Cameroon


Cameroon forces quash prison riot posted on Facebook

2019-07-24 05:51

Cameroon's security forces put down a riot by prisoners who ransacked and burnt a jail in the capital Yaounde overnight, witnesses told AFP on Tuesday.

WATCH: This young mechanic built an off-road vehicle from recycled parts

2019-03-16 14:00

Young mechanic Cédric Simen shows off his latest creation: an off-road vehicle made from recovered and recycled parts in Western Cameroon.

WATCH: How the world is marking women's day

2019-03-08 19:44

Marches, protests, strikes and studies - people around the globe are taking action to mark International Women's Day and to push for action to to obtain equality.

Nigeria court says extradition of Cameroon separatists 'illegal'

2019-03-04 06:01

A Nigerian court has condemned as "illegal and unconstitutional" the arrest and deportation of Cameroonian separatists who had applied for asylum in Nigeria, the lawyers representing them said on Sunday.

Cameroon opposition leader Kamto charged with 'rebellion': lawyer

2019-02-14 07:16

Cameroon opposition leader Maurice Kamto, who says he was cheated out of the presidency in elections last year, has been charged with "rebellion" and "insurrection", one of his lawyers has said.

Rights groups call for UN probe in anglophone Cameroon

2019-02-08 14:45

Fifteen rights groups have called on the United Nations to investigate possible "serious" human rights violations in the troubled English-speaking region of western Cameroon.

Cameroon apologises for "anti-Semitic" comments

2019-02-05 15:47

The Cameroon government has expressed "sincere regret" to Israel over comments made by a minister who compared the Bamileke people to Jews persecuted by Nazi Germany.

Detained Cameroon opposition head accused of rebellion

2019-01-31 21:16

Authorities in Cameroon have banned planned protest marches in the capital Yaounde after a series of unauthorised anti-government demonstrations and some 200 arrests, including the detention of main opposition leader Maurice Kamto.

Amnesty calls for 'immediate' release of Cameroon opposition chief

2019-01-29 18:43

Amnesty International has called for the "immediate and unconditional" release of Maurice Kamto, leader of Cameroon's opposition MRC, after he was arrested in the country's economic capital Douala.

Protesters invade Cameroon embassy in Paris

2019-01-28 12:03

Some 50 protesters opposed to Cameroon's President Paul Biya broke into the country's Paris embassy, vandalising portraits of him, witnesses have said.

 

Cameroon opposition leader kidnapped again

2019-06-29 14:41

The chairperson of Cameroon's main opposition party, Ni John Fru Ndi, has been kidnapped again in the English speaking Northwest Region, two months after an initial abduction, his party says.

WATCH: Cameroonian villagers assess damage done by stampeding elephants

2019-03-09 14:19

Residents of Bougai, village in the north of Cameroon, are struggling to deal with the issue of hungry elephants marauding through their crops.

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.

WATCH: Cameroon: 187 ex-Boko Haram fighters surrender arms

2019-02-15 13:07

Nearly 200 Cameroonians who were members of Nigeria's Boko Haram jihadist group have returned home and surrendered to the authorities after breaking with the organisation, the government said.

US ambassador says Cameroon relations good despite aid cut

2019-02-08 16:22

The United States ambassador to Cameroon has said despite the announcement the US has cut military aid to Cameroon, relations between the two countries remain excellent and longstanding

US cuts military aid to Cameroon over human rights concerns

2019-02-07 19:34

The United States says it's cutting military aid to Cameroon over human rights concerns after growing allegations of abuses by security forces

Cameroon opposition party cancels protests

2019-02-03 12:31

The opposition Movement for the Rebirth of Cameroon has called off demonstrations planned in several cities, following a government ban on protests.

Cameroon authorities arrest opposition leader in crackdown

2019-01-30 13:54

An international rights group says Cameroonian authorities have arrested a top opposition leader and four of his supporters after they called for nationwide protests.

Cameroon opposition leader Maurice Kamto arrested: party

2019-01-29 10:57

Cameroon opposition leader Maurice Kamto, who claims to have been cheated out of the presidency in elections last year, has been arrested in the country's economic capital Douala, a senior party member says.

Boko Haram sacks two military bases in northeast Nigeria

2018-12-28 13:30

Boko Haram sacked two military bases in northeast Nigeria overnight as the jihadist fighters battle for control of a strategic town on Lake Chad, military sources have said.

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