Category: Politics

Cameroon under pressure from Boko Haram

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Cameroon’s military are battling cross-border raids by Nigeria’s militant Islamist group Boko Haram, as the BBC’s Thomas Fessy found out when he joined soldiers on a patrol. A soldier is standing on the back of a flatbed pick-up truck leading

African Union welcomes new Burkina Faso leader

Michel Kafando

Addis Ababa (AFP) – The African Union on Monday welcomed the appointment of career diplomat Michel Kafando as Burkina Faso’s interim president following the ousting of its veteran leader. AU chief Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma praised the people of the west African

Cameroon Human Rights Report 2013: Yaounde, Douala Traders’ Artificial Ripening of Plantain Causes Cancer

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Traders in Yaounde and Douala have allegedly been using “Mat”, a growth regulator acting on the colour of fruits to ripen plantain and sell to the population. The chemical, approved for farming and not for use after harvest, has a

Equatorial Guinea Grants Concessions To Political Parties

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Government and political actors agreed on key points during dialogue sessions. The political landscape in Equatorial Guinea will soon witness a veritable hustle and bustle as the government and political actors have reached an agreement on key issues that favour

Gervais Mendo Ze, Former Crtv General Manager Arrested

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THE FORMER GENERAL MANAGER OF CAMEROON RADIO TELEVISION (CRTV) PROF GERVAIS MENDO ZE WAS THIS WEDNESDAY 12TH NOVEMBER 2014 QUESTIONED AND CONVEYED TO THE KONDENGUI MAXIM SECURITY PRISON IN YAOUNDE. The former CRTV boss was incarcerated on charges of embezzlement

Boko Haram militants ‘seize Chibok’

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Boko Haram militants have seized the north-eastern Nigerian town of Chibok, from where they kidnapped more than 200 schoolgirls in April. Militants attacked and took control of the town, in Borno state, on Thursday evening, residents who escaped told the

Nigeria army ‘recaptures Mubi from Boko Haram’

Boko Haram captures amoured vehicle

The Nigerian army has recaptured the north-eastern town of Mubi from militant Islamist group Boko Haram, the state governor has said. A resident of the town confirmed this to the BBC, saying he had seen the bodies of many Boko

298th Political Party in Cameroon Launched

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A new political party known as the Alliance Republicaine Camerounaise, ARC has been launched in the nation’s capital Yaounde. The new party was officially presented to the public during a press conference on Tuesday, November 11, 2014, at the Yaounde

Nigeria school blast in Potiskum kills dozens

Boko Haram

At least 46 students have been killed by a suicide bomber at a school assembly in the north-eastern Nigerian town of Potiskum, police have said. A suicide bomber dressed as a student is believed to have caused the blast at

Chad Takes Pre-emptive Measures Aigainst Boko Haram Incursions

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The authorities have prohibited navigation in Chari, Logone Rivers as well as in Lake Chad. Chadian security forces have embarked on patrols in the waters of Rivers Chari, Logone and Lake Chad and meticulous control of vehicles entering the country