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Cameroon separatists declare coronavirus ceasefire as infections jump to at least 75

Cameroon separatists have declared a ceasefire amid an escalating coronavirus pandemic with the number of confirmed cases increasing rapidly in recent days, and jumping to at least 75.One person has died while...

Africa’s saxophone legend Manu Dibango who sued Michael Jackson for theft dies from Covid-19 in France

Africa's saxophone legend, Manu Dibango, who was best known for his 1972 song Soul Makossa, and sued Michael Jackson for theft in 2009, has died after catching coronavirus in Paris, France. He was 86.

Cameroon confirms second case of coronavirus as outbreak kills over 3600 people and spreads to 107 countries with 9 in Africa

Cameroon on Saturday confirmed its second case of coronavirus which causes a potentially deadly respiratory disease known as COVID-19. Authorities said the person was quarantined in a Yaounde hospital.Minister of Public Health...

Civilians massacred in separatist area in Cameroon, says Human Rights Watch

Government forces and armed ethnic Fulani killed at least 21 civilians in Cameroon’s Ngarbuh village, including 13 children and one pregnant woman, on February 14, 2020, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday. They also burned five homes,...

First African to contract coronavirus in China, 21-year old Cameroonian student, Kem Senou Pavel Daryl, has recovered

The first African to contract coronavirus in China, 21-year old Cameroonian student, Kem Senou Pavel Daryl, has recoveredKem Senou Pavel Daryl, who lives in the Chinese city of Jingzhou is under...

NIGHTMARE: Cameroon separatists kidnap over 100 voters in Anglophone regions, Human Rights Watch says

Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday that armed separatists in Cameroon’s Anglophone regions kidnapped over 100 people, burned property, and threatened voters in the period before the February 9, 2020 elections, adding that state security forces did not...

Ethiopia’s Abiy presents Africa agriculture scorecard showing jet-flying leaders from Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, Ethiopia, Ghana, Rwanda, Togo and Cameroon all failed

Nigeria, Africa's most populous country failed. Ethiopia, the second most populous country on the continent also failed. South Africa, one of the biggest economies in Africa failed as well. It was the same thing for Ghana,...

Cameroon opposition figure Maurice Kamto to answer three difficult questions in Washington DC

Cameroon opposition figure Maurice Kamto who will be meeting Cameroonians living in the United States for the first time since he was released from detention late last year would have a delicate path to navigate here...

Amnesty warns killings in Cameroon Anglophone regions skyrocketing ahead of parliamentary elections

Amnesty International warned on Thursday "a surge in violence meted out by the Cameroon military since recent weeks, has led to dozens of killings and thousands of new displacements in several areas across the Anglophone regions,...

Researchers recover DNA from people who lived in Cameroon 8,000 years ago, another confirmation humans arose in Africa

Researchers have recovered DNA from four people who lived in the present day Cameroon dating as far back as 8,000 years ago."Here we report genome-wide DNA data from four children—two of whom...
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Governor Sanwo-Olu: Four more COVID-19 patients have fully recovered in Lagos bringing total to 23

My good people of Lagos, greetings.Yesterday, I broke to you the good...
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African Development Bank Group approves gender equality trust fund to improve women’s economic empowerment in Africa

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group has approved a new Gender Equality Trust Fund (GETF) aimed at...

Buhari directs army to join police in crushing bandits in Sokoto and Plateau following attacks

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Nigerian Army to join the Police and flush out bandits from forests around the country,...

President Félix Tshisekedi of DRC should respect human rights amid COVID-19, assist most vulnerable with food, clean water and security

The government of President Félix Tshisekedi should prioritize support for low-income communities, displaced people, and others at greatest risk as it responds...

Arrested at 15, Eritrean-American Ciham Ali Ahmed marks 23rd birthday in Eritrean jail amid deadly coronavirus concerns

Eritrean-American Ciham Ali Ahmed is marking her 23rd birthday in an Eritrean jail today amid rising concerns she is at risk...
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