Cameroon

Socceroos record four-year rankings high

Australia have moved up four spots to 39th in the world, in light of the side's 2018 World Cup qualification where they defeated Honduras 3-1 on …

Sport (Australia)

Fire sweeps through Cameroon parliament

A fire swept through the main building of Cameroon's parliament in Yaounde overnight, causing substantial damage, local television reported Friday.

Why Anglophone separatists want independence in Cameroon

Over the past year, dozens of people have died in Cameroon fighting for the independence of an English-speaking area of the country, known as Ambazonia. Now their supporters are determined to turn their dream for independence into a reality.<p>Ambazonia is a merging of two Anglophone provinces of …

Africa

Enoh Meyomesse: 'In prison, support from outside helped me survive'

Every November 15, literary and human rights organization PEN International remembers writers who are in prison. DW asked Enoh Meyomesse of Cameroon, …

World News

New English Technical College Goes Operational

[Cameroon Tribune] The Minister of Secondary Education has authorized the creation and functioning of a Government Technical College, GTC in the …

Education

Cameroon: Refugees Warn of Looming Civil War

Cameroonian refugees arriving in Cross River State<p><i>Up to 20,000 anglophones have fled into Nigeria amid fears a secessionist struggle is spiralling</i> …

Nigeria

Cameroon issues arrest warrants for separatist leaders

<b>Cameroonian authorities have issued 15 international arrest warrants for leaders of an Anglophone separatist party, the Southern Cameroon National Council.</b><p>It comes after at least two military police officers were killed at a security checkpoint earlier this week.<p>Dozens were killed last month in a …

World War I

Cameroon's President Clocks 35 Years in Office

His supporters are marking the anniversary with celebrations, while his opponents are calling for him to step aside when the country holds …

Nigeria

Cameroon’s new kit looks like something straight out of Black Panther

Cameroon have unveiled their latest kit, and it’s certainly befitting of the African champions.<p>National legend Roger Milla, who’s responsible for one …

News (Ireland)

IMF cuts Cameroon GDP growth forecast to 3.7 pct for 2017

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Cameroon’s economic growth rate is expected to slip to 3.7 percent this year, down from an earlier estimate of around 4 percent, due to falling oil production, the International Monetary Fund said on Friday.<p>A reflection from the wing mirror of a car shows people ride motorcycles …

Economy

Cameroon court sentences opposition leader to 25 years in prison

DOUALA, Cameroon (Reuters) - A military court in Cameroon sentenced an opposition leader on Monday to 25 years in prison, his lawyer and Amnesty International said and denounced the trial as politically motivated.<p>The court convicted Aboubakar Siddiki, the president of northern Cameroon's main …

World News

African Football Chief Backs Off on Threat

[VOA] While visiting Burkina Faso in August, the head of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) said Cameroon still needed "to convince CAF of …

FIFA

Cameroon:Far North - Reconstruction Amid On-Going Conflict

[ICG] The fight against Boko Haram in Cameroon's Far North, the country's poorest region, has exacerbated the already-delicate economic situation and …

Boko Haram

Cameroon presidential candidate calls for federal government

Barrister Akere Muna recently announced that he is to stand in Cameroon’s 2018 presidential election. In the context of unrest in the anglophone part …

Africa

African rulers' weapon against web-based dissent: the off switch

DAKAR (Reuters) - Rapidly expanding access to the internet across Africa is helping grassroots opposition movements take on once-invulnerable regimes. Many entrenched rulers have a simple response: pulling the plug.<p>While countries in the Middle East and China employ firewalls and block virtual …

Africa

History explains why Cameroon is at war with itself over language and culture

<i>Tensions between English-speaking Cameroonians and the West-central African nation’s French-speaking government stretches back to end of colonial</i> …

Africa

Over 500 Anglophones arrested in Cameroon after demonstrations: Amnesty

YAOUNDE (Reuters) - More than 500 people have been swept up in mass arrests following violent demonstrations in Cameroon’s English-speaking regions earlier this month, Amnesty International said on Friday.<p>A still image taken from a video shot on October 1, 2017, shows protesters waving Ambazonian …

Amnesty International

Cameroon’s Anglophone crisis isn’t about language, but economic deprivation

Yaoundé, Cameroon<p>The protracted crisis in Cameroon’s English-speaking regions, which has largely grounded schools and courts in the affected areas since November 2016, and threatened tip into full-scale conflict, seems to have no end in sight.<p>In recent weeks, there have been deadly clashes between …

Africa

Many More Refugees Flee CAR Violence to Cameroon

U.N. aid agencies are struggling to meet the needs of refugees in eastern Cameroon as multitudes flee the renewed violence in neighboring Central …

Refugees

Cameroon army helicopters shot separatist protesters: witnesses | Reuters

This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed.<p>Published Date: Oct 06, 2017 11:32 pm | Updated Date: Oct 06, 2017 …

eNCA | Cameroon bishops denounce 'barbarism' of forces in anglophone regions

The government has claimed its forces acted in self-defence after imposing a curfew on the regions.

News (South Africa)

AU Silent Over Cameroon Separatist Crisis

[Deutsche Welle] Cameroon has disputed a report that said 100 people died in anti-government protests. The African Union has largely remained quiet …

Africa

AU silent over Cameroon separatist crisis

Cameroon has disputed a report that said 100 people died in anti-government protests. The African Union has largely remained quiet as secession …

World News

Cameroon's descent into crisis: the long history of anglophone discord

Cameroon’s anglophone crisis reached a new low at the weekend when at least 17 people were shot dead by security forces and 50 wounded, according to …

Amnesty International

8 People Have Been Killed In Government Crackdowns In Cameroon and the Internet Has Been Blocked—Again

Deadly clashes occurred in Cameroon on Sunday between separatist groups and the government.<p>Protestors from the country's English-speaking population …

Africa

How will Cameroon fix its language divide?

English speakers in Cameroon are demanding an end to what they say is discrimination by the French-speaking majority.<p>Secession has been the talk of the week, from the Kurdish region of Iraq to Catalonia in Spain.<p>And on Sunday, English-speaking parts of Cameroon joined the trend by demanding their …

Africa

Security forces kill several at protests in Cameroon

DAKAR, Senegal – Amnesty International says several people have been shot dead by security forces during protests in Cameroon.<p>The group said Monday that some demonstrations turned violent in Cameroon's English-speaking regions Sunday when people gathered on the 56th anniversary of the incorporation …

World News

At least 17 killed in Cameroon separatist clashes: Amnesty

CAMEROON-POLITICS/ (UPDATE 1, TV):UPDATE 1-At least 17 killed in Cameroon separatist clashes -Amnesty

At least eight dead amid Cameroon Anglophone protests

BUEA/BAMENDA, Cameroon (Reuters) - Soldiers shot dead at least eight people and wounded others in Cameroon’s restless English-speaking regions on Sunday during protests by activists calling for its independence from the majority Francophone nation, an official and witnesses said.<p>Demonstrators carry …

Nigeria

Cameroon uses force to paralyse English regions

Buea/Bamenda, Cameroon — Cameroon deployed heavily armed police and soldiers across the nation’s restless English-speaking regions on Sunday to block …

Business (South Africa)