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Rights monitors sound alarm over 'neglected' Cameroon crisis

Yaound - Rights groups have sounded a warning over the escalating crisis in western Cameroon, where separatists and government forces are locked in deadly combat.

Cameroon crisis risks spiralling out of control: UN aid chief

New York - The crisis in Cameroon is worsening and threatens to spiral out of control, the UN aid chief warned Monday during a first informal meeting of the Security Council on the conflict.At least 4.

Leader of Cameroon's main opposition party released by kidnappers

Yaound - The chairman of Cameroon's main opposition party Ni John Fru Ndi has been released after being kidnapped earlier Saturday in the Northwest Region, one of two English-speaking provinces in the grip of an armed conflict for over a year, his party said.

Nigeria court says extradition of Cameroon separatists 'illegal'

Lagos - A Nigerian court has condemned as "illegal and unconstitutional" the arrest and deportation of Cameroonian separatists who had applied for asylum in Nigeria, their lawyers said Sunday.

Nigeria court says extradition of Cameroon separatists 'illegal'

Lagos - A Nigerian court has condemned as "illegal and unconstitutional" the arrest and deportation of Cameroonian separatists who had applied for asylum in Nigeria, the lawyers representing them said Sunday.

187 ex-jihadists surrender in Cameroon

Mora - Nearly 200 Cameroonians who were members of Nigeria's Boko Haram jihadist group have returned home and surrendered to the authorities after breaking with the organisation, the government said Thursday.

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.

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.

UN chief calls for release of abducted students in Cameroon

New York - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday called for the immediate release of 79 students abducted in Cameroon as he renewed his appeal for an end to the crisis in the breakaway English-speaking region.

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.

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 far north seen as path to poll victory

Mora - "It was horrible, you have no idea," says Abdoulaye, 23, whose village in northern Cameroon was overrun by Boko Haram in 2015.Abdoulaye now wanders the streets of the district capital Mora selling small items.

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.

Curfew in anglophone Cameroon ahead of 'independence' anniversary

Yaound - Cameroon imposed a 48-hour curfew on its English-speaking regions a day ahead of the one-year anniversary of a symbolic "independence" declaration by anglophone separatists, officials said on Sunday.

Video shows Cameroon separatists with decapitated policeman: Amnesty

Libreville - Amnesty International said Tuesday it has authenticated a video showing English-speaking separatists in Cameroon with the decapitated head of a policeman, and condemned a "horrific escalation of violence" in the anglophone regions.

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.

Jihadist conflict in Cameroon diminishing, says thinktank

Libreville - Violence in northern Cameroon by Nigeria's Boko Haram jihadists has diminished but rooting out their threat will need deft handling, the International Crisis Group (ICG) warned on Tuesday.

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.

Cameroon unrest drives 180,000 from their homes: HRW

New York - Human Rights Watch on Thursday blamed Cameroon's government forces and separatists for worsening violence in the country's anglophone regions which has left scores dead and displaced over 180,000 people.
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