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Cameroon: Bishops call for dialogue to “avert senseless civil war”

Catholic Bishops in Cameroon have reiterated their call for dialogue as a way out of the security crisis in Cameroon’s Anglophone regions. The clergy, in a letter addressed to the Cameroonian people, denounced escalating violence in Cameroon’s Northwest and Southwest regions. According to the president of the bishops’ conference and Archbishop of Douala, Archbishop Samuel […]

African Commonwealth Games athletes seek asylum after going missing

Australia’s Minister for Home Affairs Peter Dutton has warned African athletes who went missing during the Commonwealth Games to comply with visas or face deportation. At least eight athletes from Cameroon, two from Uganda and a Rwandan para-powerlifting coach went missing in April during the Commonwealth Games in Australia. According to Australia’s Home Minister Peter […]

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Cameroon: Gov’t takes over electricity transmission to revamp power sector

The Cameroonian National Electricity Transport Corporation (SONATREL) will take over full management of the country’s electricity transport network. Under two concession agreements signed in Yaoundé with the Ministry of Water and Energy, SONATREL takes over from ENEO, a concessionaire of the public electricity service and a subsidiary of the British group ACTIS. ENEO was in […]

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Cameroon uses anti-terror law to silence Journalists – RSF

Cameroon is a dangerous place for any objective-minded journalist, a recent report by media rights group, Reporters Sans Frontières, has said. According to the right group, many journalists in the central African nation have got into trouble with the government for venturing into certain areas of national life considered too delicate. The 2018 Press Freedom […]

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Commonwealth Games: 8 Cameroon athletes “abscond”

Seven Cameroonian athletes have fled from their accommodation at the Commonwealth Games in Australia, team officials said on Wednesday. The missing weightlifters and boxers were last seen at different times on Monday and Tuesday, Press attaché Simon Molombe said. The officials said they viewed the disappearance of the athletes as “desertion” and that they had […]

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Corruption, backlogs hit Cameroon’s Douala Port—Report

Corruption, bureaucratic red tape, overpriced services and a growing backlog has hit Cameroon’s port of Douala, AFP reported. According to the news Agency, the country’s largest harbor through which more than 95% of Cameroon’s maritime traffic transits is affected by a high-level corruption due to middlemen and bribes. Also, procedures are believed to be interminably […]

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France issues travel warning for Cameroon’s Anglophone regions

The French government on Monday declared Cameroon’s Anglophone regions a ‘no-go’ area and warned its citizens against all but essential travel to areas like the Far North region notorious for Boko Haram attacks and the area along the border with Central African Republic and Chad. According to the advisory, travel to the Northwest and Southwest […]

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Cameroon’s Paul Biya visits China to drum up business deals

Cameroon’s President Paul Biya on Thursday arrived in China for a three-day state visit. Biya is expected to hold a closed-door session with his Chinese peer Xi Jinping. According to Cameroon’s State broadcaster, CRTV, the West African nation will drum up business deals with Beijing. Cameroon and China share longstanding and excellent bilateral and diplomatic […]

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Kidnappings on the rise in Cameroon’s Anglophone restive regions

About 35 people, including two Tunisian engineers, have been kidnapped by armed groups in Cameroun’s restive South-West region last Saturday and Sunday. The central African nation is witnessing an increase in kidnappings as crackdown against Anglophone minority continues in the country. The body of Tunisian Khaled Tinsa was recovered on Monday during a rescue operation […]

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Cameroon’s Paul Biya vows to continue crackdown on Anglophone agitators

Cameroon’s President Paul Biya in a rare cabinet meeting on Thursday vowed to continue military crackdown on English-speaking separatists in the central African nation. This high-level meeting — the first cabinet meeting held since 2015 — follows a partial cabinet shakeup two weeks ago. According to the 85-year old leader, the efforts of the security […]

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