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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...

Cameroon’s Biya reemerges amid rumours about his health

Cameroon’s President Paul Biya received French ambassador Christophe Guilhou this afternoon to discuss the fight against coronavirus, Biya said in a tweet.The tweet reads:Fruitful discussion with Mr Christophe Guilhou, French Ambassador to Cameroon this afternoon at the Unity Palace....

Cameroon with 850 confirmed covid-19 cases scales up chloroquine production

Cameroon has required the wearing of face masks by all of its citizens and begun large scale production of Chloroquine to treat COVID-19 reports the voice of America.The country says its hospitals are already overwhelmed, with more than 850...

Boko Haram suicide bombers kill 7 in Cameroon

Seven people were killed when two suicide bombers, suspected to be members of Nigeria's Boko Haram jihadist group, attacked a village in northern Cameroon on Sunday, police and a local official said."Two Boko Haram bombers blew themselves up at...

Cameroonian muslims defy government’s coronavirus prayer restrictions

Muslims in Cameroon have defied and are protesting government restrictions on prayer attendance at mosques, imposed to reduce the spread of COVID-19, which has so far been confirmed in 92 people in less than a month.The Muslims say the...

Cameroonians attack foreigners and diasporas over spread of coronavirus

Officials in Cameroon are calling on citizens to stop attacks on foreigners and visitors from the diaspora who are being blamed for an increase in coronavirus cases.The attacks began after some passengers on an Air France flight that landed...

Cameroon opposition raise alarm over attempt on leader’s life

Cameroon's main opposition party says the government is plotting to assassinate its leader, Maurice Kamto, three days after the party says an armed man tried to shoot him during a visit to the city of Garoua.The government has dismissed...

Cameroon records 2 confirmed cases of coronavirus

Cameroon said on Friday it has confirmed its first two cases of the novel coronavirus, a French national who arrived in the capital Yaounde in February and a Cameroonian who came in contact with him.Cameroon is the first central...

Human Rights Watch say Cameroon forces ‘massacred civilians’

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has accused Cameroonian forces of killing at least 21 civilians - including 13 children and one pregnant woman - in an attack in the country's troubled Anglophone region.HRW alleges that government forces along with Fulani...
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