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Cameroon Journalist Jailed in Anglophone Unrest

A popular journalist from Cameroon's restive Anglophone region remains in jail after she was arrested and charged with propagating false information and terrorism. Media rights groups say the arrest of Equinoxe broadcast journalist Mimi Mefo is an attempt to silence outlets that report on the crisis in that region.

Mefo's lawyer, Alice Nkon, said her client was taken to a prison called New Bell around midnight Wednesday, some 10 hours after she showed up as requested at a gendarmerie station in Cameroon's economic capital, Douala.

Mefo had opted for the right to...

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Published By: Africa.,. - Thursday, 8 November