EXPOSED: Cameroon 'using anti-terror law to silence journalists', says group

2017-09-20 14:13

Cameroon President Paul Biya’s government is using an anti-terror legislation to arrest and threaten local journalists who report on Boko Haram militants and unrest in the country’s English-speaking regions, the CPJ says.

Four killed in suicide attack in Cameroon's restive north

2017-09-14 10:04

A young woman has blown herself up in Cameroon's far north, killing four people and injuring another in an area frequently targeted by Boko Haram jihadists from neighbouring Nigeria.

Boko Haram attacks killed 400 since April... young girls used to target civilians - NGO

2017-09-05 10:05

A surge in attacks by Boko Haram fighters has claimed nearly 400 lives since April in Nigeria and Cameroon, double the figure of the previous five months, according to a rights group.

Suspected Boko Haram extremists kill 16 in north Cameroon

2017-08-27 20:00

Residents say suspected Boko Haram extremists killed at least 16 people and burned homes in two villages in Cameroon's north, near the border with Nigeria

Suicide bomber kills 4 in northern Cameroon

2017-08-23 16:56

A child bomber has killed four members of a local self-defence group in northern Cameroon, an area often targeted by Boko Haram jihadists in their long-running insurgency.

Suicide attack in Cameroon kills eight: officials

2017-08-06 20:01

A suicide bomb attack in the far north of Cameroon has killed eight people, local officials and security sources say.

Love hotels targeted to fight HIV among Cameroon's teens

2017-07-25 16:00

The two big maps show the districts of the northern Cameroonian town of Guider along with its brothels, nightclubs and other seedy spots to identify places from where Aids could spread among adolescents.

Cameroon finds 2 bodies after 34 soldiers missing in capsize

2017-07-21 14:18

Cameroon's coast guard says two bodies have been found out of 34 soldiers who went missing when a military vessel capsized off the Central African country's Atlantic coast.

Boko Haram suspects killed, tortured in Cameroon custody: AI

2017-07-20 13:16

Dozens of Boko Haram suspects have died in Cameroon custody, rights group Amnesty International says, with security forces torturing them in the fight against the jihadist group.

Cameroon army vessel capsizes at sea, dozens missing: security sources

2017-07-17 06:13

A Cameroon army vessel transporting "dozens" of troops from the elite Rapid Intervention Brigade has capsized off the country's southwestern coast, a security source says.


Refugees fleeing Boko Haram endure 'hell on earth' in Niger

2017-09-14 18:03

"Sai wahala!" - in Hausa means "there's big trouble" - exclaims Zara Moustapha, living with more than 12 000 displaced Nigeriens and refugees from Nigeria in the N'Gaman desert camp in southeast Niger.

Corruption fuelling ivory trade in central Africa

2017-09-07 17:03

Sophisticated international trafficking of ivory in central Africa is being fuelled by high levels of corruption.

Cameroon releases Anglophone activists in effort to pacify

2017-08-31 16:35

A Cameroon presidential decree says Cameroon has dropped charges and released civil society leaders and several others who were arrested and jailed amid unrest and protests in the country months ago.

15 killed in suspected Islamist attack in Cameroon

2017-08-26 11:16

Fifteen people were shot dead in an overnight attack in north Cameroon, blamed on Boko Haram Islamists, a security source has said.

Africa's longest-serving leaders

2017-08-21 19:27

Angolan President Jose Eduardo Dos Santos, in power since 1979, will not contest Wednesday's general election, meaning he will soon lose his place as Africa's second longest-serving leader.

US investigating allegations of torture by Cameroon troops

2017-08-05 11:00

The US military has opened an inquiry into allegations that Cameroonian troops carried out torture and murder at a base where American troops were present, says a US spokesperson.

Women with HIV in Cameroon still stigmatised

2017-07-24 18:09

Blandine, a 28-year-old mother of a baby girl, sits restlessly on a chair in a womens' health centre in Cameroon's capital, not knowing how or what to feel as she waits for an HIV test.

Top Africa stories: Kaunda, Africa, Zim

2017-07-20 20:00

The office of the Zambian high commissioner in SA says Kenneth Kaunda is not dead,and France has refuted recent media allegations that President Emmanuel Macron made a controversial and racist remark regarding Africa.

34 Cameroonian soldiers missing after boat capsize

2017-07-17 16:14

At least 34 Cameroonian soldiers from the elite Rapid Intervention Brigade are missing, a day after an army vessel capsized off the country's southeastern coast.

14 dead in twin Cameroon bombings

2017-07-13 13:00

Two bombers have blown themselves up in northeastern Cameroon, killing 14 people and injuring 30 others in an attack likely staged by Boko Haram jihadists, security sources say.

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