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Vol 55 No 18

Published 12th September 2014


Cameroon

Bickering over Boko Haram

The political class falls out over the Islamists while the military claims a 'stinging setback' against them

On 4 September, President Paul Biya returned from his customary holiday at Geneva's Intercontinental Hotel to find ruling party politicians accusing each other of being in league with Boko Haram. The Islamist militia's campaign of killing, kidnapping and raiding army and police posts apparently wasn't enough to call him back any earlier from his US$7,500-a-night suite overlooking Lake Geneva.

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