Suicide attacks in Nigeria, Cameroon kill 12 plus 5 bombers

2015-11-23 15:34

Officials say five girl suicide bombers have killed at least 12 people in Nigeria and Cameroon in weekend attacks. The bombers also died.

Cameroon start-up offers clean streets, cleaner fuel

2015-11-17 08:46

The streets and marketplaces of Cameroon's economic capital Douala are strewn with fruit and vegetable debris of all sorts. But one man's garbage is another's treasure

West Africa conference focuses on threat posed by jihadists

2015-11-10 11:03

Islamic extremists are expanding their reach in West Africa, using porous borders and exploiting political chaos to further their attacks, security experts have said at the opening of a regional conference on the jihadist threat.

State of emergency declared at Lake Chad

2015-11-09 20:03

Chad's government instituted a state of emergency in the Lake Chad region due to Boko Haram militants gathering there.

Boko Haram takes on Cameroon army

2015-10-23 15:49

Fighters from Nigeria's Boko Haram group have clashed with soldiers in neighbouring Cameroon after raiding a village in a remote border region.

Nigeria welcomes US troops for Cameroon over Boko Haram

2015-10-15 16:00

Nigeria has welcomed a US decision to send up to 300 military personnel to Cameroon to help the regional fight against Boko Haram, despite having itself requested more direct help from Washington.

Twin blasts kill at least nine in north Cameroon

2015-10-11 18:05

Twin suicide blasts have killed at least nine people and injured 29 others in far northern Cameroon, a region that has been repeatedly hit by Boko Haram jihadists, security and local authority sources say.

Boko Haram militants hit Cameroon army again

2015-09-22 21:00

Cameroon's army has killed 11 Boko Haram militants in clashes in the northern town of Amchide.

5 die in suicide bomb attack in northern Cameroon

2015-09-20 14:03

At least five people have been killed in a suicide bomb attack in the northern Cameroon town of Mora, military sources say.

Boko Haram fighters terrorise Cameroon

2015-09-16 17:00

Boko Haram has killed at least 380 civilians in Cameroon since last year, and the country's security forces have caused dozens more deaths in their pursuit of the Islamic militants, a report from Amnesty International says.


Female suicide bombers kill 5 in Cameroon attack

2015-11-21 17:34

Four female suicide bombers blew themselves up in a flashpoint area of northern Cameroon, killing 5 civilians including a traditional chief, the regional governor said.

Thousand schools destroyed by Boko Haram this year

2015-11-16 17:07

Boko Haram Islamists have destroyed an estimated 1 100 schools this year in their stronghold region surrounding Lake Chad.

West Africa conference focuses on jihadist threat

2015-11-10 05:58

Islamic extremists are expanding their reach in West Africa, using porous borders and exploiting political chaos to further their attacks, security experts have warned.

Refugees pile pressure on Cameroon communities - U.N.

2015-10-26 17:02

Escalating violence in northern Cameroon combined with an influx of refugees from Nigeria and Central African Republic is placing immense strain on local communities.

Islamist militants kill 8 villagers in Cameroon – govt

2015-10-22 15:49

Eight villagers in Cameroon’s Far North region have been killed and nine injured in a raid by Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram that was followed by a gun battle between militants and security forces, a government official says.

US troops sent to Cameroon to fight Boko Haram

2015-10-14 22:29

The US military is sending troops to Cameroon to conduct airborne surveillance and intelligence operations in the fight against Boko Haram, the White House says.

African nations, donors agree plan to protect Congo forests

2015-09-30 10:50

Six African nations have agreed with donors on a plan to protect the tropical forests of the Congo basin, the second biggest in the world after the Amazon’s to help ease poverty and combat climate change.

Young boy, girl kill 3 in northern Cameroon

2015-09-20 18:36

Two young suicide bombers have killed three people in far north Cameroon in the third such attack.

Number of children displaced by Boko Haram hits 1.4 million

2015-09-18 07:41

The number of children forced to flee Boko Haram’s insurgency in Nigeria and neighbouring countries has reached 1.4 million, the Unicef says.

Cameroon officials hail self-defense response to Boko Haram

2015-09-14 21:05

Cameroon officials encourage self-defense groups to respond to Boko Haram attacks in north

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