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Mondays are “Ghost Town” Days in the English-speaking Regions of Cameroon 

In many communities, everyone is expected to stay home. Markets are closed, offices locked, and the streets deserted. The separatists who took up arms against the government in Yaounde enforce the Monday lockdowns. Residents risk being attacked, kidnapped or shot if they disobey. The separatists hope to mount pressure on the central government to make concessions for the Anglophone community in the country by stopping all economic activity once a week.