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UK, US condemn Cameroon’s handling of Anglophone crisis

The United Kingdom on Thursday joined the United States of America to condemn violence perpetrated by government forces on the population of the North West and South West regions of Cameroon on October 1st. The United Kingdom has called both the government and Anglophone population to dialogue and address the root causes of the problem. […]

Cameroon: army kills separatists as Anglophone tension continues

Separatists in Anglophone regions of Cameroon on Sunday braved odds and police barriers to protest against perceived discrimination in favour of Cameroon’s francophone majority. At least seven people were killed as some of the separatists made a symbolic declaration of independence for “Ambazonia”, the imaginary Anglophone state they want to create.  The exiled activist Julius […]

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Cameroon separatists to declare independence on October 1

Secessionists in Cameroon restive southern and northern-west Anglophone regions will declare their independence on October 1, leaders of the group said in a statement. The group calling itself the Southern Cameroons Ambazonia Governing Council said it has choose to declare the independence of the two formerly British administered regions of the country on 1 October […]

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Cameroon: separatists attack police as Anglophone crisis worsens

Three Cameroonian police officers were wounded on Thursday by the explosion of an artisanal bomb in English-speaking region’s major city Bamenda, local media reports. According to the regional governor Adolphe Lele Lafrique, the incident was a “terrorist attack.” Security source quoted by Reuters said the attack was the work of “extremists” who want independence. In […]

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Uganda: Police fires teargas as parliament extends Museveni’s rule

Police in Uganda on Thursday fired teargas to disperse protesters outside the East African nation’s parliament. The move comes as legislators of the ruling party vote a draft legislation that could extend long-time leader Yoweri Museveni’s rule. Groups of demonstrators from Makerere University in the capital Kampala were dispersed with teargas on their road to […]

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Former CAF president Hayatou moves to ease 2019 AFCON fears

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) president, Ahmad Ahmad says Cameroon still needs to convince CAF of its ability to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. Ahmad, who replaced Cameroon’s Issa Hayatou in March, gave his clearest indication that Cameroon could be stripped of hosting rights for the newly extended event. In reaction to […]

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Cargo train derails in Cameroon, kills one

Train has killed in Cameroon again, months after another passenger train crashed in the Central African nation killing 80 people and injuring over 600 others. On Wednesday, nine cars of a cargo train left the tracks near the town of Makondo, about 140 km of the capital Yaoundé, killing one person, Jeune Afrique Magazine reports. […]

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Cameroon to revamp its loss-making national airline

Cameroon’s national carrier, Cameroon Airlines-Corporation (Camair-Co) has embarked on a recovery plan at an estimated 91.5 million euros over the next 5 years, Africanews reports. The ailing-carrier Camair-Co will benefit a stimulus plan from Boeing consulting that will allow the company to resume its flights, official said. The company has been rocked by poor management […]

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African fruit growers organizing to better access EU markets

A new pan-African fruit industry association, Afruibana, gathering fruit producers and exporters from Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana, was officially launched this week in Brussels. Open to African fruit and vegetable farmers, the new platform seeks to put in place strategies to improve the sector’s competitiveness and increase the access of African products to the […]

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Cameroon: War Crimes Committed against Boko Haram Suspects, AI Report

Amnesty International has accused Cameroonian troops of committing what it called war crimes against alleged supporters of the terror group Boko Haram. Hundreds of people in Cameroon accused of supporting Boko Haram, often without evidence, are being brutally tortured by security forces, Amnesty International said in a new report published Thursday. Using dozens of testimonies, […]

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