News - Cameroonian

Cameroon Ends Internet Shutdown On Orders Of President Paul Biya

1 week ago /
International News 

Internet services in Cameroon’s English-speaking regions have been restored three months after they were cut off, following protests. Before the ban, authorities had warned mobile phone users that they faced jail term for spreading false information. Communications and the economy were badly affected by the shutdown. Anglophone Cameroonians in the north-west and south-west...

Cameroonian, Songwe Becomes First Female Head Of UN Economic Community For Africa

1 week ago /
International News 

Cameroonian economist and banking executive Vera Songwe has been appointed the new Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission on Africa (ECA). Dr. Songwe beat more than 70 candidates to clinch the post which was held by Dr. Carlos Lopes who stepped down from the organisation in September last year. ECA is one of...

Army Confirms 112 Dead In January’s Accidental Strike

2018 years ago /
Security 

The Nigeria Army has confirmed that 112 persons were killed in January’s accidental airstrike at the Internally Displaced Persons’ (IDPs) camp in Rann, Borno State. The Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj-Gen. Lucky Irabor, in Maiduguri, said 97 persons were injured in the attack. He also revealed that 26 foreigners that had...

Cameroon Soldiers Die In Chopper Crash

3 months ago /
Security 

At least four Cameroonian soldiers, including a general who was coordinating the fight against Nigerian Boko Haram militant Islamists, were killed Sunday in a helicopter crash, reports say. "We lost four men, including the general", named as Jacob Kodji, as well as a colonel, a senior military official who is involved...

Oshoala, Others Win Glo-CAF Award

3 months ago /
Sports  

Members of the Nigerian football family on Thursday in Abuja picked up four of the awards at the Glo-CAF Awards 2016 for outstanding football personalities and teams in 2016. While no Nigerian player made it to the final shortlist of three in the African Player of the Year Award category, Super...

Ex-Cameroon Defender, Rigobert Song In Coma After Stroke

6 months ago /
Sports  

Former Cameroon international Rigobert Song is in a coma after suffering a stroke on Sunday, L'Equipe has reported. Ex-Liverpool and West Ham defender Song, 40, reportedly fell ill at his home in the Cameroonian capital Yaounde and was immediately hospitalised....

President Paul Biya Of Cameroon Begins Two-Day State Visit To Nigeria Today

12 months ago /
International News 

President Paul Biya of Cameroon, will at the invitation of President Muhammadu Buhari, begin a two-day state visit to Nigeria today Tuesday, May 3, 2016. President Biya, who will be accompanied by his wife, Chantal and senior Cameroonian government officials, will be received this afternoon at the Presidential Villa, Abuja by...

No Repatriation Of Nigeria Refugees From Cameroon

1 year ago /
International News  Security 

The Consul-General of the Republic of Cameroon in Lagos, Dr Paul Ekorong a’Dong, on Monday said that his government had no intention to repatriate Nigerian refugees currently in various camps in Cameroon. Ekorong a Dong while speaking in Lagos said that it would be unfair for the Cameroonian government to repatriate those Nigerians that had fled...

Boko Haram: Military rescues 1,890 in Borno

1 year ago /
Nation  Security 

As the troops backed by the Nigerian Airforce aircraft continue the clearance operations to rid remnants of Boko Haram terrorists from their remaining enclaves, over 1890 persons held captives by Boko Haram terrorists at various locations have been freed within the last two weeks. The rescue of the captives came just...

Nigeria/Cameroon troops kill 23 Boko Haram terrorists, rescue 150 hostages

1 year ago /
Nation  Security 

About 23 Boko Haram terrorists were killed and 150 Hostages were rescued as Nigeria/Cameroon troops continue to clear out of terrorists hideouts. The Nigerian Army said Tuesday night that in line with the Chief of Army Staff’s directive for troops to maintain the momentum, troops of 7 Division carried out major...

 

CHRISTINE LAGARDE, THE MD OF THE INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND (IMF), ARRIVES NIGERIA AHEAD OF HIGH PROFILE ECONOMIC MEETINGS

1 year ago /
Business and Economy  

managing director of the international monetary fund (imf), christine lagarde, has arrived nigeria  ahead of high profile economic meetings with the nigerian government. The imf boss scheduled  to engage with policy makers and other stakeholders to underline the imf’s strong relationship with  nigeria and its african member countries. The visit to nigeria...

OPEN LETTER TO BUHARI: Nigeria under state-sponsored tyranny – Femi Fani-Kayode

1 year ago /
Nation 

Mr. President, as one of your most loyal and faithful subjects who has nothing but the utmost respect for your person and your office, I am constrained to write you this open letter. This is because there are issues I believe are important for you to clarify and to come...

Stop misleading Nigerians – Fani-Kayode writes open letter to Buhari

1 year ago /
Nation  Politics 

See full letter bellow: “Mr. President, as one of your most loyal and faithful subjects who has nothing but the utmost respect for your person and your office I am constrained to write you this open letter. This is because there are a number of issues that I believe that it is...

Cameroonian soldiers invade Nigerian village, kill 70

1 year ago /
Nation  Security 

About 70 Nigerians in Kirawa-Jimni village in Gwoza local government area of Borno state were allegedly killed on Sunday, December 20, when Cameroonian troops reportedly invaded their village. Residents who witnessed the attack said that they buried over 70 people after soldiers of the Cameroonian army allegedly chased Boko Haram insurgents...

"IDP Population Risen to 2.2m" - UNHCR

1 year ago /
Nation 

The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) said on Thursday that the population of Internally Displaced People(IDP) in the North East had risen to 2.2million. The UNHCR Representative to Nigeria, Ms Angele Dikongue- Atangana gave the statistics in Abuja during the UNHCR 2015 stakeholders’ briefing of the commission’s representation in...

Boko Haram Suicide Bombers Kill 3 Nigerian Refugees In Cameroon

1 year ago /
Nation 

Two female suicide bombers, suspected of belonging to militant group Boko Haram have killed three Nigerians in a truck full of refugees in a town in Cameroon's far north region, a local government source, said. Military sources had said earlier that they suspected the bombers' target was a nearby mosque in...

Super Falcons Crash Out Of Women's World Cup

1 year ago /
Sports  

The Super Falcons have been eliminated from the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada. They lost their last group match 1-0 to the United States on Wednesday morning. An Abby Wambach volley seconds before half time earned the Americans victory. Nigeria ended up with only one point which it secured in the...

Nigeria/Cameroon Move To Tackle Oil Spill

2 years ago /
Business and Economy   International News  Nation 

Nigeria and Cameroon on Monday began an oil spill management test to improve the ability of both countries to respond to emergency situation when they happen. The 2-day meeting is holding simultaneously in Abuja and Yaoundé the Cameroonian capital. It brings together oil safety experts from the Global Initiative For West Africa,...

 

Security Council Underlines Need To Bring Perpetrators, Organisers, Sponsors Of Acts Of Terrorism To Justice

2 years ago /
Security 

The UN Security Council has underlined the need to bring perpetrators, financiers and sponsors of acts of terrorism to justice. The 15-Member Council who made the call in a statement in New York on Thursday, urged member states to cooperate with relevant authorities in this regard. The Council reminded member states that...

Boko Haram Kill More Than 100 In Cameroon Border Town Of Fotokol

2 years ago /
Security 

Boko Haram fighters have killed more than 100 people in the north Cameroon town of Fotokol, murdering residents inside their homes and a mosque, a local civic leader said on Wednesday. The massacre comes amid a major regional offensive against the Islamic group, which has kidnapped hundreds and killed thousands in...


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