The embassy of the United States in Yaounde, Cameroon
has published a statement that says “the Government of
Cameroon has suspended cell phone and internet service
in the Northwest and Southwest Regions” as of
yesterday, February 14, 2017.
Initially, it was just a disconnection of internet services
to these regions four weeks ago . Internet subscribers in
the North West and South West regions of the country
were cut off following a strike action by teachers who are
protesting the dominance of French-language use in
There have been reports of random arrest of citizens by
the police in Buea and Bamenda.
The new update by the US embassy suggests that all
telephone lines in the region have been cut off from
communicating with the rest of the world via voice, SMS,
or data. The US embassy has advised U.S. citizens in the
affected areas to exercise caution and find alternate
ways of keeping in touch with family and friends.