Cameroon


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.

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.

US: Cameroon separatist crisis could get 'much, much worse'

2018-12-06 19:01

The top US diplomat in Africa says the separatist crisis in Cameroon could get much worse, saying "the last thing we need" is growing radicalisation in response to the actions of security forces.

Surge in Boko Haram attacks prompts call for more intl backing

2018-11-30 17:22

Leaders from Chad, Nigeria, Niger and Cameroon have called for increased international backing in the face of the recent escalation of attacks by Boko Haram jihadists in the Lake Chad area.

West African leaders meet to tackle Boko Haram upsurge

2018-11-28 20:24

Leaders of three West African nations will meet in Chad to discuss how to tackle a recent increase in activity by Boko Haram jihadist fighters in the region, the Chadian presidency has told AFP.

ISIS claims 118 killed in 'West Africa province' after Nigeria army bases attacked

2018-11-23 21:01

The Islamic State group has claimed to have killed 118 people in its self-styled West Africa province in the last week, after a series of attacks against military bases in northeast Nigeria that have raised fears of a resurgent Boko Haram.

Boko Haram kidnaps 50 loggers in Nigeria: civilian militia

2018-11-23 05:49

Boko Haram jihadists have abducted around 50 loggers in northeastern Nigerian close to the border with Cameroon, civilian militia and residents say.

Cameroon military frees 9 abducted children, teacher

2018-11-21 16:02

A Cameroon military official says the military has freed nine children and their teacher who had been kidnapped by gunmen from a school in Kumba in the country's restive English-speaking South West region

University professor, employee kidnapped in Cameroon

2018-11-18 19:05

A professor and staff member of the University of Buea in troubled western Cameroon have been kidnapped, a statement received by AFP has said.

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...

 

US demands immediate end to violence, talks in Cameroon

2018-12-14 12:17

The US is demanding an immediate end to violence in Cameroon and a speedy start to talks between the government and Anglophone separatists without preconditions.

Cameroon separatist leader goes on trial for 'terrorism'

2018-12-07 06:03

A separatist leader from the anglophone west of Cameroon has gone on trial on charges of "terrorism" and "secession" over unrest that has claimed hundreds of lives.

Cameroon frees 52 opposition activists

2018-12-04 20:31

The prosecution of 52 opposition activists who protested against the re-election of 85-year-old Paul Biya as Cameroon president has been abandoned, their lawyer has said.

West Africa leaders meet over Boko Haram escalation

2018-11-29 20:27

Top leaders from Chad, Nigeria, Niger and Cameroon have held talks in N'Djamena to discuss the recent escalation of attacks by Boko Haram jihadists in the Lake Chad area.

29 hurt in suicide blast in Cameroon's Far North: security sources

2018-11-28 16:28

At least 29 people were wounded when a women bomber blew herself up in a border town in Cameroon's Far North, a region frequently hit by Boko Haram jihadists, security sources have said.

Top Africa stories: MDC warns govt over Chamisa arrest, Kenyan priest

2018-11-23 07:39

Zimbabwean opposition MDC youth leader has warned government that the southern African country would be turned into a war zone if party president Nelson Chamisa is arrested, and a Kenyan priest has been killed in Cameroon's anglophone region.

Kenyan priest killed in Cameroon's anglophone region: church

2018-11-22 15:35

A Kenyan priest was killed in francophone Cameroon's volatile English-speaking Southwest region where violence has surged after separatists declared an independent state, church sources have told AFP.

PICS: Young Africans tell the world about the Africa they want

2018-11-20 19:59

Children from at least six west and central African countries recently took to the the stage of the Africa Dialogues conference in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso to tell the world about the future they envisioned on their continent.

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.

Cameroon military says 30 separatists killed in fighting

2018-11-14 20:00

Cameroon's military says it has killed least 30 separatists in the past few days in the country's restive North West region

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