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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...

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....
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Ethiopia officials say at least 10 died in protests over autonomy

At least 10 people died in clashes between protesters and security forces in Ethiopia’s southern region on Monday, health...
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Group of Zimbabwe white farmers rejects govt’s $3.5b compensation plan as unfair

An organisation in Zimbabwe, for the White farmers disposed of their land during government's land reform process has dismissed a recent US$3.5B compensation fund...

Gunmen on motorbike kill 6 French aid workers, their driver and guide in Niger

Gunmen ridding on motorcycles intercepted and killed six French aid workers, their Nigerien guide and driver in a wildlife park in Niger on Sunday,...

Military base in Somali capital rocked by bomb blast, at least 8 dead

A huge blast rocked a military base in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu near a stadium on Saturday, killing at least eight people and injuring 14,...

Ivory Coast opposition says Ouattara 3rd term quest would destabilise country

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara’s decision to run for a third term in office violates the constitution and will destabilise a country still recovering...