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Four dead in suspected Boko Haram attack in Cameroon

Yaound - Jihadists from Nigeria's Boko Haram killed at least four people and badly wounded four others in an attack on Kofia, a Cameroonian island on Lake Chad, an official source told AFP on Sunday.

In north Cameroon, the struggle to save youngsters from Boko Haram

Maroua - "My life changed completely," said 14-year-old Ina Viche, recalling the day in 2016 when her parents were killed by Boko Haram jihadists."While our parents were alive, we went to school. It was no longer possible when they died.

Fear reigns in heart of separatist Cameroon region

Buea - In the capital of Cameroon's Southwest Region, people drily say the streets are so dangerous that even the dogs are too scared to go outside.

Amnesty calls for 'immediate' release of Cameroon opposition chief

Yaound - Amnesty International on Tuesday called for the "immediate and unconditional" release of Maurice Kamto, leader of Cameroon's opposition MRC, after he was arrested in the country's economic capital Douala.

Cameroon votes in presidential polls as conflict rages

Yaound - Cameroonians voted in presidential polls on Sunday with octogenarian leader Paul Biya seeking a seventh term against a backdrop of deadly violence in the country's English-speaking regions.

Tactics and tension ahead of Cameroon poll

Yaound - Cameroonians go to the polls this weekend with opposition parties mounting an eleventh-hour unity bid to dislodge six-term President Paul Biya as the country faces unprecedented insecurity.

Cameroon's under 35s have only known one leader: Biya

Yaound - "We should let him finish, and afterwards we can judge," said Denis. "No, he should go!

Cameroon president hits campaign trail ahead of vote

Maroua - "It was as if time stood still," said an exuberant announcer as Cameroon's President Paul Biya landed in the country's north to kick-off campaigning ahead of next week's polls.

Cameroon blasts Amnesty for 'crude lies' on anglophone crisis

Libreville - Cameroon has accused Amnesty International of disseminating "crude lies" after it said security forces had committed summary killings, arrests and property destruction to try to crush a separatist insurgency.

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.

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.

Curfew clashes in Cameroon's anglophone region injure 4

Bamenda - At least four people, including a police officer, were injured during overnight clashes in an English-speaking region of Cameroon, in which gunshots were heard ringing out despite a curfew imposed to contain an escalating crisis. sources said Sunday.

Cameroon probes deadly unrest in restive anglophone region

Yaound - Cameroon has launched a probe into recent deadly violence linked to a symbolic declaration of independence in the west African nation's English-speaking region, the defence minister said Friday.

Cameroon city deserted ahead of 'independence' declaration

Buea - The main city in a restive English-speaking region of Cameroon was a virtual ghost town Saturday, with armed police patrolled the streets on the eve of an expected -- but symbolic -- declaration of independence from the French-speaking country by anglo...

Suicide bomber kills 4 in northern Cameroon

Yaound - A child bomber killed four members of a local self-defence group late Tuesday in northern Cameroon, an area often targeted by Boko Haram jihadists in their long-running insurgency.
 

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