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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...

Former Seleka rebel leader and C. African president Djotodia returns from exile

Former Central African Republic (CAR) rebel leader and president Michel Djotodia returned to Bangui on Friday, exactly six years after quitting as head of state, and pledged to support peace in the troubled country.Djotodia, 71, who resigned 10 months...

France’s ‘dirty war’ in Cameroon independence – Survivors’ story

It was a "dirty war" waged by French colonial troops but it never made headlines and even today goes untold in school history books.The brutal conflict unfolded in Cameroon, which on January 1 marks its 60th anniversary of independence...

0ver 30 killed in clashes between between militia, traders in C. African Republic

At least 30 people were killed in fighting between militiamen and traders in a restive district of Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic, a security source and an imam said Thursday.“Thirty bodies have been brought to the...

Cameroon parliament pass devolution bill for troubled anglophone regions

A bill granting special status to Cameroon's two crisis-hit anglophone regions was passed by lawmakers on Wednesday, national radio said, an attempt to ease two years of bloody violence.If the Senate approves the devolution law and it comes into...

Cameroon MPs debate autonomy for the Anglophone region

Members of parliament in Cameroon are debating whether to grant more autonomy to the country's Anglophone regions where thousands of people have died in a separatist conflict.President Paul Biya has recently spoken of granting special status to the English...

Universities to track atrocities in Anglophone Cameroon

A Canadian university has set up the Database of Atrocities for a part of Cameroon where those seeking independence are facing the wrath of the government. The initiative is intended to prompt the world to act, the report is...

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 shuts down hundreds of schools opened to absorb displaced pupils

The Cameroon government has shut down more than 260 schools that had been operating informally in the country’s francophone regions.The schools had been opened to help absorb students fleeing the separatist uprising in Cameroon’s English-speaking regions.I travelled to Douala...

Top Rwandan rebel commander arrested in Goma by DR Congo army

The Democratic Republic of Congo's army says it has arrested a powerful Rwandan rebel commander, Nshimiyimana Asifiwe, in the eastern city of Goma reports BBC Africa. His arrest was proof that the military's campaign against the Democratic Forces for the...
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