Cameroon: Demonstrations in Buea disrupts CAN 2016 activities as taxi drivers announce strike

Student demonstration in Buea

Angry students of the University of Buea staged a massive protest in all the streets of Buea, capital of the South West Region of Cameroon yesterday , November 28, 2016.

Added to the hundreds gendarmes already deployed for the Female CAN by the government , another Hundreds  of policemen and gendarmes were deployed to face a strike initiated by the University students  of the city, gathered.

Among other demands the students are unhappy with the non- Payment of the Presidential grants of academic excellence to students and request a cancellation of tuition fees (10,000 francs), imposed on all late registration by students.

Almost all activities including the those of the Cameroon 2016 African Women’s Football Cup, in group B, based in Limbe were disrupted as a result. understands that because of the strike in Buea , officials of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) had some delays  before the start of the press conference organized as a prelude to the match of the second semi-final between Nigeria and South Africa, scheduled for 7pm on the 29th of November 2016.

It is also reported that to leave the mountain hotel Parliamentary flats in Buea where they lodged for  Omnisports stadium Limbe, Both teams needed a heavily Armed security escorts.More photos and video of the UB students strikeimg-20161128-wa0004


In another news taxi drivers have also announced a strike  in the next few days.

By Kingsley Enow


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