• International Criminal Court grants prosecution request to keep President Gbagbo in custody

    International Criminal Court grants prosecution request to keep President Gbagbo in custody

    Ivory Coast ex-president Laurent Gbagbo will stay behind bars at least until a fresh appeal hearing on February 1, despite his acquittal this week by the International Criminal Court, the tribunal said Friday. Judges cleared 73-year-old Gbagbo on Tuesday on charges of crimes against humanity relating to a wave of violence after disputed elections in […]

  • Cameroon, Nigeria to collaborate in anti-graft campaign

    Cameroon, Nigeria to collaborate in anti-graft campaign

    Cameroon and Nigeria have begun seeking ways to collaborate to fight corruption in both countries, according to officials of Cameroon’s anti-graft body on Wednesday. Officials of National Anti-Corruption Commission (CONAC) and Nigeria’s anti-graft agency, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), met in the capital Yaounde on Wednesday to lay down the guidelines for the collaboration. […]

  • Camtel reveals it has sacked 50 employees

    Camtel reveals it has sacked 50 employees

    State-own telephone network service provider Cameroon Telecommunications (Camtel) has reportedly fired 50 of its employees, including administrative, commercial and technical staff. According to an official statement by the company, Judith Yah Achidi Achu, General Manager of Camtel, made this decision based on recommendations of a disciplinary committee established to evaluate the cases of the concerned […]

  • Yaounde forced several thousand refugees back to Nigeria: UN

    Yaounde forced several thousand refugees back to Nigeria: UN

    The United Nations said Friday it was “extremely alarmed” by the forced return by Cameroon of thousands of refugees to northeast Nigeria, where Boko Haram Islamists pose a continuing threat to civilians. “This action was totally unexpected and puts lives of thousands of refugees at risk,” the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, said […]

  • 36 passengers kidnapped in Southern Cameroons released

    36 passengers kidnapped in Southern Cameroons released

    Thirty-six passengers have been released one day after they were abducted by gunmen on Tuesday along the Buea-Kumba highway in Cameroon’s southwest, one of the two war-torn English-speaking regions, according to local authorities. “They (kidnappers) took us somewhere and collected money, phones and other belongings from us and released us after. They asked us to […]

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