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Cameroon: Key Issues and U.S. Policy [September 22, 2021]   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the Overview: "Congressional interest in Cameroon has grown since 2017, when separatists claiming to represent the Anglophone minority in largely French-speaking Cameroon launched a rebellion against the government. Activism by Cameroonians living abroad has helped draw international attention to that conflict, including from some Members of Congress representing constituencies with Cameroonian diaspora communities. Human rights abuses by Cameroonian security forces in the course of the Anglophone conflict have raised challenges for U.S.-Cameroon security cooperation, which is primarily focused on efforts to combat the Nigerian-origin Boko Haram and an Islamic State-affiliated splinter faction, the Islamic State West Africa Province (IS-WA), which are active in northern Cameroon. The United States has restricted some security assistance for Cameroon due to human rights concerns, though some counterterrorism programs and other assistance continue."

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CRS Report for Congress, R46919
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2021-09-22
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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