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Seven dead in botched raid on Cameroon police post

Seven dead in botched raid on Cameroon police post Seven people died overnight during a botched raid by presumed separatists on a police station in a restive a restive English-speaking region of Cameroon, security sources said on Friday. The attack, in which a policeman died and six attackers were killed, …

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Nigeria says it ‘by no means’ supports Cameroon secessionists

Nigeria says it ‘by no means’ supports Cameroon secessionists Cameroon President Paul Biya looks on as he attends the opening ceremony for The Africa EU Summit in Abidjan on November 29, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / ludovic MARIN Nigeria called for an end to violence in neighbouring Cameroon, where a …

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UN raps Cameroon over rights abuses in Boko Haram fight

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. The body also expressed concern over sweeping arrests in the …

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Four Cameroon soldiers killed in restive anglophone region

Four Cameroon soldiers killed in restive anglophone region (FILES) Cameroon police officials with riot equipment patrol along a street in the administrative quarter of Buea some 60kms west of Douala on October 1, 2017. A young man from Cameroon’s English-speaking region was shot dead by security forces in the city …

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‘Separatists’ kill two more police in restive Cameroonian region

‘Separatists’ kill two more police in restive Cameroonian region (FILES) Cameroon police officials with riot equipment patrol along a street in the administrative quarter of Buea some 60kms west of Douala on October 1, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / STRINGER Separatists killed two policemen in the restive English-speaking region of …

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5 children killed by ‘young girl’ suicide bomber in Cameroon

5 children killed by ‘young girl’ suicide bomber in Cameroon Boko Haram PHOTO:AFP Five children were killed Tuesday night and two others wounded by a suicide bomber described as a “young girl” in a northern region of Cameroon plagued by Boko Haram attacks, sources said Wednesday. “A suicide bomber blew …

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UN bracing for 40,000 Cameroonian refugees in Nigeria

UN bracing for 40,000 Cameroonian refugees in Nigeria Thousands of people have fled Cameroon’s violence-hit anglophone regions into neighbouring Nigeria in recent weeks, the UN said Tuesday, adding it was preparing to help 40,000 refugees from the unrest. The UN refugee agency and Nigerian authorities have so far registered some …

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Boko Haram ‘slaughter’ 11 people in north Cameroon

Boko Haram ‘slaughter’ 11 people in north Cameroon Boko Haram fighters killed 11 civilians in Cameroon’s far north overnight, targetting a village where several members of the Islamist group were recently arrested, officials told AFP Monday. The Boko Haram attack in the village of Gouderi was “an act of reprisal. …

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State violence in anglophone Cameroon ‘may spark armed uprising’

State violence in anglophone Cameroon ‘may spark armed uprising’ Cameroon civilians travel in a police vehicle along a street in the administrative quarter of Buea some 60kms west of Douala on October 1, 2017.A young man from Cameroon’s English-speaking region was shot dead by security forces in the city of …

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Boko Haram fighters surrender in northern Cameroon

Boko Haram fighters surrender in northern Cameroon Nearly 60 men who said they were captured by the Boko Haram Islamist group and forced to fight for them in Nigeria have surrendered to authorities in northern Cameroon. After spending two years with Boko Haram, the men decided to flee with their …

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