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Cameroon's long-ruling President Paul Biya on Thursday convoked a rare cabinet meeting and vowed to push ahead with a military crackdown on English-speaking separatists in the francophone country.Read More
Libreville (AFP) Cameroon’s long-ruling President Paul Biya on Thursday convoked a rare cabinet meeting and vowed to push ahead with a military crackdown on English-speaking separatists in the francophone country. The west African country has had a tortuous colonial history that saw it pass from German rule to French and British hands and the anglophone minority complain of being marginalised by the French-speaking elite. “The efforts (of the security forces) must be continued, especially to ensure a return of normal economic and social activity,” Biya told the first cabinet meetingRead More
A soldier was killed in an attempted kidnapping by militants of students from a school in one of Cameroon's restive English-speaking regions, a minister said Friday.Read More
Reporters Without Borders on Wednesday said a Cameroonian journalist was stripped, slapped and forced in to a dog's kennel at the house of a former minister.Read More
French forestry and wood products group Rougier filed for bankruptcy on Tuesday, causing uncertainty for its nearly 3,000 employees in central Africa, a court source told AFP.Read More
Talking fast and dreaming big, William Elong shows off the first "made in Cameroon" drone at his sixth-floor workshop in downtown Douala, minutes from the economic capital's Atlantic seafront.Read More
Douala (AFP) Talking fast and dreaming big, William Elong shows off the first “made in Cameroon” drone at his sixth-floor workshop in downtown Douala, minutes from the economic capital’s Atlantic seafront. The 25-year-old, known as a high-flyer after being named one of Forbes’ most promising young Africans under 30, is enthusing about his new unmanned aerial drones and keen to promote his company and Africa as a place where IT and new tech can flourish. We must “get out of the Afro-centric vision of business” to “understand that when oneRead More
Drivers in one of Cameroon's restive English-speaking provinces have been banned from driving at night for a month, as tensions run high between government forces and separatists.Read More
Yaoundé (AFP) Drivers in one of Cameroon’s restive English-speaking provinces have been banned from driving at night for a month, as tensions run high between government forces and separatists. Vehicles in five of the Southwest Region’s six districts are not allowed on the road between 7:00 pm and 6:00 am (1800 GMT and 0500 GMT) with the exception of ambulances as well as state and police cars, according to an official statement seen by AFP late Friday. The renewable ban, which entered into force at the start of the month,Read More
An administrative official was snatched over the weekend from one of Cameroon's restive English-speaking regions in the second such kidnapping in a fortnight, state media reported on Monday.Read More