Hundreds of Christians in the two English speaking regions of Cameroon accompanied some clergyman to the courts in the troubled regions. The court case brought against some Catholic Bishops and the head of the Presbyterian church in the country is related to the recent crisis affecting the central African nation. The church officials received a direct Summon from a group called the Consortium of Parents. They accused the Catholic and Presbyterian churches through their leaders of shutting down schools during the period of the protest. Catholics and Presbyterian own almost half of all schools in Cameroon. It is not clear why the so called Consortium of Parents decided to target just these two mission body's since schools operated by individuals, groups, other mission body's and even the government have largely remain close. Both courts in the North West and South West regions adjourned the cases to the July 24, 2017. The large crowd of Christians that accompanied the church leaders in Buea and Bamenda were prevented by security forces from going inside the courtroom. Fonku Samual, the Presbyterian church Moderator burst in tears as he address his followers Buea on Monday, June 5, 2017.
Many have taking to social media to expressed their anger in what they believe is government's tactics to silent religious authorities. Cameroon is an extremely religious nation with the christian majority greatly attached to their Priests, Pastors and Prophets.
The oil rich nation has been in crisis since October 2017 after lawyers in the minority English speaking regions began protesting on the increasing use of French in courts. They were later joined by teachers who also decreed the marginalization of Anglophones and the dominating nature of the French language in the English subsection of education. The protests has since turn into a movement with growing calls for Independence from the largely dominating French speaking regions.
The government of President Paul Biya who has been in power for more than 30 years arrested more than 100 persons in connection to the crisis.
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