Motorcycle Taxi Protest Paralyzes Cameroon’s Capital

YAOUNDE VOA  | Thousands of motorcycle taxi drivers blocked streets in Cameroon’s capital on Tuesday, after city officials barred the bikers from accessing certain commercial and residential areas. Officials say the restrictions are needed for security reasons. The bikers say the cutoff hurts their livelihoods. Defying a strong presence of anti-riot police throughout …

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Cameroon To Hold Legislative, Municipal Elections On Feb. 9, 2020

  Xinhua  | Cameroon’s President Paul Biya on Sunday signed a presidential decree announcing elections for members of National Assembly and municipal councillors on February 9, 2020. The two elections were postponed twice due to growing threats from armed separatists in the two English-speaking regions and attacks from Boko Haram terror group …

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Cameroon Assures Hitch-free Elections In Troubled Anglophone Regions

YAOUNDE, Nov. 11 Xinhua  | Legislative and municipal elections will hold in Anglophone regions of Cameroon despite growing threats from armed separatists, officials of the Elections Cameroon (Elecam) said on Monday. Chairperson of Elecam Enow Abrams Egbe said the eagerness demonstrated during the registration process in the troubled regions was a clear sign …

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One Dead, Over 20 Rescued After Canoe Capsizes In Cameroon

YAOUNDE, Nov. 4 Xinhua  | One person died and over 20 others were rescued after a long and narrow canoe sank on Monday off Idenau, a seaside resort town in south-western Cameroon, according to the Cameroon Navy. Survivors said local fishermen were the first to arrive and rescue passengers when the canoe started …

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Separatists Dead In Cameroon Clash

MENAFN  | Local authorities said that 7 armed separatists and a separatist commander known as Wazuzu died on Monday in a clash that erupted in Muyuka in Cameroon. The separatists were killed as government forces launched an attack on their camp. Some of them fled with critical wounds but no government officials …

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Violent Conflicts, Looting Reported in Cameroon Commercial Town of Sangmelima

SANGMELIMA, CAMEROON VOA | Several hundred people from Cameroon, Gabon and Equatorial Guinea have escaped the southern Cameroon commercial town of Sangmelima following violent conflicts and looting between communities there, where townspeople claim outsiders are causing mounting insecurity. Cameroon has deployed at least 300 troops to Sangmelima. Hundreds of people, …

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