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Cameroon: Soldiers ‘massacred civilians’ – HRW

US-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) has accused Cameroonian forces of killing at least 21 civilians – including 13 children and one pregnant woman – in an attack in the country’s restive Anglophone region.   According to the human rights organization, the Cameroonian soldiers also burned five homes, pillaged scores of other properties, and beat residents. […]

Nigeria, Cameroon hit by deadly bomb attack

In Nigeria, at least 30 people were killed in the northeastern state of Borno after an improvised explosive device detonated on a bridge Monday. According to local sources, the bomb detonated on a crowded market on a bridge connecting the Nigerian town of Gamboru and Cameroon’s Fotokol. Authorities said more than 35 other people, including […]

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Cameroon’s Parliament debates Anglophone autonomy

Cameroon’s parliament is debating whether to grant more autonomy to the country’s Anglophone regions where thousands of people have died in a separatist conflict.   President Paul Biya has recently spoken of granting special status to the English-speaking north-west and south-west regions to try to help stem the violence. Parts of the new law adopted […]

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Cameroon to recruit 12,000 teachers over 4 years

The Steering Committee of the Support Program for Education Reform in Cameroon (Parec) unveiled at the end of its first session held in Yaoundé a plan to hire 12,000 teachers over the next 4 years, i.e. 3000 teacher per year. The World Bank is financially supporting the program by 70.6 billion FCFA. Apart from the […]

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Jumia suspends its e-commerce business in Cameroon

Online retailer Jumia Technologies has suspended its e-commerce business In Cameroon as of Monday, nov.18, announcing in a statement that its transactional portal was “not suitable to the current context” in the Central African nation. “The Amazon of Africa” said it would continue to support buyers and vendors using its classified portal, known as Jumia […]

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Cameroon: World Bank allocates $200 million to support development policies

The International Development Association (IDA), a subsidiary of the World Bank which offers concessional loans and grants to the world’s poorest developing countries, has signed an agreement with the government of Cameroon, to provide a loan of $200 million (about 117, 744 billion FCFA) to the central African nation. The agreement is part of the […]

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Cameroon’s opposition leader walks free from jail

Cameroon’s main opposition leader, Maurice Kamto has walked free from prison last weekend, nine months after his arrest. A military court in the country’s capital, Yaounde, ordered the former presidential candidate’s release on Saturday at the behest of President Paul Biya. The activists of the Movement for the Renaissance of Cameroon (MRC) celebrated the release […]

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Cameroon: Pope Francis prays as “national dialogue” kicks off

Pope Francis has prayed on Sunday for the success of a national dialogue in Cameroon. Cameroon has started a “national dialogue” today in a bid to end the separatist conflict in the country’s Anglophone provinces, but key rebel leaders have already refused to participate. Addressing thousands of people at his weekly general audience in St. […]

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Cameroon: Toni Conceicao named head coach after AFCON debacle

Cameroon has appointed Portuguese former international Toni Conceicao as the new manager of The Indomitable Lions two months after the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt. The Sport ministry and the Cameroonian football federation, FECAFOOT, picked the Portuguese technician to replace Dutch pair Clarence Seedorf – Patrick Kluvert axed right after Cameroon lost its […]

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Cameroon: 300 new mining sites discovered in 5 regions

Cameroon has discovered 300 new mineral mines across the ten regions of this Central African nation, local media reported. According to the Cameroonian Minister for Mines and Technological development, the country has increased potential for mineral resources. Cameroon’s undeveloped mineral resources include bauxite, cobalt, gold from lode deposits, granite, iron ore, nepheline syenite, nickel, and […]

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