Cameroon


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.

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.

Nigeria seals border with Cameroon

2014-02-23 14:09

Nigeria has sealed a portion of its northeastern border with Cameroon to block the movement of insurgents and other criminal groups.

Gay 'prisoner of conscience' dies in Cameroon

2014-01-12 20:32

A lawyer says a gay man in Cameroon who was jailed for sending a text message to another man saying "I'm very much in love with you," and who Amnesty Interational later declared a prisoner of conscience, has died.

French priest kidnapped in Cameroon back home

2014-01-01 11:36

A French priest kidnapped by Islamic radicals in Cameroon and held for seven weeks has arrived back in France.

 

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.

A lesson from the World Cup

2014-06-24 08:03

One thing we have learnt as Africans is to rally behind whatever team hails from the continent at the World Cup, says Edeline Mutize.

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.

School attack: Nigeria appeals for help

2014-02-26 07:43

Nigeria has issued an appeal to France and Abuja's Francophone neighbours to help it in the battle against Islamists after suspected Boko Haram militants attacked a secondary school and killed 43 people.

Cameroon's Mbede 'was symbol of gay rights struggle'

2014-01-13 14:20

The late Roger Jean-Claude Mbede was a symbol for gay rights in Cameroon, where homosexuality is illegal, his lawyer says.

7 die as Cameroon army, CAR gunmen clash

2014-01-03 09:01

Seven people, including two Cameroonian soldiers, have been killed in an attack on eastern Cameroon by an armed group from the Central African Republic, a security official says.

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