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Immigration Crisis – Europe to Admit 20,000 Refugees

Immigration Crisis – Europe to Admit 20,000 Refugees

The European Union as part of the ambitious plan to tackle the teething problem of African and Asian migrants seeking to enter Europe at all costs, has taken a decision to bring 20,000 refugees to Europe in the next two years. The measure is said to cost 50 million Euros (about FCFA 32.8 billion). The […]

‘We Felt Like Prey Hiding From a Predator’ – Homophobia in Cameroon

‘We Felt Like Prey Hiding From a Predator’ – Homophobia in Cameroon

On the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia, a gay man from Cameroon speaks out about how homophobia forced him to live a lie and flee his community. At the age of 25, Keith* realised he was attracted to men. But he could not share his feelings with anyone because homosexuality was considered as ‘taboo’ […]

World Observes Anti-Homophobia Day, but Not Africa

World Observes Anti-Homophobia Day, but Not Africa

Nations all over the world are observing Sunday a day of solidarity with gays and lesbians. But few African countries are celebrating the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. In fact, state-sanctionned homophobia is on the rise across much of Africa with Gambian President Yahya Jammeh recently stating that he would personally slit the […]

Boko Haram proving frustratingly elusive: Cameroon army

Boko Haram proving frustratingly elusive: Cameroon army

In the Far North region close to Nigeria, the military finds its targets frustratingly elusive as villagers are caught between brutal alternatives Platoon commander Etienne Fabassou was not surprised by the Boko Haram ambush. Just a few days earlier, one of his colleagues had found a bullet in an envelope outside the Cameroonian military outpost […]

Another Milestone in Multilateral Ties

Another Milestone in Multilateral Ties

Cameroon will from today 13 to 16 April 2015, play host to the new Secretary General of the International Organisation of La Francophonie, Michaëlle Jean, of Canadian nationality who was elected into the post on 30 November 2014 in Dakar, Senegal at the Francophonie Summit. Her coming to Cameroon on the invitation of the Head […]

Boko Haram hijack a bus, attack a prison and abduct 30 people in Cameroon

Boko Haram hijack a bus, attack a prison and abduct 30 people in Cameroon

Suspected militants from Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram have hijacked a bus in northern Cameroon, abducting at least 20 people, residents say. Militants reportedly seized a bus carrying market-goers and drove it toward the border with Nigeria. Some reports put the total number kidnapped in Cameroon as high as 30.Boko Haram has escalated its attacks […]

Cameroon to Adopt Death Penalty for Terrorism

Cameroon to Adopt Death Penalty for Terrorism

Cameroonian lawmakers have voted in favor of a bill under which involvement in acts of terrorism will be punished by the death penalty. Rights groups and opposition deputies say the measure is repugnant.Legislators in both houses of Cameroon’s parliament, the National Assembly and the Senate voted have voted for the death penalty for all those […]

Boko Haram Fears Closes down 130 Schools

Boko Haram Fears Closes down 130 Schools

YAOUNDE — Cameroon officials say Boko Haram attacks have led to the closure of at least 130 schools near its northern border with Nigeria. Most students have left the area for safer places in the country’s interior. Cameroon education officials say violent raids and kidnappings by the Nigerian militant Islamist group Boko Haram are taking […]

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