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.

OECD to probe rights abuse allegations against WWF in Cameroon

2017-01-06 20:08

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) will in an unprecedented step probe allegations that conservation group WWF has fostered rights abuses against tribes in Cameroon.

Suicide bomber kills 2 civilians in north Cameroon

2016-12-25 18:00

A suicide bomber apparently targeting a religious site on Christmas day has killed two civilians in northern Cameroon, a region often hit by Boko Haram jihadists from Nigeria, the local governor says.

#BidoungChallenge | Cameroonian sports minister mocked on Twitter

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Boko Haram blocks aid to scores of refugees in Cameroon

2016-11-26 21:00

The UN has warned that the threat from Boko Haram jihadists is complicating efforts to help tens of thousands of Nigerian refugees living in dire conditions in northern Cameroon.

Six soldiers killed in Boko Haram attack in Cameroon

2016-11-22 18:00

An attack by Nigeria's Boko Haram jihadists against a Lake Chad army base manned by an anti-insurgent regional force has left six Cameroonian soldiers dead, says a military source.

Nigeria rescues one Chibok schoolgirl near Cameroon border: army

2016-11-05 16:57

One of the remaining missing Chibok schoolgirls has been rescued near the border with Cameroon, says the army.

3 Cameroon men jailed for 10 years over Boko Haram joke

2016-11-03 14:28

Amnesty International says three young men in Cameroon have been jailed for 10 years for sharing a text message that joked about the Boko Haram extremist group.


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.

'Dead city' protests staged in Cameroon English-speaking regions

2017-01-10 16:02

Protests in Cameroon's two English-speaking regions, longtime opposition bastions, brought several cities to a standstill as shops and schools closed and residents stayed home, residents have said.

Chad closes border with Libya over 'terror threat'

2017-01-06 06:50

Chad has announced that it has closed its border with Libya due to the threat of a "potential terrorist infiltration" and is boosting its military presence in the region.

IMF chief joins Cameroon summit on oil woes

2016-12-24 14:01

IMF chief Christine Lagarde has joined a Cameroon summit of central African leaders aimed at tackling economic woes brought on by weak oil prices.

Social media pokes fun at minister's 'extreme handshake'

2016-12-13 06:01

The hashtag #BidoungChallenge is trending in Cameroon, with social media users poking fun at a minister who greeted President Paul Biya with a bow so deep that it almost looked like a yoga pose.

Two female bombers thwarted in north Cameroon - army

2016-11-25 12:42

Two female bombers have been thwarted as they tried to stage a double suicide attack in Cameroon's Far North, with one blowing herself up and the second shot dead by troops, security sources say.

Nigerian troops find kidnapped Chibok schoolgirl with baby

2016-11-05 16:58

Nigerian troops have rescued one of the remaining kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls with a baby born to Boko Haram extremist.

Nigeria rescues one Chibok schoolgirl near Cameroon border: army

2016-11-05 15:32

One of the remaining missing Chibok schoolgirls has been rescued near the border with Cameroon, says the army.

Appeal for blood in Cameroon after deadly train crash - report

2016-10-24 14:00

Officials in Cameroon have appealed to the public to donate blood to assist with the treatment of at least 600 people wounded from a train accident that killed more than 70, a report says.

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