The two English-speaking provinces of Cameroon make up 17% of a population of 17 million (2005).
On the political front, Anglophones are the avant-garde of Cameroon politics. Anglophones in Cameroon are sometimes misunderstood or looked upon with suspicion. The Social Democratic Front, the largest opposition political party in Cameroon's parliament, is headed by an Anglophone. A secessionist movement, Southern Cameroons National Council (SCNC) (the only secessionist movement in Cameroon), calls for the independence of the two English-speaking provinces.