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.


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.

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