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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 […]

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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About 5,000 Boko Haram hostages rescued

Regional joint security forces have rescued over 5,000 Boko Haram hostages in a week-long operation, dubbed Thunder 2, in mountains along the Nigeria-Cameroon border, official said. “The hostages freed consisted mostly of women, children and elderly people,” Cameroon’s Communications Minister Issa Tchiroma Bakary told a news conference. According to him, 21 Boko Haram suspects had […]

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Cameroon beat Egypt to win AFCON after 15-year wait

Indomitable Lions of Cameroon have won the final of the Africa Cup of Nations after beating the pharaohs of Egypt 2-1 on Sunday in Libreville. The Central African nation returned to the continental summit, after a 15-year wait. Sunday’s match heated up with a goal in the 22nd minute for Egypt by M. Elneny and […]

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Cameroon: Internet Cut Cost $723,000 for Businesses – IWB

In Cameroon, businesses are losing money as a result of an internet cut that has been ongoing since January 17, 2017. Schools as well as public services in the English-speaking region of the country remain closed, local media reported. According to a report published by Internet Sans Frontières (Internet without Borders), small businesses lost an […]

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Cameroon’s Indomitable Lions Beat Ghana’s Black-Stars, Reach AFCON Final

Late second-half goals from Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui and Christian Bassogog secured Cameroon’s passage to the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations final as they beat Ghana 2-0 on Thursday to set up a showdown with Egypt on Sunday. Ghana grew into the match as the half wore on, though, and they regained a measure of control in […]

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Cameroon: Rights Watchdog Calls Anglophone Regions to Continue Protests

The Cameroon Anglophone Civil Society Consortium has urged people in the country’s Anglophone North West and South West regions to embark on a peaceful protest until the demands of lawyers and teachers in the regions are met. In a statement released on Wednesday, the Rights group called for a sit-in strike to be held on […]

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