UN Force Commander for Central African Republic Mission Dies

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

Illegal loggers

Illegal loggers arrested

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

Bomb blast

Deadly suicide attack rocks northern Cameroon

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


Cameroon FA Sacks Indomitable Lions Coach

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


Cameroon Musician Gives Afro-pop Music New Twist

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


Cameroon Mourns Pilgrims in Mecca Deaths

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

US soldiers

Obama deploys military to Cameroon for Boko Haram mission

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


Cameroon Media Regulator Insists Afrique Media Suspension Still Valid

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

Cameroon president’s daughter posts racy photo on Instagram, then deletes


Brenda Biya is the only daughter to the president of the Republic of Cameroon and schools in the USA The daughter to the president of the Republic of Cameroon, Brenda Biya may have found herself on the wrong side of history after posting and later deleting a picture of her kissing a mystery boy on

Nigerian Military Enters Boko Haram Hideout in Sambisa Forest

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Nigeria’s military is moving into the northeastern Boko Haram hideout in the Sambisa forest and is focusing operations on areas it believes more than 200 abducted schoolgirls from Chibok are being held. “Presently, the military is moving into the Sambisa forest after taking Alagarno, Gwoza, Bama, Malam Fatori, Abadam, among others,” Mike Omeri, an Abuja-based

50 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram reportedly seen in Nigeria three weeks ago


More than 50 of the girls abducted by Boko Haram militants in Nigeria last year were seen alive as recently as three weeks ago, a Nigerian woman has told the BBC. The woman—who did not want to be identified out of fear for her safety—told the BBC she saw the girls in northeastern Gwoza before

E-governance: Government Signs MoU With KOICA


The FCFA 1.2 billion project is expected to bring services closer to the people. A press release from the Korea International Cooperation Agency, Cameroon office, KOICA, says the institution on March 27, 2015, signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, with the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications, MINPOSTEL for a three-year E-governance project. KOICA’s Resident Representative

Remains Of Missing American Pilot Retrieved


Kimeng Hilton NDUKONG, with field reports. National – Société Officials from Tombel Subdivision in Kupe-Muanenguba Division are trying to bring back the remains of William Fitzpatrick from the dense forest after his light aircraft went missing last June. Administrative and security officials from Tombel Subdivision in Kupe-Muanenguba Division of the South West Region are still

Kumbo: Suspects Detained Over Theft Of FCFA 50 Million


They include the manager, his deputy and accountant of Shisong Cooperative Credit Union Ltd. Some four workers of Shisong Cooperative Credit Union Ltd in Kumbo, Bui Division of the North West Region, have been arrested and detained in connection with the misappropriation of FCFA 50 million. The suspects, whose names have not been given, are

Cross-border Insurgency, Insecurity : France Offers Nearly FCFA 900 Million

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The UN Refugee Agency will use the funds to improve on lives of refugees and displaced persons in Cameroon and Chad. The French government will in the days ahead take its solidarity and humanitarian assistance to another level by offering a supplementary financial contribution of 1.5 million dollars (over FCFA 895 million) to the UN

Boko Haram disguised as preachers kill at least 24 in Nigeria


MAIDUGURI, Nigeria – Islamist Boko Haram militants disguised as preachers killed at least 24 people and wounded several others in an attack near a mosque in northeast Nigeria’s Borno state, a military source and witness said on Monday. The attackers arrived in cars late on Sunday and gathered people at a mosque in the remote

African campaigners take aim at immovable leaders


Paris (AFP) – Fed up with immovable African presidents and political dynasties, campaigners across the continent are joining forces to “turn the page” on leaders who see power as an end in itself. As Nigeria marked its first ever democratic change of power following national elections, a report published this week by the Tournons La

Two brothers arrested for wildlife trafficking

Two arrested for chimp skulls

A team from the forestry and wildlife control post in Manjo in the Moungo Division working in collaboration with the gendarmerie brigade arrested two wildlife traffickers for illegal possession and commercialization of chimpanzee skulls as the pair sat down conducting business negotiations on March 24, 2015. The operation was technically assisted by The Last Great

