Boko Haram launches strikes near Cameroon border

2014-12-22 09:01

Thousands of members of Boko Haram have launched strikes across the border in Cameroon, with co-ordinated attacks on border towns, a troop convoy and a major barracks.

Cameroon troops desperate for help against Boko Haram

2014-12-02 13:15

Boko Haram is increasingly a regional threat and the battle against the Nigerian Islamist sect is meant to be a regional campaign, but that's not the way it feels for Cameroon's soldiers.

Cameroon liberates hostages

2014-11-26 17:55

Cameroon's military have freed 15 of its nationals, along with a Polish priest, being held as hostages after being abducted by rebels from the Central African Republic.

Truck crashes into shop in Cameroon killing 17

2014-10-18 06:30

A truck has crashed into a shop in Cameroon’s capital Yaounde, killing 17 students who were buying sweets, a report says.

Cameroon vows to wipe out Boko Haram

2014-10-13 21:58

Cameroon's President Paul Biya vowed his government would go after the Islamist group Boko Haram.

Cocoa grinders buy less beans

2014-09-24 15:39

Cameroon's cocoa grinders have bought 616 tons fewer tons of cocoa beans in August in the first month of the 2014/2015 season, a report says.

4 killed in Boko Haram attack in Cameroon

2014-09-21 09:17

Four civilians have been killed in the remote north of Cameroon in a cross-border attack by Boko Haram militants.

Cameroon army 'kills +100 Boko Haram fighters'

2014-09-09 10:32

Cameroon says its soldiers have killed "more than 100" Boko Haram fighters during an attempted incursion by the Nigeria-based Islamist insurgents.

1 000s flee Boko Haram attacks in Nigeria

2014-09-01 10:02

Sustained Boko Haram attacks in Nigeria’s far northeast have forced thousands of people from their homes, swamping towns in the north neighbouring Cameroon, authorities say.

Cameroon stops Boko Haram militants at border

2014-08-27 21:13

Cameroon's army has killed 27 members of Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram near a northern town, in a sign of the growing cross-border threat the militants pose.

Cameroon closes borders with Nigeria over Ebola

2014-08-19 06:14

Cameroon has closed all its land, sea and air borders with Nigeria in a move to help prevent the spread of the Ebola virus, the government spokesperson has told AFP.

Boko Haram abducts in Cameroon

2014-08-07 16:41

At least 11 people have been killed and four others abducted by Islamist terror group Boko Haram in northern Cameroon, the national broadcaster reports.

Boko Haram Cameroon raids kill 15

2014-07-28 16:24

At least 15 people have been killed in two attacks blamed on Boko Haram in northern Cameroon, with the wife of the country's deputy prime minister among a dozen people reportedly kidnapped.

Cameroon villagers live in terror of Boko Haram

2014-07-22 09:07

Cameroonians in villages that line the border with Nigeria are living in fear of Boko Haram Islamists, particularly when night falls.

Cameroon transport workers to go on strike

2014-07-03 09:18

Transport workers in Cameroon have threatened to strike over a government decision to cut some fuel subsidies, raising the spectre of unrest as the country tries to please international donors.

Cameroon troops kill 8 gunmen

2014-06-25 05:00

Cameroonian security forces have killed eight gunmen believed to be members of Boko Haram, the Islamist group sowing terror in neighbouring Nigeria.

Cameroon battles Nigeria's Boko Haram

2014-06-24 10:08

Cameroon, stepping up its co-operation with Nigeria against the deadly Islamist campaign by Boko Haram insurgents, is working to rout them from a key stronghold in a remote northern border region.

Cameroon forces kill 2 Boko Haram militants

2014-06-08 17:51

Suspected Boko Haram militants from Nigeria have attacked a town in Cameroon’s far north, but local security forces fought them off, killing at least two gunmen, Cameroon’s government says.

Cameroon troops take on Boko Haram

2014-06-03 08:47

Cameroon authorities have deployed military forces to the far north region to counter Boko Haram Islamists in the wake of bloody raids and a series of kidnappings of foreigners.

Boko Haram turns Cameroon tourist hotspot into a ghost town

2014-06-02 13:26

With a famous nature reserve, elephant safaris, and a reputation as a peaceful haven, the small town of Waza in the far north of Cameroon used to buzz with tourists.

Traditional hunters want to search for missing Nigerian girls

2014-05-19 18:58

Traditional hunters armed with poisoned spears and "magic" charms have gathered in their hundreds, eager to use their skills to help find nearly 300 Nigerian schoolgirls abducted by Islamic extremists.

Nigeria, neighbours to join forces over kidnapping

2014-05-17 18:35

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan meets with leaders of neighbouring states in Paris for talks aimed at forging a strategy against Boko Haram holding more than 200 schoolgirls.

Boko Haram blamed for deadly attack on Cameroon police

2014-05-05 13:27

A police officer and a detainee have been shot dead in an attack in northern Cameroon blamed on Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram, a security source says.

Priests, nun kidnapped in Cameroon

2014-04-05 11:55

Two Italian priests and a Canadian nun have been kidnapped by gunmen in northern Cameroon, Italy's foreign ministry says.

