Teacher killed in strife-hit region of Cameroon

2018-04-29 07:15

A teacher has been gunned down after armed assailants attacked a school in a strife-hit English speaking region of southwest Cameroon, national radio says.

Cameroon lawyer gets boost for presidential bid

2018-01-16 20:33

A prominent lawyer's bid to end Cameroon President Paul Biya's 35 years in power has received a boost after nine opposition parties and grassroots groups backed his campaign, according to a statement seen by AFP.

Writers call for release of Cameroonian author Patrice Nganang

2017-12-08 21:30

Writers and activists have appealed for the immediate release of the Cameroonian author Patrice Nganang, arrested after publishing a critical opinion piece about the country's president.

Cameroon leader warns anglophone 'band of terrorists'

2017-12-01 19:00

Cameroon's President Paul Biya has denounced "repeated attacks by a band of terrorists" blamed for killing six members of the security forces in a secessionist campaign in anglophone regions.

Cameroon imposes curfew on troubled anglophone city

2017-11-09 19:15

Authorities in Cameroon have imposed a night-time curfew and ordered the closure of shops and public places in the main city in a region rocked by unrest among the country's anglophone minority.

UN chief to meet Cameroon leader over anglophone unrest

2017-10-27 06:04

UN chief Antonio Guterres has said he would meet President Paul Biya of Cameroon to discuss the troubles in the country's anglophone regions.

English speakers take to the streets in Cameroon

2017-09-22 20:28

Several thousand demonstrators took to the streets in English-speaking parts of Cameroon in protest at perceived discrimination in favour of the country's francophone majority, concurring sources have said.

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.

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.

Africa's big men: The continent's long-serving leaders

2017-01-19 14:17

Who are the nine longest-serving leaders in Africa and how long have they been in power?


Cameroon forces among fleeing anglophones in Nigeria

2018-02-01 17:36

Cameroonian forces have crossed into neighbouring Nigeria, where thousands of people have fled from Cameroon's restive anglophone regions, local sources and state officials have said.

Cameroon opposition attacks 'militarisation' in anglophone crisis

2017-12-14 20:31

Cameroon's main opposition party has accused the government of having "militarised" two regions shaken by unrest among the country's anglophone minority.

Cameroon detains US writer who criticised government

2017-12-08 14:00

An advocacy group says a Cameroonian-American writer who criticised the government over months of Anglophone protests has been detained in the Central African nation.

After Mugabe, Africa's other longtime leaders feel a chill

2017-11-28 14:32

After the stunning fall of Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe, attention has turned to other longtime African leaders accused of trying to extend their rule.

Cameroon policeman killed in restive anglophone region

2017-11-07 19:33

A Cameroon policeman has been killed while pursuing men who attacked a school in one of the country's English-speaking regions, where tensions have fuelled a separatist movement, authorities have said.

Anglophone runs for president in French-majority Cameroon

2017-10-09 13:20

A prominent lawyer from Cameroon's English-speaking minority will stand in next year's presidential election, he has announced, days after deadly clashes involving the anglophone community.

EXPOSED: Cameroon 'using anti-terror law to silence journalists', says group

2017-09-20 14:13

Cameroon President Paul Biya’s government is using an anti-terror legislation to arrest and threaten local journalists who report on Boko Haram militants and unrest in the country’s English-speaking regions, the CPJ says.

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.

English vs. French tensions in Cameroon turn deadly

2017-02-06 19:08

Only one high school student out of 4 000 showed up on the first day of Cameroon's new term in Bamenda, the English-speaking city at the heart of a deadly conflict over language in this bilingual West African country.

Cameroon frees anglophone youths in bid to end protests

2017-01-11 18:08

Cameroonian authorities have freed 21 young protesters arrested during deadly clashes, hoping to calm growing protests by the English-speaking minority who complain they are treated as second-class citizens.

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