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Cameroon: Anglophone teachers, lawyers embark on indefinite strike

Anglophone teachers and lawyers in Cameroon have embarked on an indefinite nationwide strike on Monday, accusing the government of trying to marginalise them by imposing the French language on their schools and courts. The teachers complain that official documents are often only published in French, even though English is also an official language. Police said […]

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Cameroon: Boko Haram launches three deadly assaults

The Nigeria-based Islamist militants carried out raids in neighbouring Cameroon killing about 6 soldiers, local media Cameroonweb reported on Wednesday. “Between yesterday and today there were three attacks: in Darak, in Diguina and a thwarted kamikaze strike in the (camp),” said a senior army source who asked not to be named, referring to three places […]

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Cameroon Mourns Victims of Train Accident

Cameroonian President, Paul Biya has declared Monday, October 24, 2016 as the day of national mourning for the victims of a train accident between capital Yaoundé and economic hub Douala killing at least 75 people on Friday. Over 600 people were injured in the accident and the numbers continue to rise as thousands of Cameroonians […]

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CAR: US Issues Travel Alert after Fresh Violence

The United States’ Embassy in Yaoundé, Cameroon, has cautioned American citizens to be careful of their movements and avoid travel to the Central African Republic (CAR) citing unstable security and high incidence of violent crimes. The warning comes after a series of new skirmishes involving the ex-Seleka fighters in the Central African Republic. The clashes […]

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CAFCON/GABON 2017: Morocco to wrestle with CI, Togo, DRC at group stage

Moroccan national soccer team will start its African Cup Nations 2017 campaign with DR Congo in the same group with reigning champions Cote d’Ivoire and Togo. The draw for the competition group stage took place Wednesday in the Gabonese capital of Libreville. The 16 qualified nations now know their opponents. Competition favorites Cote d’Ivoire, Algeria, […]

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Ethiopia: Inter-Religious Council Calls for Peace

Inter-religious Council of Ethiopia has appealed for calm and a national dialogue as the country plunged into continuing protests and targeting of businesses in the country. The move comes after a group protesting the death of about 55 people in a stampede that occurred in the Oromia region of Ethiopia have attacked a Dangote cement […]

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Cameroon’s Football Legend Rigobert Song ‘Critically Ill’

Cameroon soccer legend and former captain of the Indomitable Lions Rigobert Song Bahanag has come out of a two-day severe stroke and will be flown to France for treatment. The former West Ham and Liverpool footballer has come out of his coma and the oxygen has been disconnected, Dr Louis Joss Bitang A Mafok, director […]

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Nigeria: WFP Needs $52m to Support Boko Haram Victims

The World Food Program (WFP) on Tuesday said it requires $52 million to continue providing life-saving assistance to people affected by the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria. Boko Haram’s six-year insurgency has devastated northeastern Nigeria and has spread to Cameroon, Chad and Niger. The humanitarian situation relative to food insecurity in the region is classified […]

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Will Morocco’s Return to AU be Announced at Kigali Summit?

Morocco has embarked on a massive diplomatic campaign to prepare its return to the African Union (AU) thirty two years after it walked out of the then Organization of African Unity (OAU) over the admission of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR,) self proclaimed by the separatist Polisario, as a full-fledged member of the organization. […]

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Suicide bomber kills 10 in northern Cameroon

About 10 people were killed and several injured in a suicide bomb attack on Wednesday in a town in the Far North region of Cameroon. “A Boko Haram suicide bomber detonated himself in the night at Djakana close to the Nigerian border, killing ten people,” AFP reported quoting local sources. “At the time, seven people […]

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