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Cameroon: The Threat of Religious Radicalism

Africa Report N°229, 3 September 2015

Farmer Mohammed Bulma, 48, stands near the mosque where he was praying when Boko Haram militants stormed the northern Cameroon town of Fotokol, February 17, 2015.

​Religious intolerance is a growing but seriously underestimated risk in Cameroon, both between and inside the major faiths. To halt the spread of violent extremism in the country, Cameroon needs to bring all sects into a new social compact and within the bounds of a charter for religious tolerance.

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