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The Bakassi Peninsula’s Declaration of Independence

By Martin W. Lewis | August 3, 2010 | 2 Comments

The movement for an independent western Cameroon, discussed yesterday, is peaceful, legalistic, and generally ignored. Within the purported territory of Ambazonia, however, lies a much smaller but more militant and consequential self-declared state. The would-be Democratic Republic of Bakassi covers a 250-square-mile (665 square kilometers) swampy peninsula, inhabited by 150,000 to 300,000 people. It lies

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