Boko Haram suicide bomber kills 1 in northern Cameroon

2017-02-23 10:03

A Cameroon official says a suicide bomber has killed at least one person near the country's border with Nigeria.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Kenya , Nigeria

2017-02-14 19:44

At least 1 000 white farmers are reportedly 'poverty-stricken' in Zim, and former Nigeriaan deputy central bank governor says a "huge" amount of "fake money" is in circulation.

Forced evictions dragging down African investment: report

2017-02-10 11:45

Forced evictions are at the heart of most African land disputes, and local anger over those displacements threatens investment across the continent, a report has said.

Cameroon victory 'a great beginning' - Broos

2017-02-06 10:34

Cameroon coach Hugo Broos hailed his side's triumph at the Africa Cup of Nations and declared his hope that it can herald a bright future for the country.

Top Africa stories: Mawarire, AU, Malema

2017-02-01 19:46

Zimbabwe's pastor Mwarire has been detained at the Harare International Airport, and African leaders have adopted a strategy calling for a collective withdrawal from the ICC.

Journalist Ahmed Abba 'a victim of Cameroon's war on terror'

2017-02-01 13:30

A Cameroonian journalist Ahmed Abba is facing death penalty after being accused of being involved with "terror" acts in the west African country.

Africa's big men: The continent's long-serving leaders

2017-01-19 14:17

Who are the nine longest-serving leaders in Africa and how long have they been in power?

Top Africa stories: Zim, Ghana, Nigeria

2017-01-18 18:47

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed deep sadness and regret over a Nigerian air strike error, and Gambian lawmakers have extended Yahya Jammeh's rule by at least three months.

Humanitarian crisis triggered by Boko Haram is 'worsening'

2017-01-13 13:00

The UN humanitarian chief says the humanitarian crisis triggered by Boko Haram's "violent and inhuman campaign" is worsening, with 10.7 million people in need of aid in northeast Nigeria and parts of Cameroon, Chad and Niger

Cameroon claims progress in fight against Boko Haram

2017-01-12 06:11

Cameroon says its military offensive against Boko Haram across the Nigerian border has made major progress, with scores of jihadists killed and hundreds of hostages freed since December.


Cameroon expels at least 500 Nigerians fleeing Boko Haram

2017-02-23 08:30

Over 500 Nigerians who fled into northern Cameroon to escape Boko Haram Islamists have been forced to return to Nigeria, the UN refugee agency says.

Cameroon court postpones trial of anglophone protesters

2017-02-14 06:15

Three members of Cameroon's English-speaking opposition, which protests that the country's linguistic minority is being treated as second-class citizens, have pleaded not guilty to terrorism charges at a military court.

English vs. French tensions in Cameroon turn deadly

2017-02-06 19:08

Only one high school student out of 4 000 showed up on the first day of Cameroon's new term in Bamenda, the English-speaking city at the heart of a deadly conflict over language in this bilingual West African country.

Cameroon stun Ghana to reach Cup of Nations final

2017-02-03 07:25

Michael Ngadeu and Christian Bassogog both netted in the second half as Cameroon beat Ghana to reach the Africa Cup of Nations final.

UN: 5 killed in attack along Cameroon-Nigeria border

2017-02-01 19:46

The United Nations is strongly condemning an attack along Cameroon's border with Nigeria that killed a UN independent contractor and four others.

Boko Haram in deadly ambush on motorists in NE Nigeria

2017-01-30 19:43

More than 20 people were feared dead after Boko Haram gunmen opened fire on a convoy of motorists travelling under military escort in northeast Nigeria, witnesses say..

46 'severely injured' people remain at Nigeria bombing scene

2017-01-18 20:30

At least 46 "severely injured" people remain in a refugee camp that Nigeria's military says it mistakenly bombed and they need urgent evacuation, the International Committee for the Red Cross has said.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Sudan, Malawi

2017-01-13 20:15

A 17-year-old boy with albinism was choked and hit with a sharp object in a brutal murder in Malawi, and leading gold producer has claimed ownership of the cargo after a plane crashed in Zimbabwe.

Boko Haram: UN Security Council plans visit to Nigeria

2017-01-13 10:10

The UN Security Council is planning a visit in the coming weeks to Nigeria and two other countries affected by the Boko Haram insurgency which has sparked one of the world's biggest humanitarian crises.

Cameroon frees anglophone youths in bid to end protests

2017-01-11 18:08

Cameroonian authorities have freed 21 young protesters arrested during deadly clashes, hoping to calm growing protests by the English-speaking minority who complain they are treated as second-class citizens.

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