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Bus attack kills one, wounds several in anglophone Cameroon

Yaound - A coach driver was killed and several other people were injured in an attack on a passenger bus convoy in strife-torn northwestern Cameroon, a public broadcaster said late Sunday.

UN rights chief expresses 'alarm' over Cameroon unrest abuses

Yaound - The United Nations rights chief has expressed "deep alarm" at spiralling Cameroon violence, blaming the government and armed groups for a litany of abuses in anglophone regions during unrest that has displaced more than 180,000 people.

Four Cameroon troops held over summary execution video

Yaound - Four Cameroonian soldiers have been arrested after a video apparently showing three of them summarily executing two women and their two children accused of belonging to Boko Haram, sources close to the army said Thursday.

Cameroon minister ambushed in restive region, 'assailants killed'

Yaound - A convoy transporting Cameroonian Defence Minister Joseph Beti Assomo was ambushed in the country's restive anglophone region, leaving several attackers dead, state radio said Friday.

81 police, soldiers in Cameroon's anglophone crisis: govt

Yaound - Anglophone separatists in Cameroon have killed 81 members of the security forces and more than 100 civilians in their months-long campaign for independence, according to a government report released on Wednesday.

Shadow of jihadists falls on Cameroon's cattle farmers

Maroua - Issoufa Mahama is worried. To take his livestock out into the pasture beyond the village, he explains, is to roll the dice."We can't take the cattle out into the bush any more," he says. "It's because of Boko Haram.

22 killed in clashes in Cameroon English-speaking region: MP

Yaound - Twenty-two people have been killed in clashes with the army in Cameroon, an opposition MP said Saturday, in the latest violence to hit the restive northwest, where separatists from the English-speaking minority are fighting for greater autonomy.

Kidnappings multiply in Cameroon's restive anglophone region

Yaound - Kidnappings are proliferating in Cameroon's violence-torn English-speaking region, where officials, foreigners and locals alike are finding themselves targeted for abduction.

At Cameroon university, insights into a bloody insurgency

Buea - Six months ago, southwest Cameroon plunged into violence as English-speaking separatists fought troops and police ordered in by the country's francophone-majority government.

'Dirty war' ravages Cameroon's anglophone region

Buea - They call it a "dirty war" -- a silent conflict in Cameroon's anglophone region marked by near-daily attacks by separatists and a brutal army backlash that shows no sign of abating.

After the gold rush: Mining boom in Cameroon leaves 'open tombs'

Bata - For a time, the land around the village of Longa Mali in eastern Cameroon was one of the most prized in Africa, and powerful machines gnawed greedily into its soil to extract precious gold.

12 European hostages freed in troubled anglophone Cameroon

Douala - Twelve European tourists have been freed after being taken hostage in western Cameroon, where anglophone militants are campaigning for an independent state, the government said on Wednesday.

12 European hostages freed in troubled anglophone Cameroon

Douala - Twelve European tourists have been freed after being taken hostage in western Cameroon, where anglophone militants are campaigning for an independent state, the government said on Wednesday.

Corruption, backlogs strangling Cameroon's Douala port

Douala - In Cameroon's port of Douala, corruption, bureaucratic red tape, overpriced services and a growing backlog have combined to put a major drag on cargo trade through central Africa's largest harbour.

Cameroon official kidnapped in restive northwest: report

Yaound - An administrative official was snatched over the weekend from one of Cameroon's restive English-speaking regions in the second such kidnapping in a fortnight, state media reported on Monday.

Cameroon opposition party picks presidential candidate

Bamenda - Cameroon's main opposition party on Saturday selected deputy leader Joshua Osih as its presidential candidate to challenge the long-ruling President Paul Biya in elections later this year.

Ruler since 1982, Biya turns 85 as strife grips parts of Cameroon

Douala - President Paul Biya of Cameroon celebrates his 85th birthday on Tuesday after 35 years at the helm of a country that today faces daunting problems, including a separatist revolt.

Three Cameroon soldiers killed in restive anglophone region

Douala - Cameroon's national youth holiday was marred by violence on Sunday, with three soldiers killed and a local official feared kidnapped by suspected separatists in the country's restive English-speaking regions.

Unrest casts long shadow as Cameroon enters election year

Yaound - Facing tensions on two fronts with bitter unrest in English-speaking regions and Boko Haram jihadist attacks in the north, Cameroon must tackle an additional political challenge this year with strongman Paul Biya seeking re-election as president.

Four Cameroon soldiers killed in restive anglophone region

Yaound - Four Cameroonian soldiers were killed by suspected separatists in a restive English-speaking region early Wednesday, army and government sources said.
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