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Cameroon's Incumbent President Paul Biya, of the Cameroon People's Democratic Movement party, wait to casts his vote during the Presidential elections in Yaounde, Cameroon. Sunday Alamba-AP Photo.

Cameroun opens national dialogue to end separatists agitation

A national dialogue to end separatists agitation in Cameroun’s English-speaking regions has opened on Monday.
FILE PHOTO- Cameroon's President Paul Biya is seen at the 72nd United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York City, U.S. September 22, 2017. REUTERS-Stephanie Keith - RC1A35221360-File Photo

Cameroon leader Paul Biya seeks dialogue to end separatist crisis

In a rare address to the nation, Cameroon’s President Paul Biya has announced plans for major talks to end the conflict in the English-speaking regions of the country, where separatist fighters are demanding independence.
Nigeria’s energy management giant, Schneider Electric, in partnership with Agence Francaise de Development (AFD) and the National Power Training Institute (NAPTIN) yesterday unveiled the second phase of its up-skill training programme for Nigerian electricians across the country.

Schneider Electric partners AFD, NAPTIN to train Nigerian electricians

Nigeria’s energy management giant, Schneider Electric, in partnership with Agence Francaise de Development (AFD) and the National Power Training Institute (NAPTIN) yesterday unveiled the second phase of its up-skill training programme for Nigerian electricians across the country.

Cameroonian military jails separatist leader, nine others for life

A leader of Cameroon’s separatist movement, Sisiku Ayuk Tabe, and nine of his followers have been given life sentences by a military court in the capital, Yaoundé. They were convicted of rebellion, among other charges. Their lawyers accused the judge of bias and withdrew from the proceedings.

Cas vindicates Amaju Pinnick on Caf Champions League

President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, has been vindicated on his stance against the order for a replay of the second leg of the 2019 Champions League made by the Confederation of Africa Football Executive Committee.

AFREXIMBANK, NEXIM to provide $1bn finance for Africa’s trade, infrastructure development

The African Export-Import Bank (AFREXIMBANK) has said it is partnering with the Nigerian Export-Import Bank (NEXIM) to provide about $1billion financing for the promotion of Nigeria-Africa trade and investment in Africa.

Kunle Afolayan decries segregation in filmmaking in Africa

Kunle Afolanya, veteran Nigerian filmmaker says there is so much segregation in filmmaking between the Francophone and Anglophone countries in Africa.
The Consul-General of the Cameroon in Nigeria, Mrs Bessem Manga, has called on her compatriots at home and abroad to close ranks and embrace peace for the emancipation of their country.

Cameroonian envoy enjoins compatriots to embrace peace and unity

The Consul-General of the Cameroon in Nigeria, Mrs Bessem Manga, has called on her compatriots at home and abroad to close ranks and embrace peace for the emancipation of their country.

HRW: Cameroon security forces kill 170 civilians in Anglophone region

Government forces in Cameroon’s Anglophone regions killed no fewer than 170 civilians over the past six months, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Thursday.

Nigerian Navy deploys 15 warships to multinational exercise

The Nigerian Navy says no fewer than 500 naval officers and 15 warships have been deployed to a multinational sea exercise “Obangame Express”, sponsored by U.S. Africa Command.

Court condemns extradition of Cameroon separatists

A court in Nigeria has condemned as “illegal and unconstitutional” the arrest and deportation of Cameroonian separatists who had applied for asylum in Nigeria, the lawyers representing them said Sunday.

AfDB approves $15 million equity fund for SMEs

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank has approved a $15 million equity investment in Verod Capital Growth Fund III, a private equity fund that will make investments in high growth middle market companies in Anglophone West Africa including Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone and the Gambia.
Protesters Attack Cameroonian Embassy in Paris, Destroys Paul Biya's Portrait

Anti-Paul Biya protesters invade Cameroon embassy in Paris

Some 50 protesters opposed to Cameroon's President Paul Biya broke into the country's Paris embassy, vandalising portraits of him, witnesses said Sunday.
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Cameroon rebels issue ‘virtual revolutionary currency’

Anglophone separatists in Cameroon on Monday announced they had launched a virtual currency, the AmbaCoin, to help fund their campaign for independence and provide humanitarian aid.
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UK urges international support for Nigeria over Boko Haram

The United Kingdom has called for international support for Nigeria in the fight against the resurgence of the destructive activities of the Boko Haram terrorist group.
François Loucény Fall

UN envoy urges international community to place Boko Haram on watch

Mr Francois Fall, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Central Africa and the head of the UN Regional Office for the region (UNOCA), has called on the international community to place the Boko Haram terrorist group on watchlist.

Osun elections, Black Panther, Atiku Abubakar dominate 2018 Google Search in Nigeria

Google on Wednesday announced the results of its 2018 year in search, offering an insight into the year’s major moments and top trends based on searches conducted in Nigeria.

Facebook holds exhibition against fake news

As part of its continued commitment to tackling false news, fake accounts and hate speech, as well as improving the transparency of advertising on its platform, Facebook, recently held an election Integrity Exhibition for media, civil society partners and other stakeholders in Nigeria.

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