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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.

'Separatists' kill two more police in restive Cameroon region: govt

Yaound - Separatists killed two policemen in the restive English-speaking region of Cameroon, a day after an officer was shot dead there, the government said Wednesday.

UN chief to meet Cameroon leader over anglophone unrest

Bangui - UN chief Antonio Guterres said he would meet President Paul Biya of Cameroon late Friday to discuss the troubles in the country's anglophone regions.

State violence in anglophone Cameroon 'may spark armed uprising'

Yaound - Cameroon must urgently rethink a policy of "murderous repression" in its restive English-speaking regions or risk the crisis spiralling into an armed uprising, the International Crisis Group (ICG) warned Thursday.

Security tight in Cameroon anglophone region as toll rises

Buea - Police maintained a tight grip in English-speaking Cameroon on Monday a day after the anglophone minority declared symbolic independence, as the toll from weekend clashes rose to at least 17 dead, according to an unofficial tally.

Seven killed in Cameroon as anglophones declare 'independence'

Buea - At least seven people were killed in Cameroon's restive anglophone belt at the weekend as a separatist group made a symbolic declaration of independence.

Cameroon sets travel clamp in troubled anglophone region

Yaound - Authorities in an English-speaking region in southwestern Cameroon on Thursday announced temporary curbs on travel and public meetings, adding to a curfew imposed in the northwest after protests by the country's anglophone minority.

Cameroon accused over Nigerian Boko Haram refugees

Abuja - Cameroon on Wednesday denied allegations by a human rights group that it had forcibly returned about 100,000 Nigerian refugees in breach of international agreements, putting them in danger from Boko Haram Islamists.

Cameroon halts 'terror' trial of anglophone leaders

Yaound - Cameroon's President Paul Biya halted on Wednesday the trial of leaders of the nation's English-speaking community who stand accused of terror-related charges over their fight for Anglophone rights in the French-majority nation.

Boko Haram suspects killed, tortured in Cameroon custody: Amnesty

Libreville - Cameroon's security forces were on Thursday accused of torturing hundreds of Boko Haram suspects, leading to dozens of deaths, in what Amnesty International said was a war crime.

Cameroon army vessel capsizes at sea, dozens missing: security sources

Yaound - A Cameroon army vessel transporting "dozens" of troops from the elite Rapid Intervention Brigade capsized on Sunday off the country's southwestern coast, a security source told AFP.The boat "capsized on Sunday between the city of Limbe and Bakassi.

14 dead in twin Cameroon bombings

Yaound - Two bombers blew themselves up in northeastern Cameroon killing 14 people and injuring 30 people in an attack likely staged by Boko Haram jihadists, security sources said Thursday.

Nigerian camps under strain from returning refugees

Lagos - An upsurge in Boko Haram attacks and returnees from Cameroon are stretching camps for those made homeless by the conflict to breaking point, as the UN warned against forcing people back to northeast Nigeria.

UN Security Council shines light on Lake Chad crisis

Yaound - UN Security Council envoys on Friday vowed to turn the spotlight on a "neglected crisis" as they began a mission to the Lake Chad region, where hunger, poverty and a Boko Haram insurgency have triggered a major humanitarian emergency.

UN Security Council visit to draw attention to Lake Chad crisis

New York - UN Security Council envoys on Thursday travel to Africa's Lake Chad region, where famine, the Boko Haram insurgency, climate change and poor governance have collided to create one of the world's worst humanitarian crises.

Honour for Cameroonian who shed light on Italy's 'modern slavery'

Rome - It was a passion for football that made Cameroonian Yvan Sagnet want to pursue his studies in Turin, home to Italy's most famous club, Juventus.

Boko Haram blocking aid to scores of refugees in Cameroon: UN

Geneva - The United Nations warned Friday that the threat from Boko Haram jihadists was complicating efforts to help tens of thousands of Nigerian refugees living in dire conditions in northern Cameroon.

Six soldiers killed in Boko Haram attack in Cameroon

Yaound - An attack by Nigeria's Boko Haram jihadists against a Lake Chad army base manned by an anti-insurgent regional force has left six Cameroonian soldiers dead, a military source said Tuesday.

Cameroon rail accident toll rises to at least 60

Yaound - At least 60 were killed when a packed passenger train derailed between Cameroon's two main cities, a hospital source in the capital Yaounde said Saturday, giving a new toll the day after the accident.

Boko Haram atrocities haunt Cameroon's displaced

Koza - "Boko Haram butchered nine people in front of me. That day I decided to leave my village," says Rachel Daviguidam, still devastated by the carnage she witnessed in September 2015.

Streets with no names: Navigating the maze of African cities

Yaound - Maps, road signs, sat navs, Google maps -- it all makes travelling so easy. But how do you get around in a city with few street names, where buildings have no numbers?

Boko Haram suicide bomber kills 11 in Cameroon

Yaound - A suicide bombing by a Boko Haram jihadist has killed 11 people in northern Cameroon, a provincial governor said Thursday, warning civilians not to breach special security measures aimed at preventing such attacks.

U.S. envoy's motorcade kills child in Cameroon

Washington - A diplomatic convoy in Cameroon carrying the visiting US ambassador to the United Nations accidentally struck and killed a young boy.

Cameroon doubts bomb girl's claim to be Chibok abductee

Yaound - Authorities in Cameroon on Monday poured doubt on a would-be suicide bomber's claim that she is one of the 276 Nigerian school girls kidnapped by Boko Haram jihadists in 2014.

Held in Cameroon, would-be bomber claims to be Boko Haram hostage

Yaound - A would-be suicide bomber arrested in northern Cameroon wearing an explosives belt told investigators she was one of 219 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014, a regional official told AFP Saturday.

Boko Haram fighters falling victim to food crisis they created

The Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram is on the hunt, going deeper into Cameroon as its fighters search for food in a crisis of their own making.

19 dead in double suicide attack on Cameroon market

Yaound - At least 19 people were killed in a double suicide bombing at a market in northeastern Cameroon on Friday, local officials said.

Suicide bombers kill 32 in north Cameroon market

Yaound - Thirty-two people were killed when at least three suicide bombers blew themselves up at a market in northern Cameroon, a region often targeted by Nigeria's Boko Haram, officials said.

12 dead in Cameroon mosque suicide blast: Security sources

Yaound - A suicide bomber killed 12 worshippers Wednesday at a northern Cameroon mosque, security officials said, hitting an area regularly targeted by Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamists.

At least seven civilians killed in suicide attack in Cameroon

Yaound - At least seven civilians were killed Friday in a suicide attack in Kolofata, northern Cameroon, a region where Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamists are highly active, local officials said.
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