Cameroon shifts military focus from Boko Haram to fighting separatists

A Cameroon special forces soldier stands guard on the Elbeid bridge in Fotokol, on 17 February 2015.
A Cameroon special forces soldier stands guard on the Elbeid bridge in Fotokol, on 17 February 2015. © Bate Felix Tabi Tabe/Reuters
Recent appointments within the Cameroonian army show the government has made the battle against English-speaking separatists its military priority. But this high-risk restructuring has depleted resources in the north, where Boko Haram jihadists are still a major threat. [...] (1069 words)
Issue dated 19/10/2022 Reading time 5 minutes
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