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Residents Caught in Outbreak of Violence in Cameroon

On February 16, 170 students, mostly girls under 18, were abducted by a group of armed separatists from a boarding school in Kumbo, in the North-West region of Cameroon. The separatists, who stormed the building in the early hours, also abducted a teacher and two guards. Everyone was released the fo

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Cameroon: Banana exports dropped over 2,000 tons in January 2019

According to numbers from fruit association Assobacam, in January this year, banana exporters in Cameroon shipped out a total of 21,497 tons. This means shipments were more than 2,000 tons down compared to the 23,536 tons exported in the same period last year.

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Cameroon kidnap: 170 students freed

Cameroonian students and school staff who were kidnapped on Saturday have been freed, the Bishop of Kumbo has told the BBC. A total of 176 people, mostly students, were kidnapped by unidentified gunmen at Saint Augustin's College in Kumbo, in the North West region of Cameroon.

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Cameroon 2019 Humanitarian Response Plan at a Glance

The multi-year humanitarian response plan (2017-2020) targets, in 2019, 2.3 million people. The priority is to save lives and meet the acute and chronic needs of the most vulnerable populations. It covers 8 areas of humanitarian intervention (Adamaoua, East, Far North, North, South-West, North-West,

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Cameroon federation investigates concerns over player wages and contracts

Cameroon's football federation (Fecafoot) launched an investigation following concerns that more than 70 percent of clubs in the country's top two domestic leagues have not paid their players for several months, with some footballers competing without contracts.

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Lit Tee To Raise Funds For Mary Walker HEF, Underprivileged And Orphaned Females In Cameroon

Mary Walker Historical and Educational Foundation and LSMB Business Solutions are celebrating National Reading Month with, "Lit Tee (Literacy and Tea)," a tea party fundraiser to support the foundation and literacy programs in Cameroon, Africa.

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Joel Embiid’s journey from Cameroon to two-time All-Star with Sixers hasn’t been easy, but Philly fans have helped along the way

CHARLOTTE – Joel Embiid, one of the best young players in the NBA, will probably walk around the Spectrum Center on Sunday soaking in everything. After all, it will be his second trip to an All-Star Game, in this third season of playing in actual games after being sidelined for two seasons with two

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Cameroon league authorities to pay outstanding money to clubs after Fifa intervention

The Cameroon Professional Football League (Lfpc) has agreed to pay 84 million FCFA ($145 205) meant for settling outstanding player salaries to 24 Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 clubs following an order by world football governing body Fifa.

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Boko Haram murder 8 as Nigeria’s election gets delayed, nearly 200 terrorists surrender in Cameroon

Boko Haram fighters have killed eight people in an attack in Nigeria’s northeastern city of Maiduguri, a leader of a civilian task force said. This attack occurred hours before Nigeria’s electoral commission announced it was postponing Saturday’s presidential and parliamentary elections by a week.

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Cameroon: Humanitarian Response Plan 2018 (summary)

The humanitarian situation in Cameroon continues to be characterized by the impact of three humanitarian crises: growing insecurity in the Lake Chad Basin region, the conflict in the Central African Republic and the significant deterioration in food security and nutrition situation. The increased hu

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Study: Abortions From Rapes on Rise in Cameroon's Conflict Zones

YAOUNDE — A new study confirms rape has become a weapon of war in Cameroon's separatist conflict, and many victims are terminating pregnancies with crude, unsafe abortion techniques.

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ACT Alliance Call for Action: Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon (20 February 2019)

The Lake Chad Basin is facing one of the most severe humanitarian crisis of our time. The area includes parts of Nigeria, Niger, Chad, and Cameroon now home to 2.5 million displaced persons (IDPs, refugees, and returnees). There are at least 10.7 million people suffering hunger and malnutrition, sub

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Urgent support needed to respond to Humanitarian Needs in Cameroon

Yaoundé, 20 February - Humanitarian needs in Cameroon have risen by a third this year owing to an upsurge in insecurity and violence, leaving one in six people – mostly women and children – requiring assistance. Today we launch the 2019 Humanitarian Response Plan appealing for US$299 million to prov

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The NBA is looking to Africa for basketball’s future talent and audience with Obama’s help

Basketball in Africa is getting a boost next year with the launch of the first NBA-affiliated regional league. The Basketball Africa League (BAL), a partnership between the NBA and the international basketball governing body FIBA, is set to tip off in January 2020 with a qualification tournament sch

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Cameroon’s Biya Turns 86; Critics Say It’s Time for Change

YAOUNDE — Cameroon's President Paul Biya Wednesday celebrated his 86th birthday with supporters organizing lavish parties and opponents calling on him to resign. Biya is the oldest president in sub-Saharan Africa and one of the longest-serving, but critics say his long rule has put the country in a

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The App That’s Improving Antenatal Care in Cameroon and Beyond

Over lunch at a recent workshop, Agbor Ashu, the co-founder and medical director of social enterprise GiftedMom, showed me a small icon of a pregnant woman on his smartphone: “That’s the app,” he says. “You just click here and land on this homepage where you have multiple options: if you’re a mother

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Cameroon charges 150 over anti-government protests: party

More than 150 people have been charged with "hostility to the homeland" and "insurrection" for their role in anti-government protests in Cameroon, the vice-president of the country's main opposition party said.

DAILY MAIL

Cameroonian government minister rationalizes Holocaust on national television

On February 3, in an interview on public television in Cameroon, Jean de Dieu Momo, minister delegate for justice, provoked quite a stir when he warned opposition leader, Maurice Kamto, that he was leading Cameroon's Indigenous Bamileke people to a fate similar to that of the Jewish people during th

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Cameroon's main opposition leader charged with rebellion -lawyer

DOUALA (Reuters) - Cameroon’s main opposition leader, Maurice Kamto, has been charged in a military court with rebellion and seven other offences, indictments that could carry the death penalty, his lawyers said on Wednesday.

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Cameroon Yet to Build Planned Rehab Centers for ex-Boko Haram Fighters

MORA, NORTHERN CAMEROON — In Cameroon, many Boko Haram fighters have surrendered in recent months. But Cameroon lacks facilities to rehabilitate them. Soldiers of the Multi National Joint Task Force fighting the Boko Haram insurgency, sing at their base in Mora on Cameroon's northern border with Nig

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