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Image caption Conflict in Cameroon's Anglophone regions has caused devastation since 2017. Cameroonian students and school staff who were kidnapped on Saturday have been freed, the Bishop of Kumbo has told the BBC. A total of 176 people, mostly students, were kidnapped by unidentified gunmen at Saint Augustin's College in Kumbo, in the North West region of Cameroon. They were released on Sunday after negotiations. It is the largest school kidnapping in Cameroon's English-speaking regions since separatist unrest began in 2017. Human Rights Watch has accused rebel groups of being behind the kidnapping but they have not yet commented. They have said previous abductions were staged by the government to damage their reputation. Full story

18 February