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UN Force Commander for Central African Republic Mission Dies

The commander of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission More »

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Illegal loggers arrested

28 Suspects, 5 Chinese Arrested in North Gabon. Gabonese law More »

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Deadly suicide attack rocks northern Cameroon

Suspected Boko Haram bombing kills at least 10 people and More »

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Cameroon FA Sacks Indomitable Lions Coach

The head coach of Cameroon’s national senior football team, the More »

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Cameroon Musician Gives Afro-pop Music New Twist

A newcomer in Cameroon’s emerging Afro-pop music industry, named Azingeh, More »

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Cameroon Mourns Pilgrims in Mecca Deaths

Cameroon has observed a national day of mourning for 76 More »

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Obama deploys military to Cameroon for Boko Haram mission

Washington (AFP) – US President Barack Obama will deploy up More »

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Cameroon Media Regulator Insists Afrique Media Suspension Still Valid

The decision suspending the Pan-African television channel, Afrique Media, from broadcasting More »

Three Arrested for Wildlife Trafficking

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Three people were arrested within 48 hours last week, for trafficking in wildlife products in Lomie, East Region and in Yaounde. A 46- year-old man who travelled from Mindourou, a town close to Lomie was arrested in the Mvog Ada neighbourhood in Yaounde as he attempted to sell a bagful of giant pangolin scales. Wildlife

Communication Council Advocates child Protection in Media Content

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The National Communication Council (NCC) in Cameroon has urged journalists and proprietors of audio-visual media organs in the country to pay particular attention to the quality of content they broadcast for the consumption of children. The call was made during a child protection seminar on Monday, 31 August 2015 at a hotel in the political capital, Yaoundé, organised by the council which is in

Court May find former SONARA Manager Culpabable of Embezzlement

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Prosecutors at the Yaoundé Special Criminal Court say the former General Manager of the National Oil Refinery (SONARA), Charles Metouk and four others accused of embezzling over FCFA 514 million, may be found guilty of the charges levied against them. The trial of the former GM continued on Wednesday 26 August 2015, when the prosecuting counsel presented its final submission. Tagiyin

RFI Correspondent Detained, Interrogated in Cameroon

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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 being questioned in Yaounde, was arrested by security forces on July 30 in Maroua in

Cameroon bans Islamic face veil after suicide bombings

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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 governor of the mainly Muslim region said the measure was to prevent further attacks, Reuters

Children of mentally ill mothers in West Africa

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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 were unable to care for them as a result of mental illness. Tragic stories On

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

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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 the end of the day. Marafa is currently serving a jail term for alleged corruption

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 by another young man. They had a plastic bag containing the ivory pieces. As the

Cameroon-Chad border closed after two terrorist attacks on June 15 in Ndjamena

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(Business in Cameroon) – Since June 15, 2015, circulation on the Ngueli bridge, which acts as a border between Chad and Cameroon in Extreme-North, Cameroon. The Chadian authorities decided to do this after the double terrorist attack perpetrated on the morning of June 15, 2015 by four suicide bombers who used a vehicle loaded with

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

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(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 are grounded and Douala. WACS was brought to Cameroon by a consortium of companies of

Cameroon announces a first-time trial run at the 42 MW windpower plant in the Monts Bamboutos hills

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(Business in Cameroon) – To promote renewable energy, the Cameroonian government is expected to launch its very first windpower project this year with “a pilot project in energy production […] in the Monts Bamboutos hills, with the construction of a 42 megawatt plant that can be extended to 80 megawatts.” Cameroun is facing a major

Nigeria army repels Boko Haram attack on Maiduguri

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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 rocket-propelled grenades stormed the northern outskirts of the city near Giwa military base, shooting and

ANGLOPHONE LAWYERS ‘READ RIOT ACT’!

Anglophone Lawyers

* Restore 2-State Federation *Halt Discriminatory Amendment Of Constitution *Convene Constitutional Conference *Restore Independence Of Judiciary *Stop Adulterating English Educational Sub System *Do So In 6 Months, Else … By Chris Mbunwe. An All Anglophones Lawyers Conference held at the Big Mankon Cathedral Hall in Bamenda on Saturday, May 9, and resolved, among other issues, to

Nigeria’s Jonathan says friends abandoned him after defeat

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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 31, a decision which was commended by local and foreign commentators and doused tension in

Nigeria, Chad troops should cooperate in Boko Haram fight -Chad’s Deby

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ABUJA (Reuters) – Chad’s President Idriss Deby said on Monday in Nigeria’s capital Abuja that the fight against Islamist Boko Haram insurgents was being hindered by failure of the two countries’ troops to work together. He said there were plans to form a rapid response force for the African Union from troops of the four

Boy smuggled into Spain in suitcase

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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 by a young woman of 19, which was checked when she crossed into the small

Beninese, Nigerian Arrested for Wildlife Trafficking

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Four traffickers in protected wildlife species were arrested on Tuesday April 29, 2015 during two back to back operations carried out in Idenau and Limbe in the South West region by wildlife officials from the Fako divisional delegation of forestry and wildlife. The traffickers were arrested for illegal possession and commercialization of 10 sea turtle

Buetec to invest 650 million FCfa to hit the European market

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(Business in Cameroon) – Specialised in knitting, dying and sewing and promotional product market leader in Cameroon, Buetec has just announced a 650 million FCFA plan to target the European market where Buetec plans to export 100% made in Cameroon products by 2017. According to the plan, 250 million FCFA are to be immediately invested

Nigerian troops who fled Boko Haram now have them on the run

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YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — A year ago, a dozen Nigerian troops fighting about 200 Boko Haram militants in the town of Chibok exhausted their ammunition and ran, leaving the road open for the abduction of nearly 300 girls.Today, Nigerian soldiers are rescuing hundreds of kidnapped girls and women from the last forest stronghold of the

Migrant Crisis: EU Takes Tough Measures

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European Union leaders held an extraordinary summit in Brussels April 23, 2015. European Union leaders have taken a decision to henceforth engage in systematic efforts to identify, capture and destroy traffickers’ ships before they are used to transport clandestine migrants from Africa and Asia to Europe. This is one of the major resolutions of the