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US cuts military aid to Cameroon

07 February 2019

The United States has terminated some support for the Cameroonian military due to human rights violations, the State Department said on 6 February.

This includes a C-130 transport aircraft training programme, the delivery of four Defender patrol boats, nine unidentified armoured vehicles, and an upgrade to the Cessna 208 surveillance aircraft operated by the Rapid Intervention Battalions.

An offer for Cameroon to join the State Partnership Program (SPP) has also been withdrawn.

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