In Cameroon, unknown assailants attacked the convoy of the Minister of defence of the country

© Flickr / US Army AfricaВоенные Cameroon. Archival photoIn Cameroon, unknown assailants attacked the convoy of the Minister of defence of the country© Flickr / US Army Africa

Armed men attacked the vehicle convoy of the Minister of defence of Cameroon Joseph Take Assamo in the English-speaking region of the country, several of the attackers was liquidated, reports Agence France Presse with reference to local radio station.

It is noted that the convoy consisted of about 30 cars. The incident also injured four soldiers and a journalist.

«The Minister’s convoy was attacked in the area of Kumba,» said a source in the security forces.

Cameroon is a country rich in oil reserves. In addition, the natural conditions for agriculture are more favorable here than in some other countries located South of the Sahara. In Cameroon, the number of literate people exceeds 70% of the population is one of the highest rates in Africa.

However, extremely high unemployment and large social stratification of the population. These problems often blamed current President, 85-year-old Paul Biya. In addition, the population of the South of the country, where the English-speaking minority of Cameroon, often says that the present Chapter does not allow people from the South to participate fully in the political life of the state. Biya himself is the representative of the French-speaking majority of the country.

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