African nations, donors agree plan to protect Congo forests

2015-09-30 10:50

Six African nations have agreed with donors on a plan to protect the tropical forests of the Congo basin, the second biggest in the world after the Amazon’s to help ease poverty and combat climate change.

Young boy, girl kill 3 in northern Cameroon

2015-09-20 18:36

Two young suicide bombers have killed three people in far north Cameroon in the third such attack.

Number of children displaced by Boko Haram hits 1.4 million

2015-09-18 07:41

The number of children forced to flee Boko Haram’s insurgency in Nigeria and neighbouring countries has reached 1.4 million, the Unicef says.

Cameroon officials hail self-defense response to Boko Haram

2015-09-14 21:05

Cameroon officials encourage self-defense groups to respond to Boko Haram attacks in north

Cameroon troops demand back pay

2015-09-10 11:27

Around 200 soldiers from Cameroon have marched through the streets of the capital to demand eight months of back pay for the service with the UN peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic.

Two fatal attacks in Cameroon

2015-09-03 16:19

At least 30 people have been killed in the far north of Cameroon in two successive suicide attacks.

Cameroon pledges 2 450 troops to anti-Boko Haram force

2015-08-16 08:45

Cameroon's president says his country will contribute 2 450 troops to a five-nation army to fight the Nigeria-based Islamic extremist group Boko Haram, nearly tripling his initial pledge.

Cameroon police raid finds 'prisoners' held by holy man

2015-08-11 10:20

Police have detained around 70 people, some apparently being "held as prisoners" by an Islamic holy man, during a raid on an Islamic school in northern Cameroon, sources say.

Boko Haram fears increase in Cameroon

2015-08-08 12:43

Empty streets, body searches and tips to police embody the fear that Boko Haram has instilled in northern Cameroon, where they killed more than 40 people in suicide bombings in July.

Cameroon repatriating Nigerian refugees

2015-08-06 05:16

About 12 000 Nigerians are being repatriated over the next three to four days after seeking refuge in Cameroon from attacks by Islamist militant group Boko Haram.


Boko Haram militants hit Cameroon army again

2015-09-22 21:00

Cameroon's army has killed 11 Boko Haram militants in clashes in the northern town of Amchide.

5 die in suicide bomb attack in northern Cameroon

2015-09-20 14:03

At least five people have been killed in a suicide bomb attack in the northern Cameroon town of Mora, military sources say.

Boko Haram fighters terrorise Cameroon

2015-09-16 17:00

Boko Haram has killed at least 380 civilians in Cameroon since last year, and the country's security forces have caused dozens more deaths in their pursuit of the Islamic militants, a report from Amnesty International says.

Suicide bombers kill 7 in north Cameroon town

2015-09-13 14:28

An official in Cameroon says seven people have died in suicide bombings in the northern town of Kolofata, which has been repeatedly targeted by Nigeria’s Islamic extremists Boko Haram.

Fear, horror plague lives of Boko Haram survivors

2015-09-04 14:14

For the past two years, people living in the Lake Chad region have been exposed to violent attacks by Boko Haram, resulting in a serious humanitarian crisis.

Cameroon involved in CAR 'blood diamond' trade - UN experts

2015-09-02 09:11

Illicit trafficking of diamonds from Central African Republic into neighbouring Cameroon is helping finance the continuation of a nearly three-year conflict, an expert panel that monitors the UN sanctions says.

Cameroon military releases 72 people illegally held

2015-08-11 19:13

Cameroon's military has released 72 people, including children, illegally held in the north.

'Strategy rethink needed' as Boko Haram shifts to suicide attacks

2015-08-11 07:43

A west African regional force set up to fight Boko Haram will need "local intelligence" to root out Islamic insurgents forced on the run by national army offensives, security experts say.

Dozens home after supposed kidnapping

2015-08-07 22:45

Dozens have returned home after it was thought they were kidnapped by extremists in Cameroon earlier in the week.

8 killed, 100 kidnapped in suspected Boko Haram attack in Cameroon

2015-08-04 21:24

At least eight people have been killed and about 100 kidnapped by suspected Boko Haram militants in an overnight raid on a village near Cameroon's northern border.

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