Latest Cameroon News

Authorities: 16 dead in nightclub fire in Cameroon's capital

Jan. 23, 2022 08:16 AM EST

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — A fire erupted at a popular nightclub in Yaounde, Cameroon's capital, setting off explosions and killing at least 16 people, government officials said Sunday. The tragedy comes as the country hosts thousands of soccer players, fans and match officials from...

Africa's soccer show a virus risk and a vaccine opportunity

Jan. 21, 2022 05:43 AM EST

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — The risk is obvious when you hold a major international soccer tournament right after the emergence of the omicron variant and in a country with precariously low COVID-19 vaccination levels. Less evident is the opportunity it may bring in the fight against...

A Cameroon lawmaker shot dead in North West region

Jan. 12, 2022 09:08 AM EST

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — A prominent Cameroon lawyer and opposition member of the senate was shot dead in the city of Bamenda in the country’s restive North West region, a member of his political party said. Henry Kemende was shot by suspected separatist fighters in the...

Siakam scores 29, Raptors beat Pelicans for 6th straight win

Jan. 09, 2022 21:43 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Pascal Siakam had 29 points and 10 rebounds, Fred VanVleet scored 32 points and the Toronto Raptors extended their winning streak to a season-high six games with a 105-101 win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday night. OG Anunoby scored 12 points as the Raptors...

Host Cameroon wins as African Cup opens under virus shadow

Jan. 09, 2022 16:32 PM EST

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — Cameroon captain Vincent Aboubakar scored two penalties in quick succession as the host country came from behind to beat Burkina Faso 2-1 in the African Cup of Nations' opening game Sunday, lifting the mood of a tournament burdened throughout the buildup by the...

Senegal latest team hit by virus days ahead of African Cup

Jan. 05, 2022 09:23 AM EST

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Senegal’s national soccer team was forced to delay its flight to the African Cup of Nations in Cameroon after three more players and six members of the backroom staff tested positive for the coronavirus. The Senegalese soccer federation named the players on...

West Africa has highest numbers of child soldiers, says UN

Nov. 23, 2021 05:53 AM EST

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Trapped in conflicts, the children of West and Central Africa are the most recruited by armed groups in the world and also have the highest number of victims of sexual violence, says a report released Tuesday by the United Nations Children’s Fund. ...

AP analysis: Exposure to extreme heat has tripled since 1983

Nov. 11, 2021 09:08 AM EST

World leaders have committed to limiting Earth’s rising temperature to 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial times. But what does that feel like? It’s difficult to convey, because you may not notice changes in average...

Judge orders ‘stateless’ toddler's registration in Spain

Oct. 27, 2021 07:34 AM EDT

A toddler born during her mother’s journey from Cameroon to Europe must be registered in Spain to prevent the child from being declared stateless and to guarantee her full rights under Spanish law, a judge has ruled. According to court documents seen by The Associated...