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.

Boko Haram fighters found posing as refugees: Nigeria

2017-07-01 20:00

Boko Haram fighters have been found among refugees returning to northeast Nigeria from neighbouring Cameroon, the Borno State Emergency Management Agency says.

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.


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.

'Signs of violence' on body of murdered Cameroon bishop

2017-07-12 20:10

There were "signs of violence" on the body of a Roman Catholic bishop found in a river in central Cameroon in June, church officials have claimed, insisting he was murdered.

Nigerian camps under strain from returning refugees

2017-06-29 21:50

An upsurge in Boko Haram attacks and returnees from Cameroon are stretching camps for those made homeless by the conflict to breaking point, as the UN warned against forcing people back to northeast Nigeria.

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.

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