venerdì 23 aprile 2021

Cameroon Church leaders use cardinal’s funeral to call for end to violence

(Ngala Killian Chimtom, Crux) Getting into a taxi in Cameroon’s economic capital, the driver looks at a poster hanging in the street of Cardinal Christian Tumi. “A great man has quit the scene,” the taxi driver tells this author. “If only President Biya had listened to him, [the Anglophone crisis] could have been resolved. Nearly five years ago, English-speaking lawyers and teachers began striking over efforts to change the common law legal system and British-based schooling system the two Anglophone regions inherited from Cameroon’s colonial era. The majority of the country is French speaking. (...)