Gregory Stanton’s Schema and the Making and Unmaking of Genocide in the Cameroun – Anglophone Crisis

Nicholas Idris Erameh, Victor Ojakorotu, Joshua Olusegun Bolarinwa

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Despite global and regional condemnation of acts of genocide, incidences of genocide have persisted with no end in sight. Relying on a qualitative methodology, secondary and primary sources, and including interviews, this study interrogates the veracity of claims of genocide against Cameroun’s Anglophones against the yardstick of Gregory Stanton’s ten stages of genocide and its implications for civilian protection. The study finds the Paul Biya regime guilty of nine of Stanton’s ten stages of genocide against the Anglophone population. Regardless, the international community has yet to respond effectively via armed or soft intervention. This has further energized the regime to sustain its campaign of armed violence against the civilian Anglophone population. The study calls for urgent international intervention via firm condemnation and a call for an end to hostilities, followed by a judicial inquiry to ensure the regime and culpable parties to the genocide are punished accordingly. While also compelling the Paul Biya regime to commence the process of inclusive transitional justice with a view to healing the wounds among victims and their relatives and restoring sustainable peace and stability to the country.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)239-258
Number of pages20
JournalAfrican Renaissance
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2023
Externally publishedYes


  • Anglophone
  • Cameroun
  • Genocide
  • Gregory Stanton Genocide Stages
  • Political Violence


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