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Cameroon blames separatists for school massacre of children

Yaound - Cameroon was in shock on Sunday after a massacre at a school in the English-speaking southwest of the country, which the government has blamed on separatist militants there.

Cameroon blames separatists for massacre of children

Yaound - Cameroon's government on Sunday blamed separatist fighters for the massacre of children in their classrooms in the English-speaking southwest of the country.

Cameroon school attack kills 8 students: UN

Kumba - Attackers armed with guns and machetes killed at least eight children Saturday in a raid on a school in southwestern Cameroon, the United Nations said.

Cameroon troops jailed 10 years for murder of four civilians

Yaound - Four Cameroonian soldiers were sentenced Monday to 10 years in prison for the execution-style killings of two women and their children, one of them a baby, in a region where the army is fighting jihadists.A fifth soldier received a two-year sentence.

Cameroon army confirms journalist died in custody, denies torture

Douala - Cameroon's army on Friday confirmed anglophone journalist Samuel Wazizi died in detention last year, accusing him of associating with terrorists but denying allegations he had been tortured.

Cameroon government under fire as virus tally rises

Yaound - Cameroon's government faces mounting accusations that foot-dragging and incompetence have helped coronavirus gain a deadly grip.

Cameroon admits army role in February killing of 13 civilians

Yaound - Cameroon's presidency admitted on Tuesday that three soldiers acting with militants killed 13 civilians including 10 children in an anglophone region in the west of the country in February.

Watchdog HRW accuses army in massacre in anglophone Cameroon

Yaound - Human Rights Watch on Tuesday accused Cameroon's armed forces of taking part in the killing of at least 21 civilians this month in a region where troops are battling anglophone separatists.

Cameroon army blames accident for village 'massacre'

Yaound - Cameroon's army on Monday denied opposition charges that it had massacred villagers in a troubled English-speaking region, blaming instead an "unfortunate accident" caused by an explosion of fuel during a firefight.

Cameroon elections overshadowed by violence, boycott

Yaound - Cameroon voted Sunday in polls overshadowed by a partial opposition boycott and separatist violence that has displaced hundreds of thousands of people.

Cameroon elections overshadowed by violence, boycott

Yaound - Cameroon votes Sunday in polls overshadowed by separatist violence which has displaced hundreds of thousands of people, and a partial opposition boycott.

Captain, 7 crew abducted from Greek oil tanker in Cameroon port

Douala - Armed men staged a night raid on a Greek oil tanker anchored in a Cameroonian port and abducted eight crewmen, including the vessel's Greek captain, the merchant marine ministry and the ship's owner said Tuesday.

Survivors tell of France's 'dirty war' in Cameroon independence

Ed - It was a "dirty war" waged by French colonial troops but it never made headlines and even today goes untold in school history books.

Cameroon MPs pass devolution bill for troubled anglophone regions

Yaound - A bill granting special status to Cameroon's two crisis-hit anglophone regions was passed by lawmakers on Wednesday, national radio said, an attempt to ease two years of bloody violence.

Cameroon rescuers hunt for victims after deadly landslide

Yaound - Cameroon rescue workers resumed a grim search for victims Wednesday after torrential rains triggered a mudslide that swept homes off a hillside, killing dozens of people including children.

Cameroon president says dropping prosecution against 'some' political rivals

Yaound - Cameroon's President Paul Biya on Friday announced he had ordered prosecutions to be dropped against "some" opposition leaders, including a number from the main Movement for the Rebirth of Cameroon (MRC) led by his jailed rival Maurice Kamto.

Cameroon opens dialogue to end anglophone separatist crisis

Yaound - Cameroon launched a national dialogue on Monday to end a separatist conflict in the country's anglophone provinces but hopes of a breakthrough were dimmed as key rebel leaders refused to participate.

Cameroon separatist leader says Biya's dialogue call a 'non-event'

Yaound - The separatist leader of Cameroon's English-speaking community on Thursday dismissed President Paul Biya's call for national dialogue to end the country's anglophone crisis as a "non-starter".

Cameroon anglophone separatist leader gets life sentence

Yaound - A military court in Cameroon on Tuesday handed a life sentence to the head of the country's anglophone separatist movement, Julius Sisiku Ayuk Tabe, in a move that analysts said could inflame the 22-month-old revolt.

Seventeen Chinese, Ukrainian seamen kidnapped off Cameroon

Yaound - Nine Chinese and eight Ukrainian seamen were abducted in attacks on two merchant ships off Cameroon, in the latest act of piracy in the Gulf of Guinea, sources said Friday.
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