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Over 500 Anglophones arrested in Cameroon after demonstrations - Amnesty

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Cameroon independence protests result in deaths

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At least eight dead amid Cameroon Anglophone protests

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Cameroon city deserted ahead of 'independence' declaration

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Nigeria close in on World Cup spot, end Cameroon's hopes

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FIFA intervenes in Cameroon to try to end bickering

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Stoke sign Cameroon forward Choupo-Moting on a free transfer

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Cameroon premier in troubled anglophone region for 'dialogue'
Yaound - Cameroon's Prime Minister Philemon Yang on Monday began a visit to a troubled English-speaking region as part of what he termed a "dialogue" with the country's anglophone minority, state radio said. Yang travelled to Bamenda, the main town in Cameroon's Northwest Region, where he met the heads of trade unions in the transport, education and shopping sectors, as well as with bankers and other business figures, Cameroon Radio Television (CrTV) said   Read More ...
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Boko Haram Fighters Surrender In Northern Cameroon​
After spending two years with Boko Haram, the men decided to flee with their families and hand themselves in, according to several men who had surrendered and spoke to journalists at a ceremony in the town of Mozogo on Friday. A total of nearly 400 people originally from Cameroon — 58 men, 86 women and 244 children — said they had been taken hostage by Boko Haram fighters during attacks on their villages and taken to Nigeria, where they were forced to join the jihadist group   Read More ...
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Malkia relinquish African title to Cameroon - Capital Sports
Malkia Strikers’ hopes of a fourth consecutive African title went up in smoke after losing by straight sets to hosts Cameroon in the final of the CAVB Women Volleyball Championship at the Yaoundé on Saturday. The Kenyan ladies had won the previous three editions of the biennial championship and were searching for a record 10th title, but the efforts hit a dead end against a strong Cameroon side pushed on by their home fans   Read More ...
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Boko Haram fighters surrender in northern Cameroon
A total of nearly 400 people originally from Cameroon – 58 men, 86 women and 244 children – said they had been taken hostage by Boko Haram fighters during attacks on their villages and taken to Nigeria, where they were forced to join the jihadist group. Authorities would provide the escapees with psychological help, he said.   Read More ...
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Over 500 Anglophones arrested in Cameroon after demonstrations - Amnesty
YAOUNDE: More than 500 people have been swept up in mass arrests following violent demonstrations in Cameroon's English-speaking regions earlier this month, Amnesty International said on Friday. Troops and attack helicopters opened fire on protesters calling for independence at rallies on Oct. 1, killing more than 20 people and escalating a long-simmering conflict with the Francophone-dominated central government. A central government spokesman was not available for comment on Friday, but authorities have repeatedly denied that soldiers use disproportionate force against protesters   Read More ...
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Over 500 Anglophones arrested in Cameroon after demonstrations - Amnesty
YAOUNDE (Reuters) - More than 500 people have been swept up in mass arrests following violent demonstrations in Cameroon's English-speaking regions earlier this month, Amnesty International said on Friday. Troops and attack helicopters opened fire on protesters calling for independence at rallies on Oct. 1, killing more than 20 people and escalating a long-simmering conflict with the Francophone-dominated central government. A central government spokesman was not available for comment on Friday, but authorities have repeatedly denied that soldiers use disproportionate force against protesters   Read More ...
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Joel Embiid, fresh off signing rich contract, plans to help his native Cameroon
BOSTON – For Joel Embiid, all the money he agreed to in his contract is not just about getting rich. The 76ers center has something else that’s always on his mind. It’s his native country of Cameroon, which can use his help. “Over there, there’s a lot of poverty,” Embiid said Tuesday, one day after signing a five-year, $148 million contract extension   Read More ...
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Anglophone runs for president in French-majority Cameroon
Yaound - A prominent lawyer from Cameroon's English-speaking minority will stand in next year's presidential election, he announced on Sunday, days after deadly clashes involving the anglophone community. Akere Muna, former vice president of the NGO Transparency International, said he would promote "zero tolerance for corruption, tribalism, nepotism and favouritism". Muna's announcement comes following protests in the country's restless English-speaking region which have left at least 19 people dead   Read More ...
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Malkia strikers off to an impressive title defence in Cameroon
African champions Malkia strikers begun their title defence on a resounding note with an easy 3-0 win against Nigeria as the African Nation Cup-cum World championship qualifier got underway in Yauonde, Cameroon on Saturday. The side coached by Japheth Munala who have been drawn in a favorable Pool 'B' in the week long event will battle Senegal on Sunday at 6:00 pm in their second match   Read More ...
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Cameroon torn by deadly clashes
