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.

Cameroon to hold presidential election on October 7

2018-07-09 21:10

Cameroon will hold presidential elections on October 7, head of state Paul Biya has said in a decree.

Sahel anti-terror force vows to fight on after suicide attack on HQ

2018-07-01 16:23

A five-nation African anti-terror task force has vowed to press on in its battle against jihadists, the day after a suicide attack on the outfit's headquarters in Mali killed two soldiers and a civilian.

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.


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.

'Credible evidence' of killings by Cameroon soldiers: Amnesty

2018-07-13 16:53

Rights group Amnesty International says it has "credible evidence" that Cameroonian soldiers carried out the extrajudicial killings of two women and two children, demanding the servicemen be brought to justice.

Cameroon parliamentary elections postponed

2018-07-03 18:04

Parliamentary elections in Cameroon have been postponed a year until October 2019 after lawmakers adopted a bill.

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.

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