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2017-09-25 Council Silences Journalists, Media Outlets
[VOA] Cameroon's National Communication Council, the government media regulator, has suspended 30 journalists or radio and TV programs for what it calls biased reporting.

2017-09-25 Handball Cup - TKC, Fap Lift Trophies
[Cameroon Tribune] Both teams retained their Cup of Cameroon trophies in the women and men's categories during the finals played in Yaounde last weekend.

2017-09-25 Jakiri - Divisional Officer Takes Command
[Cameroon Tribune] Urged to encourage grazers to reduce transhumance and improve pastures.

2017-09-25 National Development - Tourism Contribution Enumerated
[Cameroon Tribune] Between 2015 and 2016, the sector's contribution to the national economy moved from FCFA 532 billion to FCFA 560 billion.

2017-09-25 72nd UN General Assembly - Exceptional Welcome for Presidential Couple
[Cameroon Tribune] Upon arrival at the New York city, on September17, the First Couple of Cameroon was treated to a rapturous reception by hundreds of Cameroonians.

2017-09-25 Financing Projects - Exim Bank China, Chinese Government Set New Conditions
[Cameroon Tribune] The bank will henceforth participate in the execution, investment and management of cooperation projects it sponsors.

2017-09-23 English Speakers Protest in Cameroon, Demand Equal Rights Amid Calls for Secession
[Deutsche Welle] The Anglophones in the predominently French-speaking country say they feel like second class citizens. Now some say equality isn't enough - they want independence.

2017-09-22 Journalists Face Death Penalty in Cameroon Crises
[CAJ News] Yaounde -JOURNALISTS in Cameroon are facing the increasing threat of jail and death penalty for coverage of the Boko Haram terror group and the civil unrest by English-speaking communities. The crackdown on the press largely reporting on the government's alleged laxity against the problems has left journalists too scared to cover such sensitive issues. Media professionals arrested under the draconian anti-terror law face military tribunal and harsh sentences including capital punishment. Among these is radio broadc

2017-09-22 Elections - Francophonie Explores Areas of Support
[Cameroon Tribune] Prime Minister Philemon Yang yesterday discussed the 2018 elections preparation context with the visiting Francophonie mission members.

2017-09-22 Fire in Sacred Heart College - Students Show Resolve to Continue School
[Cameroon Tribune] All stakeholders at the site of the incident said they were determined for learning to continue.

2017-09-20 Anti-Terror Laws Brand Journalists As Terrorists
[CPJ] In 2014, Cameroon enacted a broad anti-terror law as part of its effort to counter the extremist group Boko Haram, but authorities are using it to arrest and threaten local journalists who report on the militants or unrest in the country's English-speaking regions. A presidential decree in August 2017 ended legal proceedings against at least four journalists, but the laws that were used against them are still in place. RFI broadcaster Ahmed Abba remains in jail. With elections due to take place next year,

2017-09-22 MTN Elite One - Canon Relegated to Second Division
[Cameroon Tribune] The Yaounde based club crashed before Feutcheu FC 2-1 yesterday during the 32nd day of play in Yaounde.

2017-09-21 CAF Case - Abdouraman to Withdraw Complaint
[Cameroon Tribune] The President of Etoile Filante of Garoua announced his decision on a video published on the social media on Tuesday, September 19, 2017.

2017-09-21 Handball - National Teams Brace up for International Challenges
[Cameroon Tribune] The national men and women's handball teams are training in Yaounde to fine-tune their skills.

2017-09-21 Global Challenges, Prospects - Paul Biya Addresses UN Assembly Tomorrow
[Cameroon Tribune] The Head of State will this Friday present Cameroon's position on burning world issues under discussions at the ongoing 72nd UN Ordinary General Assembly here in New York.

2017-09-22 Cameroon Uses Anti-Terror Law to Silence Critical Press
[PR Newswire] New York -Cameroon's broadly worded anti-terror law is being used by authorities to arrest and threaten local journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists found in a report released today. The report, "Journalists Not Terrorists: In Cameroon, anti-terror legislation is used to silence critics and suppress dissent," finds that despite a presidential decree ending legal proceedings against at least four journalists, the law that was used against them is still in place as next year's elections approach.

2017-09-22 Weightlifting - Tsinga Welcomes Weightlifters
[Cameroon Tribune] The Cup of Cameroon tournament will take place at the esplanade of the Government High School Tsinga in Yaounde tomorrow. Organised by the Cameroon Weightlifting Federation the competition will bring together weightlifters from clubs across the country. Over 100 athletes are expected to take part in the competition.

2017-09-22 Chess Game - Board Game Players Converge in Yaounde
[Cameroon Tribune] The Cameroon Chess Game Federation (FECADE) will organise the 2017 edition of the Cup of Cameroon tomorrow September 23, 2017 at the Yaounde Conference Centre. The competition will bring together players, clubs and associations of chess game clubs from across the country.

2017-09-21 Market Gardening - China Transforms Gobi Desert Into National Breadbasket
[Cameroon Tribune] The use of advanced technology in greenhouses has significantly improved the efficiency of vegetable production.

2017-09-21 Back-to-School - Kindergartens in First Time Class Experience
[Cameroon Tribune] Since Monday September 4, kids of at most four years made their way into classes for recreational learning.

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