Latest Cameroon News

Record number of African migrants coming to Mexican border

Jun. 16, 2019 9:28 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Undaunted by a dangerous journey over thousands of miles, people fleeing economic hardship and human rights abuses in African countries are coming to the U.S.-Mexico border in unprecedented numbers, surprising Border Patrol agents more accustomed to Spanish-speaking migrants....

Netherlands advances at Women's World Cup with 3-1 win

Jun. 15, 2019 11:46 AM EDT

Vivianne Miedema scored a goal in each half Saturday to advance the Netherlands into the second round of the Women's World Cup for the second straight tournament with a 3-1 win over Cameroon on Saturday at Valenciennes, France. Miedema put the Dutch in the lead in the 41st minute of the Group E match at Stade du...

Analysis: A global NBA now has a truly global champion

Jun. 14, 2019 11:31 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Canadian flag, soaked in beer and champagne, was waved in the Toronto locker room. Pascal Siakam wore the flag of Cameroon around his shoulders. Marc Gasol was yelling some happy phrase in Spanish. Every team that wins an NBA title calls itself "world champions." These Toronto...

Buchanan scores and Canada holds off Cameroon 1-0

Jun. 10, 2019 5:03 PM EDT

MONTPELLIER, France (AP) — Kadeisha Buchanan scored the lone goal at the end of the first half and Canada held on to defeat Cameroon in the Women's World Cup on Monday night. Buchanan charged into the box on a corner kick and her header bounced into the goal. But all eyes were on her teammate Christine...

The Latest: Group of 116 Africans arrested at border

May. 31, 2019 7:39 PM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the large numbers of immigrants at the southern border(all times local): 6:40 p.m. Border officials in Texas say a group of 116 Africans was arrested Thursday after wading through the Rio Grande to enter the United States. The migrants were from Angola, Cameroon and...

Siakam comes from small settings to star on NBA's big stage

May. 31, 2019 5:31 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The path to the best NBA Finals debut in seven years began in Cameroon and has stretched from New Mexico to the suburbs of Toronto. Pascal Siakam had to emerge from some small settings before he could reach the big time. That made Siakam's 32-point performance in Game 1 even more impressive....

Things to know about these most-international NBA Finals

May. 30, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Sometime in the next couple weeks, either the Toronto Raptors or Golden State Warriors will proclaim themselves to be world champions. They won't be true "world" champions, of course. But these NBA Finals have a very distinct international feel. Game 1 of the series on Thursday night is in...

French-Spanish nun killed in Central African Republic

May. 22, 2019 10:25 AM EDT

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — A 77-year-old French-Spanish nun who taught impoverished women and girls in volatile Central African Republic has been decapitated, local authorities said Wednesday. Sister Ines Nieves Sancho's body was found early Monday in the village of Nola, located in the remote...

UN humanitarian chief says 4.3 million in Cameroon need aid

May. 13, 2019 7:54 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Cameroon is facing worsening violence and conflict and the number of people needing humanitarian assistance has increased 30 percent from last year to 4.3 million people, the U.N. humanitarian chief said Monday. Mark Lowcock told an informal Security Council meeting on the...

25 people killed in Boko Haram attack on Nigerian village

Apr. 30, 2019 11:16 AM EDT

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Victims' relatives say suspected Boko Haram extremists attacked a village in northeastern Nigeria, killing at least 25 people who had just returned home from a wedding. Rebecca Malgwi says two of her brothers-in-law were killed in the attack on Kuda-Kaya village in Adamawa state...