Cameroon Opposition Leader Maurice Kamto Returns Home

A Cameroonian opposition leader who was jailed for nine months for organising and participating in unauthorised protests has said he will organise more marches if need arises.

Prof Maurice Kamto, chairman of the opposition Cameroon Renaissance Movement (MRC), was welcomed by a huge crowd of supporters in the country’s economic hub Douala on Wednesday following his return from a one-month European and American tour.

“Be ready, remain mobilised. If need be, I will call you again for other street protests…We will not allow anyone lead our country into chaos.

“Let those who have already put in their all, and who have nothing again to offer allow other Cameroonians to take the relay baton,” Prof Kamto said in what was seen as a message to the decades-old Yaoundé regime.

The fearless opposition leader claims he won the October 2018 presidential election but says his victory was stolen by incumbent President Paul Biya.

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