Paul Biya honore les soldats


Des décrets du président de la République attribuent la médaille de la vaillance à plus de 400 d’entre eux qui se sont distingués au combat. Ils sont officiers supérieurs, officiers, sous-officiers, militaires de rang en service au sein du Bataillon d’intervention rapide (BIR) et dans les autres unités des forces de défense du Cameroun. Ils

Sanctions Loom Over CPDM MPs For Demanding Dual Nationality Law


By Yerima Kini Nsom The hierarchy of the ruling Cameroon People’s Democratic Movement, CPDM, is contemplating sanctions on some of its Members of Parliament, MPs, for asking President Paul Biya to table a bill that would legalise double nationality in Cameroon. The demand of the MPs is contained in a petition the MPs sent to

Suspected Marijuana Dealers Arrested


ndian hemp weighing about 100kgs was impounded by the gendarmes in Biyem-Assi last week. A gang of Indian hemp dealers was arrested by gendarmes of the Biyem-Assi Gendarmerie Brigade recently in Yaounde. Reports say a 16 year-old lad whose name was got as Toukou who deals with Indian hemp was caught selling marijuana on March

Man Behind Edea Ivory Trafficking Slammed Prison Sentence

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The man behind an ivory tusk trafficking incident that grabbed the public’s attention last year has been sentenced to one year imprisonment. Nourou Abdouraman was arrested in Edea for illegal possession of 30 elephant tusks and the Edea Court of First Instance pronounced the court ruling on March 11, 2015 that also ordered him to

Nigeria’s Goodluck Jonathan: Five reasons why he lost

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Nigerians are so used to the idea that an incumbent should win presidential elections that President Goodluck Jonathan’s failure to beat Gen Muhammadu Buhari needs some explaining. Here are five reasons why the opposition won: 1: Harder to rig Past elections have been marred by serious irregularities and suspicions of rigging. In 2007 observers said

Nigeria’s Buhari praises Jonathan for peaceful handover

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ABUJA (Reuters) – Nigerian election winner Muhammadu Buhari congratulated outgoing president Goodluck Jonathan for peacefully relinquishing power on Wednesday, a day after becoming the first Nigerian politician to unseat a sitting leader at the ballot box. In an unprecedented step, Jonathan phoned Buhari to concede defeat and issued a statement urging his supporters to accept

Nigeria election: Muhammadu Buhari wins presidency


Former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari has become the first opposition candidate to win a presidential election in Nigeria. Gen Buhari beat incumbent Goodluck Jonathan by more than 2.5 million votes, final results showed. Mr Jonathan telephoned his rival to concede defeat. Gen Buhari’s supporters took to the streets to celebrate. Observers have generally praised the

At least 15 kidnapped by unknown gunmen in eastern Cameroon

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YAOUNDE (Reuters) – At least 15 people, including a mayor and local government officials, were kidnapped by unknown gunmen in eastern Cameroon near the restive border region with Central African Republic, authorities said on Friday. The delegation, which included local councillors, was returning from a funeral on Thursday night when they were attacked near Garoua-Boulai,

Announced 350,000 Jobs: Teams Begin Data Collection


Members of the National Observatory of Employment and Vocational Training of the Ministry of Employment and Vocational Training together with staff of the devolved services of the National Employment Fund and the Integrated Support Programme for Actors of the Informal Sector, PIAASI are combing the nooks and crannies of the country’s ten regions, counting jobs

Boko Haram ‘slaughter wives’ in NE Nigeria: witnesses


Maiduguri (Nigeria) (AFP) – Dozens of Nigerian women who were forced to marry Boko Haram fighters were reportedly slaughtered by their “husbands” before a battle with troops in the northeast town of Bama, multiple witnesses said Thursday. Five witnesses who recounted the massacres to AFP said the Islamist militants feared they would be killed by