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Cameroon: Country on the west coast of Africa
Cameroon, officially the Republic of Cameroon, is a country in Central Africa. It is bordered by Nigeria to the west and north; Chad to the northeast; the Central African Republic to the east; and Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and the Republic of the Congo to the south. Cameroon's coastline lies on the Bight of Biafra, part of the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean. Although Cameroon is not an ECOWAS member state, it is geographically and historically in West Africa with the Southern Cameroons which now form her Northwest and Southwest Regions having a strong West African history. The country is sometimes identified as West African and other times as Central African due to its strategic position at the crossroads between West and Central Africa. Cameroon is home to over 250 native languages spoken by nearly 20 million people. The official languages of the country are English and French.

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Afro- Afro-jazz legend Manu Dibango dies after contracting coronavirus [Video]

Afro- Afro-jazz legend Manu Dibango dies after contracting coronavirus

The 86-year-old Cameroonian, best known for the 1972 hit 'Soul Makossa' died in Paris, according to a representative.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:12Published
Cameroon violence: Ambazonian group claims deadly attacks [Video]

Cameroon violence: Ambazonian group claims deadly attacks

Amid a wave of deadly violence in Cameroon, we speak to the man claiming responsibility for the attacks.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:18Published
Cameroon’s Lionesses hitting new heights [Video]

Cameroon’s Lionesses hitting new heights

Changing times in Cameroon as men’s footballing achievements are matched by the women - who are now on the brink of qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:24Published
Cameroon: Maurice Kamto makes long-awaited return [Video]

Cameroon: Maurice Kamto makes long-awaited return

Thousands of people turn out in Doula to welcome the return of Cameroon's opposition leader.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:11Published
Rights group: At least 21 civilians killed in Cameroon [Video]

Rights group: At least 21 civilians killed in Cameroon

Human Rights Watch accuses government forces and Fulani herders of February killings in English-speaking region.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:42Published
Silencing dissent in Cameroon: Tension between youth and gov't [Video]

Silencing dissent in Cameroon: Tension between youth and gov't

Paul Biya will be in his mid-90s by time he leaves power, making him oldest living state leader.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:29Published
Polls close in Cameroon's parliamentary, municipal elections [Video]

Polls close in Cameroon's parliamentary, municipal elections

Low turnout reported in English-speaking regions, where separatist violence has displaced hundreds of thousands.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:26Published
Polls open in Cameroon vote overshadowed by violence, boycott [Video]

Polls open in Cameroon vote overshadowed by violence, boycott

Main opposition party, the Movement for the Rebirth of Cameroon (MRC), is refusing to field a single candidate.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:39Published
Cameroon boosts security after suspected separatist attacks [Video]

Cameroon boosts security after suspected separatist attacks

Police in Cameroon are on high alert after a number of suspected separatist attacks in political capital Yaounde and economic hub Douala.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:36Published

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Cameroon rebels declare coronavirus ceasefire

It is hoped more militias will follow suit to allow people to get medical treatment amid the pandemic.
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Chad confirms first case of coronavirus: government statement

Chad confirmed its first case of coronavirus on Thursday, a Moroccan national who had traveled to the country from Cameroon, the government said in a statement.
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Armed with lessons from Ebola, Africa braces for coronavirus surge

When a passenger arriving from Brussels at Cameroon's Yaounde Nsimalen airport on Saturday was found to have a temperature, health officials say he was whisked to a hospital and diagnosed inside four..
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Cameroon, Togo confirm first cases of coronavirus

Cameroon and Togo confirmed their first cases of coronavirus on Friday, bringing the number of countries in sub-Saharan Africa hit by the epidemic to five.
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Cameroonian filmmaker: 'Why I made a film for £5,000'

Oliver Assoua credits his love of film to his family being one of the few in his area to own a VHS player.
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France's Macron says 'intolerable' rights violations taking place in Cameroon

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Saturday "intolerable human rights violations" were taking place in Cameroon, a week after 22 people were killed by gunmen in military fatigues in a village at..
Reuters - Published

Armed men in military fatigues kill 22 in Cameroon village

Gunmen in military fatigues and masks have killed 22 people in a village at the heart of a separatist insurgency in western Cameroon, shooting women and children and burning others in their homes, the..
Reuters - Published

Children among 22 killed in attack on Cameroon village

No-one has claimed responsibility for the incident, but an opposition party blamed the army.
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Coronavirus: A Cameroon student on how he recovered

China-based student Kem Senoua is the first African to contract the virus - he spoke to the BBC.
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Thousands of Cameroonians flee to Nigeria as violence flares

Nearly 8,000 Cameroon refugees have fled to eastern and southern Nigeria in the past two weeks, the United Nations refugee agency said on Thursday, as violence flared between security forces and..
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'Fragile' Africa prepares for high risk of coronavirus spread

An isolation ward stands ready at a hospital in Khartoum, Sudan. Laboratories in Senegal and Madagascar have the testing equipment they need. Passengers arriving at airports in Gambia, Cameroon and..
Reuters - Published

