Category: Africa

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

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 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,

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,

Ako Hunting Guide Arrested for Wildlife Trafficking

Ako trafficker

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

New Music: Chuzih Dadido Drops First Single

Chuzih Dadido

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

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

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