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Title:Cameroonian youths and the protest of February 2008
Author:Amin, Julius A.ISNI
Year:2013
Periodical:Cahiers d'études africaines (ISSN 0008-0055)
Volume:53
Issue:211
Pages:677-697
Language:English
Geographic term:Cameroon
Subjects:youth
protest
2008
government policy
Abstract:In February 2008, protests occurred in Cameroon, initially organized by the Transportation Union, but soon turning into a demonstration against the Biya regime. This article focuses on the role of youth in those events. Based on interviews in Cameroon and on other primary and secondary sources, the article shows that the role of youth in the protest of February 2008 was important. Far from being just another reaction in response to the rising cost of food or the result of nefarious political efforts of Biyas opposition, the events of 2008 - and the role of youth in these events - are deeply rooted in the nation''s post-colonial history. The grievances expressed by youths were symbolic of larger societal problems. The protest showed a pattern of continuous youth involvement in Cameroon's political arena. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. in English and French. [Journal abstract, edited]
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