Anglophone Cameroonians rebuff Eto'o

Thursday June 7 2018

Cameroon football star Samuel Eto'o. FILE |

Cameroon football star Samuel Eto'o. FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

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English-speaking Cameroonians have condemned a plan by the international football star, Samuel Eto'o, to visit their troubled parts of the country.

Eto'o, who is a United Nations goodwill ambassador, was due to spread messages of peace and encourage children to go back to school. He is a Francophone Cameroonian.

Are marginalised

Dozens of people have been killed and hundreds displaced during months of violence in English-speaking areas.

Anglophone separatists, who call themselves Ambazonians, say they are marginalised by the French-speaking majority.