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2017-04-24 Military Court Convicts Journalist Ahmed Abba
[Al Jazeera] A military court in Cameroon has convicted Ahmed Abba, a journalist for Radio France Internationale's Hausa service, on charges of "non-denunciation of terrorism" and "laundering of the proceeds of terrorist acts", according to his lawyer and employer.

2017-04-24 Notorious trafficker arrested with over 100 kg of pangolin scales.
[Camer.be] A 37-year old man was arrested in Messamena for illegal possession and attempts at selling over 100 kg of pangolin skins. The arrest that took place at midday on Friday April 14, 2017 was carried out by officials of the Forestry and Wildlife Control Post who were assisted by the Messamena Gendarmerie Territorial Brigade during a crackdown operation that took the notorious pangolin scale trafficker who had been under investigations for some time now.

2017-04-21 Internet Restored! #BringBackOurInternet
[allAfrica] Cape Town -Internet connection has been re-established in the North West and South West regions of Cameroon after almost three months of blackouts. President Paul Biya ordered Minister of Post and Telecommunications, Issa Tchiroma Bakary, to instruct internet service providers to re-establish connectivity to these regions, according to Cameroon Info.

2017-04-22 MSF Accuses Cameroon of Forcefully Repatriating Nigerian Refugees
[This Day] Maiduguri and Abuja -The Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors without Borders, MSF) has accused the Cameroonian military of forcefully repatriating Nigerian refugees, a situation "which is against United Nations charter."

2017-04-22 North West, South West Regions - President Biya Orders Internet Reconnection
[Cameroon Tribune] The decision follows others already engaged by government to bring back serenity and bolster national integration.

2017-04-21 Military Court Convicts Journalist of Terrorism Charges
[CPJ] New York -A military court in Cameroon today convicted Ahmed Abba, a journalist for Radio France Internationale's Hausa service, on charges of "non-denunciation of terrorism" and "laundering of the proceeds of terrorist acts," according to his lawyer and RFI.

2017-04-21 Women Entrepreneurs Equipped to Empower Others
[Cameroon Tribune] With their Charter of Values adopted, signed and proclaimed they are now set for the training of women project-makers

2017-04-21 Car Assembly Factory - Make It Concrete
[Cameroon Tribune] There is certainly nothing new in announcing that a car assembly factory will be constructed at the seaside town of Kribi, rather what makes news is the arrival of sample vehicles to be mounted there. What could even make more assuring news is when the project effectively begins. In effect, there is a whole package of questions lingering in the minds of Cameroonians as hopes continue to rekindle ahead of the effective take off of the car assembly factor which many pompously describe as "made in Cameroon" v

2017-04-21 President Biya Orders Internet Reconnection
[Cameroon Tribune] The decision follows others already engaged by government to bring back serenity and bolster national integration

2017-04-19 Tech and Big Data Helping Cameroonians Protect Their Forests
[The Conversation Africa] Deforestation is still increasing exponentially in tropical regions. Some of the worst regions in the world are the Amazon rainforest, South East Asia and Central Africa. Between 2010 and 2015 there was an annual loss of 7.6 million ha of forest leading to changes in rainfall patterns, loss of biodiversity and contributing to local and global climate change.

2017-04-20 Govt Denies Forcibly Repatriating Nigerian Refugees
[VOA] A two-day-old baby boy cries as his parents take seats in a Cameroonian military truck in the border town of Fotokol. They were being transported home to the Nigerian village of Gamboru Ngala.

2017-04-20 Diabetics At Risk Due to Insulin Scarcity
[Deutsche Welle] Diabetic patients in Cameroon are facing a severe shortage of insulin. Concerns are rising that many could end up dying if they don't get the drug. The government has put the blame on the pharmaceutical supply chain.

2017-04-20 30,000 Nigerians Displaced By Boko Haram Return From Cameroon
[Premium Times] The Borno State Emergency Management Agency, SEMA, says 30,000 Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, who fled the state at the peak of the Boko Haram insurgency have returned home.

2017-04-19 Citizens Stage 'Silent Protest' to Demand Internet
[Deutsche Welle] Internet users in Cameroon have once again taken to the streets urging their government to restore internet connectivity in English-speaking regions. Monday marks three months since internet services were cut off.

2017-04-21 Break the Human Wall!
[Cameroon Tribune] Port management, anywhere in the world, is like that of a hotel wherein dividends are based on how the facility is known and used. Simply knowing the existence of a port is not a guarantee for its profitability. Service delivery which entails how long and how easy it takes to import and exports goods via the port, ascertains the competiveness of the infrastructure vis-à-vis others and above all ensures it profitability. The Douala port, the main maritime transit point for goods into and out of Camer

2017-04-20 30,000 Borno IDPs Return From Cameroon
[Daily Trust] The Borno State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) says 30,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) who fled the state at the peak of the Boko Haram insurgency have returned home.

2017-04-19 Internet Shutdown Inspires Punitive Proposal Targeting African Governments
[RFI] Spotlight on Africa this week discusses a proposal which would punish African governments if they shut down access to the internet. The punitive measures have been inspired by a three-month shutdown in Cameroon's Anglophone regions that the authorities have imposed following a series of protests and demonstrations. The plan by some internet service providers would restrict African governments' access to internet resources if they stop their citizens from accessing the web. Authors of the proposal hope the

2017-04-20 Jean Nkuete to Represent the Head of State
[Cameroon Tribune] Below is a press release from the Civil Cabinet of the Presidency of the Repulic

2017-04-20 Jean Nkuete to Represent the Head of State
[Cameroon Tribune] Below is a press release from the Civil Cabinet of the Presidency of the Repulic

2017-04-19 Ngangue - Pastor Detained After Christians Beat a Drunk
[Cameroon Tribune] The man who was wounded was accused of urinating on church door during on-going prayers.

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