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Cameroon teachers say no to military escorts to schools

VOAAt least 3,000 Cameroon teachers have refused offers by the nation’s military to transport teaching staff to schools in the conflict-prone English-speaking regions.The teachers, who fled separatists' attacks, looting, burning and occupation of their schools in the English-speaking regions,...

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...

Equatorial Guinea’s PM and government resign

The government and prime minister of Equatorial Guinea tendered their resignation on Friday to President Teodoro Obiang, who said they had not done enough to help the country at a time of crisis, authorities said in a statement.The Central...

Gabon names 1st woman prime minister amid government shakeup

Gabon President Ali Bongo on Thursday promoted his defence minister, Rose Christiane Ossouka Raponda, to prime minister on Thursday, the first time a woman has held the role in the country.Ossouka Raponda, 56, is the sixth prime minister appointed...

Rwandan UN peacekeeper killed in Central African Republic

A Rwandan United Nations peacekeeper was killed and two others injured in a militia ambush on a convoy in northwest Central African Republic on Monday, the UN said.The attack, in the Nana-Mambéré prefecture, was allegedly carried out by the...

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...
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Israel and Sudan reach deal to normalize ties

ReutersIsrael and Sudan agreed on Friday to take steps to normalize relations in a deal brokered with the help of the United States, making...

Guinea President Conde wins re-election in landslide

ReutersGuinea’s President Alpha Conde has won a landslide re-election victory, preliminary results showed on Thursday, giving him a third term in office after a...

Mali’s army liberates village besieged by jihadists

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