On Saturday, around 20 gunmen attacked a gendarmerie and a police station in Galim, in a predominantly French-speaking province, officials said.
Despite boycott and separatists violence, President Paul Biya –– one of world's oldest and longest-serving leaders, who has held a tight grip on power for 37 of his 86 years – is billed to win.
The recent sentencing of separatists is likely to fuel more anger and resentment among the Anglophone population and alienate them from the Francophone-dominated government, but the dialogue can reverse hard feelings.
More than 200,000 people have fled the Anglophone crisis since it began in 2016.
The human-rights watchdog Amnesty International says a government crackdown in two areas of Cameroon where separatists are campaigning for an independent state has inflamed the crisis in the country.
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