Elderly women risk lives crushing rock in Cameroon

2016-07-23 21:04

Elderly women are risking their lives crushing rock for cash in northern Cameroon.

Billion euro investment for Cameroon hydroelectric plant

2016-07-10 13:00

French energy giant EDF and the World Bank are to join the government of Cameroon in funding a $1.2bn hydroelectric plant.

Ten killed in jihadist suicide bombing in Cameroon

2016-06-30 11:37

A suicide bombing by a Boko Haram jihadist has killed at least 10 people in northern Cameroon, a security source says.

Nigeria agrees to Cameroon's return of 80 000 refugees

2016-06-13 05:17

Nigeria says it has agreed to Cameroon's voluntary return of 80 000 Nigerian refugees who have fled the Boko Haram Islamic insurgency.

Bird flu reappears in Cameroon

2016-05-26 22:01

Cameroon's government says that the H5N1 strain of the bird flu virus has reappeared in Cameroon after an 8-year absence.

Boko Haram leaders arrested; dozens of captives freed

2016-05-15 07:12

The multinational forces fighting the Islamic extremists of Boko Haram have arrested five of the group's leaders and freed dozens of captive women and children.

Tusks, poached wildlife goods burn

2016-04-19 20:53

Around 2 000 illegally trafficked elephant tusks and hundreds of finished ivory products erupted in a ball of fire as Cameroonian authorities conducted what was believed to be one of the largest burnings of poached wildlife goods in African.

Hospital chief sacked after pregnant Cameroonian woman dies outside hospital

2016-04-15 15:07

A hospital director in Cameroon has been sacked after health workers left a 31-year-old woman, pregnant with twins, to die after she failed to pay for medical care, a report says.

Cameroon to drive out Boko Haram

2016-03-31 20:49

A Cameroon military commander says an operation has been launched to rid the country of Boko Haram militants.

Teen in north Cameroon says she is a missing Chibok girl

2016-03-26 18:30

A teenager who surrendered before carrying out a suicide bombing attack in northern Cameroon says she is one of the Chibok girls abducted from a Nigerian boarding school nearly two years ago.


Cameroon troops kill, torture Boko Haram suspects

2016-07-14 10:21

Cameroon troops kill, torture Boko Haram suspects, new Amnesty International report says.

Cameroon leader pardons French lawyer jailed for graft

2016-07-05 12:03

Cameroonian President Paul Biya has pardoned a French lawyer serving a 25-year sentence for stealing 1,5 million euros from public funds.

Cameroonian men soon could be jailed for adultery; women are

2016-06-24 10:27

Cameroon's parliament has voted to change the country's penal code to criminalise adultery for men. Until now, adultery has been a criminal act for women only.

'Pot in a bag' stews fight pollution

2016-06-03 16:06

Can a "pot in a bag" help fight climate change? Some Cameroonian housewives who think so are using the clever new fad to stew up their tasty rice and tomatoes.

Cameroon teen escapes Boko Haram after raid

2016-05-26 05:51

The 16-year-old was kidnapped with her 1-month-old baby by Boko Haram from her home in northern Cameroon, taken to Nigeria, married off to an extremist fighter and then trained to be a suicide bomber.

Would-be bomber killed with poisoned arrow

2016-05-03 17:16

Authorities in northern Cameroon say a local self-defence group used a poisoned bow and arrow to kill a woman with explosives strapped to her body.

Boko Haram makes its own fuel

2016-04-18 22:05

Boko Haram has been forced to produce its own fuel to power its motorbikes because of an acute petrol shortage caused by a military squeeze on supply lines.

Boko Haram using more child bombers

2016-04-12 21:08

One in every five bombers used by Boko Haram in the past two years has been a child, a report by UNICEF says.

Cameroon police detain 60 regime opponents

2016-03-30 08:57

Police in Cameroon have detained around 60 members of the opposition who had gathered in Yaounde to protest any attempts to change the constitution to extend the 34-year rule of President Paul Biya, opponents told AFP.

Cameroon sentences 89 Boko Haram suspects to death

2016-03-18 22:30

Cameroon has condemned 89 suspected Boko Haram operatives to death since the start of 2015.

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