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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.

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.

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.

500,000 malnourished children around Lake Chad risk dying: UN

Geneva - The United Nations said Friday that half a million severely malnourished children around Africa's Lake Chad need life-saving assistance, but warned funding for humanitarian aid in the region was dramatically low.

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.
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A bridge made of flimsy materials through the swamp.
A bridge made of flimsy materials through the swamp.
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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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MILITANCY: Map of Nigeria with shaded areas showing activity by Islamic militant Boko Haram organization.
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The Republic of Cameroon.
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A view of the northwest province in Cameroon
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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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Peace Corps Orientation in Yaounde, Cameroon
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A bush taxi trying to make its way through a Cameroon road.
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This bridge is called "bridge of monkeys". Especially not to be drunk when we cross it.
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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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Cholera in Cameroon is spreading rapidly.
Cholera in Cameroon is spreading rapidly.
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