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79 abducted pupils freed in troubled Cameroon region
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79 abducted pupils freed in troubled Cameroon region

Parents await for news of their children at a school where 79 pupils were kidnapped in Bamenda, Cameroon November 6, 2018. REUTERS/Blaise Eyong 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. “All 79 […]

At swearing in, Cameroon’s Biya acknowledges anglo ‘frustrations’
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At swearing in, Cameroon’s Biya acknowledges anglo ‘frustrations’

FILE PHOTO: Cameroon's President Paul Biya is seen at the 72nd United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York City, U.S. September 22, 2017. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith – RC1A35221360/File Photo Cameroon’s 85-year-old President Paul Biya vowed Tuesday to pursue policies of decentralisation to address “frustrations and aspirations” in English-speaking […]

79 school pupils abducted in restive anglophone Cameroon
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79 school pupils abducted in restive anglophone Cameroon

A still image taken from a video shows riot police walk along a street in the English-speaking city of Buea, Cameroon October 1, 2017. via REUTERS TV 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 […]

Security tight as Cameroon’s Biya wins seventh presidential term
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Security tight as Cameroon’s Biya wins seventh presidential term

(FILES) In this file photo taken on October 07, 2018 Cameroon's incumbent President Paul Biya (C) looks on as he votes at the polling station in Bastos neighbourhood in the capital Yaounde during Cameroon's presidential election. – Cameroon President Paul Biya has been re-elected to a seventh straight term with […]

Gunmen abduct six children from Cameroon school
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Gunmen abduct six children from Cameroon school

Cameroon's incumbent President Paul Biya (C) casts his ballot as his wife Chantal looks on in the polling station in Bastos neighbourhood in the capital Yaounde, on October 7, 2018 during Cameroon's presidential election. – Cameroonians began voting in crunch presidential polls, with octogenarian leader seeking a seventh term against […]

Cameroon presidential polls rocked by deadly violence, security fears
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Cameroon presidential polls rocked by deadly violence, security fears

Members of the presidential guard secure the area as Cameroon's incumbent President Paul Biya and his wife Chantal prepare to leave a polling station after voting in the Bastos neighbourhood of Yaounde, on October 7, 2018, during Cameroon's presidential election. Cameroonians began voting in crunch presidential polls, with octogenarian leader […]

Crisis-hit Cameroon city locked down in poll run-up
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Crisis-hit Cameroon city locked down in poll run-up

This areal view taken on October 5, 2018 shows the city of Buea, the capital of Cameroon's majority English-speaking southwest region, on October 05, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / FLORIAN PLAUCHEUR “It’s risky to walk in Mile-16. If the police find you there, they’ll shoot you,” says a bus driver […]

Cameroon insists it will be ready to host Cup of Nations
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Cameroon insists it will be ready to host Cup of Nations

[FILE PHOTO] Ahmad Ahmad, president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) AFP A top Cameroon football official told AFP Sunday his nation “will be ready” to host next year’s Africa Cup of Nations, even though the final decision has been delayed. Cameroon’s hosting of African football’s showpiece event has […]

Decision on Cameroon hosting Africa Nations Cup delayed
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Decision on Cameroon hosting Africa Nations Cup delayed

Confederation of African Football (CAF) President Ahmad Ahmad talks during an interview at his office in Cairo on April 22, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / KHALED DESOUKI A decision on whether Cameroon can go ahead with hosting next year’s Africa Cup of Nations has been postponed until the end of […]

Hundreds flee Cameroon’s anglophone areas ahead of vote
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Hundreds flee Cameroon’s anglophone areas ahead of vote

FILE – Cameroonians, including women and children, refugees from the Cameroon's restive anglophone regions, gather for a meeting at Bashu-Okpambe village, in Boki district of Cross Rivers State in Nigeria, Jan. 31, 2018. PHOTO: AFP Cameroonian authorities Saturday banned the “massive exodus” from the country’s restive anglophone regions, where violence […]

Cameroon vows ‘calm’ election despite anglophone violence
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Cameroon vows ‘calm’ election despite anglophone violence

FILE PHOTO: Cameroon's President Paul Biya is seen at the 72nd United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York City, U.S. September 22, 2017. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith – RC1A35221360/File Photo Cameroon’s government vowed Wednesday that next month’s presidential election will be peaceful and voting will take place nationwide, despite […]

Cameroon army kills three as tensions mar return to school
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Cameroon army kills three as tensions mar return to school

Cameroonian soldiers sing and dance during a visit by senior officers in Mabass, northern Cameroon, February 16, 2015. Boko Haram militants kidnapped some 80 people from the village on January 18, according to the Cameroon army. Picture taken February 16, 2015. REUTERS/Bate Felix Tabi Tabe (CAMEROON – Tags: CONFLICT MILITARY […]

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Cameroonian rights activist ‘missing’ for weeks: family

A prominent Cameroonian rights activist has been missing for nearly a month after heading to the restive anglophone region on a fact-finding mission, his partner said Monday. Franklin Mowha, the head of the Frontline Fighters for Citizen’s Interest, disappeared after leaving the commercial capital Douala on August 6 for Kumba, […]

Samuel Eto’o rescues former Cameroon captain who is homeless
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Samuel Eto’o rescues former Cameroon captain who is homeless

Apart from leading the Indomitable Lions of Cameroun to win some titles, Samuel Eto’o has provided financial assistance to many players, both active and retired… June 1, 2014 in Moenchengladbach, Germany. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Bongarts/Getty Images) Ex-Cameroon, Barcelona and Chelsea striker Samuel Eto’o has said he will buy a house […]

Seedorf and Kluivert take over Cameroon national side
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Seedorf and Kluivert take over Cameroon national side

Clarence Seedorf Clarence Seedorf has been appointed head coach of the Cameroon national team, with his former Netherlands teammate Patrick Kluivert as his assistant, Cameroonian Minister of Sport Pierre Ismael Bidoung Mkpatt said on Saturday. The two former AC Milan players take over from Belgian Hugo Broos, who left last […]

Cameroon unrest drives 180,000 from their homes
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Cameroon unrest drives 180,000 from their homes

Residents from the Western Region in Cameroon arrive at the bus terminal in Buea following renewed clashed in the restive anglophone region on July 15, 2018. Twenty civilians, including five students and a teacher, were killed on july 11-12, 2018 by the Cameroonian army in two localities in the Anglophone […]