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UFC 220's Francis Ngannou wants to show Africa, 'you have a right' to dream

Francis Ngannou fights for the UFC heavyweight championship title this weekend at UFC 220 in Boston, MA. Leading up to this moment, the France-based Cameroonian, has beaten six other UFC heavyweights, stopping each with either punches or a submission. Standing between the 31-year-old and a gold belt

BLOODY ELBOW - 2018-01-17 17:00:02

Glencore Cameroon Sells 50% of Bolongo Block Stake to Perenco Cameroon -SNH

Continue Reading Below YAOUNDE, Cameroon--Glencore Exploration Cameroon Ltd. has sold 50% of its stake in the Bolongo block in the Rio del Rey basin to Perenco Cameroon SA, Cameroon's national oil-and-gas company has said. Under the deal, private company Perenco will own the rights to develop and p

FOXBUSINESS - 2018-01-17 10:06:13

Cameroon lawyer gets boost in presidential bid

YAOUNDE - A prominent lawyer's bid to end Cameroon President Paul Biya's 35 years in power has received a boost after nine opposition parties and grassroots groups backed his campaign, according to a statement seen by AFP on Tuesday. Akere Muna, who hails from Cameroon's English-speaking minority, h

ENCA.COM - 2018-01-17 07:44:50

Hazardous contamination found around lead battery recycling plants in seven African countries

Lead battery recycling is a growing hazardous industry throughout Africa. In addition to vehicle applications, lead batteries are used to store solar and wind power, and are in demand for backup power for computers, cell phone towers, and home use. Lead pollution at these industrial sites poses sign

PHYS.ORG - 2018-01-17 07:15:06

Nigeria: Update on the Cameroon Arrivals, Issue # (External), 16 January 2018

Download PDF (407.77 KB) As the crisis in Cameroon's South-West and North-West Anglophone regions continues, and the government in Yaounde intensifies its actions against the pro-independent movement, the number of people crossing the border into neighbouring Nigeria is increasing. Critics have acc

RELIEFWEB.INT - 2018-01-16 23:59:59

Congo stun Cameroon in CHAN opener

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ESPNFC.COM - 2018-01-16 21:10:00

Unrest in Cameroon Fuels Cocoa Smuggling to Nigeria

EKOK, Cameroon - Unrest in Cameroon's English-speaking regions, the central African nation's cocoa-growing heartland, is fuelling bean smuggling into neighbouring Nigeria, farmers and buyers said on Tuesday. Cameroon has been gripped by spiralling violence since November 2016, when government forces

NEW YORK TIMES - 2018-01-16 14:57:32

Cameroon's Southwest on Edge after Nigeria Arrests Separatist Leaders

Tensions continue to climb in Cameroon's two English-speaking regions, following the arrest of as many as 11 separatist leaders earlier this month in neighboring Nigeria. Panic gripped the residents of several towns in Cameroon's anglophone southwest Monday, as separatist groups vow to keep up the p

VOICE OF AMERICA - 2018-01-16 15:35:16

Evan Fournier does not want Joel Embiid on French national team

Joel Embiid will not be welcome on the French national basketball team if Orlando Magic swingman Evan Fournier has any say in the matter. Earlier this week when the Sixers played the Celtics in London, Embiid was asked about the possibility of playing for France some time in the future. "I think it'

LARRY BROWN SPORTS - 2018-01-16 16:17:03

UN Migration Agency in Niger Helps Over 10,000 Migrants Return Home in 2017

Niamey - The UN Migration Agency (IOM) in Niger assisted more than 10,000 migrants to return home in 2017. The returnees included Nigeriens and third-country nationals, mostly from Sub-Saharan countries. In 2017, a total of over 3,500 Nigerien migrants were assisted with voluntary humanitarian retur

RELIEFWEB.INT - 2018-01-16 08:00:00

Cardinal laments deadly year for Church in Central African Republic

YAOUND, Cameroon - Cardinal Diudonne Nzapalainga of the Central African Republic has described 2017 as "an unfortunate year" in the country. Of chief concern for the Archbishop of Bangui was the number of priests and other church workers killed in the country over the past year. In his opening speec

CRUXNOW.COM - 2018-01-16 06:39:57

CHAN 2018: Monday Scores, Results, Standings and Updated Schedule

Abdeljalil Bounhar/Associated Press Libya beat Equatorial Guinea in Group C of the 2018 African Nations Championship in Morocco, winning 3-0 in their opening encounter. A brace from Saleh Taher and a late strike from Zakaria Alharash was enough for the Mediterranean Knights as they claimed the early

BLEACHER REPORT - 2018-01-15 20:15:18

West and Central Africa: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (9 - 15 January 2018)

HUNDREDS FLEE TO REFUGEE CAMP OVER INSECURITY Around 700 Nigerian asylum seekers have moved to Minawao camp, the main refugee settlement in Far North region, in the past fortnight. The majority fled to Cameroon in 2013 - 2014 and had been living within communities in Mayo Tsanaga department. The dec

RELIEFWEB.INT - 2018-01-15 18:18:51

Chan 2018 Group D preview: Burkina Faso vs Angola, Cameroon vs Congo

The 2018 African Nations Championship (Chan) began over the weekend in Morocco after the North African country bailed out Kenya by taking over the hosting right following the latter's poor preparations. Group D will kick off their campaign on Tuesday in Agadir as Burkina Faso square it off with Ango


Abducted Chibok girls say 'we won't return': Boko Haram video

Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) - Islamist militants Boko Haram on Monday released a new video purporting to show at least 14 of the Chibok schoolgirls whose mass kidnapping nearly four years ago became a symbol of NIgeria's brutal conflict. But despite a concerted global campaign for their release, and talks


Cisse wants Ivory Coast to draw on spirit of 2016 after CHAN defeat

Ivory Coast goalkeeper Abdoul Karim Cisse believes that the Elephants can turn round their African Nations Championship campaign despite a shock opening defeat by Namibia, having also bounced back from adversity in the 2016 event. Two years ago, Cisse was part of an Elephants squad that were defeate


World Cup ref banned by FIFA had 6-year match-fixing history

GENEVA (AP) - A FIFA investigation linked a referee accused of match-fixing a World Cup qualifier in 2016 to "numerous publicly documented scandals" in the previous six years. FIFA investigators said Joseph Lamptey of Ghana had "a history of being suspended for poor performances" before being banned


Boko Haram shares video of kidnapped Nigerian girls still missing four years after they were snatched

A group of about 12 girls, some carrying babies, are seen in the 21-minute video, released on Monday The violent militant Islamist group Boko Haram has released a video which claims to show some of the missing girls who were kidnapped from the northeastern Nigerian town of Chibok in 2014. Many of th


FA ready to investigate West Brom's Jay Rodriguez over 'unforgivable' alleged remark to Gaetan Bong

The Football Association is poised to launch an investigation on Monday into the confrontation between West Brom striker Jay Rodriguez and Gatan Bong, the Brighton defender. Bong reported Rodriguez to referee Martin Atkinson during and after the game for an alleged remark in the second-half. Rodrigu


Morocco set up for CHAN success after strong opener

Morocco are the African country whose stock has improved the most during the last 18 months, and after the Atlas Lions' African Nations Championship victory against Mauritania, a maiden CHAN title may be the next step in their rise to prominence. From the moment Morocco stepped in to replace Kenya a