Cameroon


8 Chadian troops killed in clashes with Boko Haram

2017-06-26 16:32

Eight Chadian soldiers were killed in fierce fighting with Boko Haram insurgents at the weekend on islands on Lake Chad, which borders four countries on the edge of the Sahara, Chad's army has said.

Six killed in Cameroon suicide attack

2017-06-22 06:02

A double suicide attack has killed six civilians in Cameroon's restive Far North, which is regularly hit by Nigeria-based Boko Haram jihadists, security sources say.

Two killed in suicide bombing in Cameroon's Far North

2017-06-17 21:00

Two civilians have been killed in a suicide attack in Cameroon's restive Far North, an area regularly targeted by Boko Haram jihadists, local sources say.

Cameroon soldiers arrested after demanding bonuses

2017-06-06 15:37

Around 30 Cameroonian soldiers fighting the Nigerian jihadist group Boko Haram were arrested after a demonstration to demand the payment of bonuses and some leave, the defence ministry has said.

Amnesty slams block on campaign to free Cameroon students

2017-05-25 09:28

Amnesty International says authorities in Cameroon are obstructing its campaign to obtain the release of three students jailed for 10 years over what they say was a private joke.

Jonathan blames Obama for 2015 election defeat

2017-04-27 19:00

Nigeria's Goodluck Jonathan has blamed Barack Obama for his 2015 presidential election defeat to Muhammadu Buhari.

Cameroon jails RFI journalist for 10 years

2017-04-25 09:00

A Cameroon military tribunal has jailed a Radio France International correspondent to 10 years in prison for what it said was his "failure to denounce acts of terrorism."

Boko Haram raid killed nine Nigerian soldiers

2017-04-21 13:21

Nine Nigerian soldiers were killed and 14 others are missing feared abducted after an attack this week by suspected Boko Haram jihadists in the violence-torn northeast, security sources have said.

116 million African children to get polio vaccines: WHO

2017-03-24 20:33

The World Health Organization says 116 million children are to receive polio vaccines in 13 countries in west and central Africa as part of efforts to eradicate the disease on the continent.

Cameroon expelled 2 600 Nigerians fleeing Boko Haram: UN

2017-03-21 19:37

More than 2 600 Nigerians who fled into northern Cameroon to escape Boko Haram jihadists have been forced to go home since the start of the year, says the UN.

 

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Zambia, Angola

2017-06-23 08:37

President Robert Mugabe has reportedly moved to stop his wife, Grace's ambition to succeed him, and an expert on Africa says "something is definitely wrong" in Zambia as the country "slips into dictatorship".

UN warns against refugee returns to Nigeria from Cameroon

2017-06-21 17:32

The UN has voiced alarm at the many Nigerian refugees returning from Cameroon to Banki, a border town clouded by Boko Haram violence and already struggling with overstretched supplies and services.

Cameroon keeps anglophone leaders in custody

2017-06-07 19:01

Cameroon military tribunal has decided to remand in custody leaders of the country's English-speaking community on terror-related charges pending trial.

11 killed as girl suicide bombers hit camp in north Cameroon

2017-06-02 18:35

Authorities in northern Cameroon say 11 people are dead after two suicide bombers attacked a camp for those displaced by Boko Haram extremist violence in the region.

Amnesty International press conference shut down in Cameroon

2017-05-24 20:33

Amnesty International says authorities in Cameroon have shut down a news conference where the rights group planned to discuss the plight of three students sentenced to a decade in prison over a Boko Haram joke.

Jailing of Cameroonian journalist Abba 'outrageous'

2017-04-26 20:33

The 10-year prison sentence for Cameroonian journalist Ahmed Abba on terrorism related charges is outrageous, says Reporters Without Borders.

Journalist faces death penalty in Cameroon

2017-04-21 19:27

Radio France International journalist Ahmed Abba is reportedly at risk of being sentenced to death after being convicted by a military court in Cameroon.

Aid group says Cameroon expelling refugees to Nigeria

2017-04-20 12:00

The Doctors Without Borders aid group says it has witnessed Cameroon's military returning Nigerian refugees to their country as the number of people fleeing hunger and Boko Haram extremist violence there has mounted.

Three dead as suicide blasts rock Nigeria migrant camp

2017-03-22 21:05

At least four suicide blasts rocked a camp for migrants fleeing Boko Haram insurgents in restive northeastern Nigeria, killing at least three people and wounding 20, officials say.

Boko Haram's Shekau reappears, criticises Cameroon 'lies'

2017-03-17 16:33

Boko Haram's elusive leader has made his first appearance in months, claiming responsibility for a spate of suicide bombings and rejecting claims that scores of his fighters have been killed.

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