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.

Cameroon expels 1 000s of Nigerians in Boko Haram fight

2015-08-04 17:25

Cameroon officials say they have expelled more than 3 000 Nigerians as part of the fight against the Nigerian-born Islamic extremist group which has launched attacks across borders.

Nigeria, Cameroon vow to step up co-operation against Boko Haram

2015-07-30 14:55

The leaders of Nigeria and Cameroon have pledged to improve the exchange of intelligence and security co-operation along their border in a border to tackle Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram.

Nigeria's Buhari in Cameroon to discuss Boko Haram fight

2015-07-29 16:13

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in neighbouring Cameroon for talks on how to combat the escalating regional threat from Boko Haram Islamists.

Cameroon to deploy more troops

2015-07-27 22:21

Cameroon plans to send an additional 2 000 soldiers to its Far North region after three suicide bomb attacks in regional capital Maroua in the past week.

Suicide bomber, 12, attacks Cameroon bar

2015-07-26 21:08

A 12-year-old girl suicide bomber has killed 20 people in an attack on a bar in Maroua in Cameroon, while in a crowded market in neighbouring Nigeria, a "mentally unstable" female suicide bomber killed 14.

Cameroon extends ban on full veil in bid to stop attacks

2015-07-25 07:26

Cameroon has extended a ban on full Islamic veils in parts of the country as it seeks to curb Boko Haram violence after a string of suicide bombings by female attackers.


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.

Cameroon deports 2 000 Nigerians in fight against Boko Haram

2015-08-01 14:07

Cameroon has deported more than 2 000 Nigerians who were living in the country illegally as part of new security measures intended to prevent suicide attacks by Boko Haram jihadists, sources say.

Nigeria, Cameroon seek closer partnership

2015-07-29 19:32

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has begun a two-day visit to Cameroon in a bid to soothe fractious ties between the West African neighbours.

Nigeria's Buhari to visit Cameroon for Boko Haram

2015-07-28 07:41

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will travel to neighbouring Cameroon for talks with President Paul Biya on combatting the regional threat from Boko Haram, Nigerian officials say.

Boko Haram fighters behead 3 in Cameroon raid

2015-07-27 19:12

Three villagers have been beheaded during a raid in Cameroon by Boko Haram fighters from neighbouring Nigeria.

14 die in Cameroon bar attack

2015-07-26 08:54

At least 14 people have been killed in a bomb attack on a bar in Maroua in the far north of Cameroon, just days after deadly twin bombings in the regional capital.

Buhari warns US over Boko Haram, more than 50 dead

2015-07-23 10:36

Suspected Boko Haram attacks have left more than 50 people dead, after Nigeria's president warned the US that its policy was hitting the fight against Boko Haram.

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