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Major damage as fire sweeps through Cameroon parliament

2017-11-17 15:09

A fire has swept through the main building of Cameroon's parliament in Yaounde overnight, causing substantial damage but no injuries.

4 homemade bombs in anglophone Cameroon, no casualties

2017-11-13 13:26

Four makeshift bombs have exploded in the main city of Cameroon's restive anglophone region, but without causing casualties, officials say.

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.

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 bracing for 40 000 Cameroonian refugees in Nigeria

2017-10-31 18:00

Thousands of people have fled Cameroon's violence-hit anglophone regions into neighbouring Nigeria in recent weeks, the UN has said, adding it was preparing to help 40 000 refugees from the unrest.

Boko Haram kills 16 in Cameroon, Nigeria

2017-10-31 10:10

At least 16 people have been killed in a raid and suicide attack in Cameroon and Nigeria, in the latest violence blamed on Boko Haram Islamists.

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.

Spice of life: Niger region lifts ban on red pepper

2017-10-18 20:35

Small farmers in southeastern Niger are rejoicing after authorities lifted a two-year ban on the growing of red peppers, imposed in their fight against jihadists.

In Africa, LGBT rights activists worry about Trump impact

2017-10-16 06:00

Gay rights activist Joseph Achille Tiedjou is worried every day that he will be harassed or arrested in Cameroon.

Cameroon probes deadly unrest in restive anglophone region

2017-10-13 15:39

Cameroon has launched a probe into recent deadly violence linked to a symbolic declaration of independence in the west African nation's English-speaking region.

 

In restive anglophone Cameroon, fear, anger and a curfew

2017-11-17 14:04

It's only 20:00, but in the bars by the Hospital Roundabout, one of the liveliest nightspots in Bamenda, thoughts are already turning to last orders.

Cameroon says soldier killed in restive region

2017-11-12 07:00

A soldier has been killed by suspected separatists in southwestern Cameroon, an official says, bringing the number killed in restive English-speaking regions to four in one week.

'Separatists' kill two more police in restive Cameroon region: govt

2017-11-08 20:14

Separatists killed two policemen in the restive English-speaking region of Cameroon, a day after an officer was shot dead there, the government has said.

At least 5 children killed by 'young girl' suicide bomber in Cameroon

2017-11-01 12:38

Five children have been killed and two others wounded by a suicide bomber described as a "young girl" in a northern region of Cameroon plagued by Boko Haram attacks, sources say.

Cameroon sentences opposition leader to 25 years in prison

2017-10-31 11:32

Amnesty International says a military court in Cameroon has sentenced an opposition leader to 25 years in prison for hostility against the homeland and contempt of the president.

Boko Haram 'slaughter' 11 people in north Cameroon: officials

2017-10-30 19:55

Boko Haram fighters killed 11 civilians in Cameroon's far north overnight, targeting a village where several members of the Islamist group were recently arrested, officials have said.

Secessionist struggle in anglophone Cameroon led from exile

2017-10-25 16:55

A secessionist revolt is gaining ground in the English-speaking west of Cameroon, but for lack of charismatic local leaders, the impetus is coming from the diaspora, analysts say.

Cameroon premier in troubled anglophone region for 'dialogue'

2017-10-17 14:13

Cameroon's Prime Minister Philemon Yang has begun a visit to a troubled English-speaking region as part of what he termed a "dialogue" with the country's anglophone minority.

Boko Haram fighters surrender in northern Cameroon

2017-10-14 11:00

Nearly 60 men who said they were captured by the Boko Haram Islamist group and forced to fight for them in Nigeria have surrendered to authorities in northern Cameroon.

Two prisoners hit with French terror charges over plot

2017-10-10 16:33

Prosecutors have filed terror charges against two suspected jihadists believed to have been planning to carry out an attack after their upcoming release from prison, say sources close to the case.

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