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.

Five police killed in strife-torn anglophone Cameroon

2018-08-06 19:10

Five police have been killed in fresh violence in western Cameroon, where English-speaking separatists have declared an independent state, security sources and witnesses 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 military, separatists blamed for 'grave abuses'

2018-07-20 10:18

Violent tensions between Cameroon's government and Anglophone separatists have forced more than 180 000 people from their homes since December, Human Rights Watch says.

Cameroon police officer decapitated in restive region: sources

2018-07-19 13:57

A Cameroonian police officer has been decapitated in the country's restive anglophone region, sources say.

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 to probe 'army atrocities' video

2018-07-12 16:05

Cameroonian President Paul Biya has ordered an inquiry after the release on the internet of a video purporting to show government troops executing women and children alleged to back jihadists.

Police killed in flashpoint Cameroon city of Buea

2018-07-10 18:30

At least three policemen, including a superintendent, have been killed in fighting between English-speaking separatists and security forces in western Cameroon, local sources have said.

30 killed when bus in Cameroon drives into a river

2018-07-06 19:46

Authorities in Cameroon say at least 30 people are dead after a bus crashed on the road that links the political capital, Yaounde, with the western regional capital, Bafoussam.


Video shows Cameroon's soldiers shooting cowering civilians

2018-08-12 07:25

Amnesty International says a "horrifying" video circulating on social media shows Cameroon's security forces shooting at least a dozen unarmed civilians during an operation in the Far North region.

At least 160 inmates freed as gunmen storm Cameroon jail

2018-07-30 10:57

At least 160 inmates fled a prison in Cameroon's troubled anglophone North-West region during a dramatic overnight jailbreak, officials have said.

Four Cameroon troops held over summary execution video

2018-07-20 15:13

Four Cameroonian soldiers have been arrested after a video apparently showing three of them summarily executing two women and their two children accused of belonging to Boko Haram, sources close to the army say.

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.

Cholera outbreak kills 6 in Cameroon

2018-07-15 14:02

Six people have died in Cameroon from a cholera outbreak that has infected 43 people since May, the health ministry 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.

Fighting in anglophone Cameroon claims more lives

2018-07-12 18:23

Clashes between army and anglophone separatists have claimed several lives in the town of Kumba in Cameroon's troubled Southwest Region, sources have said.

Local elections in Cameroon latest to be postponed

2018-07-12 13:00

Local elections in Cameroon have been pushed back a year without explanation, according to a statement read out on state radio on Wednesday.

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.

Cameroonians collecting thousands for anglophone regions

2018-07-03 19:33

Cameroonians have donated hugely to an emergency aid fund for two anglophone regions hit by violence between separatists and government forces, the state media reports.

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