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Confusion over arrest of author critical of Cameroon president

Patrice Nganang, a Cameroonian professor and author was last week arrested by the police as he was due to fly out of the country to Zimbabwe, where his family resides.

US writer Patrice Nganang detained in Cameroon accused of insulting president Paul Biya

A Cameroonian-American writer detained as he tried to leave the Central African nation is facing charges over writings critical of its government.

Pressure on Cameroon to release activist Patrice Nganang

Pressure is mounting on Cameroonian authorities to set free an author and activist, Dr Patrice Nganang, who was arrested on alighting from a fight in Douala.

Cameroon detains American writer who criticized government

An advocacy group says a Cameroonian-American writer who criticized the government over months of Anglophone protests has been detained in the Central African nation.

Nigeria says it ‘by no means’ supports Cameroon secessionists

Nigeria called for an end to violence in neighbouring Cameroon, where a crisis sparked by a separatist drive in English-speaking areas has forced thousands of people to seek sanctuary across the border.

UN raps Cameroon over rights abuses in Boko Haram fight

The UN Committee against Torture has asked Cameroon to stop its troops from committing "atrocities" in its fight against Boko Haram jihadists, according to report seen by AFP on Thursday.

Cameroon escalates military crackdown on Anglophone separatists

Cameroon’s government has ordered thousands of villagers to leave their homes in the Anglophone Southwest region as it deploys troops to root out armed separatists who have vowed to loosen President Paul Biya’s long grip on power.

Nigerians run Libya slave camps – Cameroonian returnee

The new slave trade-human trafficking in Libya is being carried out by many nationalities, including Nigerians and Ghanaians, according to a Cameroonian returnee, who was abducted in the country.

Cameroon leader warns anglophone ‘band of terrorists’ – Paul Biya

Cameroon's President Paul Biya has denounced "repeated attacks by a band of terrorists" blamed for killing six members of the security forces in a secessionist campaign in anglophone regions.

Lagos arraigns Cameroonian home help for employer’s murder

The Lagos State Directorate of Public Prosecutions has arraigned a Cameroonian, Leudjou Joel, for the alleged murder of his Nigerian employer, Miss Dayo Eniola.

Equatorial Guinea shuts border over visa-free movement

Equatorial Guinea has shut its border with Cameroon three weeks after the visa-free movement of citizens of the six countries of the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC) bloc became effective.

Migrants sold into slavery in Libya tell of total hell

Survivors of slave auctions in Libya have described a “total hell” that they wouldn’t wish on their “worst enemy” as global outrage grows over footage showing migrants being sold off in the war-torn country.

Before independence and after independence

Whatever the deplorable present situation of the social formation that is South Africa today, before liberation and after liberation are not the same.

Cameroon imposes curfew on troubled anglophone city

Authorities in Cameroon have imposed a night-time curfew and ordered the closure of shops and public places in the main city in a region rocked by unrest among the country’s anglophone minority.

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