Cameroon minister calls opposition win claim 'non-event'

2018-10-09 15:57

Cameroon's interior minister Paul Atanga Nji has warned that "scoring a goal" is not "winning the match"" after an opposition leader used a football metaphor to claim victory in presidential polls.

Cameroon's Biya at helm of six-time election winning machine

2018-10-08 15:30

President Paul Biya, the 85-year-old Cameroonian leader seeking a seventh term, has developed an effective system to stay in power despite long overseas absences.

'They may kill you': Cameroon faces election under threat

2018-10-07 13:10

Rudulf Arrey has ventured out for a campaign rally the other day in Cameroon, knowing the simple act of civic curiosity could kill him.

Cameroon opposition says 'massive fraud' planned for polls

2018-10-05 16:13

An opposition contender who will seek election in Cameroon's impending presidential polls has alleged that a "massive fraud" is underway to ensure the sitting president wins a seventh term.

Top Africa stories: Tourist survives elephant attack in Zim, Melania Trump in Africa

2018-10-03 08:00

A tourist is luck to be alive after a second elephant attack in Zimbabwe, and US First Lady Melania Trump has arrived in Ghana on the first leg of her maiden Africa tour.

Cameroon president vows 'firm hand and dialogue' for peace

2018-10-01 05:58

President Paul Biya, who will seek re-election this week, has told supporters that "a firm hand and dialogue" are needed to quell the violence in Cameroon's English-speaking regions.

Cameroonian rights activist Franklin Mowha 'missing' for weeks: family

2018-09-03 21:38

A prominent Cameroonian rights activist has been missing for nearly a month after heading to the restive anglophone region on a fact-finding mission, his partner has said.

Cameroon opposition chief blames violence on Biya

2018-08-21 18:04

Cameroon's opposition leader, who will run for president in October's elections, has pointed the finger squarely at President Paul Biya for the mounting bloodshed in the country's separatist crisis.

UN rights chief 'appalled' by video of Cameroon executions

2018-07-25 19:00

The United Nations human rights chief says he was "utterly appalled" by a recent video appearing to show Cameroonian soldiers shooting to death women carrying small children as suspected Boko Haram extremists.

Cameroon minister ambushed in restive region, 'assailants killed'

2018-07-13 19:30

A convoy transporting Cameroon's Defence Minister Joseph Beti Assomo has been ambushed in the country's restive anglophone region, leaving several attackers dead.


Cameroon presidential poll underscores the need for term limits

2018-10-09 13:17

President Paul Biya's credibility and legitimacy are increasingly being tarnished, amid growing support for opposition candidates, writes The Conversation.

Cameroon polls close, vote counting begins in key election

2018-10-08 10:14

Polls have closed in Cameroon and vote counting has started in an election that will likely see Africa's oldest leader win another term.

Hospital on front line of Cameroon anglophone conflict

2018-10-05 17:38

Buea's regional hospital looks like any other in Cameroon, with its long whitewashed corridors and smartly dressed doctors and nurses.

Cameroon's Biya at helm of six-time election winning machine

2018-10-03 14:00

President Paul Biya, the 85-year-old Cameroonian leader who will seek a seventh term on Sunday, has developed an effective system to stay in power despite long overseas absences.

Cameroon braces for anglophone 'independence' anniversary

2018-10-01 08:04

Cameroon's restive anglophone regions are in lockdown as separatists prepare to celebrate the one-year anniversary of a symbolic "independence" declaration just a week before nationwide presidential polls.

Five pupils missing after Cameroon school attack

2018-09-05 06:02

Five pupils are missing after gunmen attacked a high school in an English-speaking part of Cameroon, severely injuring the principal, sources have said.

Two police killed in restive anglophone Cameroon

2018-08-27 17:30

At least two police officers have died in fresh violence in western Cameroon where English-speaking separatists have declared an independent state, the military has said.

Cameroon opens probe after 'abuse' video in conflict region

2018-08-13 16:58

The government of Cameroon has said it would open an investigation over a new video that emerged on social media appearing to show summary killings by troops in a troubled region.

Cameroon's anglophone crisis hits palm oil, cocoa production

2018-07-19 15:36

The crisis in anglophone Cameroon is damaging the Southwest Region's economy, with palm oil plantations closing and the cocoa trade tumbling, an NGO report says.

Cameroon president Biya announces re-election bid

2018-07-13 18:30

Cameroon's 85-year-old president, Paul Biya, announced that he plans to run for a seventh consecutive term in office in the October election.

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