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Chad Hosts Regional Summit over Boko Haram

Chadian capital N’Djamena is hosting this Thursday (Nov.29) a meeting of the heads of State of Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Niger, Nigeria to look into the security situation in the areas targeted by the Boko Haram insurgency. The summit was summoned by by President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria in his capacity as Chairman of […]

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Mo Ibrahim Foundation urges Cameroon to dialogue with rebels

The Mo Ibrahim Foundation on Tuesday expressed concern over the ‘escalating’ confrontation between Cameroon’s security forces and separatists in the Anglophone regions of the country. The conflict between Anglophone separatists, who want to create an independent state called Ambazonia, and government forces has killed more than 400 people in western Cameroon since last year and […]

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Cameroon: Scores killed in clashes between army, separatists

At least 15 people have been killed in a gun battle between Cameroonian army troops and separatist rebels, Army Representative Didier Badjeck said on Tuesday. Violence in the region surged in late 2017 after radicals declared an independent state – an entity named Ambazonia – and launched an armed campaign, which was met with a […]

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Cameroon: Release of 79 kidnapped pupils

All seventy-nine children who had been kidnapped in the English-Speaking Northwest region of Cameroon this week had been released according to information minister, Issa Bakary Tchiroma. “All 79 students were released,” Tchiroma told reporters on Wednesday. Cameroon’s military said on Monday more than 80 people, mostly children, were kidnapped from a school in the city […]

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Insurgency: 80 students abducted in Cameroon Anglophone region

More than 80 people, mostly schoolchildren, were kidnapped from a school in the city of Bamenda, in the Anglophone Northwest region of Cameroon, where separatists are fighting to form a breakaway state. According to Governor Deben Tchoffo, the students from a Presbyterian school, located in Nkwen village near Bamenda were abducted on Monday along with […]

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U.S. Baptist missionary from Indiana killed in Cameroon

A Christian missionary from Indiana was killed in Cameroon while traveling in a region where the military and separatists have been fighting. According to the U.S. State Department, Charles Wesco, a 44-year-old Baptist missionary, had been in Cameroon for less than two weeks when he was killed. He was shot in a region of northwest […]

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Paul Biya, 85, reelected as president of Cameroon

Cameroon’s incumbent president Paul Biya has been reelected for another seven-year term, the constitutional court said on Monday. The 85-year-old has been head of state since 1982, when he took over following the resignation of Ahmadou Ahidjo. He won over his challenger, opposition leader Maurice Kamto. The reelection of Paul Biya comes at a tumultuous […]

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Cameroun: Opposition’s post-election petitions dismissed

Cameroon’s Constitutional Council on Thursday rejected the remaining two poll petitions for nullification of Oct. 7 presidential election. The verdict was pronounced late in the night after a heated debate between lawyers of the opposition parties and the ruling party. The two petitions were filed by main opposition Social Democratic Front, SDF, and the Cameroon […]

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Cameroon Election: Constitutional Council dismisses 16 petitions

Cameroon’s Constitutional Council on Tuesday dismissed sixteen of eighteen post-poll petitions presented before it by aggrieved opposition members and parties. Ruling Cameroon People’s Democratic Movement (CPDM) party of President Paul Biya has been accused of massive electoral fraud to keep the 85-year-old leader in office for another seven years. Self-acclaimed poll winner, Maurice Kamto, leader […]

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Cameroon: opposition claims ‘authentic’ results show Kamto won

Maurice Kamto, leader of Cameroon opposition party, Movement for the Renaissance of Cameroon, has declared himself winner of the October 7 presidential election in the central African nation. The 64-year-old lawyer in a speech in capital Yaoundé said he had won a decisive mandate and tasked the incumbent to organize an orderly transfer of executive […]

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