Category: World News

Nigeria, neighbors to send 8,750 troops to fight Boko Haram


YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — Nigeria and its four bordering countries announced plans Saturday to deploy an 8,750-strong force by next month to combat the growing regional threat posed by Boko Haram. Details of the proposed deployment were revealed at the

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, 90, falls down steps

Robert Mugabe

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, 90, fell down steps from a podium after speaking to supporters upon his return from Ethiopia, say witnesses. Mugabe appeared to miss a step and toppled when he left the raised lectern

Ivory Coast win to reach Afcon final

Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast reached their third Africa Cup of Nations final in nine years after proving too strong for DR Congo. Yaya Toure put them ahead with a ferocious 20-yard shot but soon after Dieumerci Mbokani levelled with a penalty after

Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan escapes suspected suicide blast near election rally

President Jonathan

A suspected suicide bomb has exploded near a campaign rally in north-east Nigeria minutes after president Goodluck Jonathan left the venue. The blast occured at a car park close to a stadium where Mr Jonathan addressed supporters of the ruling

Finally, Nigerian Troops Bombard Sambisa Forest


As part of measures to contain and quell the Boko Haram insurgency, the military has stormed the insurgents in Sambisa Forest, their notorious hideout, according to reports from the Hausa service of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The director of

Extremists attack biggest city in northeast Nigeria


MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian troops Sunday repelled Islamic extremists who attacked from four fronts on Maiduguri, the biggest city in northeast Nigeria, with several civilians killed by aerial bombs and grenades and mortar shells on the ground. Soldiers said

Paul Biya Comforts German Freed Hostage


Nitsch Eberhard Robert was received in audience at the State House Saturday, January 24, 2015. It took roughly one hour at the State House last Saturday, January 24, for President Paul Biya to listen to the predicaments of Nitsch Eberhard

Boko Haram Attacks Leave Banks, Schools Shut in Cameroon’s North


Farms are abandoned, banks and schools have closed across towns in northern Cameroon following violent cross-border attacks by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram this month. Life in the north “has been disorganized, distorted,” Cameroon’s Communications Minister, Issa Tchiroma Bakary,

Cameroonian Emerging Artists Drop New Single Featuring X- Maleya


A Buea based musical duo, Rythmz have released a new track titled dancia, featuring Cameroon’s prominent musical trio, X-Maleya. The audio track was officially released on Friday, January 16, 2014. The song, recorded in the ebbing hours of 2014 introduces

Boko Haram: USA, Russia Pledge Support To Cameroon


The Minister of External Relations granted two separate audiences to the Ambassadors of the United States of America and Russia on Thursday January 15, 2014 in Yaounde. International mobilisation for Cameroon’s struggle against the Nigeria-based criminal sect, Boko Haram, is