.s. sanctions against Iran come into force on Monday

    The new u.s. sanctions against Iran come into force on Monday

    Campaigning in Chattanooga, Tenn., late on Sunday, Trump said his "maximum pressure" policy against Iran was working. Turkey is among eight nations granted temporary waivers from sanctions the US reimposed Monday on Iran's oil sector.
  • Cubs' Anthony Rizzo Wins 2nd Gold Glove

    Cubs' Anthony Rizzo Wins 2nd Gold Glove

    Cubs second baseman Javier Baez and right fielder Jason Heyward were also finalists at their positions but didn't win the award. First baseman Matt Olson and third baseman Matt Chapman were recognized for the Athletics, and second baseman D.J.
    Early Vote Ends With Strong Turnout

    Early Vote Ends With Strong Turnout

    Procrastinator's guide: Did Election Day creep up on you by surprise? Anyone in line by that time will be able to vote, Vu said. But how do they know? "They're being sorted and scanned now so they'll be ready to count right when the polls close".
    Angry U.S. voters head to midterm polls in referendum on Trump

    Angry U.S. voters head to midterm polls in referendum on Trump

    The opposite would be complete Republican control, possible given they will at least keep the Senate. Trump at one point mocked the accuser during a rally. "Vote for the Democrat".