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Cameroonian doctors are on strike

By on April 18, 2017

A doctors’ strike in Cameroon left patients without critical care in the capital Yaoude on Monday.

The doctors union, known as SYMEC, demanded better working conditions and pay and left nurses to attend to sick patients in some of Yaounde’s major hospitals.

The strike was not directly linked to other union action, but it adds to the turmoil in the central African country where protests have erupted since October in the southwest and northwest regions.

The government said the strike was illegal as SYMEC is not a legally recognised union, a charge SYMEC dismissed as untrue.

It was not clear how well observed the strike was in other parts of the country.

The strike comes at a critical time for Biya, who is under pressure to peacefully resolve a growing crisis.

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