Protesters in English-speaking regions are clashing with government forces Streets in those areas are heavily militarized, a resident says (CNN)Fear and uncertainty reign in Cameroon's Northwest and Southwest regions following a week of violent clashes between protesters and government forces that have left at least 10 people dead. The office of the United Nations high commissioner for human rights urged the two sides to engage in dialogue and called on the Cameroonian authorities to exercise restraint when policing demonstrations in the two English-speaking regions   Read More ...
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Malkia off to a flier in Cameroon, smack Nigeria - Capital Sports
Experienced middle blocker Brackcedes Khadambi starred for Kenya’s Malkia Strikers as they began their CAVB Women’s Championship title defense with a bang, hitting Nigeria by straight sets at the Palais de Sports arena in Yaoundé, Cameroon. Khadambi who is one of the five Malkia players who were part of the team at their last World Championship appearance in 2010 picked up eight points for the side as they won in sets of 25-16, 25-8, 25-10   Read More ...
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Rohr retains Cameroon conquerors for Zambia’s clash
Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, has retained the starting XI that claimed four points from the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon in last month’s 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers for Saturday’s crunch clash against the boastful Chipolopolo of Zambia. Nigeria and Zambia clash in the penultimate 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier at the magnificent Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo, Akwa Ibom. Nigeria needs an outright victory over the Southern African nation to get an unassailable 13 points and a ticket to next year’s premier soccer tournament in Russia, while the Zambians must defeat the three-time African champions in front of a boisterous home crowd in the coastal city of Uyo to keep alive their slim hope of first FIFA World Cup ticket   Read More ...
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Cameroon bishops denounce 'barbarism' of forces in anglophone regions
Yaound - Catholic bishops have denounced the "barbarism" and "irresponsible use" of force against demonstrators in Cameroon's English-speaking regions last weekend, which left at least 19 people dead. The clashes occurred as separatists leaders in the regions made a symbolic declaration of independence, saying the Anglophone minority has suffered decades of economic inequality and social injustice at the hands of the French-speaking majority   Read More ...
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UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Cameroon
Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Rupert Colville We would like to reiterate the concern voiced by UN Secretary-General António Guterres about the violence in South-West and North-West Cameroon on 1 October, amid demonstrations by people from the country’s Anglophone community. According to government figures, at least 10 people were killed on Sunday and credible sources indicated that some of these deaths resulted from excessive use of force by the security forces   Read More ...
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Cameroon army helicopters shot separatist protesters: witnesses
DAKAR/BAMENDA, Cameroon (Reuters) - Troops and attack helicopters opened fire on protesters at the height of separatist rallies in English-speaking areas of Cameroon over the weekend, killing and wounding people, witnesses and rights groups said. The army dismissed the reports from sources in five towns as “completely false” and said helicopters had only been used for surveillance. Any use of air attacks would mark a major escalation in a government crackdown on separatist protests that have been rumbling in Anglophone districts of the central African oil producer for almost a year   Read More ...
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Cameroon army helicopters shot separatist protesters - witnesses
DAKAR/BAMENDA, Cameroon: Troops and attack helicopters opened fire on protesters at the height of separatist rallies in English-speaking areas of Cameroon over the weekend, killing and wounding people, witnesses and rights groups said. The army dismissed the reports from sources in five towns as "completely false" and said helicopters had only been used for surveillance. Any use of air attacks would mark a major escallation in a government crackdown on separatist protests that have been rumbling in Anglophone districts of the central African oil producer for almost a year   Read More ...
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Cameroon army helicopters shot separatist protesters - witnesses
DAKAR/BAMENDA, Cameroon (Reuters) - Troops and attack helicopters opened fire on protesters at the height of separatist rallies in English-speaking areas of Cameroon over the weekend, killing and wounding people, witnesses and rights groups said. The army dismissed the reports from sources in five towns as "completely false" and said helicopters had only been used for surveillance. Any use of air attacks would mark a major escallation in a government crackdown on separatist protests that have been rumbling in Anglophone districts of the central African oil producer for almost a year   Read More ...
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In Cameroon, Rwandan refugees strive to "live like brothers"
For Francois Xavier, July 17, 1994 will be forever etched on his memory as the day he cheated death. “We were running through gunfire,” he told the Thomson Reuters Foundation, seated on a courtyard bench in downtown Yaoundé, Cameroon’s capital. “Behind, they were shooting at us.” Amid the hubbub of children flooding out of a nearby school, Xavier’s expression darkens as he recalls how he fled his native country, Rwanda   Read More ...
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UN chief asks Cameroon to probe attacks on anglophones
