Cameroonian strike continues


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Cameroonian strike continues

The strike embarked upon Monday by Cameroon’s urban and inter-urban transport unions, to push for lower fuel prices and better working conditions, has crippled transportation in the country as it enters the third day Wednesday. The epicentre of the strike was in Douala, the economic city where violent clashes between demonstrators and security forces Monday left several people dead. Official sources put the number of those who died at three, while independent sources said they were up to a dozen. No incident was reported on Tuesday, but there was no movement of taxis in Yaoundé or Douala, forcing most workers and students to stay at home. Communication Minister Jean-Pierre Biyiti bi Essam said the violence witnessed on Monday was reported in districts where the opposition Social Democratic Front (SDF) is based. Talks were due to start on Wednesday with the unions to find a solution to the situation. Panapress.

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