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Confederations Cup | Cameroon 1 – Australia 1

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Confederations Cup | Cameroon 1 – Australia 1

- Christian Bassagog of Cameroon in action Australia started on the front foot and created the first chance of the match after three minutes. Robbie Kruse fired a shot from the edge of the penalty area that was neutralised by Fabrice Ondoa. Cameroon responded on the 7th minute. Benjamin Moukandjo served Vincent Aboubakar inside the penalty area and the latter hit a low shot that went slightly wide

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Football - Australia, Cameroon hopes hit after 1-1 draw - Football

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Football - Australia, Cameroon hopes hit after 1-1 draw - Football

- ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - Australia fought back to draw 1-1 with Cameroon in the Confederations Cup on Thursday, a result that further dents both countries’ hopes of progressing in the eight-team tournament in Russia. Andre Franck Zambo Anguissa put Cameroon ahead with the last touch of the first half, but a Mark Milligan penalty on the hour mark ensured a first point for both in Group B

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NMG's Cameroon writer honoured

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NMG's Cameroon writer honoured

- Yaoundé. The Cameroon-based Nation Media Group (NMG) correspondent has won an investigative journalism award in his country. Mr Ndi Eugene Ndi was declared winner of the third edition of the Forest Media Awards (ForMA) in the print media category. ForMA seeks to contribute to the improvement of forest governance in Cameroon through the media. The competition was organised by a local NGO, the Forest and Rural Development (FODER) and the ministries of Communication and Forestry in collaboration with the European Union, the German International Corporation (GIZ), among others

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Cameroon court denies bail to Anglophone protesters

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Cameroon court denies bail to Anglophone protesters

- YAOUNDE: A Cameroonian military court on Wednesday threw out a request for bail for three English-speaking activists who could face the death penalty for taking part in a protest against the government of President Paul Biya. The case has stoked opposition to Biya and widened divisions between majority French-speaking and smaller Anglophone populations, the legacy of Cameroon's unique history of being carved up between British and French colonists a century ago

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N'Jie dropped from Cameroon squad for Confederations Cup - Football

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N'Jie dropped from Cameroon squad for Confederations Cup - Football

- YAOUNDE (Reuters) - Clinton N'Jie will miss out on next month's Confederations Cup in Russia after Cameroon coach Hugo Broos dropped the Tottenham Hotspur winger from a 30-man preliminary squad for the eight-nation tournament. N'Jie, on loan at Olympique Marseille this season, has struggled for game-time at club level and also lost his place in the national side during Cameroon's run to the African Nations Cup title in Gabon at the start of the year

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Rise in use of child suicide bombers by Boko Haram: UNICEF report

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Rise in use of child suicide bombers by Boko Haram: UNICEF report

- The use of children as suicide bombers by the insurgents of Boko Haram has surged in 2017, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Wednesday. In the countries fighting Boko Haram in the Lake Chad region – Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon and Chad – 27 children have been used in suicide attacks by the armed Islamist group in the first three months of the year, UNICEF said in a statement, and report titled ‘Silent Shame: Bringing out the voices of children caught in the Lake Chad crisis’

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Prisons to play FAP of Cameroon in classification matches

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Prisons to play FAP of Cameroon in classification matches

- Kenya Prisons men’s volleyball team succumbed to Al Ahly of Egypt 3-0 (25-15, 25-13, 25-19) during their quarter-final match of the Africa Club Championship at the Taraji Hall in Tunis, Tunisia on Thursday evening. Following the results, the side coached by Gideon Chenje, will now play FAP of Cameroon who lost to Bourj Bouaririj of Algeria 3-0 (25-21,25-20,25-15) in other quarter-final on Sunday for position five and eight

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Aboubakar scores again to ensure Cameroon success - Football

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Aboubakar scores again to ensure Cameroon success - Football

- MONASTIR, Tunisia (Reuters) - Vincent Aboubakar picked up where he left off some 50 days ago as he propelled Cameroon to a 1-0 friendly win over Tunisia in their first outing since winning the African Nations Cup. Aboubakar netted the winner for Cameroon in last month’s final against Egypt and repeated the feat with a 15th minute strike in the tourist resort of Monastir

