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Cameroonians to elect senators in March ahead of presidential polls

Cameroon’s government plans to organize senatorial polls on March 25, 2018 ahead of the presidential vote later this year, a presidential decree said. According to the decree, the electoral body ELECAM shall organize the polls in various constituencies of the country. Under the current constitution, the parliament is composed of 100 senators, out of which […]

Local startup launches first Cameroon-made drones

A Cameroonian young entrepreneur William Elong, founder of Will & Brothers start-up, has officially presented the first drones manufactured in the central African nation on February 2, 2018, in Yaoundé. The three flagship products are Algo, a fixed-wing UAV, which has a range of 20 km and autonomy of more than 45 minutes; Logarithm, a […]

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EU urges Cameroon to adopt ‘sincere dialogue’ with separatists

The European Union (EU) has called on authorities in Cameroon to initiate sincere and constructive dialogue as a means of finding a solution to the Anglophone crisis. Violence has flared in the past week, with armed separatist factions clashing against Cameroon security forces in several towns and villages in the two English-speaking regions. Cameroon’s Southwest […]

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Cameroon: European Union offers FCFA100 mln in Boko Haram war

The European Union is set to mobilize 100 billion FCFA to finance the fight against the Boko Haram sect, La Tribune Afrique news portal reports. According to a statement from the institution, the funds will be directed to the Multinational Joint Force (MMF), made up of the Cameroonian, Nigerian, Nigerien and Chadian armies, set up […]

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Cameroonian government sued over internet shutdown

Two net freedom groups, Access Now and Internet Sans Frontières (ISF), on January 19, sued the government of Cameroon before the country’s top court over the imposition of an internet blackout on the restive anglophone regions. The two NGOs vowed to provide expert advice on requirements under international human rights law and urged the court […]

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Central Africa’s first one-stop border post inaugurated

Cameroon and Congo have inaugurated the first one Stop Border Post (OSBP) of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS). According to the ECCAS commission, the post will facilitate trade between the two states and strengthen the process of regional integration in Central Africa. Speaking to the media, Marie Thérèse Chantal Mfoula, the head […]

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Cameroon: 15,000 Anglophones flee to Nigeria – UNHCR

About 15,000 Anglophones have fled Cameroon’s violence-hit West and North regions into neighboring Nigeria in recent months, the United Nations refugee agency and Nigerian government officials said on Thursday. Antonio Jose Canhandula, representative of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Nigeria, said at a briefing in Abuja that more than 8,000 refugees have […]

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Cameroon separatist group leader, 9 others, arrested in Nigeria

Julius Ayuk Tabe, the Nigeria-based chairman of the Governing Council of Ambazonia separatist movement in Cameroon has been arrested along with others by Nigeria security forces, local media reports. The separatist group said in a statement Tabe and six others were taken from Nera Hotels in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, by Cameroonian gunmen in an […]

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Egypt: Mohamed Salah named 2017 CAF African footballer of the year

Egypt and Liverpool’s striker Mohamed Salah made history Thursday as he became the second Egyptian football player to win Confederation of African Football (CAF) footballer of the year Award beating his club team mate Sadio Mane, from Senegal. The one who recently in December won BBC footballer of the year Award gathered 625 points from […]

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Cameroon extractive industries generated 888 billion CFA

Extractive industries generated 888 billion CFA francs in the state coffers of Cameroon, thanks to the signing of new oil deals and the promulgation of a new mining code, officials reported on Wednesday during the presentation of the 2015 report of Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, EITI. Initiated by the Ministry of Finance, the report indicated […]

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