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Cameroon announces regional elections in December, despite unrest

Cameroon's veteran leader Paul Biya on Monday announced the country's first regional elections in December, including in two western regions in the grip of a revolt by the anglophone minority.The indirect elections on December 6 in the country's 10...

Nigeria, 6 other African nations to start testing for COVID-19 antibodies

Nigeria is among 7 African countries that will start administering coronavirus antibody tests from next week, a regional body said on Thursday, as part of efforts to understand the extent of the outbreak on the continent.“Liberia, Sierra Leone, Zambia,...

Boko Haram militants kill 16 in northern Cameroon

Suspected militants from Islamist group Boko Haram killed at least 16 people and wounded seven early on Sunday in a grenade attack on a camp for displaced people in northern Cameroon, a local official said.The assailants threw a grenade...

Activist push to purge Cameroon of colonial monuments

Activist Andre Blaise Essama has been battling to purge Cameroon of monuments celebrating its French colonial past and replace them with local heroes long before protests swept the world after the death of George Floyd.Essama has flogged, beheaded and...

Cameroon government official in talks with the Ambazonia leaders

A representative of Cameroonian government had talks with several anglophone separatist leaders to try to find a peaceful resolution to the lingering conflict that has devastated the country's English-speaking regions.Rebels took up arms against the state nearly three years...

Cameroon soldiers charged with murder over February massacre

Three soldiers have been charged with murder over a massacre in western Cameroon, where security forces are fighting anglophone separatists, the army said Thursday.At least 10 children and three women were killed on 14 February in the village of...

Cameroon, E. Guinea to jointly map out border after clashes

Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea have agreed to jointly map out a disputed border area after skirmishes between their troops left several wounded and property destroyed.Officials from the two countries are asking hundreds of traders and farmers who relocated because...

Cameroon military says missing journalist died in military hospital

There has been massive condemnation in Cameroon after the country’s military bowed to pressure from rights groups and journalists Friday and issued a statement that missing Cameroonian journalist Samuel Ajiekah Wazizi died in a military hospital 10 months ago.Wazizi...

Cameroon’s Biya admits army massacre of civilians

Cameroon’s President Paul Biya has acknowledged that the military massacred innocent people, including women and children, in a northwestern village in February after the government first denied it.“The corpses of the three women and 10 children, whom the military...

Coronavirus cases in Cameroon now over 1,000

Coronavrus cases in Cameroon has crossed the 1,000 mark consolidating her as covid-19 most impacted nation in Central Africa, doubling its tally in just fifteen days.In early April, the country’s infection stood at 509. It has reached 1,017 as...
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Fmr French president Sarkozy to know fate in cash-from-Libya case

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US Secretary of States pushes for breakthrough on Sudan deal

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