More Cameroonians seek refuge in Nigeria as crackdown in English speaking regions surge

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More Cameroonians seek refuge in Nigeria as crackdown in English speaking regions surge

Government's repression - including ordering thousands of villagers in the Anglophone southwest to leave their homes, has tuned many more English speaking Cameroonians into Nigerian refugees. Many Anglophone Cameroonians are migrating to Nigeria for fear of their lives, according to media reports.  Since October 1, when secessionists declared independence on…

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Do you think the BBC new pidgin language service is necessary?

  • Chris Laoghrey

    Teacher
    No

    The BBC shouldn't be encouraging people to speak that nonsense. Speak proper English. It's a language but it's not a proper language, it's a crude simplified, perversion of the English language that mixes it with tribal languages. By speaking pidgin you are limiting your ability to grasp pure English and speak it properly, so it's a barrier for finding jobs outside your immediate environment. Pidgin is a dumping grown of a community. Speak the official language of your country, the language of your constitution.

  • Chris Prez

    Human rights activists
    Yes

    With this service, BBC can get to the local communities and write news about the real Africa. It is an awesome idea. It is best thing I have heard this year. All these people against pidgin should close their mouths. If BBC can encourage it by creating a special station, nobody should dare criticise it. I think this will empower Africans that their language is powerful too

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