- One-fifth of Cameroon’s 28.5 million people live in two English-speaking regions in the country, formerly known as British Southern Cameroons.
- English-speaking Cameroonians feel increasingly marginalised by the French-speaking Cameroonian elite.
- The crisis in Cameroon’s anglophone regions descended into a civil war in 2017.
- Anglophone Cameroonians in the diaspora are deeply involved in this struggle and play a significant role in Cameroonian politics from outside the country.
This policy insight provides insights into the origins of anglophone Cameroonians’ grievances, the role of the anglophone Cameroonian diaspora in the conflict and the prospects of a peaceful resolution to the conflict.