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UN calls for independent investigation into Cameroon anglophone village massacre

The UN called on Cameroon Tuesday to conduct an independent investigation into the "shocking" killing of 23 villagers in a troubled English-speaking region and to ensure the perpetrators be held accountable.Citing information from UN colleagues on the ground, the UN rights...

Equatorial Guinea tells UN, France illegally seized its ‘embassy’

Lawyers for Equatorial Guinea told United Nations judges Monday that French authorities illegally seized a mansion in Paris that the African nation insists operated as its embassy. The building was seized as part of a money laundering investigation into...

Opposition blame army for the massacre of 14 children, 6 others in Cameroon Anglophone

A massacre in an anglophone region of Cameroon left up to 22 villagers dead including 14 children, the UN said Sunday, with an opposition party blaming the killings on the army.Armed men carried out the bloodshed on Friday in...

Opposition leader Maurice Kamto say wanted an inclusive Cameroon

The leader of Cameroon opposition MRC party that boycotted the parliamentary and local elections said that the Anglophone crisis was "a major reason" for the decision.Ongoing conflict between Cameroon's mainly French-speaking government and separatist fighters demanding independence for the...

Equatorial Guinea’s Teodorin Obiang fined €30m, 3-years suspended jail term

The son of Equatorial Guinea's leader was handed a 30-million-euro fine by a Paris court Monday on top of a suspended jail term for using public money to fund a jet-set lifestyle in Europe.Teodorin Obiang, the son of Equatorial...

Violence, intimidation derail legislative vote in Cameroon’s Anglophone region

A surge of violence derailed voting in Cameroon’s English-speaking regions Sunday because residents were too scared to cast ballots in legislative and municipal elections after militant separatists kidnapped scores of candidates and threatened violence.At least 120 candidates were abducted...

Surge in killings in Cameroon anglophone regions ahead of parliamentary votes

A surge in violence meted out by the Cameroon military since recent weeks, has led to dozens of killings and thousands of new displacements in several areas across the Anglophone regions, Amnesty International said today, ahead of parliamentary elections...

Infighting among ex-Seleka fighters claims 40 in Central African Republic

Militia infighting in Central African Republic (CAR) killed around 40 people over the weekend and forced several hundred from their homes, local authorities said on Tuesday.The bloodshed was some of the worst since armed groups agreed a peace deal...

U.S envoy’s meeting with opposition and comments about Cameroon conflict stir controversy

Mixed reactions have trailed the meeting between the top U.S. diplomat to Africa, Tibor Nagy, and opposition leader Maurice Kamto, who says he was the rightful winner of the Cameroon's October 2018 presidential election.Nagy also gave an interview in...

Cameroon troops deploys to Anglophone regions ahead of February elections

About 400 military police officers arrived in Bamenda from Cameroon's capital, Yaounde, recently, vowing to defend the country's territorial integrity.A similar number of armed police officers also arrived in the English-speaking southwestern town of Buea this week.One of their...
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UN calls for independent investigation into Cameroon anglophone village massacre

The UN called on Cameroon Tuesday to conduct an independent investigation into the "shocking" killing of 23 villagers in...
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Nigeria military invade community burns homes after sea pirates attack

Nigerian soldiers torched more than 20 homes in a community in the oil-rich Niger Delta after "suspected pirates" killed six people, security sources and...

Police in South Africa hunt for female guard who stole $267k in cash

South African Police are still on the hunt for a female security official who allegedly stole R4m(about $267,000) in cash from her employer, SBV...

Spain searching for over 100 aboard 3 missing migrant boats

Spanish authorities are searching for possibly dozens of migrants missing on three boats en route to the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean, maritime...

Lesotho 1st lady set for trial in PM’s ex-wife murder March 27

The wife of Lesotho’s prime minister, who is charged with murdering her predecessor, will stand trial on March 17, a magistrate ruled on Tuesday...