United Nations, United States | AFP | UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has called on Cameroon to probe deadly attacks in the country’s restless English-speaking region after protests leading to a symbolic declaration of independence. At least 17 people were killed in weekend attacks in mostly French-speaking Cameroon’s southwest, a region once under British rule. Guterres “calls on the Cameroonian authorities to investigate these incidents”, his spokesman Stephane Dujarric said in a statement late Monday   Read More ...
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Cameroon: UN Secretary-General urges dialogue
Strongly condemning recent violence in south-west and north-west regions of Cameroon, including reported loss of life, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has urged all stakeholders to refrain from any further acts of violence and called on the authorities to investigate the incidents. In a statement attributable to his spokesperson, the Mr. Guterres urged “political leaders on both sides to appeal to their followers to refrain from any further acts of violence, and to unequivocally condemn all actions that undermine the peace, stability and unity of the country   Read More ...
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Home-made bomb explodes in restive Cameroon region
Yaoundé, Cameroon | AFP | A home-made device exploded overnight near a police station in Cameroon’s restless English-speaking region, where separatist leaders have launched a campaign for independence, concurring sources said Tuesday. There were no reported casualties, they said. The bomb detonated near a police unit called the Mobile Intervention Group in Bamenda, the chief city in the Northwest Region, a security official said, speaking on condition of anonymity   Read More ...
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Home-made bomb explodes in restive Cameroon region
Yaound - A home-made device exploded overnight near a police station in Cameroon's restless English-speaking region, where separatist leaders have launched a campaign for independence, concurring sources said on Tuesday. There were no reported casualties, they said. The bomb detonated near a police unit called the Mobile Intervention Group in Bamenda, the chief city in the Northwest Region, a security official said, speaking on condition of anonymity   Read More ...
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UN chief asks Cameroon to probe attacks on anglophones
New York - UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has called on Cameroon to probe deadly attacks in the country's restless English-speaking region after protests leading to a symbolic declaration of independence. At least 17 people were killed in weekend attacks in mostly French-speaking Cameroon's southwest, a region once under British rule. Guterres "calls on the Cameroonian authorities to investigate these incidents", his spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said in a statement late on Monday   Read More ...
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Cameroon English-region unrest death toll rises
Death toll in Cameroon's ongoing unrest in the country's English-speaking region has risen to 17, as government tries to quell a separatist movement, rights group said. Security forces opened fire on Sunday on protesters calling for the independence of the region of about eight million people. "In order to avoid further bloodshed, the security forces must cease unnecessary and excessive use of force, and protesters should be peaceful if they want to make their voices heard   Read More ...
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Security tight in Cameroon anglophone region as toll rises
Buea, Cameroon | AFP | Police maintained a tight grip in English-speaking Cameroon on Monday a day after the anglophone minority declared symbolic independence, as the toll from weekend clashes rose to at least 17 dead, according to an unofficial tally. Highways in the anglophone Southwest Region remained blocked or filtered by police checkpoints in the early morning, and in the city of Buea the streets were virtually deserted and heavily patrolled   Read More ...
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How will Cameroon fix its language divide?
Secession has been the talk of the week, from the Kurdish region of Iraq to Catalonia in Spain. And on Sunday, English-speaking parts of Cameroon joined the trend by demanding their own independence. Police shot and killed at least eight people in the western regions of the country. The rallies took place on the very day Cameroon's English and French regions had united 56 years earlier   Read More ...
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Security tight in Cameroon anglophone region as toll rises
Buea (Cameroon) (AFP) - Police maintained a tight grip in English-speaking Cameroon on Monday a day after the anglophone minority declared symbolic independence, as the toll from weekend clashes rose to at least 17 dead, according to an unofficial tally. Highways in the anglophone Southwest Region remained blocked or filtered by police checkpoints in the early morning, and in the city of Buea the streets were virtually deserted and heavily patrolled   Read More ...
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State crackdown fuels independence push in Anglophone Cameroon
DAKAR: A once-fringe separatist movement in Cameroon's Anglophone regions is gaining ground after a year of state repression that has undermined moderate voices and raised concerns the majority French-speaking nation may face a prolonged period of violence. Soldiers shot dead at least eight people and wounded others in the two English-speaking regions on Sunday, the anniversary of Anglophone Cameroon's independence from Britain   Read More ...
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State crackdown fuels independence push in Anglophone Cameroon
DAKAR (Reuters) - A once-fringe separatist movement in Cameroon's Anglophone regions is gaining ground after a year of state repression that has undermined moderate voices and raised concerns the majority French-speaking nation may face a prolonged period of violence. Soldiers shot dead at least eight people and wounded others in the two English-speaking regions on Sunday, the anniversary of Anglophone Cameroon's independence from Britain   Read More ...
