Tag Archives: Cameroon

25Apr/17

Cameroon journalist jailed for 10 years under anti-terrorism law

Cameroonian journalist Ahmed Abba was sentenced to 10 years in jail, accused of collaborating with Nigeria’s Boko Haram Islamist militants. Lawyers for Abba, who has been jailed since 2015 say he is innocent and claim he has been tortured by security agents. Amnesty International has called for his immediate release. Continue reading

07Apr/17

Cameroonians displaced by internet shutdown

Tech entrepreneurs in the anglophone northwest and southwest regions of Cameroon continue to suffer, as a government issued internet shutdown enters its third month. Cameroon’s english-speaking regions say the government has shut down the internet in a bid to crush dissent after protests broke out last year against alleged marginalization of these areas by French speaking authorities.

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06Feb/17

Cameroonians jubilant after Indomitable Lions win African Nations Cup title

Cameroon celebrates fifth African Cup of Nations title after beating Egypt 2-1 triggering wild celebrations in the streets.

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07Jan/17

Soccer-African Footballer of the Year winners

ABUJA, Jan 5 (Reuters) – List of African Footballer of the
Year award winners: Continue reading

06Jan/17

Gabon in final preparations to host 2017 Cup of Nations

Gabon prepares to host the 2017 African Nations Cup set to kick off on January 14. For months last year, the build up to the tournament was overshadowed by doubts on where it would be staged, as the aftershocks of Gabons controversial presidential elections continued to be felt.

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14Nov/16

America’s Essence festival in Africa for the first time

Durban hosts first Essence festival in Africa – an event that provides an opportunity to connect scattered populations of black people with similar ambitions in music, fashion, artist, women empowerment and business. Continue reading

14Mar/16
Grand Bassam resort where 16 people were killed

Tourists react to Ivory Coast beach attack

Tourists and workers in Grand Bassam in Ivory Coast speak of their sadness and the impact on the beach resort town the morning after a deadly attack killed 16.

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26Jan/16
President John Dramani Mahama of Ghana

Ghanaians decry transfer of ex-Guantanamo prisoners to their country

Public outcry in Ghana following decision to transfer two Yemeni detainees held for more than a decade at the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to the country. Many say they view the men as a security threat to the West African nation, located in a region struggling to cope with the rise of several militant Islamist insurgencies.
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03Jan/16

A retrospective look at Africa’s music scene in 2015

2015 saw Africa’s musicians use their songs to spread awareness about Boko Haram, promote peace and reconciliation and challenge stereotypes. It was a year where the continent’s diversity and eclectic musical traditions were on display.

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