Cameroon


Flood-hit Cameroon to demolish low-lying homes

2015-06-26 21:01

Climate change and unregulated housing development are to blame for the devastation brought by floods that have so far killed at least 4 people and forced more than 80 000 from their homes in Cameroon's economic capital.

Nigeria's Buhari eyes Cameroon trip for Boko Haram force

2015-06-15 14:12

Nigeria’s president Muhammadu Buhari is planning to visit Cameroon to cement a regional fighting force against Boko Haram.

Military top brass meet on Boko Haram

2015-06-09 23:05

Military top brass from Nigeria and surrounding countries have met to thrash out plans to take on Boko Haram, after the militants struck again in the country's far northeast.

Nigerian to lead regional anti-Boko Haram force

2015-06-04 05:46

Nigeria has named the general to head a multinational force fighting Boko Haram, taking over from Chad.

Conflicts displace 3.5m in Africa's Sahel region - UN

2015-05-29 10:42

The number of people displaced by conflicts in Africa’s Sahel has more than doubled in just over a year to a staggering 3.5 million, the UN says.

Boko Haram attack: Many beheaded in Cameroon

2015-04-18 22:02

Nineteen people have been killed in an attack on a Cameroonian village by Nigeria-based Boko Haram militants, a security source says in an updated toll.

Cameroon finds remains of US pilot after a year

2015-04-15 19:04

Villagers in Cameroon have stumbled across the remains of an American pilot nearly a year after his small anti-poaching plane disappeared over forested, mountainous terrain, authorities say.

Harsh weather cripples fishing and tourism on Cameroon's coast

2015-03-30 12:49

With its sandy beach, seaside resort, and beautiful lowland scenery, Kribi contributes significantly to Cameroon's tourism industry. But Kribi is struggling to cope with hard times in its fishing industry, the weather is also hitting tourism, simultaneously.

Solar water system douses risks in Cameroon

2015-03-24 12:24

A pioneering solar-powered water distribution system is improving access to potable water in a region of Far North Cameroon beset by drought, water-related illness and an influx of refugees fleeing Boko Haram attacks.

Boko Haram attacks liberated Nigerian town, kills 11

2015-03-20 16:32

Witnesses say Boko Haram extremists have attacked a Nigerian town and killed 11 people who had returned home after the military reclaimed the town.

 

Cameroon detains 84 children after raiding Quranic schools

2015-06-19 14:06

Human rights activists say that Cameroonian authorities have been holding 84 children in detention after they raised a series of schools accused of supporting Boko Haram.

Visa confusion hinders trade, travel

2015-06-12 19:30

A month after six central African nations scrapped visa requirements, long lines at border crossings show the challenges facing efforts to boost trade in Africa.

UN condemns Boko Haram abuse of children

2015-06-04 18:04

Nigeria-based Boko Haram jihadists are behind horrendous violence in neighbouring Cameroon, where they have kidnapped more than 1 000 children and used some youngsters as human shields.

Cameroon food stocks dwindle

2015-05-30 16:39

The World Food Programme says food shortages threaten about 200 000 people in Cameroon after cross-border raids by Boko Haram forced them to flee.

Suspected CAR rebels kill 3 in Cameroon raid

2015-04-25 07:34

A suspected group of armed rebels from the Central African Republic have killed three people in a village in Cameroon and have kidnapped seven others, the latest in a spate of cross-border attacks.

Boko Haram militants kill at least 10 in north Cameroon – army

2015-04-17 16:23

Fighters from Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram have killed at least 10 people in attacks on two villages in neighbouring northern Cameroon, army sources say.

African leaders to hold Boko Haram summit

2015-04-05 20:27

Leaders of central and west African states will hold a summit to try to draw up a joint strategy against the threat posed by Nigeria's Boko Haram militants.

Harsh weather cripples fishing and tourism on Cameroon's coast

2015-03-30 12:46

With its sandy beach, seaside resort, and beautiful lowland scenery, Kribi contributes significantly to Cameroon's tourism industry. But Kribi is struggling to cope with hard times in its fishing industry, the weather is also hitting tourism, simultaneously.

16 Cameroonians kidnapped near CAR border

2015-03-21 13:00

Sixteen Cameroonians have been kidnapped in northeastern Cameroon in an alleged attack by armed militia from the Central African Republic, security sources say.

Central, West African leaders to meet over Boko Haram

2015-03-19 12:23

Central and West African states are set to hold a summit next month to agree a common strategy to combat the Boko Haram insurgency, their leaders say.

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