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Kidnappings on the rise in Cameroon’s Anglophone restive regions

About 35 people, including two Tunisian engineers, have been kidnapped by armed groups in Cameroun’s restive South-West region last Saturday and Sunday. The central African nation is witnessing an increase in kidnappings as crackdown against Anglophone minority continues in the country. The body of Tunisian Khaled Tinsa was recovered on Monday during a rescue operation […]

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Cameroon’s Paul Biya vows to continue crackdown on Anglophone agitators

Cameroon’s President Paul Biya in a rare cabinet meeting on Thursday vowed to continue military crackdown on English-speaking separatists in the central African nation. This high-level meeting — the first cabinet meeting held since 2015 — follows a partial cabinet shakeup two weeks ago. According to the 85-year old leader, the efforts of the security […]

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Cameroon’s national football team seeks new coach

The normalization committee of Cameroon’s football Association (Fecafoot) has advertised the vacancy for head coach of the national team, indomitable Lions. Fecafoot has parted ways with their African Nations Cup winning coach Hugo Broos in December. Just 10 months after he delivered their unexpected African Nations Cup triumph, their first in 15 years, Fecafoot have […]

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Cameroon’s Paul Biya replaces top ministers in surprise cabinet reshuffle

Cameroon’s President Paul Biya on Friday appointed a new Government with major shake ups, giving top positions to two politicians from Anglophone Cameroon. In a decree released late on Friday, the 84-year president appointed Dr. Nalova Lyonga, Minister of Secondary Education whiles Atanga Nji Paul was appointed Minister of Territorial Administration, which translates to the […]

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Cameroon extends curfew in restive Anglophone regions

The governor of the restive North West region in Cameroon has extended a curfew restricting movement of persons and property from 8PM to 6AM as security forces continue the fight against separatists in Northwest and Southwest regions. The two regions, since 2016, have been the theatre of social unrest, initially of a corporate character by […]

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Cameroon’s veteran opposition leader pulls out of election

Ni John Fru Ndi, the emblematic leader of the Social Democratic Front, the main opposition party in Cameroon, announced he is not running in the 2018 presidential elections. Speaking at the special congress of the party held in Bamenda on Thursday, the veteran leader reportedly said he was leaving the stage for the younger generation […]

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Cameroonians to elect senators in March ahead of presidential polls

Cameroon’s government plans to organize senatorial polls on March 25, 2018 ahead of the presidential vote later this year, a presidential decree said. According to the decree, the electoral body ELECAM shall organize the polls in various constituencies of the country. Under the current constitution, the parliament is composed of 100 senators, out of which […]

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Local startup launches first Cameroon-made drones

A Cameroonian young entrepreneur William Elong, founder of Will & Brothers start-up, has officially presented the first drones manufactured in the central African nation on February 2, 2018, in Yaoundé. The three flagship products are Algo, a fixed-wing UAV, which has a range of 20 km and autonomy of more than 45 minutes; Logarithm, a […]

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EU urges Cameroon to adopt ‘sincere dialogue’ with separatists

The European Union (EU) has called on authorities in Cameroon to initiate sincere and constructive dialogue as a means of finding a solution to the Anglophone crisis. Violence has flared in the past week, with armed separatist factions clashing against Cameroon security forces in several towns and villages in the two English-speaking regions. Cameroon’s Southwest […]

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Cameroon: European Union offers FCFA100 mln in Boko Haram war

The European Union is set to mobilize 100 billion FCFA to finance the fight against the Boko Haram sect, La Tribune Afrique news portal reports. According to a statement from the institution, the funds will be directed to the Multinational Joint Force (MMF), made up of the Cameroonian, Nigerian, Nigerien and Chadian armies, set up […]

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