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Violence, intimidation derail legislative vote in Cameroon’s Anglophone region

A surge of violence derailed voting in Cameroon’s English-speaking regions Sunday because residents were too scared to cast ballots in legislative and municipal elections after militant separatists kidnapped scores of candidates and threatened violence.At least 120 candidates were abducted...

Surge in killings in Cameroon anglophone regions ahead of parliamentary votes

A surge in violence meted out by the Cameroon military since recent weeks, has led to dozens of killings and thousands of new displacements in several areas across the Anglophone regions, Amnesty International said today, ahead of parliamentary elections...

Cameroon troops deploys to Anglophone regions ahead of February elections

About 400 military police officers arrived in Bamenda from Cameroon's capital, Yaounde, recently, vowing to defend the country's territorial integrity.A similar number of armed police officers also arrived in the English-speaking southwestern town of Buea this week.One of their...

Cameroon parliament pass devolution bill for troubled anglophone regions

A bill granting special status to Cameroon's two crisis-hit anglophone regions was passed by lawmakers on Wednesday, national radio said, an attempt to ease two years of bloody violence.If the Senate approves the devolution law and it comes into...

Universities to track atrocities in Anglophone Cameroon

A Canadian university has set up the Database of Atrocities for a part of Cameroon where those seeking independence are facing the wrath of the government. The initiative is intended to prompt the world to act, the report is...

Weeks after national dialogue, no peace in Cameroon anglophone areas

More than two weeks after a major national dialogue was held in Yaounde to resolve the crisis that has bloodied Cameroon's two English-speaking regions, the return of peace on the ground still seems far from realistic.In the northwest and...

7 Cameroon soldiers in court for executing women, children

Seven Cameroonian soldiers accused of killing two women and their children in an alleged summary execution that was caught on video pleaded not guilty at a military tribunal on Monday.The six soldiers and a captain have been charged with...

Cameroon’s Biya orders release of 333 detained separatists

The President of Cameroon, Paul Biya, has ordered the release of 333 prisoners who had been detained in connection with an Anglophone separatist rebellion.A statement from the president said he had decided to stop their prosecution in the military...

Cameroon peace conference delegates come close to blows

Cameroon national conference holding the capital, is only a couple of days old but it is already facing serious threat over sharp divisions among the delegates, dashing hope of ending a three year old conflict, that has made life...

Cameroon’s Biya says govt will organize talks to solve separatist crisis

Cameroon’s President Paul Biya announced in a rare public address on Tuesday the organization of a national dialogue to solve a separatist crisis in the country’s English-speaking regions. Biya said the talks, lead by the prime minister and starting from...
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UN calls for independent investigation into Cameroon anglophone village massacre

The UN called on Cameroon Tuesday to conduct an independent investigation into the "shocking" killing of 23 villagers in...
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Nigerian soldiers torched more than 20 homes in a community in the oil-rich Niger Delta after "suspected pirates" killed six people, security sources and...

Police in South Africa hunt for female guard who stole $267k in cash

South African Police are still on the hunt for a female security official who allegedly stole R4m(about $267,000) in cash from her employer, SBV...

Spain searching for over 100 aboard 3 missing migrant boats

Spanish authorities are searching for possibly dozens of migrants missing on three boats en route to the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean, maritime...

Lesotho 1st lady set for trial in PM’s ex-wife murder March 27

The wife of Lesotho’s prime minister, who is charged with murdering her predecessor, will stand trial on March 17, a magistrate ruled on Tuesday...