CAMEROON

Attacks and counterattacks between government forces and armed separatists continue in Cameroon

Cameroonian armed forces have attacked a health facility in the North-West region and arbitrarily arrested seven health workers in the South-West, while armed separatists have killed at least six civilians, including a humanitarian worker and a teacher,...

Cameroon authorities say $35 million spent to fight COVID-19 since March, 385 deaths, 16k infections and 145k tests recorded

Cameroonian authorities said on Friday that at least $35 million (20 billion CFA Francs) have been spent to combat COVID-19 since the country recorded its first confirmed case on March 5. At least 385 people have...

Human Rights Watch alarmed by grave rights violations in Cameroon’s far north

Soldiers in Mozogo, in the Far North region of Cameroon, have forced civilians to perform local night guard duty to protect against attacks by the armed Islamist group Boko Haram, Human Rights Watch said today.

MTN Group appoints Stephen Blewett and Uche Ofodile as CEOs MTN Cameroon and MTN Benin respectively

MTN Group on Thursday announced the appointment of new chief executive officers for two of its West African operations, MTN Cameroon and MTN Benin.Stephen Blewett, the current CEO of MTN Benin, will take the helm at MTN Cameroon on 1 August...

African Development Bank approves EUR 88 million loan to Cameroon to respond to COVID-19 economic devastation

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank on Monday approved a EUR 88 million loan to Cameroon as direct budget support to finance the country’s COVID-19 crisis response.The loan, to...

Human Rights Watch urges Cameroon to publish information on COVID-19 revenues and disbursements

Cameroon’s government should immediately publish information on the revenues, disbursements, and management of its Health Solidarity Fund, Human Rights Watch said on Friday.Healthcare facilities have made mandatory contributions to the emergency fund...

10 rights groups urge Cameroon to probe death of journalist Samuel Ajiekah Abuwe

Cameroon’s government should ensure that the investigation into a journalist’s enforced disappearance and death in military custody is independent, effective, thorough, and impartial, four Cameroonian and six international organizations said on Tuesday.The...

Popular Cameroonian pastor Frankline Ndifor who laid hand on COVID-19 patients dies from coronavirus

A popular Cameroonian pastor Frankline Ndifor who laid hands on COVID-19 patients has been killed by the deadly bug, and authorities are looking for hundreds of followers who came to seek healing from him.

Simon Ateba: Long before COVID-19, I learned how unpredictable life could be in a cell in Cameroon

When I was arrested in Cameroon and thrown into a dark cell after I was accused of spying for Boko Haram terrorists while investigating the living conditions of Nigerian refugees in Chad and Cameroon with grant...

Cameroonian Julie Owono, Kenyan Maina Kiai and South African-Ghanaian Afia Asare-Kyei appointed members of ‘Oversight Board’ for Facebook and Instagram content

Julie Owono, a digital rights advocate and Executive Director of Internet Sans Frontières from Cameroon, Maina Kiai, a human rights activist and Director of Human Rights Watch’s Global Alliances and Partnerships program from Kenya, and Afia...

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