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Cameroonian government threatens to shut down satellite television operators who host SCBC TV channel




After the shutting down of internet in the 2 anglophone regions of Cameroon, the Minister of Communications Issa Tchiroma Bakary on monday, announce a government plan to shut down satellite television operators who will host a new pro-secession TV channel SCBC TV;which was banned in January 2017.

According to the Minister, any cable channel company who will broadcast the Southern Cameroons Broadcasting Corporation (SCBC) TV channel or its programmes will be closed down.Issa Tchiroma Bakary added that those found in breach of the order will have their equipment confiscated and legal actions taken against them.



The SCBC TV was launched on May 6, 2017, yet it was banned four months earlier by an order from the Cameroonian government.

They broadcast as the mouthpiece of the North West and South West Anglophone regions with political programmes designed to push for the dissolution of the 1961 union of the Southern Cameroons with Cameroun.

They refer to the region as Ambazonia, use the Southern Cameroons flag and broadcast messages from the Southern Cameroons “government” via satellite, social media and a designated news website.




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