Cameroon


Amnesty slams block on campaign to free Cameroon students

2017-05-25 09:28

Amnesty International says authorities in Cameroon are obstructing its campaign to obtain the release of three students jailed for 10 years over what they say was a private joke.

Jonathan blames Obama for 2015 election defeat

2017-04-27 19:00

Nigeria's Goodluck Jonathan has blamed Barack Obama for his 2015 presidential election defeat to Muhammadu Buhari.

Cameroon jails RFI journalist for 10 years

2017-04-25 09:00

A Cameroon military tribunal has jailed a Radio France International correspondent to 10 years in prison for what it said was his "failure to denounce acts of terrorism."

Boko Haram raid killed nine Nigerian soldiers

2017-04-21 13:21

Nine Nigerian soldiers were killed and 14 others are missing feared abducted after an attack this week by suspected Boko Haram jihadists in the violence-torn northeast, security sources have said.

116 million African children to get polio vaccines: WHO

2017-03-24 20:33

The World Health Organization says 116 million children are to receive polio vaccines in 13 countries in west and central Africa as part of efforts to eradicate the disease on the continent.

Cameroon expelled 2 600 Nigerians fleeing Boko Haram: UN

2017-03-21 19:37

More than 2 600 Nigerians who fled into northern Cameroon to escape Boko Haram jihadists have been forced to go home since the start of the year, says the UN.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Zambia, Cameroon

2017-03-15 21:00

Joice Mujuru says she knew about Zimbabwean government Gukurahundi atrocities that took place in the early 1980s, and President Robert Mugabe has donated biscuits,chips and water to flood victims.

Cameroon 'frees' at least 5 000 from Boko Haram

2017-03-15 14:11

Cameroon says its soldiers have freed more than 5 000 people held by Boko Haram and have killed at least 60 Islamic extremists in operations since the end of January.

UN Security Council visit to draw attention to Lake Chad crisis

2017-03-02 11:57

The UN Security Council envoys are set to travel to the Lake Chad region, where famine, the Boko Haram insurgency, climate change and poor governance have collided to create one of the world's worst humanitarian crises.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, SA, Nigeria

2017-02-23 20:22

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe says he doesn't want to lead a party of thieves, and alleged anti-xenophobic protesters have attacked offices of an SA company in Nigeria.

 

Amnesty International press conference shut down in Cameroon

2017-05-24 20:33

Amnesty International says authorities in Cameroon have shut down a news conference where the rights group planned to discuss the plight of three students sentenced to a decade in prison over a Boko Haram joke.

Jailing of Cameroonian journalist Abba 'outrageous'

2017-04-26 20:33

The 10-year prison sentence for Cameroonian journalist Ahmed Abba on terrorism related charges is outrageous, says Reporters Without Borders.

Journalist faces death penalty in Cameroon

2017-04-21 19:27

Radio France International journalist Ahmed Abba is reportedly at risk of being sentenced to death after being convicted by a military court in Cameroon.

Aid group says Cameroon expelling refugees to Nigeria

2017-04-20 12:00

The Doctors Without Borders aid group says it has witnessed Cameroon's military returning Nigerian refugees to their country as the number of people fleeing hunger and Boko Haram extremist violence there has mounted.

Three dead as suicide blasts rock Nigeria migrant camp

2017-03-22 21:05

At least four suicide blasts rocked a camp for migrants fleeing Boko Haram insurgents in restive northeastern Nigeria, killing at least three people and wounding 20, officials say.

Boko Haram's Shekau reappears, criticises Cameroon 'lies'

2017-03-17 16:33

Boko Haram's elusive leader has made his first appearance in months, claiming responsibility for a spate of suicide bombings and rejecting claims that scores of his fighters have been killed.

Kenya becomes latest African nation to ban plastic bags

2017-03-15 19:47

Kenya's government is banning the manufacture and import of all plastic bags used for commercial and household packaging.

UN Security Council begins Africa trip focused on Boko Haram

2017-03-03 21:33

The UN Security Council has kicked off a visit to spotlight Africa's worst humanitarian crisis as millions face hunger amid the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria and the Lake Chad region.

The Lake Chad region: 'Africa's most acute crisis'

2017-02-23 21:19

An international conference in Oslo aims to raise $1.5bn to help people affected by Boko Haram's Islamist insurgency in the Lake Chad region.

Cameroon's anglophone regions offline for over a month

2017-02-23 19:24

Internet has been cut for over a month in Cameroon's English-speaking regions, believed to be a record in Africa, following anti-government protests by the country's linguistic minority, says a watchdog.

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