Cameroonians pour into Nigeria, stretch scant resources – UN
More and more Anglophone Cameroonians are fleeing a violent crackdown in their country and seeking asylum in Nigeria, the Office of the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), said on Wednesday.
AU urged to suspend Cameroon for alleged torture of 47 political activists, others
Lagos based rights group, the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) yesterday urged the African Union (AU) to suspend the rights of membership of Cameroon from the AU to put pressure on its government to end alleged torture and ill-treatment of 47 political activists. The group in an open letter to the African Union Chairperson…
Nigeria, Cameroon and unwanted headaches
Besieged by an unending campaign of terror by Boko Haram in the northeast, secessionist agitations in the southeast, and vicious attacks by suspected Fulani herdsmen in north central states and elsewhere, Nigeria is a country in need of an urgent reprieve. Unfortunately, that reprieve seems to be more of a mirage than an actuality. The…
Boko Haram kills five civilians in Cameroon attack
Boko Haram jihadists killed five civilians and wounded five others in northern Cameroon on Tuesday night after crossing the border from Nigeria, local sources said Thursday.
Cameroonian refugees In Cross River recount ordeal
Some of the refugees fleeing the crisis in English-speaking part of Cameroon, who appear to be at home with their Boki ancestral brothers and sisters in Cross River State, recount their ordeals, just as their hosts lament inadequate and overstretched facilities and insecurity of the areas bordering Nigeria and Cameroon. The Ambazonian group, agitating…
Nigeria pledges support to Cameroon over secession threat
Nigeria on Monday assured Cameroon that it is determined to deal with secessionist forces attempting to use its territory to destabilise its West African neighbour.
Policeman killed in fresh violence in anglophone Cameroon
A policeman was killed on Sunday by presumed separatists in a restive English-speaking region of Cameroon, where the situation remained extremely tense on Monday, sources told AFP.
Cameroon opposition attacks 'militarisation' in anglophone crisis
Cameroon's main opposition party on Thursday accused the government of having "militarised" two regions shaken by unrest among the country's anglophone minority.