CAMEROON

53 U.S. lawmakers introduce resolution urging halt of Cameroonian deportations

United States Congressmember Karen Bass (D-CA), Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, along with 52 other members of Congress, on Monday, introduced a resolution urging for the halt of deportations to Cameroon. “The United States must uphold...

U.S. House members ask Trump admin to put on hold deportation of asylum-seekers from Cameroon and other African countries

United States House of Representatives members on Tuesday called on the Trump administration to put on hold the deportation, slated for Wednesday, of asylum-seekers from Cameroon and other African nations, arguing that "many will be at imminent risk of...

Human Rights Watch urges Cameroon to investigate schoolchildren massacre in Kumba

Human Rights Watch said on Monday that Cameroon should investigate the October 24 schoolchildren massacre in Kumba. Gunmen stormed a private school in Cameroon’s Anglophone South-West region on October 24, 2020, killing 7 children and injuring at least 13 others. Human Rights...

Amnesty International outraged over killing of eight schoolchildren in Cameroon

Amnesty International on Monday expressed outrage and condemnation over the killing of eight schoolchildren in the town of Kumba in the Anglophone region of Cameroon. On October 24, gunmen wearing civilian clothes attacked a school in Kumba in the South...

IMF approves additional $156 million disbursement to Cameroon to respond to COVID-19 economic fallout

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday approved an additional $156 million disbursement to Cameroon to respond to COVID-19 economic fallout. The new disbursement, under the Rapid Credit Facility (RCF), is the second emergency financial release to Cameroon since the...

Rights group urges AU to denounce crackdown on Cameroon’s opposition

Human Rights Watch on Monday urged the African Union (AU), the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR), the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) and other regional and international partners to publicly denounce the crackdown on...

Amnesty International USA urges Trump not to deport thousands of African migrants from Cameroon

Amnesty International USA on Friday urged the Trump administration to refrain from deporting African migrants from Cameroon. The administration has scheduled deportations this week from Alexandria Airport in Louisiana. Amnesty International said it is also concerned about the threat...

Cameroon opposition figure Maurice Kamto placed under ‘house arrest’

Cameroon opposition figure Maurice Kamto has been placed under what seems like a house arrest at his residence in the capital Yaounde. For now, no one is allowed to enter or leave his residence . A joint team of police...

Cameroon to hold first Regional Council elections amid petitions and boycott

Elections Cameroon (ELECAM), the electoral body in Cameroon, says about 10 political parties have provided required documents for the regional elections on December 6, 2020. Erik Essousse, ELECAM Director General, made the disclosure at a press conference on Wednesday in...

Cameroon soldiers get 10 years for murder of civilians in trial conducted behind closed doors

A military court in Cameroon on Monday, September 21, sentenced four soldiers to 10 years in prison and one other to 2 years for the brutal killing of two women and two children in 2015. Human Rights Watch said while the sentence...

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