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CAF-Morocco: CAF meeting to move AFCON to summer

As part of the highly expected decisions to be made during Rabat gathering of the African Football Governing body CAF, the continent’s flagship football competition; African Cup of Nations (AFCON) is expected to be moved to summer instead of the January-February period, reports say. Leaders of CAF are due to meet in the Moroccan capital […]

Electricity: Cameroon and Deutsche Bank ink FCFA 30 billion deal

Cameroon has signed three credit agreements valued at FCFA 30.18 billion to boost electricity transmission networks in the country’s capital, Yaoundé, local media reported. The deal signed by Paul Motaze, the Cameroonian Minister of Economy and the Director of Operations of Deutsche Bank Spain, Antonio Navarro Escabias, covers 100% of insurance premiums, as well as […]

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IMF approves $666 mln loan for Cameroon

The International Monetary Fund executive board on Monday approved a $666 million, three-year extended credit facility for Cameroon to support economic and financial reforms in the Central African nation. “Having initially shown resilience owing to its greater diversification, the Cameroonian economy is now facing decelerating growth, declining fiscal and external buffers, and rapidly-rising public debt,” […]

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Cameroon: Court rejects bail for Anglophone leaders in custody

Cameroon military court in Yaounde on Wednesday maintained that Lawyer Felix Nkongho, Professor Fontem Neba as well as radio host Mancho Bibixy, who have been the main leaders in the recent demonstrations in the Anglophone regions of Cameroon will remain in custody. The court’s presiding judge also rejected an appeal for the release of 24 […]

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Cameroon arrests 30 anti-terrorism soldiers

The government of Cameroon on Monday arrested over thirty anti-terrorism soldiers engaged in the fight against Boko Haram in the northern-regions of the West-African nation. The demobilized soldiers were protesting to demand for payment of bonuses and relief from the forefront. The Ministry of Defense indicated that those arrested will face a judicial enquiry for […]

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Cameroon: doctors down tools over low salaries, working conditions

Cameroon’s public hospitals are almost at a standstill as thousands of doctors nationwide downed their tools on Monday, demanding a pay rise and better medical facilities. The doctors union SYMEC, led by Dr. Pierre Yves Bassong, called on doctors nationwide to observe the two-day strike action, which is the second since April that left patients […]

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Cameroon: RFI’s correspondent sentenced to 10 years in prison

Cameroonian journalist and correspondent with Radio France International’s Hausa service, Ahmed Abba, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for “non-denunciation of terrorism” and “laundering of the proceeds of terrorist acts”. The military tribunal also sentenced him to pay a fine of over $90,000 (55,726,325 CFA francs) or face five extra years in prison […]

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Cameroon: internet restored to restive Anglophone region

The Cameroonian government on Thursday restored internet services to the country’s Anglophone regions after over 90 days shutdown and international campaigns. The government suspended services for Southwest and Northwest province after a series of protests that resulted in violence and the arrest of community leaders in late 2016 and earlier this year. Hours before the […]

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Cameroon: Main opposition party calls for federalism

Cameroon’s main opposition party, Social Democratic Front, SDF, has called for federalism on Monday as Anglophone crisis continues to deepen in the Central African nation. Residents of the Southwest and Northwest provinces are pushing for federalism since December last year saying that they are being politically and economically sidelined by the Francophone government. According to […]

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Morocco-Cameroon: LafargeHolcim Maroc Afrique launches construction of €42.6 million-cement plant

The Cameroonian locality of Nomayos, near capital Yaounde, will house another cement of factory of LafargeHolcim Maroc Afrique (LHMA) with production expected to hit 500,000 tons. The new project required a total investment of €42.6 million. Launched through Cimencam; LafargeHolcim Maroc Afrique’s local branch, the future plant is expected to produce 500,000 tons therefore increasing […]

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