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Cameroon recall Choupo-Moting and Anguissa for friendlies - Football

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Cameroon recall Choupo-Moting and Anguissa for friendlies - Football

- YAOUNDE (Reuters) - Cameroon have called up two of the eight players who refused to compete in the African Nations Cup at the start of the year for friendlies later this month, the country's football federation announced. Forward Eric Choupo-Moting from German Bundesliga club Schalke 04 has been recalled to the squad two months after opting to miss the Nations Cup in Gabon, where Cameroon emerged the surprise winner. Uncapped Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa from Olympique Marseille is also recalled despite saying in December he wanted to concentrate on his club career rather than go the three-week tournament

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Boko Haram suicide bomber kills 1 in northern Cameroon

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Boko Haram suicide bomber kills 1 in northern Cameroon

- Yaounde - A Cameroon official says a suicide bomber has killed at least one person near the country's border with Nigeria. Far North Cameroon Governor Midjiyawa Bakari says Wednesday's attack in Wouro Dole village is just the most recent in the country's north by Boko Haram Islamic extremists. The insurgency is based in neighboring Nigeria but has spilled across borders. Bakari says a local defense group gave advance warning of

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Cameroon Burns 3 Tons of Pangolins Seized From Smugglers

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Cameroon Burns 3 Tons of Pangolins Seized From Smugglers

- YAOUNDE — Cameroon has burned more than three tons of pangolin skins and scales seized from smugglers and destined for Asian countries. The central African state says by burning the skins of the world's most trafficked mammal and arresting smugglers, it is sending strong signals that Cameroon will no longer be a country where poaching and smuggling run rampant. Philip Ngole Ngwese, Cameroon's Minister of Forestry and Wildlife says the

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Aboubakar delivers Cup of Nations for Cameroon

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Aboubakar delivers Cup of Nations for Cameroon

- Libreville (AFP) - Vincent Aboubakar came off the bench to score a stunning winner with two minutes left as Cameroon fought back to beat Egypt 2-1 in a thrilling Africa Cup of Nations final on Sunday. Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny had given Egypt the lead midway through the first half and Egypt looked to be on course to win an unrivalled eighth Cup of Nations crown in their first appearance

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Aboubakar delivers Cup of Nations for Cameroon

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Aboubakar delivers Cup of Nations for Cameroon

- Aboubakar delivers Cup of Nations for Cameroon Libreville, Gabon | AFP | FT Cameroon 2 Egypt 1: Vincent Aboubakar came off the bench to score a stunning winner with two minutes left as Cameroon fought back from behind to beat Egypt 2-1 in a thrilling Africa Cup of Nations final on Sunday. Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny had given Egypt the lead midway through the first half and Egypt looked to

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Cameroon layak rangkul Piala Negara-Negara Afrika: Broos

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Cameroon layak rangkul Piala Negara-Negara Afrika: Broos

- LIBREVILLE: Jurulatih Cameroon, Hugo Broos memuji kejayaan pasukannya merangkul kejuaraan Piala Negara-Negara Afrika awal pagi tadi, selain menganggap gelaran diraih itu sebagai permulaan masa depan cerah buat negara berkenaan. Broos berdepan halangan berliku apabila beberapa pemain tonggak pasukan menolak panggilan ke Piala Negara-Negara Afrika namun skuad baharu dimilikinya berjaya mengatasi jangkaan ke final, pentas yang menyaksikan mereka menewaskan Mesir 2-1. "Benar, saya tiba di Cameroon kira-kira setahun lalu, saya dapati

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Aboubakar delivers Cup of Nations for Cameroon

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Aboubakar delivers Cup of Nations for Cameroon

- Vincent Aboubakar came off the bench to score a stunning winner with two minutes left as Cameroon fought back from behind to beat Egypt 2-1 in a thrilling Africa Cup of Nations final on Sunday.

