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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.

More Cameroonians enter Nigeria to flee violence: UN

Geneva - Almost 8,000 people have fled into Nigeria from Cameroon in the past two weeks to escape clashes between the security forces and armed separatists, the UN refugee agency said Thursday.

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 plans February polls under shadow of violence

Cameroon is poised to hold parliamentary and municipal elections in February but a bloody separatist conflict and political tensions are set to cloud the vote, experts say.

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.

Secret video club gives respite to gay men in Cameroon

The club is secret. You have to know someone who will guide you to the address -- off a busy street in Cameroon's capital, down a dingy alley to a door with the unwelcoming message in chalk: "No entry."Inside is a rectangular room, dark and humid.

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.

17 Chinese, Ukrainian seamen kidnapped off Cameroon

Yaound - Nine Chinese and eight Ukrainian seamen were abducted on Thursday when two merchant vessels came under attack in Cameroonian waters, sources said Friday."Seventeen Chinese and Ukrainians were kidnapped...

Lake Chad group launches $100 mn fund against jihadists

Niamey - The four countries bordering Lake Chad on Friday launched a fund aimed at collecting $100 million to help counter climate change and a devastating jihadist insurgency.

Swiss police fire water cannon, tear gas at Cameroon protesters

Geneva - Swiss police fired water cannon, tear gas and stun grenades at Cameroonian protesters outside UN headquarters in Geneva Saturday as the crowd surged towards a luxury hotel hosting Cameroon's president.

Geneva braces for large demo against Cameroon president

Geneva - Large numbers of police, many in riot gear, were posted outside a luxury Geneva hotel Saturday where Cameroon's president is staying, as protestors against his leadership began gathering nearby.

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.
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Housing embedded in the bush and alongside a small stream greenish under ideal mosquito breeding
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A Cameroon Air Force Alpha Jet pictured in Garoua, northern Cameroon, on June 18, 2014 following a surveillance flight over the northern border during military action against Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram
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Cholera in Cameroon is spreading rapidly.
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The Republic of Cameroon.
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Family members of the British victims on downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 arrive for a meeting with Prime Minister David Cameron at Downing Street on July 29, 2014
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A bush taxi trying to make its way through a Cameroon road.
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First Lady Michelle Obama, wife of U.S. President Barack Obama, holds up a sign Wednesday bearing the Twitter hashtag "#bringbackourgirls" in support of the victims of last week's kidnapping at a girls school in Chibok, Nigeria.
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This bridge is called "bridge of monkeys". Especially not to be drunk when we cross it.
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A bridge made of flimsy materials through the swamp.
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Peace Corps Orientation in Yaounde, Cameroon
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A view of the northwest province in Cameroon
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MILITANCY: Map of Nigeria with shaded areas showing activity by Islamic militant Boko Haram organization.
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