Cameroon will hold its presidential election on October 7 amid a spiraling political crisis.
The country has been gripped in violence since late 2016 when English-speaking Cameroonian lawyers and teachers protested against the imposition of French in Anglophone schools and judicial systems.
Cameroon’s forces and armed English-speaking separatists have been clashing in the country’s western regions.
The country’s English-speaking community has long complained of economic and social marginalization, and of being underrepresented in government.
So, what’s behind behind the crisis in Cameroon’s English-speaking western regions?