• French Cameroun: Boko Haram attacks military post, kills 2 soldiers, loots armoury

    French Cameroun: Boko Haram attacks military post, kills 2 soldiers, loots armoury

    Two soldiers, belonging to Cameroon’s 42nd Motorised Infantry Battalion were killed on Monday night when an army post was attacked by Boko Haram terrorists in the Far North region. Security sources hinted that the attack happened in the locality of Zeleved, in Mayo-Tsanaga Division. Local authorities, while confirming the incident, said the terrorists destroyed the […]

  • Cameroonian company illegally razing forest

    Cameroonian company illegally razing forest

    A company in Cameroon is illegally clearing land to start a giant oil-palm plantation encroaching on a key biodiversity zone in the Congo Basin, the world’s second-largest tropical forest, according to Greenpeace. The company has rejected the allegations. Cameroon Vert, known as Camvert, this year began developing a 60,000ha palm-oil plantation in a forest previously […]

  • French Cameroun Crisis: Rights Groups condemn police stationed at Kamto’s Home

    French Cameroun Crisis: Rights Groups condemn police stationed at Kamto’s Home

    Human rights groups in Cameroon have condemned the de facto house arrest of opposition leader Maurice Kamto, who has spent a week at his residence surrounded by riot police.  Authorities say Kamto’s Cameroon Renaissance Movement party is being investigated for attempts to destabilize the country after last week’s anti-government protests. Ilaria Allegrozzi, senior central African […]

  • November 6: President for life will mark 38 years in power facing protests as the Ambazonia crisis rumbles on

    November 6: President for life will mark 38 years in power facing protests as the Ambazonia crisis rumbles on

    This Nov. 6 will mark 38 years president Paul Biya has clung on to power in Cameroon—making him Africa’s second longest-serving head of state, after his peer Teodoro Obiang of Equatorial Guinea. Biya, 87, became president in 1982, long before the majority of the central African country’s 25 million people were born. His current mandate […]

  • Mali:  Sanctions may take longer than expected to be lifted

    Mali: Sanctions may take longer than expected to be lifted

    It was hoped the Sunday appointment of Mali’s new civilian prime minister, Moctar Ouane, could lift sanctions imposed by neighbouring countries. ECOWAS imposed sanctions on Mali soon after the junta led August 18 coup and said they would be lifted after civilian leaders were appointed during the transition period. But the bloc of West African […]

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