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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 […]

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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Nigeria: Female Football Team Storms Parliament

The Nigerian female football national team, the Super-Falcons, on Tuesday, stormed the National Assembly, at capital Abuja, protesting the non-payment of their allowances by the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF.) Some of their placards read, “We are your children, pity us”; “Let us respect women”; “female football deserves respect.” The team won the 10th edition of […]

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Cameroon Must Probe Deaths of pro-Anglophone Protesters – Amnesty

Rights watchdog, Amnesty International, on Sunday urged authorities in Cameroon to investigate the use of excessive and unnecessary force that led to the death of between two and four people during a protest in the north western city of Bamenda. At least two people were killed in clashes between police and protesters from the English-speaking […]

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