Survivors tell of France's 'dirty war' in Cameroon independence

Survivors tell of France's 'dirty war' in Cameroon independenceEkité (Cameroon) (AFP) – It was a “dirty war” waged by French colonial troops but it never made headlines and even today goes untold in school history books. The brutal conflict unfolded in Cameroon, which on January 1 marks its 60th anniversary of independence — the first of 17 African countries that became free from their colonial masters in 1960. “My life was overturned,” Odile Mbouma, 72, said in the southwestern town of Ekite.



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