Home » Posts tagged with » Cameroon

About 5,000 Boko Haram hostages rescued

Regional joint security forces have rescued over 5,000 Boko Haram hostages in a week-long operation, dubbed Thunder 2, in mountains along the Nigeria-Cameroon border, official said. “The hostages freed consisted mostly of women, children and elderly people,” Cameroon’s Communications Minister Issa Tchiroma Bakary told a news conference. According to him, 21 Boko Haram suspects had […]

Cameroon beat Egypt to win AFCON after 15-year wait

Indomitable Lions of Cameroon have won the final of the Africa Cup of Nations after beating the pharaohs of Egypt 2-1 on Sunday in Libreville. The Central African nation returned to the continental summit, after a 15-year wait. Sunday’s match heated up with a goal in the 22nd minute for Egypt by M. Elneny and […]

Read More

Cameroon: Internet Cut Cost $723,000 for Businesses – IWB

In Cameroon, businesses are losing money as a result of an internet cut that has been ongoing since January 17, 2017. Schools as well as public services in the English-speaking region of the country remain closed, local media reported. According to a report published by Internet Sans Frontières (Internet without Borders), small businesses lost an […]

Read More

Cameroon’s Indomitable Lions Beat Ghana’s Black-Stars, Reach AFCON Final

Late second-half goals from Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui and Christian Bassogog secured Cameroon’s passage to the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations final as they beat Ghana 2-0 on Thursday to set up a showdown with Egypt on Sunday. Ghana grew into the match as the half wore on, though, and they regained a measure of control in […]

Read More

Cameroon: Rights Watchdog Calls Anglophone Regions to Continue Protests

The Cameroon Anglophone Civil Society Consortium has urged people in the country’s Anglophone North West and South West regions to embark on a peaceful protest until the demands of lawyers and teachers in the regions are met. In a statement released on Wednesday, the Rights group called for a sit-in strike to be held on […]

Read More

Nigeria: Female Football Team Storms Parliament

The Nigerian female football national team, the Super-Falcons, on Tuesday, stormed the National Assembly, at capital Abuja, protesting the non-payment of their allowances by the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF.) Some of their placards read, “We are your children, pity us”; “Let us respect women”; “female football deserves respect.” The team won the 10th edition of […]

Read More

Cameroon Must Probe Deaths of pro-Anglophone Protesters – Amnesty

Rights watchdog, Amnesty International, on Sunday urged authorities in Cameroon to investigate the use of excessive and unnecessary force that led to the death of between two and four people during a protest in the north western city of Bamenda. At least two people were killed in clashes between police and protesters from the English-speaking […]

Read More

Cameroon: Anglophone teachers, lawyers embark on indefinite strike

Anglophone teachers and lawyers in Cameroon have embarked on an indefinite nationwide strike on Monday, accusing the government of trying to marginalise them by imposing the French language on their schools and courts. The teachers complain that official documents are often only published in French, even though English is also an official language. Police said […]

Read More

Cameroon: Boko Haram launches three deadly assaults

The Nigeria-based Islamist militants carried out raids in neighbouring Cameroon killing about 6 soldiers, local media Cameroonweb reported on Wednesday. “Between yesterday and today there were three attacks: in Darak, in Diguina and a thwarted kamikaze strike in the (camp),” said a senior army source who asked not to be named, referring to three places […]

Read More

Cameroon Mourns Victims of Train Accident

Cameroonian President, Paul Biya has declared Monday, October 24, 2016 as the day of national mourning for the victims of a train accident between capital Yaoundé and economic hub Douala killing at least 75 people on Friday. Over 600 people were injured in the accident and the numbers continue to rise as thousands of Cameroonians […]

Read More