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UN Force Commander for Central African Republic Mission Dies

The commander of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission More »

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Illegal loggers arrested

28 Suspects, 5 Chinese Arrested in North Gabon. Gabonese law More »

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Deadly suicide attack rocks northern Cameroon

Suspected Boko Haram bombing kills at least 10 people and More »

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Cameroon FA Sacks Indomitable Lions Coach

The head coach of Cameroon’s national senior football team, the More »

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Cameroon Musician Gives Afro-pop Music New Twist

A newcomer in Cameroon’s emerging Afro-pop music industry, named Azingeh, More »

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Cameroon Mourns Pilgrims in Mecca Deaths

Cameroon has observed a national day of mourning for 76 More »

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Obama deploys military to Cameroon for Boko Haram mission

Washington (AFP) – US President Barack Obama will deploy up More »

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Cameroon Media Regulator Insists Afrique Media Suspension Still Valid

The decision suspending the Pan-African television channel, Afrique Media, from broadcasting More »

UN Force Commander for Central African Republic Mission Dies

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The commander of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) has died. Major General Martin Chomu Tumenta of Cameroon, 61, died on Monday, 30 November 2015, from an illness. The MINUSCA Chief of staff is reported to have disappeared from frontline duties a couple of weeks ago due to

Illegal loggers arrested

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28 Suspects, 5 Chinese Arrested in North Gabon. Gabonese law enforcement officials arrested twenty eight people including 5 Chinese nationals and 6 government officials for illegally trafficking in bubinga, a highly priced and protected tree species. The operation that resulted in a series of arrests that spanned close to a month started following an investigative

Deadly suicide attack rocks northern Cameroon

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Suspected Boko Haram bombing kills at least 10 people and wounds dozens near Nigerian border, security sources say. At least 10 people have been killed in a suicide attack near the Nigerian border in Cameroon’s Far North region, security sources have said. Dozens more were wounded in Saturday’s bombing in the village of Nigue, a

Cameroon FA Sacks Indomitable Lions Coach

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The head coach of Cameroon’s national senior football team, the Indomitable Lions, Volker Finke has been relieved of his duties and will no longer collaborate with the Cameroon Football Association, local media has reported. The executive committee of the Cameroon Football Federation, Fecafoot, took the decision during an extraordinary meeting on Friday, October 30, in

Cameroon Musician Gives Afro-pop Music New Twist

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A newcomer in Cameroon’s emerging Afro-pop music industry, named Azingeh, has added a new twist to the genre by combining contemporary Afro-pop beats with his native traditional tempo to introduce what he describes as “cultural hip hop”. Azingeh, aged 24, released his debut single “dance any how” in September 2014, and received much acclaim for

Cameroon Mourns Pilgrims in Mecca Deaths

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Cameroon has observed a national day of mourning for 76 of its citizens who died among several hundred Hajj pilgrims in last month’s stampede in the Muslim holy city of Mecca.  The country’s president, Paul Biya called on Cameroonians to observe this Friday, 16 October 2015, as a day of mourning in respect of scores

Obama deploys military to Cameroon for Boko Haram mission

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Washington (AFP) – US President Barack Obama will deploy up to 300 military personnel to Cameroon for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations against militant Boko Haram insurgents, he informed Congress on Wednesday. In a letter released by the White House, Obama said 90 personnel had already been deployed, marking a modest but significant escalation of

Cameroon Media Regulator Insists Afrique Media Suspension Still Valid

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The decision suspending the Pan-African television channel, Afrique Media, from broadcasting for a period of one month in Cameroon is still effective, a press release from the country’s media regulator has stated. In the release, made public on Monday, 12 October 2015, the vice president of the Cameroon National Communication Council (NCC), Peter Essoka refuted widespread

Twin Suicide Bombings Kill Eleven in Cameroon

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Two separate suicide bomb attacks in Kangaleri, a border locality in the far north region of Cameroon has killed 11 people and injured 29 others, state media has reported. Both bombings occurred  in the early hours of Sunday, October 11, and has been blamed on the Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram, now known as the

