Latest Cameroon News

Strangers in strange land, 130 migrants co-exist in shelter

Sep. 18, 2019 3:52 PM EDT

JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) — Long after midnight, when the heat has finally relented and the walled courtyard is scattered with men sleeping in the open, someone begins to sob. The sound is quiet, muffled. The only light comes from streetlights shimmering above the razor wire. It's impossible to see who is...

Cameroon's president calls for national dialogue, surrender

Sep. 10, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — Cameroon's president said during a public address Tuesday night that he is organizing a national dialogue for the end of the month on all the crises facing the country, including violence that has killed thousands in its Anglophone regions. President Paul Biya, who rarely addresses...

Report: West, Central Africa violence closes 9,000 schools

Aug. 23, 2019 12:27 PM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Fourteen-year-old Hussaini said he first heard screaming. Then people fired guns, shooting at and killing at least one of his teachers in his northern Burkina Faso village. It's been more than a year since Hussaini has been to school. "I used to love school, to read, to count and to...

Cameroon tribunal sentences separatist leader to life

Aug. 20, 2019 12:33 PM EDT

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — A Cameroon military tribunal sentenced to life in prison a leader of the country's English-speaking separatist movement and 9 supporters on Tuesday, after finding them guilty of charges including secession, terrorism and hostility against the state. The tribunal sentenced Julius...

German shipping firm: 8 crew seized by pirates off Cameroon

Aug. 16, 2019 4:47 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A German shipping company says pirates have abducted eight crew members from one of its vessels off the coast of West Africa. Shipping company MC-Schiffahrt said on its website that pirates attacked the MarMalaita late Wednesday while it was anchored off Douala, Cameroon. The Hamburg-based...

In Mexico, thousands more names added to border wait lists

Aug. 9, 2019 1:08 AM EDT

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — The Cameroonian men who share 10 mattresses on the floor of a third-floor apartment above a barber shop walk every morning to the busiest U.S. border crossing with Mexico, hoping against all odds that it will be their lucky day to claim asylum in the United States. Their unlikely bet...

Swiss government mediating in Cameroon's separatist crisis

Jul. 21, 2019 11:20 AM EDT

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — Switzerland's ambassador to Cameroon says his government is trying to negotiate a peaceful end to the separatist crisis in which an estimated 2,000 have died. Ambassador Pietro Lazzeri said the negotiations are being guided by the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs. "Over...