Cameroon sends 700 troops to Lake Chad force

2014-03-20 22:24

Cameroon will send 700 soldiers to its northeastern border as part of a regional force to tackle armed groups in an area where Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram operates.


Cameroon army kills 116 Boko Haram fighters

2014-12-18 12:53

Cameroon's army says its troops have killed 116 Nigerian fighters from the Islamist Boko Haram group in the far north.

Cameroon battles to keep youths out of Boko Haram

2014-11-28 12:19

As the West fights to keep its youth from the grip of jihadists, Cameroon's Muslim leaders are struggling to respond to a recruitment drive by Nigeria's deadly Boko Haram.

Boko Haram steps up attacks in Cameroon

2014-11-20 09:52

Nigerian Islamist extremists Boko Haram are intensifying attacks in neighbouring Cameroon, targeting new villages with increasingly sophisticated weapons.

Rio Tinto to sell stake in Cameroon

2014-10-15 08:36

Rio Tinto plans to sell its shares in an aluminium smelter in Cameroon, ending a partnership with the government as the project no longer fits group plans.

Cameroon: 27 hostages freed in north

2014-10-11 11:44

Cameroon's government says 27 hostages presumed to have been kidnapped by Boko Haram, have been freed.

Sekleka rebels kidnap 9 Cameroonians

2014-09-22 16:30

Rebels from the Central African Republic have kidnapped nine Cameroonian nationals to press the Cameroonian government to release their leader.

No place to hide for Africa's pangolins

2014-09-17 20:02

Alongside dirt roads twisting through the dense tropical forests of Gabon, the scaly bodies of lifeless long-snouted pangolins dangle from sticks stuck in the ground by hunters.

Cameroon army 'kills 40 Boko Haram fighters'

2014-09-03 08:53

Cameroon's army have claimed to have killed more than 40 Boko Haram fighters who tried to storm a strategic border crossing from Nigeria.

Cameroon troops shell Boko Haram camp

2014-08-29 07:20

Cameroon's army has attacked the Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram, shelling one of their camps across the border.

1000s flee to Cameroon after Boko Haram attack in Nigeria

2014-08-25 17:49

A Boko Haram attack on a border town in northeast Nigeria has forced thousands of people to flee, in a fresh assault indicating the militants’ growing ability to strike at will.

Boko Haram gathers new recruits in Cameroon

2014-08-08 12:45

The Nigerian Islamist movement Boko Haram has recruited and trained hundreds of young Cameroonians to carry out attacks in their own country, according to police.

Cholera kills in Cameroon

2014-07-29 21:01

An outbreak of cholera has killed more than 200 people in northern Cameroon over the past two months.

Militants seize Cameroon vice PM's wife

2014-07-27 14:20

Boko Haram militants have attacked Kolofata, a town in Cameroon's Far North Region near Nigeria, and seized several people including the wife of Cameroon's Vice Prime Minister Amadou Ali, a military commander in the region says.

Boko Haram attacks Cameroon military post

2014-07-11 20:56

Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram has attacked a military post in northern Cameroon, state broadcaster CRTV reports.

Cameroon search for missing SA based pilot

2014-06-26 20:05

An American pilot employed by a conservation group is missing after air traffic controllers lost contact with his small plane between Nigeria and Cameron, the group says.

Plane disappears in West Africa

2014-06-24 22:28

A four-seater plane carrying only the American pilot has disappeared, Nigerian media quotes Cameroonian aviation sources as saying.

African, western countries create intelligence unit

2014-06-12 09:07

An external intelligence response unit has been created by five African and three Western countries as a result of a summit on terrorism held in May, an official says.

C Africa refugees overwhelm Cameroon

2014-06-05 05:00

The United Nations food aid and refugee agencies have appealed for funds to cope with a growing humanitarian crisis in Cameroon.

Kana-Biyik SWC dreams crushed

2014-06-02 14:28

Cameroonian Jean Armel Kana-Biyik's hopes of emulating his father were squashed when he was one of five players left out of their final SWC squad.

Cameroon deploys troops to Nigeria border

2014-05-27 21:09

Cameroon has deployed around 1 000 troops and armoured vehicles to its border region with Nigeria to counter a rising threat from Boko Haram Islamist militants.

Boko Haram kill soldier in Cameroon

2014-05-17 22:55

A Cameroonian soldier has been killed and 10 Chinese nationals are feared kidnapped after an in northern Cameroon believed to have been carried out by Boko Haram militants.

Boko Haram believed to be behind Cameroon attack

2014-05-17 13:32

A Chinese national has been killed and 10 others feared kidnapped after an overnight attack in northern Cameroon believed to have been carried out by Boko Haram militants.

20 killed in cattle-related clashes

2014-04-25 08:04

At least 20 people have been killed in clashes between Nigerian herdsmen and Cameroonian farmers.

Cameroon frees minister from jail

2014-04-02 11:00

A Cameroon minister has been released from jail after he was arrested and remanded in custody on suspected embezzlement of public funds, a spokesperson says.

'Anti-homosexuals apartheid' in Cameroon

2014-03-16 11:02

Cameroon is suffering under an "anti-homosexuals apartheid", says lawyer Alice Nkom, who has spent a decade defending gays and lesbians in the country where same-sex relations carry a jail term.

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