Cameroon opposition leader detained at a hotel

Cameroonian opposition leader Maurice Kamto was on Wednesday detained at a hotel in the country’s largest city, Douala, where he was scheduled to launch his latest book.

The leader of the Movement for the Renaissance of Cameroon (MRC) missed his book signing at Hotel Vallée des Princes, eliciting concern from his supporters.

His special adviser, Albert Dzongang, told local media that he had spoken to him on phone and he was fine.

Mr Kamto’s movement was restricted by the police under instructions from what his adviser termed as a “mysterious order giver”.

The opposition leader has in the past been detained an arrested by the authorities.

In some of the instances he was charged in court for various offences that government critics said was unfair targeting of opposition figures.

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