Cameroonian authorities have issued 15 international arrest warrants against leaders of an Anglophone separatist party, the Southern Cameroon National Council (SCNC), reports news site Cameroon Online (in French).
The news site reports that the president of the Anglophone consortium, Sisiku Ayuk Tabe, is among those wanted.
Mr Tabe, pictured below making a speech in the US state of Minnestoa, now faces arrest and extradition.
English speakers, who make up a fifth of the population, have long complained of discrimination in Cameroon.
They say they are often excluded from top civil service jobs and that many government documents are published only in French, even though English is an official language.
Protests began in October 2016 over the appointment of Francophone judges in the English-speaking region.
Since then, dozens of activists have been detained without trial and an ‘opposition’ English-language TV channel’ has been banned. Some schools had even stayed shut in protest at the use of French-speaking teachers.