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By Gwynne Dyer      

The thugs have taken over, and its soldiers and police are acting as unpaid recruiters for the rebels, killing young anglo men at random and burning whole villages where some local resident is suspected of being one of the ‘Amba-boys’.

Cameroon’s main claim to fame until recently was its ruler, Paul Biya, pictured in 2014 with then U.S. secretary of state John Kerry, the oldest and longest-ruling dictator in the world (86 years old and in power for the past 42 years). But Biya wasn’t all that bad, apart from the usual corruption and the occasional political murder, until the downtrodden English-speakers started protesting seriously about two years ago. Photograph courtesy of Commons Wikipedia

LONDON—Sometimes Donald Trump gets it right. In February, he cut off U.S. military aid to the central African country of Cameroon because of its appalling human rights record (and didn’t even offer to restore it if the Cameroon government dug up dirt on his political opponents at home). Last Friday, he acted again, dropping Cameroon from a pact that promotes trade between sub-Saharan African countries and the U.S.

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