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Stop Forced Return of Nigerian Refugees, UN Tells Cameroon

Stop Forced Return of Nigerian Refugees, UN Tells Cameroon

The Cameroon authorities are said to be forcing thousands of Nigerian refugees out of their homes, against their will, to return to the country. The action came, despite a recent an agreement between Nigeria and Cameroon to prevent forced return. According to a report issued by United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR yesterday, Cameroonian soldiers have […]

No African citizens granted visas for African trade summit in California

No African citizens granted visas for African trade summit in California

An annual African trade summit in California had no African attendees this year after at least 60 people were denied visas, according to event leaders. The African Global Economic and Development Summit, a three-day conference at the University of Southern California (USC), typically brings delegations from across Africa to meet with business leaders in the […]

Incidents that sealed ex-president of CAF Issa Hayatou’s fate

Incidents that sealed ex-president of CAF Issa Hayatou’s fate

The days of muzzling opposition within the Confederation of African Football (Caf) might be over. This is the story that dominated the continental football body; employing cronies, doing things behind the FA presidents and ruling by an iron fist. Today, Africa looks back at Issa Hayatou’s 29-year-old reign with a huge sigh of relief after […]

Africa Ignores Cameroon Crisis As Human Rights Abuses Mount

Africa Ignores Cameroon Crisis As Human Rights Abuses Mount

Security forces shooting dead unarmed protesters, arbitrary arrests, detentions, torture, disappearances, harassment and intimidation are some of the reported human rights abuses that have been continuing for more than four months now in the English-speaking regions of Cameroon. “I write to you in hiding and with so much fear that at anytime, anywhere, I can […]

Cameroon Women Push for Greater Political Participation

Cameroon Women Push for Greater Political Participation

In Cameroon, civil society groups marked this year’s International Women’s Day by urging women to register to vote and take on larger roles in decision making in their communities. Gender activist and singer Gracia Fonyuy, uses her voice in Yaounde to encourage women to stand up for their rights. Empowerment Among those listening to her […]

Anglophone Cameroon Marks 50 Days Without the Internet

Anglophone Cameroon Marks 50 Days Without the Internet

It’s been exactly 50 days since Cameroonian authorities imposed an internet blackout on English-speaking regions in the majority French-speaking nation. Hundreds of youths shouted “Bring back our internet! Bring back our internet!” on the streets of the western city of Bamenda as the convoy of Cameroonian Prime Minister Philemon Yang passed. He was dispatched to […]

Cameroon Govt Begs for International Help Against Boko Haram Terror

Cameroon Govt Begs for International Help Against Boko Haram Terror

On a Friday night in September 2014, Boko Haram fighters attacked the village of Guza in northeastern Nigeria, killing and kidnapping young boys as they burned homes and looted. Ismael, now 15, survived that night of terror and hid in his house for 40 days, afraid that if he ventured outside for even a moment, […]

Renewable, Sustainable Energy – Tunisia, Cameroon Seek Partnership

Renewable, Sustainable Energy – Tunisia, Cameroon Seek Partnership

The government of Cameroon is expected to sign a partnership with Tunisia through the Borj Cedria Ecopark in the coming days. The Minister of Water Resources, Basile Atangana Kouna and the Tunisian Ambassador to Cameroon, Jalel Snoussi are in negotiations. The latter paid a courtesy call to the Minister on Friday February 17, 2017 with […]

Nigerian Govt to Construct Cameroon-Nigeria Border Bridge At $47 Million

Nigerian Govt to Construct Cameroon-Nigeria Border Bridge At $47 Million

The Nigerian Government on Wednesday approved the construction of the Cameroon-Nigeria border link bridge as part of its efforts to strengthen the bilateral ties between the two countries. The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, who briefed State House Correspondents shortly after the meeting of the Federal Executive Council, FEC, presided by Acting […]

Bushmeat Trade Tests Cameroon’s Ebola Prevention

Bushmeat Trade Tests Cameroon’s Ebola Prevention

The market in Ambam, a colonial town with brick-red cottages and rusty roofs, near the southern borders with Equatorial Guinea and Gabon, is a cluster of booth-sized shops and stalls. Under one stall, a small deer with a slit throat lies next to a porcupine in the mid-January heat. Nearby, other game, concealed in jute […]

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