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Cameroon probes deadly unrest in restive anglophone region

October 13, 2017 2:50 pm
Cameroon probes deadly unrest in restive anglophone region

Demonstrators march during a protest against perceived discrimination in favour of the country’s francophone majority on September 22, 2017 in Bamenda, the main town in northwest Cameroon and an anglophone hub.<br />Several thousand demonstrators took to the streets in English-speaking parts of Cameroon in protest at perceived discrimination in favour […]

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17 dead in protests in Cameroon English-speaking areas

October 2, 2017 9:00 pm
17 dead in protests in Cameroon English-speaking areas

Cameroon’s military is heavily deployed in the country’s English-speaking regions and few people are on the streets after 17 people were killed over the weekend in protests in support of independence for some Anglophone regions. Tens of thousands of English-speaking Cameroonians hoisted flags Sunday to show they want independence from […]

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14 killed, 30 injured in Cameroon bomb attack

July 13, 2017 3:28 pm
14 killed, 30 injured in Cameroon bomb attack

Security forces transport with a blanket the remains of some of the 11 victims of a double blast in the northern Cameroonian city of Maroua, July 22, 2015. (Photo by AFP) Two bombers blew themselves up in northeastern Cameroon, killing 14 people and injuring 30 in an attack likely staged […]

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Cameroon arrests about 30 soldiers demanding bonuses for fighting the Nigerian terror group Boko Haram

June 6, 2017 1:39 pm
Cameroon arrests about 30 soldiers demanding bonuses for fighting the Nigerian terror group Boko Haram

In this file photo, Cameroonian soldiers man a checkpoint in Yaounde, Cameroon. (By AP) Cameroon has arrested nearly 30 soldiers fighting the Nigerian terror group Boko Haram in the wake of their protest against their conditions that also demanded the payment of bonuses. The soldiers on Sunday “set about stopping […]

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Cameroon soldiers block route, demand unpaid wages

June 4, 2017 10:30 pm
Cameroon soldiers block route, demand unpaid wages

A picture taken on February 17, 2015 shows Cameroonian soldiers patrolling the Cameroonian town of Fotokol, on the border with Nigeria. (AFP photo) Soldiers in the north of Cameroon have blocked a highway to demand a government action on their unpaid salaries A Cameroonian army source said Sunday that about […]

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Gunmen kill five on Nigeria-Cameroon border

February 2, 2017 3:30 pm
Gunmen kill five on Nigeria-Cameroon border

Mohammed Ibn Chambas, the special representative of the United Nations secretary-general and the head of the UN Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) Unidentified gunmen have killed five people, including three nationals from Nigeria and one from Cameroon, after raiding a United Nations (UN) team on the border […]

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United Nations says Boko Haram Takfiri terrorists hindering aid to refugees in Cameroon

November 25, 2016 9:00 pm
United Nations says Boko Haram Takfiri terrorists hindering aid to refugees in Cameroon

The file photo shows Nigerian refugees in the Far North Region of Cameroon. (Photo by AFP) The United Nations says the Boko Haram Takfiri terrorists are hindering relief operations meant for tens of thousands of Nigerian refugees living in dire conditions in northern Cameroon. The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said […]

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Train derailment in Cameroon kills 55, wound nearly 600

October 22, 2016 8:00 am
Train derailment  in Cameroon kills 55, wound nearly 600

Passengers escape the site of a train derailment in Eseka, Cameroon, on October 21, 2016. (Photo by AFP) At least 55 people, including women and children, have lost their lives and nearly 600 others sustained injuries in an accident during which an overloaded passenger train derailed in southern Cameroon, authorities […]

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Nigeria agrees to Cameroon’s return of 80,000 refugees

June 13, 2016 8:00 pm
Nigeria agrees to Cameroon’s return of 80,000 refugees

A woman prepares food for lunch in an open-air kitchen for people displaced by Boko Haram violence in the Dalori Internally Displaced People Camp, near Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria, May 19, 2016. ©AFP The Nigerian government says it has agreed to Cameroon’s return of some 80,000 Nigerian citizens who fled the […]

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UK PM Cameron backs banning of veil in public places

January 20, 2016 9:30 am
UK PM Cameron backs banning of veil in public places

UK PM draws line at sweeping ‘French-style’ rules but will support ‘sensible’ restrictions. David Cameron says he will back public authorities that put in place “proper and sensible” rules to ban women from wearing face veils in comments which will reignite debates. File Photo / AP.Muslim women can be banned […]

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