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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 […]

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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Cameroon’s national football team seeks new coach

The normalization committee of Cameroon’s football Association (Fecafoot) has advertised the vacancy for head coach of the national team, indomitable Lions. Fecafoot has parted ways with their African Nations Cup winning coach Hugo Broos in December. Just 10 months after he delivered their unexpected African Nations Cup triumph, their first in 15 years, Fecafoot have […]

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Cameroon’s Paul Biya replaces top ministers in surprise cabinet reshuffle

Cameroon’s President Paul Biya on Friday appointed a new Government with major shake ups, giving top positions to two politicians from Anglophone Cameroon. In a decree released late on Friday, the 84-year president appointed Dr. Nalova Lyonga, Minister of Secondary Education whiles Atanga Nji Paul was appointed Minister of Territorial Administration, which translates to the […]

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Cameroon extends curfew in restive Anglophone regions

The governor of the restive North West region in Cameroon has extended a curfew restricting movement of persons and property from 8PM to 6AM as security forces continue the fight against separatists in Northwest and Southwest regions. The two regions, since 2016, have been the theatre of social unrest, initially of a corporate character by […]

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Cameroon’s veteran opposition leader pulls out of election

Ni John Fru Ndi, the emblematic leader of the Social Democratic Front, the main opposition party in Cameroon, announced he is not running in the 2018 presidential elections. Speaking at the special congress of the party held in Bamenda on Thursday, the veteran leader reportedly said he was leaving the stage for the younger generation […]

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