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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...

Coronavirus patient gives birth in isolation ward in Cameroon

A woman undergoing treatment for coronavirus in an isolation ward in Cameroon's capital, Yaoundé, gave birth to a baby girl over the weekend, a doctor at the hospital told the BBC.The mother, 19-year-old Marie, gave birth normally but has...

Amnesty says Boko Haram killed over 275 in Cameroon in 2019

Boko Haram militants have killed at least 275 people this year in Cameroon’s Far North region despite government claims back in January that the Islamic extremist group had waned in the area, Amnesty International said Wednesday.More than 80 percent...

Cameroon bans freed opposition leader Kamto’s rallies

The Cameroonian authorities have banned two rallies organised by opposition leader Maurice Kamto that were to be held this month in the capital, Yaoundé, and the country's largest city, Douala.The rallies were supposed to be the opposition leader's first...

Cameroon militants behead security official

AN estimated 400 civilians and 160 state security personnel have been killed in the protests in English-speaking regions of Cameroon over the past two years.The latest indication of worsening brutality is a...

Fierce conflicts continues in many parts of Cameroon

People are deserting the English-speaking regions of Cameroon after hundreds of armed separatists and the military were involved in Tuesday's bloody conflicts in five towns and villages leaving at least 15 people dead. The population complains...

Protests in English-speaking Cameroon keep children out of school

Schools in Cameroon’s English-speaking region have failed to open for the second day of the new academic year. Residents are observing a three-day ghost town protest which includes preventing their children from attending classes. However, two ministers of education visiting the...

RFI reporter Ahmed Abba jailed for 10 years under Cameroon anti-terrorism law

A Cameroonian military tribunal on Monday sentenced a journalist to 10 years in prison on terrorism charges, including for failing to report acts of terrorism to authorities, in a trial that has drawn sharp criticism from rights groups. The court...

After 3 months shutdown Cameroon government finally restores internet service

Cameroon’s government on Thursday said it had restored internet to its restive Anglophone region, three months after cutting it. “It seems that the conditions that preceded the suspension of the internet to that part of the national territory have much...

Doctor’s strike in Cameroon amid political crisis leaves patients in danger

A doctors' strike in Cameroon left patients without critical care in the capital Yaoude on Monday, the latest in a string of union actions that have crippled a country in the midst of political crisis. The doctors union, known 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

AFPWith weeks to go before US elections, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is racing to make a breakthrough with Sudan that he hopes could...