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Indomitable Lions in AFCON final vs Egypt

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Indomitable Lions in AFCON final vs Egypt

- Cameroon 2 (Ngadeu 72, Bassogog 90+3) Ghana 0. Franceville, Gabon | AFP | Michael Ngadeu and Christian Bassogog both netted in the second half as Cameroon beat Ghana 2-0 in Franceville on Thursday to reach the Africa Cup of Nations final. A finely-poised tie remained goalless until the 72nd minute, when Ghana goalkeeper Razak Brimah failed to deal with a free-kick into his area and John Boye’s weak defensive header

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Cameroon beats Ghana 2-0 to reach final

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Cameroon beats Ghana 2-0 to reach final

- AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS: SEMI-FINAL II. FULL-TIME: Cameroon 2-0 Ghana Ghana were playing sixth successive semi-final Cameroon to play Egypt in final Final to be played this Sunday After 30 games played so far in this edition, the stage is now set. On Sunday, The Indomitable Lions will face off against The Pharoahs, who are seven-time Nations Cup champions.The day before, on Saturday, Burkina Faso

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Australia, Cameroon share spoils at Confederations Cup
Australia, Cameroon share spoils at Confederations Cup SAINT PETERSBURG. Australia captain Mark Milligan converted a second-half penalty in Thursday's 1-1 draw with Cameroon in Saint Petersburg that left both teams heading for an early Confederations Cup exit. Cameroon midfielder Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa scored with a superb flick on the stroke of half-time, but Milligan slotted home a spot-kick on 60 minutes as both sides picked up their first point in Group B   Read More ...
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Australia, Cameroon hopes hit after 1-1 draw
Australia, Cameroon hopes hit after 1-1 draw Australia fought back to draw 1-1 with Cameroon in the Confederations Cup on Thursday, a result that further dents both countries’ hopes of progressing in the eight-team tournament in Russia. Andre Franck Zambo Anguissa put Cameroon ahead with the last touch of the first half, but a Mark Milligan penalty on the hour mark ensured a first point for both in Group B   Read More ...
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Confederations Cup | Cameroon 1 – Australia 1
Confederations Cup | Cameroon 1 – Australia 1 Christian Bassagog of Cameroon in action Australia started on the front foot and created the first chance of the match after three minutes. Robbie Kruse fired a shot from the edge of the penalty area that was neutralised by Fabrice Ondoa. Cameroon responded on the 7th minute. Benjamin Moukandjo served Vincent Aboubakar inside the penalty area and the latter hit a low shot that went slightly wide   Read More ...
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Confederations Cup: Australia, Cameroon draw 1-1, chances of knockout stages hit
Confederations Cup: Australia, Cameroon draw 1-1, chances of knockout stages hit Australia fought back to draw 1-1 with Cameroon in the Confederations Cup on Thursday, a result that further dents both countries’ hopes of progressing in the eight-team tournament in Russia. Andre Franck Zambo Anguissa put Cameroon ahead with the last touch of the first half, but a Mark Milligan penalty on the hour mark ensured a first point for both in Group B   Read More ...
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Confederations Cup: Socceroos draw with Cameroon, denting hopes of progessing
Confederations Cup: Socceroos draw with Cameroon, denting hopes of progessing Australia fought back to draw 1-1 with Cameroon in the Confederations Cup on Thursday, a result that further dents both countries' hopes of progressing in the eight-team tournament in Russia. Andre Franck Zambo Anguissa put Cameroon ahead with the last touch of the first half, but a Mark Milligan penalty on the hour mark ensured a first point for both in Group B   Read More ...
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Football - Australia, Cameroon hopes hit after 1-1 draw - Football
Football - Australia, Cameroon hopes hit after 1-1 draw - Football ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - Australia fought back to draw 1-1 with Cameroon in the Confederations Cup on Thursday, a result that further dents both countries’ hopes of progressing in the eight-team tournament in Russia. Andre Franck Zambo Anguissa put Cameroon ahead with the last touch of the first half, but a Mark Milligan penalty on the hour mark ensured a first point for both in Group B   Read More ...
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Six killed in Cameroon suicide attack
Six killed in Cameroon suicide attack A double suicide attack killed six civilians on Wednesday in Cameroon's restive Far North, which is regularly hit by Nigeria-based Boko Haram jihadists, security sources said. The deadly blasts happened in Kolofata, where nine people died in a double suicide bombing in early June. "There were eight killed, six civilians and the two attackers," a source close to Cameroon's security service said of Wednesday's violence   Read More ...
