APRNEWS - A separatist conflict in Cameroon that has forced half a million people from their homes is in danger of worsening, the head of a major aid agency has warned, condemning what he called the “international silence” over the crisis.
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APRNEWS - Boko Haram fighters have killed 11 civilians in an overnight attack in Cameroon’s troubled Far North Region, security sources told AFP on Friday.
APRNEWS - A global human rights organisation said on Thursday that at least 170 civilians have been killed since October in fighting in English-speaking western Cameroon between separatists and government forces.
APRNEWS - France has officially reacted to the arrest of Cameroon opposition chief Maurice Kamto and hundreds of his supporters.
The French Foreign Ministry said it was following developments in Cameroon and called on the government to respect the rights of people to freely express their opinions.
APRNEWS - France said on Thursday its defence cooperation with Cameroon was continuing a day after the United States said it was halting some military assistance to the West African country over allegations of human rights violations by its security forces.
APRNEWS - Around 30,000 people fled into Cameroon from the Nigerian city of Rann during the weekend, fearing an attack by Boko Haram militants, the U.N. refugee agency said on Tuesday.
APRNEWS - Prof. Maurice Kamto, Cameroon’s main opposition leader has reportedly been arrested, his party and rights activist in the Central African country confirmed on Monday, January 28.
Kamto who is leader of the Cameroon Renaissance Movement, CRM, has been taken to an unknown destination according to a lawyer in the Anglophone region, Agbor Nkongho.
APRNEWS - Egypt will host the new expanded 24-team Africa Cup of Nations, the Confederation of African Football confirmed after a meeting of their executive commitee in Dakar on Tuesday.
APRNEWS - “I am not Cameroonian, I am an Ambazonian,” these were the words of separatist leaders who appeared before a military tribunal in Cameroon on Thursday.
When asked of their nationalities, Julius Sisuku Ayuk Tabe along with nine others said they belonged to the so-called Ambazonia republic and not Cameroon.
APRNEWS- A National Committee for Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration has been set up in Cameroon.
A statement from the Cameroonian presidency said the structure aims to provide “a framework for the reception and social reintegration of ex- Boko Haram militants and members of armed groups operating in the North West and South West regions of the country.