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Cameroon opposition leader charged with 'rebellion'

Douala - Cameroon opposition leader Maurice Kamto, who says he was cheated out of the presidency in elections last year, has been charged with "rebellion" and "insurrection", one of his lawyers said Wednesday.

Amnesty calls for 'immediate' release of Cameroon opposition chief

Yaound - Amnesty International on Tuesday called for the "immediate and unconditional" release of Maurice Kamto, leader of Cameroon's opposition MRC, after he was arrested in the country's economic capital Douala.

Suspected anglophone separatists 'kidnap 30' in Cameroon

Yaound - At least 30 people have been abducted by suspected separatists in a troubled English-speaking region of western Cameroon, local sources said on Wednesday.

Cameroon to free 289 anglophone separatists: minister

Yaound - Nearly 300 people who were arrested in connection with Cameroon's anglophone crisis will be released on Friday, a day after being pardoned by President Paul Biya, the defence minister said.

79 abducted pupils freed in troubled Cameroon region: minister

Yaound - Seventy-nine school pupils abducted by gunmen this week in a troubled English-speaking region of Cameroon have been freed, the country's communications minister told AFP Wednesday.

At swearing-in, Cameroon's Biya recognises anglo 'frustrations'

Yaound - Cameroon's 85-year-old President Paul Biya vowed Tuesday to pursue policies of decentralisation to address "frustrations and aspirations" in English-speaking regions hit by separatist unrest as he was sworn in for a seventh term in office.

79 school pupils kidnapped in troubled Cameroon region

Yaound - Gunmen kidnapped 79 school students on Monday in an English-speaking region of Cameroon where separatists are fighting an armed campaign for independence, security and government sources said.

79 school pupils abducted in restive anglophone Cameroon

Yaound - Seventy-nine school students were kidnapped on Monday in an English-speaking region of Cameroon where separatists are fighting an armed campaign for independence, a government source said.

Cameroon's veteran strongman Biya wins seventh presidential term

Yaound - One of Africa's oldest leaders Paul Biya, who has ruled Cameroon with an iron fist since 1982, won a landslide victory Monday in a controversial presidential election, as the government tightened security and gunfire erupted in the volatile Anglophone ...

Cameroon says opposition candidate claiming poll win is 'outlaw'

Yaound - Cameroon's government called opposition presidential election candidate Maurice Kamto an "outlaw" on Monday after he defied warnings and declared himself victor of weekend polls ahead of official results.

Cameroon faces long wait for presidential results

Yaound - Cameroon faces a long wait for results following a weekend presidential election marked by violence in restive anglophone regions, low turnout and difficulties staging the ballot in the conflict-torn north.

Cameroon's Biya at helm of six-time election winning machine

Yaound - President Paul Biya, the 85-year-old Cameroonian leader seeking a seventh term on Sunday, has developed an effective system to stay in power despite long overseas absences.

Cameroon votes in presidential polls as conflict rages

Yaound - Cameroonians voted in presidential polls on Sunday with octogenarian leader Paul Biya seeking a seventh term against a backdrop of deadly violence in the country's English-speaking regions.

Tactics and tension ahead of Cameroon poll

Yaound - Cameroonians go to the polls this weekend with opposition parties mounting an eleventh-hour unity bid to dislodge six-term President Paul Biya as the country faces unprecedented insecurity.

Cameroon's under 35s have only known one leader: Biya

Yaound - "We should let him finish, and afterwards we can judge," said Denis. "No, he should go!

Tourism and commerce bear brunt of Cameroon crisis

Buea - "For the peak season I would have about 280 persons climbing Mount Cameroon," said John Ngomba, a tour guide in the town of Buea, which has been at the forefront of Cameroon's anglophone separatist insurgency."But now there are no tourists coming.

Opposition forms coalition ahead of Cameroon vote

Yaound - Two Cameroonian opposition parties agreed a coalition on Friday to jointly contest this weekend's presidential polls, a spokesman said, in an effort to dislodge six-term President Paul Biya.

Hospital on front line of Cameroon anglophone conflict

Buea - Buea's regional hospital looks like any other in Cameroon, with its long whitewashed corridors and smartly dressed doctors and nurses.

Cameroon's displaced thousands fear disenfranchisement

Maroua - "If you have the polling card, you go and vote, but it's complicated once you're there," said Yagana Adi, 55, who wants to vote in Cameroon's presidential election on Sunday.

Cameroon tense on anglophone 'independence' anniversary

Yaound - Cameroon's restive anglophone regions were in lockdown on Monday as separatists marked the first anniversary of a symbolic "independence" declaration just a week before a nationwide presidential poll.
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