There are reports from Cameroon that at least four people were burnt alive – trapped inside a hospital in the restive south-west of the country that was set on fire.

The hospital, in the town of Kumba, was serving a large area because several other health facilities in the same district had shut down due to a separatist rebellion.

The government has blamed previous hospital attacks on Anglophone separatists. But there have also been reports of soldiers targeting hospitals in the belief that separatist fighters were being treated there. It is not yet known who was behind the attack on this one.

The rebellion began after protests calling for better treatment of the Anglophone minority were violently broken up by the security forces in 2016.