Friday, February 13, 2009

Mass politicide in colonial and post-independence Cameroon

For those of you who can understand French, Swiss radio RSR's Histoire Vivante has a documentary series of five shows on the virtually unreported two-and-a-half decades long politicide in Cameroon. It notes that between the middle of the 1950s and the end of the 1970s, historians estimate that between 30,000 and 500,000 people were killed from the ranks of the UPC (Union of the populations of Cameroon). As the dates suggest, this was perpetrated both by the colonial regime and by the post-independence dictatorship of Ahmadou Ahidjo.

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