Saturday, January 29, 2022

Fighting In Cameroon Disrupts Tunisia/ Mali Match At 2021 AFCON

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Players at the 2021 AFCON in Cameroon got a scare of their lives when government forces and pro-independence fighters in Buea, capital of the restive Southern Cameroons engaged each other in agun battle.

Reports say the gun battle occurred before a match between Mali and Tunisia.

The game, which ended in confusion, saw Mali winning 1-0.

Rights monitors say atrocities and abuses have been committed by both sides causing deaths of more than 3,500 people while more than 700,000 have fled their homes.

The Cameroon government, however, assured players that “safety will be guaranteed” for AFCON.

Cameroon has been torn by violence since October 2017, when militants declared an independent state in the northwest and southwest region, home to most of the anglophone minority in the majority French-speaking country.