Ruling party retains sweeping majority in Cameroon election

2020-02-28 21:01

President Paul Biya's party has retained an absolute majority in Cameroon's parliament, the constitutional council has announced after the controversial February 9 vote.

Release of 289 Cameroon anglophone separatists delayed

2018-12-15 16:04

The release of nearly 300 people arrested in connection with Cameroon's anglophone crisis has been delayed by red tape, state radio said Friday, a day after they were pardoned by President Paul Biya.

Cameroon journalist accused of justifying terrorism

2018-11-16 18:05

A Cameroon journalist has been charged with justifying terrorism, says his lawyer, one of at least six reporters detained since a disputed presidential election on October 7.

Kidnapped schoolchildren freed in troubled Cameroon region: minister

2018-11-07 11:05

At least 79 school pupils abducted by gunmen this week in a troubled English-speaking region of Cameroon have been freed, the country's communications minister says.

Cameroon police arrest 19 opposition protesters

2018-11-05 05:57

Police in Cameroon arrested 19 supporters of opposition leader Maurice Kamto, who disputes the results of October presidential elections, at protests against President Paul Biya, local authorities and witnesses say.

Cameroon court sentences opposition figure Muna in forgery case

2018-10-25 11:30

A Cameroon court has sentenced former opposition presidential candidate and anti-corruption campaigner Akere Muna to a three-year suspended sentence on forgery charges.

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 opposition figure charged with rebellion - lawyer

2019-03-08 12:31

A prominent lawyer close to detained Cameroon opposition leader Maurice Kamto has been charged with rebellion, her lawyer says, after the country shrugged off international concern over a wave of arrests targeting government critics.

Conflict in Cameroon is extracting a heavy toll on ordinary people

2018-12-12 14:29

Ordinary people are being deeply affected by the continued violence tearing apart Cameroon, writes The Conversation.

I Ran for president in Cameroon. Here is what I learnt

2018-11-15 15:49

On 6 November, Paul Biya was inaugurated for the seventh time. The 85-year-old has already been in power for the last 36 years and will now serve another seven-year term. Read more...

Cameroon's Biya is sworn in after disputed poll

2018-11-06 14:00

Cameroon's 85-year-old President Paul Biya has been sworn in for a seventh term after disputed elections and amid mounting unrest in an English-speaking region.

EU urges Cameroon president-elect to unite country

2018-10-26 10:00

The European Union has urged Cameroon's president elect, veteran strongman Paul Biya, to unite his country and overcome its troubles following elections.

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.

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