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Commonwealth, AU team visits Cameroon over separatist crisis

A joint team from the Commonwealth and the African Union is travelling to Cameroon to meet its leaders over the crisis that has hit the central African nation for years.
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Samuel Eto’o rules out career in politics

Samuel Eto’o is up there with George Weah as an African great on the football field, but he says he has no plans to follow the Liberian into politics “for the moment”.
Maurice Kamto

Cameroon orders release of main opposition leader Maurice Kamto

A Cameroonian military court Saturday ordered the release of main opposition leader Maurice Kamto, who has been imprisoned for nine months, after a series of conciliatory gestures by veteran ruler Paul Biya.
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.

Schools at stake in Cameroon’s separatist crisis

A solitary teacher has just two pupils in his class in west Cameroon, where thousands of schools have closed down altogether because of kidnappings and threats by radical separatists.
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.

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.
Women whose ears were sliced off by Boko Haram gunmen in Kalagari, Cameroon.

Boko Haram slices off women’s ears in new level of brutality

There is really no limit to the brutality of Boko Haram insurgents as some women have found out in Kalagari community, a border village in northern Cameroon near Nigeria.
A Swiss policeman sprays Pepper on a Cameroonian protesting against Paul Biya in Geneva

Cameroonians disgrace Paul Biya in Geneva

Swiss police fired water cannon, tear gas and stun grenades at Cameroonian protesters outside UN headquarters in Geneva Saturday as the crowd surged towards a luxury hotel hosting 86-year-old President Paul Biya, who has been at the helms since November 1982.
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Cameroon parliament set to ratify AFCTA deal

Cameroon’s National Assembly on Thursday began scrutinising a bill that will permit the president to ratify the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement.

Cameroon former minister in rare safe release after rebel abduction

Separatists in restive Northwest Cameroon have, in a rare move, freed a former government minister unharmed after two weeks in captivity. Emmanuel Ngafeson Bantar, a top Ministry of Justice official, was the first advisor to President Paul Biya to be abducted in the Northwest.
Maurice Kamto

Cameroon opposition figure charged with rebellion – lawyer

A prominent lawyer close to detained Cameroon opposition leader Maurice Kamto was charged on Thursday with rebellion, her lawyer said, after the country shrugged off international concern over a wave of arrests targeting government critics.
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Cameroon’s Paul Biya congratulates President Buhari on re-election

President Paul Biya of Cameroon has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on his re-election, wishing him ‘‘every success’’ as he serves a second term of four years.
Maurice Kamto

Cameroon opposition leader charged with ‘rebellion’

Cameroon opposition leader Maurice Kamto, who says he was cheated out of the presidency in elections last year, has been charged with “rebellion” and “insurrection”, one of his lawyers said Wednesday.

Official: 10 separatists killed, six soldiers wounded in Cameroon clash

The Cameroon Army said on Thursday that ten armed separatists were killed and six soldiers wounded in a clash in Ndawara, a locality in the North-west of the country.
Maurice Kamto

Cameroon opposition party cancels protests

The main opposition Movement for the Rebirth of Cameroon called off demonstrations planned in several cities on Saturday, a party leader said, following a government ban on protests.
Maurice Kamto is leader of the Cameroonian opposition party Movement for the Rebirth of Cameroon (MRC) (AFP Photo-MARCO LONGARI)

Cameroon opposition leader Maurice Kamto charged with sedition, insurrection

Cameroon's main opposition leader Maurice Kamto has been charged with sedition, insurrection and inciting violence, his lawyer said, as authorities banned planned protest marches in the capital Yaounde.
Maurice Kamto is leader of the Cameroonian opposition party Movement for the Rebirth of Cameroon (MRC) (AFP Photo-MARCO LONGARI)

Cameroon opposition leader Maurice Kamto arrested – party

Cameroon opposition leader Maurice Kamto, who claims to have been cheated out of the presidency in elections last year, was arrested in the country's economic capital Douala on Monday, a senior party member said.
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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