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NMG's Cameroon writer honoured
NMG's Cameroon writer honoured Yaoundé. The Cameroon-based Nation Media Group (NMG) correspondent has won an investigative journalism award in his country. Mr Ndi Eugene Ndi was declared winner of the third edition of the Forest Media Awards (ForMA) in the print media category. ForMA seeks to contribute to the improvement of forest governance in Cameroon through the media. The competition was organised by a local NGO, the Forest and Rural Development (FODER) and the ministries of Communication and Forestry in collaboration with the European Union, the German International Corporation (GIZ), among others   Read More ...
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Video referee in focus as late strikes see Chile past Cameroon in Confederation Cup
Video referee in focus as late strikes see Chile past Cameroon in Confederation Cup Arturo Vidal’s late header helped Chile to a 2-0 win over Cameroon in their Confederations Cup Group B opener in Moscow on Sunday, as the video assistant referee played a prominent role. Chile dominated an entertaining, but goalless, first half as Eduardo Vargas saw his strike ruled out by the video assistant. The Copa America champions had to wait until the 81st minute though to find a breakthrough, which was provided by a flying header from Bayern Munich midfielder Vidal   Read More ...
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Cameroon 0 Chile 2: Vidal and Vargas make the difference after VAR controversy
Cameroon 0 Chile 2: Vidal and Vargas make the difference after VAR controversy Arturo Vidal and Eduardo Vargas scored late on to help Chile to a 2-0 win over Cameroon in a Confederations Cup clash in Moscow that saw the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) at the centre of controversy. The Chileans now meet Germany on Thursday in their second Group B game, while Cameroon face Australia on matchday two. — #ConfedCup (@FIFAcom) Pizzi brought on Sanchez after the break as Chile went in search of the opener, but the first chance of the second half fell to Hugo Broos' side, Benjamin Moukandjo curling a free-kick just wide of the top corner   Read More ...
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Cameroon 0-2 Chile: Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez inspires La Roja off the bench to opening Confederations Cup win
Cameroon 0-2 Chile: Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez inspires La Roja off the bench to opening Confederations Cup win Alexis Sanchez inspired Chile to a hard-fought win over Cameroon in Group B of the FIFA 2017 Confederations Cup. La Roja saw an Edu Vargas opener chalked off for offside via the Video Assistant Referee to the fury of Bayern star Vidal. Alexis Sanchez was then brought on and made the difference, adding energy and confidence moving forward for Juan Antonio Pizzi's side   Read More ...
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Chile beats Cameroon 2-0 as video reviews draw controversy
Chile beats Cameroon 2-0 as video reviews draw controversy Arturo Vidal brushed off a hotly disputed video review to give Chile a 2-0 win over Cameroon in the Confederations Cup on Sunday. The Chileans had thought they'd taken the lead in first-half stoppage time when Eduardo Vargas slotted the ball past Fabrice Ondoa after a pass from Vidal. The review found Vargas offside by a matter of inches, enraging him and Vidal, who angrily petitioned Skomina when he blew for half time   Read More ...
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Two killed in suicide bombing in Cameroon's Far North
Two killed in suicide bombing in Cameroon's Far North Yaound - Two civilians have been killed in a suicide attack in Cameroon's restive Far North, an area regularly targeted by Boko Haram jihadists, local sources told AFP early on Friday. The incident, which took place on Thursday evening, saw a female bomber entering Limani on the border with Nigeria and blowing herself up "behind the town's public school," a source close to the security services said   Read More ...
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Cameroon bishop's death 'murder, not suicide'
Cameroon bishop's death 'murder, not suicide' YAOUNDÉ: A Roman Catholic bishop whose body was found in a river in central Cameroon early this month was "brutally murdered" and did not commit suicide, his peers said in a statement. "We, bishops of Cameroon, affirm that Monsignor Jean Marie Benoit Bala did not commit suicide; he was brutally assassinated," the church leaders said in a statement obtained Wednesday by AFP   Read More ...
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Yerry Mina nets 2 as Colombia beat Cameroon 4-0 in friendly
