Nigerians Uprooted By Boko Haram Angry At Losing Chance to Vote
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar/Maiduguri -When Islamist Boko Haram militants beheaded Salma Buba's father in northern Nigeria last weekend, Buba was overcome by anger at what she saw as the government's failure to protect her family.
Displacement Doubles in Flight From Boko Haram
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar/Yaounde -The number of people in northern Cameroon who have fled their homes fearing the violence in neighbouring Nigeria and cross-border raids by Islamist sect Boko Haram doubled in March to 117,000, a United Nations survey showed.
PM Demands Intensification of Physical Education
[Cameroon Tribune] Below is the press release following the Cabinet meeting of Thursday 26 March 2015.
UNHCR Chief Appeals for More Aid to Cameroon
[UNHCR] Minawao Camp, Cameroon -UN High Commissioner for Refugees Ant├│nio Guterres has called for greatly increased humanitarian and development assistance to Cameroon after touring a camp that is hosting tens of thousands of refugees who escaped violence in neighbouring Nigeria.
Fight Against Boko Haram - European Union Steps in With Fcfa 4 Billion
[Cameroon Tribune] Members of a visiting inter-services mission gave a press conference on March 24, 2015 in Yaounde.Suffering, despair and insecurity experienced by the civilian population of the Far North Region due to cross-border insurgency by the terrorist group, Boko Haram, have aroused sympathy from friends of Cameroon who are still rallying support to authorities and the affected populations. Joining the queue officially, the European Union (EU) has mobilised over FCFA 4 billion for two short-term projects as part of
Tuberculosis - 26,000 Cases in Cameroon
[Cameroon Tribune] What is tuberculosis (TB)? How can it be prevented? What do I do if I am infected with TB?
Senior UN Official Meets With Nigerian Refugees in Northern Cameroon
[UN News] The United Nations refugee chief Ant├│nio Guterres began a two-day visit to Cameroon today to see the impact of the displacement crises in neighbouring Nigeria and Central African Republic (CAR), which have sent over hundreds of thousands fleeing for safety.
Solar Water System Douses Risks in Arid North
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Mindif -A pioneering solar-powered water distribution system is improving access to potable water in a region of Far North Cameroon beset by drought, water-related illness and an influx of refugees fleeing Boko Haram attacks.
Lake Chad Water Charter - Stakeholders Share Best Practices
[Cameroon Tribune] A two-day sub-regional workshop grouping stakeholders from the six member States of the Lake Chad Basin Commission opened yesterday in Yaounde.
Nigerian Elections - World Leaders Interested in Process
[Cameroon Tribune] U.S. President Barack Obama has called for free, fair elections and rejection of violence.The world's attention is focused on the presidential and legislative elections that will take place in Nigeria on Saturday, March 28, 2015 considering the volatile security situation in the country caused by the Boko Haram insurgencies and caliber of main contenders; incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan and his main opposition challenger, Muhammadu Buhari.
Chronic Football Improvisation!
[Cameroon Tribune] Cameroon's national Under-23 football team will be engaging the return leg qualifier for the next All Africa Games with a goal down. The boys were beaten 1-0 by their peers of Zimbabwe during the first leg game played last weekend in Harare.
[Cameroon Tribune] It is 30 years since the Cameroon Peoples Democratic Movement-CPDM party was launched in Bamenda. 30 years after the party has stood the test of time despite some challenges. As a result, the Mezam I section of the CPDM party was alive on March 24, 2015 when militants thronged the party hall with anniversary songs. Militants turn full circle with section president Atanga Nji Paul sounding off that at 30, the ruling party has taken firm roots in Bamenda its birth place and the North West region. Anniversary
France - Over 150 People Killed in Plane Crash
[Cameroon Tribune] Airbus A320 airliner belonging to the German airlines company, Germanwings, subsidiary of Lufthansa, crashed on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 in the French Alps between Barcelonnette and Digne, BBC reported citing French aviation officials and police. The French Transport Ministry, RFI said, disclosed that 150 people were on board the plane that was reportedly en route from Barcelona to Dusseldorf and was carrying 144 passengers and six others were crew members. Reports say 67 of the passengers were Germans and
External Relations Minister Receives German Ambassador
[Cameroon Tribune] H.E. Klaus-Ludwig Kefferstein and his host assessed the recent visit by German Cooperation Minister to Cameroon and Pierre Mokoko Mbonjo's visit to Germany.
Pasuwa Wary of Cameroon in Yaound├ę, Needs More Players
[New Zimbabwe] YOUNG Warriors coach Calisto Pasuwa says their battle to qualify for the All-Africa Games scheduled for Congo Brazaville in September is still delicately balanced.
UN Refugee Chief Guterres Visits Nigerian Refugees in Northern Cameroon
[UNHCR] This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Karin de Gruijl - to whom quoted text may be attributed - at the press briefing, on 24 March 2015, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
Finance for All - African Experts Seek Breakthrough
[Cameroon Tribune] A regional conference held in Congo Brazzaville yesterday with emphasis on reducing the burden of loan guarantees and reforming legal and institutional frameworks.
EIFORCES - Trainees Showcase Savoir-Faire
[Cameroon Tribune] An open day for the International School of Security Forces (EIFORCES) held on Tuesday March 24, in Yaounde and Awa├ę.Trainees of the International School of Security Forces better known by its French acronym as EIFORCES have demonstrated their operational tactics and techniques public peace maintenance, security and judicial investigations amongst others. The trainees demonstrate their savoir-faire on Tuesday during an open day organised to showcase their abilities and facilities of the school to it
Boko Haram Violence - Fomunyoh Foundation Concerts for Victims
[Cameroon Tribune] Idy Ouly solidarity tour to assist affected communities and internally displaced persons.
CPDM 30th Anniversary - Glowing Homage to National President
[Cameroon Tribune] The achievements of the National President were acclaimed on Sunday March 22, 2015 during a special cultural evening at the Yaounde Conference Centre.