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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....

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...
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Pirates attack Turkish ship off W. Africa; kill 1, kidnap 15

Pirates attacked a Turkish cargo ship off the West African coast, kidnapping 15 sailors and killing one of them,...
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