Yerry Mina nets 2 as Colombia beat Cameroon 4-0 in friendly Defender Yerry Mina scored twice to lead Colombia to a 4-0 win over 10-man Cameroon in an international friendly in Madrid on Tuesday. The loss for Cameroon comes five days before it plays its first match of the Confederations Cup in Moscow against Chile. James Rodriguez, who is likely leaving Spanish champion Real Madrid this summer, scored Colombia’s opener at Alfonso Perez Coliseum   Read More ...
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FIFA say Cameroon’s participation at Confederations Cup not in doubt
A written submission from Cameroonian club Etoile Filante de Garoua argues that Cameroon’s football federation, FECAFOOT, as presently constituted has no authority to send a team to the tournament. FIFA has however acknowledged that there are problems in Cameroon football administration, led by Tombi Sidiki, but insist no one should rock the boat for the time being. It issued a statement which read: “FIFA is in contact with the football stakeholders in Cameroon to try and find a solution to the dispute that has been affecting the federation for some time   Read More ...
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Fifa dismiss concerns over Cameroon team for Confederations Cup.
Fifa dismiss concerns over Cameroon team for Confederations Cup. Fifa says Cameroon's participation at the Confederations Cup in Russia this month is in order despite complaints to the contrary. A written submission from Cameroonian club Etoile Filante de Garoua argues that Cameroon's football federation (Fecafoot) led by Tombi A Roko Sidiki has no authority to send a team to the tournament. Fifa has acknowledged there are problems in Cameroon football administration but insist no one should rock the boat for the time being   Read More ...
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Africa Cup of Nations: Group stage for Cameroon 2019 begins
Africa Cup of Nations: Group stage for Cameroon 2019 begins Nigeria hosting South Africa in Group E is the standout fixture as 47 countries begin the group stage of qualifying for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon. Another big clash this weekend is the north African clash between Tunisia and Egypt in Group J. The 12 group winners will qualify along with the best three runners-up will join hosts Cameroon in the finals   Read More ...
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Cameroon court denies bail to Anglophone protesters
Cameroon court denies bail to Anglophone protesters YAOUNDE: A Cameroonian military court on Wednesday threw out a request for bail for three English-speaking activists who could face the death penalty for taking part in a protest against the government of President Paul Biya. The case has stoked opposition to Biya and widened divisions between majority French-speaking and smaller Anglophone populations, the legacy of Cameroon's unique history of being carved up between British and French colonists a century ago   Read More ...
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Cameroon court denies bail to Anglophone protesters
A Cameroonian military court on Wednesday threw out a request for bail for three English-speaking activists who could face the death penalty for taking part in a protest against the government of President Paul Biya. The case has stoked opposition to Biya and widened divisions between majority French-speaking and smaller Anglophone populations, the legacy of Cameroon's unique history of being carved up between British and French colonists a century ago   Read More ...
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Cameroon court denies bail to Anglophone protesters
Cameroon court denies bail to Anglophone protesters YAOUNDE A Cameroonian military court on Wednesday threw out a request for bail for three English-speaking activists who could face the death penalty for taking part in a protest against the government of President Paul Biya. The case has stoked opposition to Biya and widened divisions between majority French-speaking and smaller Anglophone populations, the legacy of Cameroon's unique history of being carved up between British and French colonists a century ago   Read More ...
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Cameroon's Chedjou joins Istanbul Basaksehir
Cameroon's Chedjou joins Istanbul Basaksehir Istanbul Basaksehir have announced the signing of Cameroon defender Aurelien Chedjou on a three-year deal. The 31-year-old Indomitable Lion has opted to join the 2016/17 Turkish top flight runners-up after reaching the end of his contract with city rivals Galatasaray. Chedjou, who has 50 international appearances for Cameroon and played at the 2010 and 2014 Fifa World Cups, moved to Turkey in 2013 from French club Lille   Read More ...
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Cameroonian soldiers block highway, call for wages to be paid
