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Cameroon: Gunmen kidnap Cameroon opposition leader

In Cameroon, unidentified gunmen have kidnapped, the leader of one of the country’s leading opposition parties. It was the second kidnapping of the Social Democratic Front’s (SDF) chairman in two months. John Fru Ndi, 77, was abducted from his home in the city of Bamenda by gunmen who wounded his bodyguard, an SDF statement said. […]

Guinea agrees to host AFCON 2025

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) on Monday announced that Guinea will host the 2025 edition of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). The move comes a month after Cameroon was stripped of this year’s event due to security and infrastructural fears and handed the 2021 tournament instead. Speaking on a visit to Guinea when […]

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IMF approves $76.3mln credit facility for Cameroon

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has completed the third review of the 3-year economic program (2017-19) under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) for Cameroon and granted the country about $76.3 million. According to the Washington-based lender, it is crucial for Cameroon to address revenue shortfalls and contain investment spending in order […]

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Egypt or South Africa to host AFCON

Egypt and South Africa have officially put in bids to host the next African Cup of Nations, the continent’s football body said. Cameroon has been stripped of the rights to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations earlier this month, with CAF saying that Cameroon has been unable to complete the necessary logistics. CAF also […]

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Cameroon receives €150 million from AfDB to support competitiveness, growth

As a continuation of the first phase of the Program to Support Competitiveness and Economic Growth in Cameroon (PACCE I), the Board of Directors of the African Development Bank has approved a loan of €150 million to start the second phase of this initiative. This comprehensive reform program is a three-year budget support operation running […]

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AFCON: Morocco likely fitting candidate after CAF striped off Cameroon rights to host

Morocco has emerged as the likely candidate to host next year African Cup of Nations (AFCON) after Cameroon was robbed off the rights to stage the event. A source told Huffpost Morocco that the Moroccan Football federation (FRMF) is willing to host the competition but is waiting for the government’s approval to bid. The North […]

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Chad Hosts Regional Summit over Boko Haram

Chadian capital N’Djamena is hosting this Thursday (Nov.29) a meeting of the heads of State of Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Niger, Nigeria to look into the security situation in the areas targeted by the Boko Haram insurgency. The summit was summoned by by President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria in his capacity as Chairman of […]

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Mo Ibrahim Foundation urges Cameroon to dialogue with rebels

The Mo Ibrahim Foundation on Tuesday expressed concern over the ‘escalating’ confrontation between Cameroon’s security forces and separatists in the Anglophone regions of the country. The conflict between Anglophone separatists, who want to create an independent state called Ambazonia, and government forces has killed more than 400 people in western Cameroon since last year and […]

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Cameroon: Scores killed in clashes between army, separatists

At least 15 people have been killed in a gun battle between Cameroonian army troops and separatist rebels, Army Representative Didier Badjeck said on Tuesday. Violence in the region surged in late 2017 after radicals declared an independent state – an entity named Ambazonia – and launched an armed campaign, which was met with a […]

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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 […]

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