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Rights groups call for UN probe in anglophone Cameroon

Fifteen rights groups on Thursday called on the United Nations to investigate possible "serious" human rights violations in the troubled English-speaking region of western Cameroon.

Cameroon minister ambushed in restive region, ‘assailants killed’

A convoy transporting Cameroonian Defence Minister Joseph Beti Assomo was ambushed in the country's restive anglophone region, leaving several attackers dead, state radio said Friday.

Cameroon’s isolated anglophones face humanitarian crisis

Cameroonians swept up in a conflict between anglophone separatists and the government are facing a humanitarian crisis, aid groups say as they struggle to reach people in remote areas that have become virtually off-limits.

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Governor Wike alleges plot to disrupt elections in Rivers

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has called on the All Progressives Congress (APC) not to disrupt elections in the state because its candidates are not on the ballot.

CDHR calls for probe into killing of citizen by Customs personnel

Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR) has vehemently condemned the recent extrajudicial killing of a Nigerian citizen by an official of the Nigerian Customs Service, calling for a proper probe into the matter in the interest of justice.

Anthony Joshua targets Ortiz fight after US debut against Miller

Anthony Joshua revealed he thinks he will fight Luis Ortiz once he has dealt with Jarrell Miller in his America in June.
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INEC: Why elections may not hold in some areas

A head of tomorrow’s rescheduled presidential and National Assembly elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday said it would not conduct elections in volatile areas where security agencies said the safety of their officials could not be guaranteed, especially in some parts of the North East where Boko Haram insurgents had displaced thousands.
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WHO: Measles epidemic in Madagascar kills more than 900

The World Health Organisation says that an epidemic of measles in Madagascar has caused more than 900 deaths.