YAOUNDE About fifty armed Cameroonian soldiers demanding unpaid salaries briefly blocked off a major highway in the north of Cameroon on Sunday morning, an army source and the government said. The soldiers, who were at the end of a tour near the border with Chad in Cameroon's Far North region, demanded two years' worth of salaries and expenses that they said they were owed   Read More ...
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Twin suicide bombing kills at least four people in Cameroon
A double suicide bombing killed at least four people and wounded more than 20 others at a camp housing civilians displaced by Boko Haram militants in northern Cameroon, officials said on Friday. A local government official put the death toll at six and said more than 30 people were wounded, 10 seriously, in the twin blasts that tore through the camp in the town of Kolofata at about 6 a   Read More ...
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Suicide bombing kills at least four, wounds over 20 in Cameroon
A double suicide bombing at a camp housing civilians displaced by Boko Haram Islamist insurgents killed at least four people and wounded more than 20 others, a local government official and a policeman said on Friday. The attacks took place in the town of Kolofata in northern Cameroon, an area that has suffered from the overflow of violence linked to violence committed by the Nigerian group   Read More ...
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Twin suicide bombing kills at least four people in Cameroon
DOUALA, Cameroon A double suicide bombing killed at least four people and wounded more than 20 others at a camp housing civilians displaced by Boko Haram militants in northern Cameroon, officials said on Friday. A local government official put the death toll at six and said more than 30 people were wounded, 10 seriously, in the twin blasts that tore through the camp in the town of Kolofata at about 6 a   Read More ...
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Coming home from Cameroon, Nigerian refugees strain Boko Haram-hit northeast
By Kieran Guilbert DAKAR, May 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thousands of Nigerian refugees uprooted by the jihadist group Boko Haram have returned home from Cameroon in recent weeks, piling pressure on aid agencies and communities in Nigeria's hungry northeast, United Nations officials said on Tuesday. More than 11,000 returning refugees have arrived in the border town of Banki, in Borno state, this month after food rations were cut in camps for the displaced in Cameroon, said the U   Read More ...
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Trade Slowly Returns to Cameroon-Nigeria Border
Trade Slowly Returns to Cameroon-Nigeria Border ACHIGACHIA, CAMEROON — Trade is returning to Cameroon's border communities more than two years since the start of the regional military offensive against Boko Haram militants. But as security improves, local officials warn Boko Haram remains a threat. Hundreds of buyers and sellers assembled at the Ngule market near Achigachia as police and a few soldiers stood guard. The town straddles the Cameroon-Nigeria border, which officially reopened in January   Read More ...
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Abud hopeful Harambee Stars will be in Cameroon
Abud hopeful Harambee Stars will be in Cameroon Harambee Stars defender Abud Omar remains confident Kenya will qualify for the 32nd edition of the Africa Cup of Nations in 2019. Qualifiers for the 16-team tourney which will be held in Cameroon from January 12 to February 3 in 2019, will get underway in June. Stars start their quest for a return to the finals after a 13-year hiatus with an away fixture to Sierra Leone on June 10   Read More ...
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Amnesty slams block on campaign to free Cameroon students
Amnesty slams block on campaign to free Cameroon students Yaound - Amnesty International on Wednesday said authorities in Cameroon were obstructing its campaign to obtain the release of three students jailed for 10 years over what they say was a private joke. The three were convicted of terrorist-related charges in November after sharing an SMS on the Nigeria-based jihadist group Boko Haram which they told the court was meant to be amusing   Read More ...
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Amnesty International press conference shut down in Cameroon
Amnesty International press conference shut down in Cameroon Dakar - Amnesty International says authorities in Cameroon have shut down a news conference where the rights group planned to discuss the plight of three students sentenced to a decade in prison over a Boko Haram joke. The organisation had planned to present more than 310 000 letters and signatures in support of the students, who had shared a joke about the extremist group in a text message   Read More ...
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Amnesty International press conference shut down in Cameroon
