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Cameroon: separatists kidnapped priest in the south-west

Bishop Julius Agbortoko has been kidnapped by separatists in the south-west of the country. Church officials say he has been abducted by a group of young men who demand a ransom.

Armed rebels have frequently kidnapped people including religious leaders since the separatist conflict began four years ago.

Anglophone rebels complain of being marginalized by the government and fight for independence.

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The conflict has led to the deaths of thousands and has forced more than seven hundred thousand people to flee their homes, according to the UN,

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