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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 […]

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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Cameroon: Gov’t takes over electricity transmission to revamp power sector

The Cameroonian National Electricity Transport Corporation (SONATREL) will take over full management of the country’s electricity transport network. Under two concession agreements signed in Yaoundé with the Ministry of Water and Energy, SONATREL takes over from ENEO, a concessionaire of the public electricity service and a subsidiary of the British group ACTIS. ENEO was in […]

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Cameroon uses anti-terror law to silence Journalists – RSF

Cameroon is a dangerous place for any objective-minded journalist, a recent report by media rights group, Reporters Sans Frontières, has said. According to the right group, many journalists in the central African nation have got into trouble with the government for venturing into certain areas of national life considered too delicate. The 2018 Press Freedom […]

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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 […]

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