Category: Africa

Boko Haram: Israel steps into the fight


(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

RFI Correspondent Detained, Interrogated in Cameroon


A journalist working as correspondent for the Hausa service of Radio France Internationale (RFI) has been held incommunicado in Cameroon by officials to enquire about his alleged involvement in activities of the Islamic terrorist group, Boko Haram. Mr Ahmed Abba who is

Cameroon bans Islamic face veil after suicide bombings


Cameroon has banned the wearing of full-face Islamic veil, including the burka, in the Far North region, following two suicide bomb attacks. Two women dressed in the religious garments blew themselves up on Sunday in Fotokol, killing 13 people. The

Children of mentally ill mothers in West Africa


Sexual abuse of mentally ill girls is on the rise in Africa, resulting in an increasing number of vulnerable children on the continent. Many children in West and Central Africa are increasingly joining alternative care families because their biological parents

BREAKING NEWS: Cameroon Army Aborted French Hatched Coup to Overthrow Biya Last January


The source who opted for anonymity for obvious reasons said the coup was a child of the French gov’t and former Minister of Territorial Administration and Decentralization, Marafa Hamidou Yaya, was going to be at the centre of it by

Ivory Trafficker arrested in Douala

Seized ivory

A39-year- old man was arrested on June 18, 2015 by wildlife officials from the Littoral Regional Delegation of Forestry and Wildlife as he attempted to sell 44 carved ivory pieces to a client in Douala. The suspected trafficker was accompanied

Cameroon: WACS submarine cable expected to be operational as of July, 2015


(Business in Cameroon) – After the SAT3, the second submarine fibre-optic cable connected to Cameroon, the WACS, should be operational starting July 1, 2015 now that Camtel has completed its construction of the fibre-optic connection between Limbe, where the WACS

Nigeria army repels Boko Haram attack on Maiduguri

Nigerian Soldiers

Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) – Boko Haram fighters launched an attack on northeast Nigeria’s largest city Maiduguri on Wednesday ‎but were repelled by Nigerian troops after intense clashes, residents and the army said. Dozens of militants armed with heavy guns and

Nigeria’s Jonathan says friends abandoned him after defeat


Lagos (AFP) – Outgoing Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan said Sunday that some of his friends deserted him shortly after he conceded defeat to his rival General Muhammadu Buhari in the March election. Jonathan publicly conceded defeat to Buhari on March

Boy smuggled into Spain in suitcase


Border guards have foiled an attempt to smuggle an eight-year old boy into Spain in a suitcase. The boy, from the Ivory Coast was discovered at the border of Morocco and the Spanish enclave of Ceuta. The suitcase was carried