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Amnesty International says authorities in Cameroon have shut down a news conference where the rights group planned to discuss the plight of three students sentenced to a decade in prison over a Boko Haram joke. The organization had planned to present more than 310,000 letters and signatures in support of the students, who had shared a joke about the extremist group in a text message   Read More ...
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Amnesty International press conference shut down in Cameroon
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Amnesty International says authorities in Cameroon have shut down a news conference where the rights group planned to discuss the plight of three students sentenced to a decade in prison over a Boko Haram joke. The organization had planned to present more than 310,000 letters and signatures in support of the students, who had shared a joke about the extremist group in a text message   Read More ...
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Ellen Hails Cameroon, Consoles Guinea
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has extended congratulations to the Government and people of the Republic of Cameroon on the occasion marking the 45th anniversary of the National Day of that country. The Government chose May 20 of each year as Cameroon's National Day to commemorate President Ahmadou Ahidjo's abolishment of the federal system of government and the creation of a unitary State in 1972   Read More ...
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N'Jie dropped from Cameroon squad for FIFA Confederations Cup
N'Jie dropped from Cameroon squad for FIFA Confederations Cup N'Jie, on loan at Olympique Marseille this season, has struggled for game-time at club level and also lost his place in the national side during Cameroon's run to the Africa Cup of Nations title in Gabon at the start of the year. Andre Onana, who will play for Ajax Amsterdam in Wednesday's Europa League final against Manchester United, has been named, despite being one of nine players who refused to go to Gabon in a clash of club-versus-country loyalty   Read More ...
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Clinton N’Jie dropped from Cameroon squad for Confederations Cup
Clinton N’Jie dropped from Cameroon squad for Confederations Cup Clinton N’Jie will miss out on next month’s Confederations Cup in Russia after Cameroon coach Hugo Broos dropped the Tottenham Hotspur winger from a 30-man preliminary squad for the eight-nation tournament. N’Jie, on loan at Olympique Marseille this season, has struggled for game-time at club level and also lost his place in the national side during Cameroon’s run to the African Nations Cup title in Gabon at the start of the year   Read More ...
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N'Jie dropped from Cameroon squad for Confederations Cup - Football
N'Jie dropped from Cameroon squad for Confederations Cup - Football YAOUNDE (Reuters) - Clinton N'Jie will miss out on next month's Confederations Cup in Russia after Cameroon coach Hugo Broos dropped the Tottenham Hotspur winger from a 30-man preliminary squad for the eight-nation tournament. N'Jie, on loan at Olympique Marseille this season, has struggled for game-time at club level and also lost his place in the national side during Cameroon's run to the African Nations Cup title in Gabon at the start of the year   Read More ...
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N'Jie dropped from Cameroon squad for Confederations Cup
YAOUNDE: Clinton N'Jie will miss out on next month's Confederations Cup in Russia after Cameroon coach Hugo Broos dropped the Tottenham Hotspur winger from a 30-man preliminary squad for the eight-nation tournament. N'Jie, on loan at Olympique Marseille this season, has struggled for game-time at club level and also lost his place in the national side during Cameroon's run to the African Nations Cup title in Gabon at the start of the year   Read More ...
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Coach Broos says 'Matip doesn't want to play for Cameroon'
Coach Broos says 'Matip doesn't want to play for Cameroon' Cameroon coach Hugo Broos says the Joel Matip "case" is closed and the defender is no longer in his plans. Liverpool's Matip was one of several players who snubbed Cameroon's successful Africa Cup of Nations campaign in Gabon earlier this year. Broos said he wanted the defender to return to the national team but that now seems to unlikely. "I phoned him a few times   Read More ...
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Cameroon Coffee, Cocoa Exports Resume After Dock Strike
Cameroon Coffee, Cocoa Exports Resume After Dock Strike YAOUNDE — Exports of cocoa and coffee resumed from Cameroon's main port of Douala on Monday following the end to a dock workers' strike that had blocked shipments since Friday, officials said. Two hundred workers blocked the entrance to the port on Friday demanding better pay and conditions, the latest in a series of strikes that have gripped the country amid mounting discontent with President Paul Biya's 35-year rule   Read More ...
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