Global interest in women’s football is growing and FIFA hopes over a billion viewers will tune in to watch the Women’s World Cup in June. Cameroon’s national side, known as the Indomitable Lionesses, was one of three African teams to qualify.
The African Union cannot afford to ignore the undermining of democracy and human rights abuses on the continent any longer.
Some workers of plantations run by Cameroon Development Corporation had their hands chopped off by separatists.
UN refugee agency spokesman Babar Baloch says panicked civilians left the town of Rann over the weekend and crossed into neighbouring Cameroon amid fears of renewed attacks by militants.
The number of fatal attacks on the UN peacekeeping forces in Africa has increased in recent years and the recent killing of 10 peacekeepers in Mali is alarming.
Autocratic leaders in Africa are increasingly relying on internet blackouts to silence young people who use social media to mobilise against post-colonial political structures across the continent.
Defence ministry says more than 200 militants were killed in air strikes and a further 87 by ground troops since a military offensive began on December 28.
Twenty-five separatists were killed on Tuesday in fighting in a restive English-speaking region of Cameroon, security officials said.
All 78 children who were kidnapped in the northwest of Cameroon on Monday have been released. They were taken from a boarding school in the city of Bamenda, where militias have been demanding secession from the French-speaking part of the country.
Gus Hutt was preparing for an early morning fish when he saw what appeared to be a doll bobbing past him in a rip current at Matata Beach in the North Island's Bay of Plenty.
A government source confirmed that 79 students were abducted along with their principal, a teacher and a driver in Bamenda, the capital of Cameroon's English-speaking northwest region.
Biya's re-election comes amid claims from the opposition of electoral fraud that included ballot stuffing and voter intimidation.
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