Understanding the Protest of February 2008 in Cameroon

  title={Understanding the Protest of February 2008 in Cameroon},
  author={Julius A. Amin},
  journal={Africa Today},
  pages={20 - 43}
This paper examines the sources of the protest of February 2008 in Cameroon by focusing on the role of youth in those events. Organized by transportation unions, the protest turned into a demonstration against President Paul Biya's policies. Existing studies of the protest marginalize youths, but this study is different. First, an analysis is conducted with characteristics germane to the youth population. Second, events are placed within the context of youth-protest activities during the Biya… 
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