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State crackdown fuels independence push in Anglophone Cameroon
DAKAR (Reuters) - A once-fringe separatist movement in Cameroon’s Anglophone regions is gaining ground after a year of state repression that has undermined moderate voices and raised concerns the majority French-speaking nation may face a prolonged period of violence. Soldiers shot dead at least eight people and wounded others in the two English-speaking regions on Sunday, the anniversary of Anglophone Cameroon’s independence from Britain   Read More ...
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At least 17 killed in Cameroon anglophone unrest: sources
Douala - At least 17 people were killed over the weekend in clashes linked to a symbolic declaration of independence by Cameroon's anglophone minority, concurring sources said on Monday. Amnesty International said "at least" 17 people were killed by security forces in the country's two English-speaking regions, a figure that concurred with a toll given by official sources, who said two Nigerians were among the dead   Read More ...
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At least 15 killed in Cameroon separatist clashes - Amnesty
BAMENDA, Cameroon: At least 15 people have died in clashes between security forces and protesters in Cameroon's English-speaking regions, Amnesty International said, an area where a separatist movement is gathering strength. Violence broke out on Sunday after local groups called protests against what they say is their marginalisation by veteran ruler Paul Biya's Francophone-dominated government. Witnesses said security forces opened fire, often at close range   Read More ...
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17 dead after protests in Cameroon English-speaking areas
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Cameroon's military is heavily deployed in the country's English-speaking regions and few people are on the streets after 17 people were killed over the weekend in protests in support of independence for some Anglophone regions. Tens of thousands of English-speaking Cameroonians hoisted flags Sunday to show they want independence from the country's French-speaking majority, defying security forces and bans for gathering in some areas   Read More ...
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Cameroon independence protests result in deaths
Soldiers in Cameroon shot dead at least eight people during independence protests in the English-speaking parts of the country. Rallies were held on the 56th anniversary of the incorporation of the regions into Cameroon. The mayor of town of Kumbo told the BBC that five of the dead were prisoners who were shot after a jail caught fire. Activists had called for the release of prisoners who had been arrested in a series of protests over the last year   Read More ...
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At least 15 killed in Cameroon separatist clashes - Amnesty
BAMENDA, Cameroon (Reuters) - At least 15 people have died in clashes between security forces and protesters in Cameroon's English-speaking regions, Amnesty International said, an area where a separatist movement is gathering strength. Violence broke out on Sunday after local groups called protests against what they say is their marginalisation by veteran ruler Paul Biya's Francophone-dominated government. Witnesses said security forces opened fire, often at close range   Read More ...
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At least 15 killed in Cameroon separatist clashes
BAMENDA, Cameroon - At least 15 people have died in clashes between security forces and protesters in Cameroon's English-speaking regions, Amnesty International said, an area where a separatist movement is gathering strength. Violence broke out on Sunday after local groups called protests against what they say is their marginalization by veteran ruler Paul Biya's Francophone-dominated government. Witnesses said security forces opened fire, often at close range   Read More ...
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Cameroon internet shut for separatists
Internet services have been shut down in Cameroon's English-speaking areas after clashes involving separatists. Security forces opened fire on demonstrators who were calling for independence at rallies on Sunday, killing at least eight people. The authorities blocked the internet for three months earlier in the year amid similar unrest. At least 50 people were wounded and about 200 arrested, reports say   Read More ...
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Hugo Broos working as Cameroon coach without a contract
Cameroon coach Hugo Broos says he has been working without at a contract since February shortly after he led the team to the Africa Cup of Nations title in Gabon. His comments came as he announced his squad for their 2018 World Cup qualifier against visiting Algeria. Neither nation can qualify from Group B for the World Cup in Russia. The Belgian is determined to finish the World Cup campaign on strongly   Read More ...
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Security forces kill several at protests in Cameroon
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Amnesty International says several people have been shot dead by security forces during protests in Cameroon. The group said Monday that some demonstrations turned violent in Cameroon's English-speaking regions Sunday when people gathered on the 56th anniversary of the incorporation of those regions. Amnesty also expressed worry over the government's "on-going campaign to silence any form of dissent in the West and South-West regions of Cameroon   Read More ...
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Security forces kill several at protests in Cameroon
The group said Monday that some demonstrations turned violent in Cameroon's English-speaking regions Sunday when people gathered on the 56th anniversary of the incorporation of those regions. Amnesty also expressed worry over the government's "on-going campaign to silence any form of dissent in the West and South-West regions of Cameroon." The Northwest province on Friday banned meetings and travel for 72 hours   Read More ...
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