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Cameroon: Release of 79 kidnapped pupils

All seventy-nine children who had been kidnapped in the English-Speaking Northwest region of Cameroon this week had been released according to information minister, Issa Bakary Tchiroma. “All 79 students were released,” Tchiroma told reporters on Wednesday. Cameroon’s military said on Monday more than 80 people, mostly children, were kidnapped from a school in the city […]

Insurgency: 80 students abducted in Cameroon Anglophone region

More than 80 people, mostly schoolchildren, were kidnapped from a school in the city of Bamenda, in the Anglophone Northwest region of Cameroon, where separatists are fighting to form a breakaway state. According to Governor Deben Tchoffo, the students from a Presbyterian school, located in Nkwen village near Bamenda were abducted on Monday along with […]

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U.S. Baptist missionary from Indiana killed in Cameroon

A Christian missionary from Indiana was killed in Cameroon while traveling in a region where the military and separatists have been fighting. According to the U.S. State Department, Charles Wesco, a 44-year-old Baptist missionary, had been in Cameroon for less than two weeks when he was killed. He was shot in a region of northwest […]

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Paul Biya, 85, reelected as president of Cameroon

Cameroon’s incumbent president Paul Biya has been reelected for another seven-year term, the constitutional court said on Monday. The 85-year-old has been head of state since 1982, when he took over following the resignation of Ahmadou Ahidjo. He won over his challenger, opposition leader Maurice Kamto. The reelection of Paul Biya comes at a tumultuous […]

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Cameroun: Opposition’s post-election petitions dismissed

Cameroon’s Constitutional Council on Thursday rejected the remaining two poll petitions for nullification of Oct. 7 presidential election. The verdict was pronounced late in the night after a heated debate between lawyers of the opposition parties and the ruling party. The two petitions were filed by main opposition Social Democratic Front, SDF, and the Cameroon […]

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Cameroon Election: Constitutional Council dismisses 16 petitions

Cameroon’s Constitutional Council on Tuesday dismissed sixteen of eighteen post-poll petitions presented before it by aggrieved opposition members and parties. Ruling Cameroon People’s Democratic Movement (CPDM) party of President Paul Biya has been accused of massive electoral fraud to keep the 85-year-old leader in office for another seven years. Self-acclaimed poll winner, Maurice Kamto, leader […]

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Cameroon: opposition claims ‘authentic’ results show Kamto won

Maurice Kamto, leader of Cameroon opposition party, Movement for the Renaissance of Cameroon, has declared himself winner of the October 7 presidential election in the central African nation. The 64-year-old lawyer in a speech in capital Yaoundé said he had won a decisive mandate and tasked the incumbent to organize an orderly transfer of executive […]

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Cameroon vote count begins, results expected within two weeks

Polls have closed in Cameroon on Sunday in an election widely expected to extend the rule of President Paul Biya, one of Africa’s last multi-decade leaders. The election was marked by a few incidents of unrest in Anglophone separatist regions, where rebels sought to prevent voting. Voter turnout in the English-speaking regions was low. The […]

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Cameroon Election: Ex-football captain Samuel Eto’o endorses Biya

Cameroon’s best player of all times, Samuel Eto’o Fils, announced Tuesday that he will vote for incumbent President Paul Biya in the October 7th presidential election. Speaking to reporters after a meeting with the outgoing president, Samuel Eto’o offered his full support to President Paul Biya. He called on Cameroonians to vote for their “one […]

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Canada warns citizens against traveling to Cameroon

The Canadian government has issued a travel advisory for Cameroon cautioning its citizens on the security situation ahead of October 7 presidential election. According to the safety and security advisory, demonstrations could occur before, during and after the elections. The Canadian government advises its citizens to avoid areas where demonstrations and large gatherings are taking […]

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