On July 30, 2020, a prominent Cameroonian journalist and publisher, Samuel Wazizi, was found dead after he was abducted in Bamenda, Cameroon, earlier this month. He was a prominent voice in the country’s Anglophone crisis, which has escalated in recent years.
Wazizi was abducted by unidentified gunmen on July 17 and taken to an unknown location. His family had not heard from him since then, and the government had not provided any information about his whereabouts.
His body was found by family members in a shallow grave on July 30. His death has sparked outrage in Cameroon and around the world, with many calling for an investigation into the circumstances surrounding his abduction and death.
Wazizi was the publisher of the online newspaper The Post and had worked tirelessly to cover the ongoing Anglophone crisis in Cameroon. He was an outspoken critic of the government’s handling of the crisis and had been threatened in the past for his reporting.
His death has highlighted the dangers facing journalists in Cameroon, where freedom of the press is severely restricted. It has also raised questions over the security of journalists in the country.