Friday, February fourteenth, the   UN says at least 22 people have been killed in a village in the Northwest region of Cameroon. Over half of those killed were children. No one has claimed responsibility for Friday’s incident but the opposition parties blame the killing on the government.

Cameroon spends more on military than on education and healthcare

Cameroon is considered as a "peaceful nation", this phrase is used to many government officials whenever they are addressing any protest from its civilians.

At what cost is peace maintained in Cameroon? How much is it costing the taxpayers' and national budget? 

Till this moment, neither the minister of communications nor the minister of defense has been able to inform its population about the actual military expenses.

This peaceful country as its held in the books is being faced with three major battlefronts: 
On November 30, 2017, the president of the republic while addressing the crisis in the English-speaking region of the country identified the separatists as a terrorist and declared to use military actions to crack down on them. Implicitly declaring war in that region of the country but at what cost?

The Northern part of Cameroon is being faced with an attack from Boko Haram since 2014 and has seen a huge military deployment in that region. Yet Boko Haram still poses enormous threats to that region.

The rising insecurity alert in the east region of Cameroon is alarming as Cameroon Army Chief of Staff General Rene Claude Meka expressed after a two-day working visit to the region.

"We are facing security issues (there) due to the crisis in the Central African Republic. We are closely following up the situation."

"I simply asked our troops to put in more efforts for the security of Cameroons and their properties", the general added.

This "peaceful nation" is spending more on military interventions than on health care and education. 

How peaceful is this nation that seems to be under a siege?


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