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Cameroon: Electoral Campaign officially begins

Campaigning for Cameroon’s October 7 presidential election has officially begun last weekend in the central African nation. Nine opposition parties have failed to agree on a single candidate to face incumbent President Paul Biya who has ruled the country for 35 years and is hoping to be re-elected for a seventh time. Over the weekend, […]

Mass exodus in Cameroon’s Anglophone regions ahead of Oct. 7 polls

In Anglophone Cameroon, hundreds of people were reportedly quitting the region as the Anglophone crisis continued to take a toll on lives and properties across the area. The Northwest region together with the Southwest constitute the country’s minority Anglophone region. The two regions have been suffering a security crisis since last year amid armed exchanges […]

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Crackdown in Anglophone Cameroon worsening the crisis – UN

New United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet, on Wednesday, expressed worry over the worsening security situation in Cameroon’s Anglophone region. A government crackdown in two regions of Cameroon where English-speaking separatists are campaigning for an independent state has inflamed the crisis in recent months. The unrest is unfolding in the Northwest and […]

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Morocco’s SGTM secures 420 MW dam deal in Cameroon

The Belgian company BESIX, in partnership with French company NGE and Moroccan company SGTM have been awarded a contract to design and build 420 MW Nachtigal hydroelectric power station in Cameroon. Located on the River Sanaga about 65 km north of Yaoundé, the new hydroelectric dam is expected to increase the country’s electricity generating capacity […]

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Cameroon begins man-hunt to track over 160 detainees after prison break

More than 160 inmates have escaped from jail in Cameroon’s north-west region following an attack on the penitentiary by armed men. According to local media CameroonWeb, the prisoners rushed out of the police jail’s gate in the night after the armed men suspected of being separatists lit a fire amid the use of gunfire. A […]

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Cameroon violence needs urgent investigation, says UN rights chief

Persistent reports of grave human rights abuses in Cameroon — including a widely shared video showing the alleged execution of a woman, child and baby — must be investigated by the authorities urgently, UN rights chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said on Wednesday. Amid a backdrop of protests in the English-speaking north-west and south-west regions […]

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Cameroon’s Biya to Seek Another Term

Cameroon’s long-time president, Paul Biya, has announced he will run for another term. Biya, 85, said on Twitter Friday that he will stand as a candidate in the October elections. He said he is running to “ensure a more united, stable and prosperous Cameroon.” Biya has ruled Cameroon uncontested since 1982. Critics have described his […]

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Cameroon sets presidential elections for October 7

Presidential election will be held on October 7 in Cameroon, according to a presidential decree released by President Paul Biya on Monday. Paul Biya, 84, is one of the world’s oldest heads of state—and one of the longest-serving, having ruled uncontested since 1982. Critics have described Biya’s state record as “chaotic.” Nicknamed “the Sphinx” due […]

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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 […]

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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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