Cameroon‘s President Paul Biya has said in a rare public address that he is organising a “national dialogue” for the end of the month on all the crises facing the country, including violence that has killed thousands in its Anglophone regions.

The 86-year-old on Tuesday night also called on all separatists in the English-speaking regions to surrender and be forgiven, or face military action.

Before Biya’s address late on Tuesday, there were expectations that the president might grant amnesty to arrested separatists and political leaders as a way to bring peace to the country.

But Biya, who has been in power since 1982, said he already has made great efforts trying to solve the separatist crisis and denied any marginalisation of the English-speaking regions, saying he has

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