Boko Haram leaders arrested; dozens of captives freed

2016-05-15 07:12

The multinational forces fighting the Islamic extremists of Boko Haram have arrested five of the group's leaders and freed dozens of captive women and children.

Tusks, poached wildlife goods burn

2016-04-19 20:53

Around 2 000 illegally trafficked elephant tusks and hundreds of finished ivory products erupted in a ball of fire as Cameroonian authorities conducted what was believed to be one of the largest burnings of poached wildlife goods in African.

Hospital chief sacked after pregnant Cameroonian woman dies outside hospital

2016-04-15 15:07

A hospital director in Cameroon has been sacked after health workers left a 31-year-old woman, pregnant with twins, to die after she failed to pay for medical care, a report says.

Cameroon to drive out Boko Haram

2016-03-31 20:49

A Cameroon military commander says an operation has been launched to rid the country of Boko Haram militants.

Teen in north Cameroon says she is a missing Chibok girl

2016-03-26 18:30

A teenager who surrendered before carrying out a suicide bombing attack in northern Cameroon says she is one of the Chibok girls abducted from a Nigerian boarding school nearly two years ago.

Anti-poaching pilot's remains recovered

2016-03-08 05:40

The employer of an American anti-poaching pilot who died in a plane crash in Cameroon in 2014 says his remains were recovered from the wreckage.

Cameroon forces kill 162 Boko Haram militants, retake town

2016-02-16 11:58

Cameroon's government says its soldiers have retaken Nigeria's northeastern town of Goshi from Boko Haram, killing 162 militants in a weekend operation

At least six dead in Cameroon double suicide attack

2016-02-10 17:07

At least six civilians have been killed and over 30 injured in a double suicide attack in Cameroon's northern border region with Nigeria.

Cameroon suicide attackers Nigerian - reports

2016-01-25 19:41

Local officials say that 4 suicide bombers who attacked a town in Cameroon's Far North region were from Nigeria.

Three suicide bombers Cameroon marketplace

2016-01-25 16:05

Three suicide attacks have left "many" fatalities at a marketplace in the far north of Cameroon.


Would-be bomber killed with poisoned arrow

2016-05-03 17:16

Authorities in northern Cameroon say a local self-defence group used a poisoned bow and arrow to kill a woman with explosives strapped to her body.

Boko Haram makes its own fuel

2016-04-18 22:05

Boko Haram has been forced to produce its own fuel to power its motorbikes because of an acute petrol shortage caused by a military squeeze on supply lines.

Boko Haram using more child bombers

2016-04-12 21:08

One in every five bombers used by Boko Haram in the past two years has been a child, a report by UNICEF says.

Cameroon police detain 60 regime opponents

2016-03-30 08:57

Police in Cameroon have detained around 60 members of the opposition who had gathered in Yaounde to protest any attempts to change the constitution to extend the 34-year rule of President Paul Biya, opponents told AFP.

Cameroon sentences 89 Boko Haram suspects to death

2016-03-18 22:30

Cameroon has condemned 89 suspected Boko Haram operatives to death since the start of 2015.

Suicide bombers hit market, school in Cameroon

2016-02-19 20:22

Two suicide bombers have hit a market in the north Cameroon village of Meme, killing at least 22 people and wounding over 100.

Cameroon hits Boko Haram in cross-border attack

2016-02-12 17:56

A senior military official says Cameroon's soldiers have killed almost 30 Boko Haram fighters after launching an operation in the Nigerian locality of Goshi.

Four killed in twin suicide attack in Cameroon

2016-01-28 18:30

Four people have been killed in twin suicide attacks in Cameroon's far north, the second attack this week in a region often targeted by Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamists.

Bodo market place attacks toll on the rise

2016-01-25 17:08

Report says at least 29 people killed in series of strikes on village market place near the border with Nigeria.

MTN: 'We've done nothing wrong in Cameroon'

2016-01-21 12:02

Mobile operator MTN says it operates a clean business in Cameroon, despite that country’s anti-corruption board saying that the company owes R1.5bn in taxes.

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