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UN Force Commander for Central African Republic Mission Dies

Tumenta

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

Illegal loggers arrested

Illegal loggers

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

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

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

Cameroon Musician Gives Afro-pop Music New Twist

Azingeh

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,

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

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,

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

Twin Suicide Bombings Kill Eleven in Cameroon

Nigerian soldiers

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,

Kuwait: Cameroonian Housemaid Thrown From 4th Floor

Kuwait

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