Kuwait: Cameroonian Housemaid Thrown From 4th Floor

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Stephanie N., who travelled to Kuwait in search of a better livelihood, returned to Cameroon via the Douala International Airport on October 4, 2015 with nothing to show but a wheelchair that speaks all of her misfortune. The 23-year-old served as housemaid to a Kuwaiti family which reportedly maltreated her. The peak of her physical

Issa Hayatou named FIFA Acting President

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African football leader, Issa Hayatou has been named to take charge of FIFA after former president, Blatter was suspended and “stripped of all duties.” African football leader Issa Hayatou on Thursday took temporary charge of FIFA after Sepp Blatter was “relieved of his duties” because of his 90-day suspension, the world body said. Hayatou, 69,

Man arrested in Wum for Illegal Wildlife Trafficking

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A man was arrested for illegal possession and circulation of chimpanzee and mandrill bones, in Wum, in the Menchum Division of the North West Region. He was arrested during a crackdown operation carried out by the Menchum Divisional Delegation of Forestry and Wildlife working in collaboration with the police and a wildlife law enforcement NGO

Willy B Thrills Fans with Debut Single

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                      A brand new video ‘Cheri Coco’ by one of Cameroon’s promising artist, Willy B has begun to attract viewership from all over the world on youtube, shortly after its release on 27 September 2015. Blown away by his debut single, Afro pop music lovers have

Cameroon President Appoints New Ministers

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Cameroon’s President Paul Biya has appointed new ministers into his government in a decree signed this Friday, 02 October 2015.  The appointments end months of speculation by local media about a new government in the country. Eight new names feature on the list including former governor of the Far North region, Joseph Beti Assomo who

Ako Hunting Guide Arrested for Wildlife Trafficking

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A wildlife trafficker was arrested in Kumbo, in the Bui division of the North West Region for illegal commercialization of protected species. He was arrested as he attempted to sell 5 mandrills skulls and a live mona monkey, among other products. The operation was carried out by wildlife officials with the technical assistance of a

New Music: Chuzih Dadido Drops First Single

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Cameroon’s next big name in Africa’s thriving music industry, Chuzih Dadido has dropped the audio of his highly anticipated single of the year #Awah. The Afro-pop singer, song writer and music director is sure making his break-through with his debut hit “Awah”. The record label, Muanze group presented the music  release pack on Thursday, October

Nine Killed in Cameroon Twin Suicide Bombings

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Two suicide bombers blew themselves up in Cameroon’s northern town of Kolofata in the early hours of Sunday, 13 September 2015, killing nine and leaving several others injured. The attack which comes barely six months after another deadly attack in the same town has been blamed on the Islamic terrorist group, Boko Haram. According to

Cameroon UN Peacekeeping Troops Protest over Unpaid Allowances

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More than 200 Cameroon soldiers who participated in the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission (MINUSCA) in the Central African Republic ( CAR)  staged a protest in front of the Prime Minister’s office in  the country’s capital,Yaoundé on  Wednesday 09, September 2015. The angry peacekeepers from CAR stormed the PM’s Office after halting traffick in the city, to demand unpaid allowances for the past two

Cameroon: Iya Mohamed Slammed 15 Years Jail Term

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The former General Manager of the Cameroon Cotton Development Corporation (SODECOTON) Iya Mohamed was sentenced to 15 years in Prison on Thursday, September 3, by the Special criminal Court in Yaoundé, which found him and co-accused guilty of embezzling FCFA 12.180 billion. Mr Iya, who was also president of the Cameroon Football Federation (FECAFOOT) and his former colleagues

Boko Haram: Israel steps into the fight

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(ABUJA) President Muhammadu Buhari’s drive to rout Boko Haram insurgents before end of the year has received a global boost, as the Israeli government has promised to provide support and assistance in achieving the deadline set by the government. According to the special adviser on media and public affairs to the Speaker of the House