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Cameroon clamps down on unlicensed private security firms

Date: Sep 20, 2016

The government of Cameroon is clamping down on unlicensed private security firms in an effort to improve public safety and enforce regulations.

It plans to close all but nine of the country's nearly 100 private companies. The closings could leave tens of thousands of people jobless, authorities say, but they contend the sector has become rife with crime.

The sector's numbers have risen sharply in the two years since the militant group Boko Haram began carrying out attacks in the country's northern region.

Moki Kindzeka reports from Yaounde…



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