Dozens of Cameroonians demonstrate outside EU summit | AFP

Nearly a hundred people gather in front of the security cordon of the European summit to protest against France’s actions in Cameroon, its former African colony. Belgian police used pepper spray just a stone’s throw from the European Council to disperse demonstrators as EU leaders met inside.

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Cameroon painter uses brush against COVID-19 | AFP

Cameroonian artist Alioum Moussa paints to fight against the new coronavirus in his own way. Moussa raises public awareness of the virus through a series of paintings entitled “Corona”.

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Cameroonians deplore ‘laxity’ of Douala residents’ pandemic response | AFP

In Douala, Cameroon’s most populated city, few people wear masks in public and the markets are crowded despite the coronavirus pandemic.

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Former conjoined twins return to Cameroon | AFP

Twin girls Bissie and Eyenga Merveille who were born as conjoined twins attached at the abdomen and then separated in an operation in France, return home to Cameroon.

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In Yaoundé, displaced English-speaking Cameroonians dream of peace | AFP

The separatist crisis in the English-speaking regions of northwest and southwest Cameroon has left 530,000 people displaced. A national dialogue to resolve the conflict began in the country’s capital of Yaoundé on September 30. Displaced Cameroonian anglophones in Yaoundé share their thoughts on the national dialogue.

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[Afternoon Session] World leaders gather for UNGA General Debate – Day 3 | 2019

Third day of high-level General Debate, at the 74th session of the UN General Assembly.

Speakers:
Peter Christian, President and Head of Government, Federated States of Micronesia
José Mário Vaz, President, Republic of Guinea-Bissau
Azali Assoumani, President, Union of the Comoros
Rivo Rakotovao, President ad interim, Republic of Madagascar
Muhammad Jusuf Kalla, Vice-President, Republic of Indonesia
Daniel Kablan Duncan, Vice-President, Republic of Côte d’Ivoire
Epsy Campbell Barr, Vice-President, Costa Rica
K.P. Sharma Oli, Prime Minister, Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal
Enele Sosene Sopoaga, Prime Minister, Tuvalu
Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister, People’s Republic of Bangladesh
Pedro Sánchez Pérez-Castejón, President of the Government, Spain
Ana Brnabic, Prime Minister, Republic of Serbia
Ruhakana Rugunda, Prime Minister, Republic of Uganda
Lyonpo Tshering Wangchuk, Acting Head of Government, Kingdom of Bhutan
Mauritania
Saudi Arabia
Cameroon
United Republic of Tanzania
Djibouti
Ethiopia
Togo

Cameroon president urges “national dialogue” on separatist crisis | AFP

Cameroon’s President Paul Biya announces in a speech to the Nation that he intends to “convene a major national dialogue” at the end of September to try to put an end to the deadly conflict between separatist groups of the English-speaking minority and security forces in the West. SOUNDBITE

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Classrooms empty in Anglophone Cameroon amid ongoing ‘shutdown’ | AFP

On the day when schoolchildren would normally be returning to classrooms, things are far from normal in the restive anglophone regions of Cameroon, where schools have for the most part have remained shut during the last two conflict-filled years. Since 2017, Cameroon’s army has battled anglophone separatists seeking an independent state in response to perceived discrimination from the country’s francophone majority. Tensions have risen following the sentencing of charismatic separatist leader Julius Sisiku Ayuk Tabe to life in prison.

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Swiss police fire water cannon, stun grenades at Cameroon protesters | AFP

Large numbers of police in riot gear use water cannons, tear gas and stun grenades against anti-Biya protesters in Geneva. The demonstrations began outside a luxury hotel in the Swiss capital where Paul Biya, Cameroon’s 86-year-old president who has ruled the country since 1982, is believed to be staying.

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Swiss police fire water cannon, stun grenades at Cameroon protesters | AFP

Large numbers of police in riot gear use water cannons, tear gas and stun grenades against anti-Biya protesters in Geneva. The demonstrations began outside a luxury hotel in the Swiss capital where Paul Biya, Cameroon’s 86-year-old president who has ruled the country since 1982, is believed to be staying. IMAGES

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Nigerians disagree over legacy of a 19th century Fulani Muslim ruler | AFP

In Sokoto, an old city in northern Nigeria, Usmane Dan Fodio’s tomb attracts pilgrims from all over West Africa. For many Muslims, this scholarly and reformist Fulani is considered a saint. In 1808, he established the Caliphate of Sokoto, an Islamic state that extended from Burkina Faso to Cameroon.

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High spirit for African teams ahead of women’s World Cup | AFP

Three African teams have qualified for football’s Women’s World Cup in France : Nigeria, Cameroon and South Africa. AFP reviews each squad. A VOICED AFPTV REPORT

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Cameroonian mechanic offers fresh take on second-hand cars

In Bafoussam, in western Cameroon, young mechanic Cédric Simen shows off his latest creation: an off-road vehicle made from recovered and recycled parts. His atypical “made in Cameroon” car tends to get a surprised reaction from local residents as he drives around the streets of the city.

Cameroonian villagers assess damage done by stampeding elephants

Residents of Bougai, village in the north of Cameroon, are struggling to deal with the issue of hungry elephants marauding through their crops. This is not the first time that pachyderms have left the reserve to feed in the village’s millet and sorghum plantations. But this time, the elephants also destroyed several local huts.

Cameroon: 187 ex-Boko Haram fighters surrender arms

Some 187 Cameroonian former members of the Nigerian jihadist group Boko Haram voluntarily return to their country from Nigeria. They were taken to the base of the Multinational Joint Task Force, set up by Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger.

Cameroon: thousands of Nigerian refugees flee Boko Haram attacks

Thousands of Nigerian citizens have been forced to flee their homes as radical Islamist group Boko Haram wreak havoc in the northeast of Nigeria. Many have crossed the border, into Cameroon. Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari is seeking re-election on Saturday 16th February. He came to power in 2015 on a promise to defeat Boko Haram.

Gabon’s Baka people continue elephant hunding despite ban

In northern Gabon, the equatorial forest is everywhere and many consider it dangerous… except Baka Pygmies, who know every nook and cranny. The Baka people are held in folklore to be Africa’s oldest inhabitants, living today in forests stretching from Gabon and Cameroon inland to the Congos and the Central African Republic.

‘They were shot 23 times’: RT talks to Amnesty Intl researcher about distressing Cameroon video

Rights groups are sounding the alarm over “a shocking and despicable” video purportedly showing soldiers from Cameroon – a close US ally in Africa – shooting and killing women and children, suspected of Islamist links.

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‘Shocking’: Video emerges of Cameroon soldiers executing women & children

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The UN’s human-rights chief has urged the west-African nation of Cameroon to investigate alleged abuses in the country’s armed forces. It comes after video emerged of what appears to be the extrajudicial execution of two women and two infants.

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Cameroon’s first blind lawyer fights for disabled rights

Equipped with his white cane, Janvier Alfred Ngalle is Cameroon’s first blind lawyer and can be found pleading cases in the courts of Douala or working from his offices nearby. Having lost his eyesight at just 3-years-old, he has worked hard to achieve his ambitions and plans to use his position to fight for the rights of other people with disabilities.