Cameroon


Cameroon summons US ambassador: official sources

2018-05-23 15:14

Cameroonian authorities summoned the US ambassador in the country, sources have said, days after he accused government forces of abuses against separatists in English-speaking regions.

US accuses Cameroon of 'targeted killings' in anglophone crisis

2018-05-18 18:57

The US ambassador to Cameroon has accused government forces of carrying out "targeted killings" and other abuses in the fight against militants demanding independence for two English-speaking regions.

Tackle Lake Chad environment to stop Boko Haram: experts

2018-05-09 21:51

Revitalising Lake Chad will stop Boko Haram from gaining a long-term foothold in the region, experts have said, as four countries wrapped up talks aimed at ending in the conflict.

'Dirty war' ravages Cameroon's anglophone region

2018-05-05 13:57

They call it a "dirty war" - a silent conflict in Cameroon's anglophone region has been marked by near-daily attacks by separatists and a brutal army backlash that shows no sign of abating.

After the gold rush: Mining boom in Cameroon leaves 'open tombs'

2018-04-30 11:56

For a time, the land around the village of Longa Mali in eastern Cameroon was one of the most prized in Africa, and powerful machines gnawed greedily into its soil to extract precious gold.

Catholic church should intervene in Cameroon crisis: think-tank

2018-04-26 18:59

The Roman Catholic Church should mediate in the crisis in the English-speaking regions of Cameroon, where separatists and security forces are embroiled in a dangerous conflict, a think-tank has urged.

Mine blast kills two Cameroon soldiers

2018-04-21 07:31

Two Cameroonian soldiers have died and four were seriously injured after a mine exploded in an anglophone region hit by violence between separatists and the government.

Cameroon's isolated anglophones face humanitarian crisis

2018-04-13 15:38

Cameroonians swept up in a conflict between anglophone separatists and the government are facing a humanitarian crisis, aid groups say as they struggle to reach people in remote areas that have become virtually off-limits.

Former top judge kidnapped in troubled Cameroon region

2018-04-09 19:28

Separatists in an English-speaking part of Cameroon have kidnapped a former top judge, a source has said, marking a fresh escalation in the troubled region.

Rwanda genocide suspect wanted in France held in Cameroon

2018-04-06 13:00

A former Rwandan policeman has been arrested in Cameroon on suspicion of involvement in the 1994 Rwandan genocide, a judicial source in France, where he is wanted over the killings has said.

 

Kidnappings multiply in Cameroon's restive anglophone region

2018-05-22 16:32

Kidnappings are proliferating in Cameroon's violence-torn English-speaking region, where officials, foreigners and locals alike are finding themselves targeted for abduction.

UN says 160 000 anglophone Cameroonians fled violence since 2016

2018-05-15 21:04

Some 160 000 people have fled their homes in Cameroon's English-speaking regions because of violence between anglophone separatists and government forces, the United Nations has said.

At Cameroon university, insights into a bloody insurgency

2018-05-09 12:25

Six months ago, southwest Cameroon has plunged into violence as English-speaking separatists fought troops and police ordered in by the country's francophone-majority government.

MTN is paying R1.6bn to make Benin licensing troubles go away

2018-05-03 12:13

Mobile operator MTN announced that it concluded a memorandum of understanding with the government of Benin following a dispute with the regulatory authorities on the frequency of fees.

Teacher killed in strife-hit region of Cameroon

2018-04-29 07:15

A teacher has been gunned down after armed assailants attacked a school in a strife-hit English speaking region of southwest Cameroon, national radio says.

French tycoon Bollore's African assets

2018-04-26 11:34

Billionaire French industrialist Vincent Bollore is being questioned in Paris over allegations that his conglomerate used corrupt connections in Africa to win port contracts.

Nigerian students killed by tree on Cameroon school trip

2018-04-18 10:05

A falling tree at a wildlife park in northern Cameroon killed three students on a school trip, an official told the country's state radio.

Kidnapped ex-judge freed in restive Cameroon

2018-04-12 21:20

A former top judge who was kidnapped in Cameroon's troubled anglophone region has been released, sources have said.

Africa's scientists encouraged to become the next Einstein

2018-04-08 08:01

Africa's young scientists are encouraged to become the next Einstein; help build 'a bright continent'.

Cameroon security forces free 18 hostages from separatists

2018-04-05 16:45

Cameroon's government says security forces have freed 18 hostages, including 12 European tourists, who had been seized by separatists fighting for the independence of English-speaking regions.

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