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Former CAF president Hayatou moves to ease 2019 AFCON fears

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) president, Ahmad Ahmad says Cameroon still needs to convince CAF of its ability to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. Ahmad, who replaced Cameroon’s Issa Hayatou in March, gave his clearest indication that Cameroon could be stripped of hosting rights for the newly extended event. In reaction to […]

Cargo train derails in Cameroon, kills one

Train has killed in Cameroon again, months after another passenger train crashed in the Central African nation killing 80 people and injuring over 600 others. On Wednesday, nine cars of a cargo train left the tracks near the town of Makondo, about 140 km of the capital Yaoundé, killing one person, Jeune Afrique Magazine reports. […]

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Cameroon to revamp its loss-making national airline

Cameroon’s national carrier, Cameroon Airlines-Corporation (Camair-Co) has embarked on a recovery plan at an estimated 91.5 million euros over the next 5 years, Africanews reports. The ailing-carrier Camair-Co will benefit a stimulus plan from Boeing consulting that will allow the company to resume its flights, official said. The company has been rocked by poor management […]

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African fruit growers organizing to better access EU markets

A new pan-African fruit industry association, Afruibana, gathering fruit producers and exporters from Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana, was officially launched this week in Brussels. Open to African fruit and vegetable farmers, the new platform seeks to put in place strategies to improve the sector’s competitiveness and increase the access of African products to the […]

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Cameroon: War Crimes Committed against Boko Haram Suspects, AI Report

Amnesty International has accused Cameroonian troops of committing what it called war crimes against alleged supporters of the terror group Boko Haram. Hundreds of people in Cameroon accused of supporting Boko Haram, often without evidence, are being brutally tortured by security forces, Amnesty International said in a new report published Thursday. Using dozens of testimonies, […]

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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 […]

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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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