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Cameroonian authorities call for calm after police kill 5-year-old girl in Buea

Al Jazeera English posted this video titled “Cameroonian authorities call for calm after police kill 5-year-old girl in Buea” – below is their description.

There are calls for calm in western Cameroon, after a schoolgirl was killed when police at a checkpoint shot a car.

The policeman accused of shooting died after being assaulted by a crowd.

The incident took place in Buea, where English-speaking separatists have been in conflict with government forces for four years.

Report by Ahmed Idris of Al Jazeera from neighboring Nigeria.

Al Jazeera English YouTube Channel

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In this story: Cameroon

Cameroon, officially the Republic of Cameroon, is a country in Central and West Africa.

Cameroon is home to more than 250 native languages ​​spoken by nearly 25 million people. Cameroon became a German colony in 1884 known as Kamerun. In 1960, the part of Cameroon under French administration became independent. The southern part of British Cameroon federated with him in 1961 to form the Federal Republic of Cameroon. The federation was abandoned in 1972. The country was renamed the United Republic of Cameroon in 1972 and the Republic of Cameroon in 1984.

The official languages ​​of Cameroon are French and English. Its religious population consists of 70.7% Christians and 24.4% Muslims. It is governed as a Unitary Presidential Republic and maintains good relations with the great powers of France, the United Kingdom and China.

The largest cities in terms of population are Douala on the Wouri River, its economic capital and main seaport, Yaoundé, its political capital, and Garoua.

The country is well known for its successful national football team.

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