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2017-03-27 Journalist Testifies He Is Not a Boko Haram Accomplice
[VOA] A court in Cameroon has again adjourned a trial for a foreign reporter accused nearly two years ago of "complicity" with the Boko Haram terrorist group.

2017-03-25 Eyes in Sky and On Ground Are Helping Forest Conservation
[The Conversation Africa] The highland rainforests of South West Cameroon are among the oldest forests on the continent. They comprise the richest flora and fauna in continental tropical Africa. The area is one of the world's most important biodiversity hotspots. The region encompasses high levels of unique, as well as endangered species. These include the Cross River gorilla, Nigeria-Cameroon chimpanzees and forest elephants.

2017-03-24 Colonial Solutions to the Anglophone Problem Misguided
[allAfrica] The so called Anglophone problem in Cameroon is proving to be the biggest challenge to President Paul Biya's 34 years in power. The government is battling with with the use of colonial strategies to counter modern-day civil uprisings. The usual use of force and psychological torture is proving inadequate. Something that needs to be understood is that the struggle is against a dictatorship.

2017-03-24 Anglophone Leaders Refuse to Be Tried With 25 Other Suspects
[VOA] Schools have remained closed and business paralyzed in the English-speaking northwest and southwest regions of Cameroon, as the strike initiated by teachers and lawyers against what they call the overbearing use of French enters its fifth month.

2017-03-24 Focus On Cameroon in Boko Haram's Latest Propaganda Video, Analysis
[RFI] The latest video from hardline Islamist group Boko Haram has a specific focus on the militants' operations in Cameroon, according to an expert on Boko Haram's use of the media. Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau appeared in a video obtained by news agencies last week and spoke for about 20 minutes criticising regional leaders. Shekau said he was in good health, contrary to claims he may be injured. The Nigerian government last year claimed it had flushed out fighters from its Sambisa Forest stronghold in no

2017-03-23 Why is President Biya Not Granting More Autonomy to Anglophones?
[Deutsche Welle] English-speaking Cameroon remains in upheaval as regional leaders are set to go on trial on Thursday accused of calling for secession. But why is President Paul Biya so afraid of granting more autonomy to Anglophones?

2017-03-25 Transparency International Is Concerned At Crackdown On Free Speech in Cameroon
[PR Newswire] Berlin -Transparency International, the global anti-corruption movement, expressed concern about the government's recent crackdown on civil society in Cameroon and the police summons received by its former vice-chair and current chair of the International Anti-Corruption Conference series, Akere Muna, who has been an outspoken critic of the government's actions.

2017-03-23 Navy Flags Off Joint Maritime Security Exercise With U.S., Cameroon, 27 Other Countries
[Premium Times] The Nigerian Navy will on Thursday flag off a multinational maritime operation exercise christened 'Obangame Express'.

2017-03-22 Stop Forced Return of Nigerian Refugees, UN Tells Cameroon
[Premium Times] The UN has expressed concern over the forced return of Nigerian refugees from Cameroon in spite of recent tripartite agreement aimed at ensuring voluntary returns of nationals.

2017-03-22 Cameroon Forcing Nigerian Refugees to Return Home - UN
[Vanguard] The Cameroon authorities are said to be forcing thousands of Nigerian refugees out of their homes, against their will, to return to the country.

2017-03-22 Govt Forcing Thousands of Refugees to Return to Boko Haram-Hit Nigeria - UN
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Cameroonian soldiers have so far this year sent home more than 2,600 refugees against their wishes to northeast Nigeria where insecurity persists

2017-03-22 Cameroon Evicts 2,600 Refugees to Nigeria - UN
[Daily Trust] Over 2,600 refugees have been forcefully returned back to Nigeria against their will by Cameroonian government this year, the United Nations Refugee Agency has said.

2017-03-23 Conversation with Enoh Meyomesse
[] This World Poetry Day, PEN International is also honoured to share our Conversation with Enoh Meyomesse. Just two years ago Enoh Meyomesse was one of the poets for whom - on World Poetry Day - we urged you to take action. Now he has been released and lives in Germany where he continues to write poetry, full of characteristic refrains and inspired by his political surroundings. It brings us great joy to share with you his reflections on creativity, imprisonment, and the power of poetry.'

2017-03-23 Sports and Physical Education - Morocco to Support Sports Development
[Cameroon Tribune] The Moroccan Ambassador to Cameroon paid a courtesy visit at the Ministry of Sports and Physical Education on March 21.

2017-03-20 Chantal Biya On a Familiar Arena
[Cameroon Tribune] As the First Lady accompanies her husband for a State visit to Italy, it is obvious she will reinforce ties with her Italian partners in the health domain.

2017-03-20 Issa Hayatou's Legacy At CAF!
[Cameroon Tribune] The erstwhile President's 29-year-old tenure brought fame to the association as well as highlighted challenges to be surmounted by the new team.

2017-03-20 State Visit to Italy - TĂȘte-À-TĂȘte Biya-Mattarella Today
[Cameroon Tribune] The official welcome ceremony of President Paul Biya and First Lady Chantal Biya takes place this morning at the Quirinale Palace in Rome.

2017-03-17 Africa Ignores Cameroon Crisis As Human Rights Abuses Mount
[Fahamu] Security forces shooting dead unarmed protesters, arbitrary arrests, detentions, torture, disappearances, harassment and intimidation are some of the reported human rights abuses that have been continuing for more than four months now in the English-speaking regions of Cameroon.

2017-03-17 Water Shortages Plague Major Cities
[VOA] World water day will be observed on March 22 but by far not every country enjoys easy access to the commodity. Among them is Cameroon where residents of major cities suffer frequent water cuts, with schools impacted in particular.

2017-03-17 CAF Elects New Prexy As Hayatou Loses Out
[The Point] Madagascar Football Association President Ahmed Ahmad has been elected Confederation of African Football president, ending long-time ruler Issa Hayatou's 29-year reign.

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