Cameroonian soldiers go on trial over shooting of women and children

The trial of seven Cameroonian soldiers accused of participating in the killing of two women and two children has begun behind closed doors, two judicial sources said on Tuesday, after a video of the..
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Nigeria-Cameroon border grenade blast kills nine

Twenty-six people were wounded in the blast on the Nigeria-Cameroon border, an official says.
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Lake Chad attack: 'Dozens of fishermen' killed near Cameroon border

Suspected Boko Haram militants disguised as traders kill at least 50 people, an official says.
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Greece says eight abducted as tanker stormed off Cameroon

Eight people were abducted and one person injured during an armed raid overnight on a Greek-registered tanker anchored off Cameroon, Greek authorities said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Cameroon grants special status to Anglophone regions

Cameroon's parliament granted special status on Friday to two English-speaking regions to try to calm a separatist insurgency that has killed 2,000 people, but the separatists said only independence..
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Cameroon conflict: 'I go to a secret school'

Families fleeing conflict in Cameroon English-speaking regions are having a hard time educating their children.
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Cameroon separatists fire on passenger jet in northwest

Separatist rebels fired on a Cameroon Airlines passenger jet as it approached Bamenda airport in the northwest of the country on Sunday morning, their leader told Reuters.
Reuters - Published

Cameroon Airlines passenger plane comes under fire in northwest

A Cameroon Airlines passenger plane came under fire on Sunday morning while approaching Bamenda airport in northwestern Cameroon, in a region where separatist insurgents are fighting the army, the..
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Cameroon's main opposition party to boycott February elections

Cameroon's opposition leader said on Monday his party would boycott February's legislative and local elections, hardening his standoff with the authorities, which are also grappling with a deadly..
Reuters - Published

Pascal Siakam: Toronto Raptors star & his unconventional path from Cameroon to NBA

Pascal Siakam might have been a priest. Or a footballer. The path that led him to the NBA is not what you would call conventional.
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At least 42 people killed in Cameroon landslide

A landslide caused by heavy rains in western Cameroon killed at least 42 people overnight, state media reported on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Burnley fan Nathan Higgins said 'racist abuse was banter'

Nathan Higgins is accused of racially abusing Brighton's Cameroonian defender Gaetan Bong.
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Cameroon calls for freeze on Douala port contract over Bollore court case

Cameroon's president has ordered its main Douala port to suspend contract talks with Swiss firm Terminal Investment Limited (TIL) until the conclusion of a court case brought by France's Bollore,..
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Cameroon president orders main rival freed in bid to calm tensions

Maurice Kamto, the main rival of Cameroon President Paul Biya, walked free from prison on Saturday after insurrection charges against him were dropped in what the government said was a gesture of..
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Mistrust, disbelief taint Cameroon peace talks

General Capture and Destroy stepped to the microphone and in an impassioned speech to the media urged his fellow separatist fighters to lay down their arms and join Cameroon's government-led peace..
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Cameroon releases 333 prisoners amid peace talks; separatists say not enough

Cameroon's President Paul Biya said he will drop charges against 333 prisoners arrested for their alleged roles in a two-year separatist uprising, but rebel leaders dismissed the move as a political..
Reuters - Published

Cameroon peace talks falter as separatists, politicians boycott

Government-led talks to end a two-year-old separatist insurgency in Cameroon faltered before they began on Monday as separatists and opposition politicians boycotted the event.
Reuters - Published

Cameroon leader says government will organize talks to solve separatist crisis

Cameroon's President Paul Biya announced in a rare public address on Tuesday the organization of a national dialogue to solve a separatist crisis in the country's English-speaking regions.
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Cameroon's 'language war' keeps schools shut

Schoolchildren have become pawns in the conflict in the mainly English-speaking regions of Cameroon.
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Thousands flee deadly violence in Cameroon's separatist regions: sources

Thousands have fled a fresh flare-up of violence in Cameroon's separatist English-speaking regions in the past few days, a local security source and a government source said on Tuesday.
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Cameroon separatist leaders condemned to life in prison

A Cameroonian court handed life sentences to 10 separatist leaders on Tuesday after finding them guilty of charges including terrorism in their fight to break away from the Francophone-dominated..
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Pirates kidnap eight crew members in raid on German ship off Cameroon

Pirates have kidnapped eight crew members of a German-owned ship in a raid on the vessel off the coast of Cameroon, the Hamburg-based company that owns the ship said on Friday.
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Seamen kidnapped off Cameroon's coast: sources

A number of seamen have been kidnapped after an attack on their vessel off the coast of Cameroon in West Africa's piracy-plagued Gulf of Guinea, a source in the Cameroonian army and a source at the..
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DR Congo medics arrested over death of Ebola doctor

Cameroonian doctor Richard Mouzoko was shot dead in one of DR Congo's worst-hit cities in April.
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Anglophone prisoners riot in Cameroon amid separatist crisis

Cameroonian security forces moved into the capital's central prison overnight to put down an uprising by inmates protesting at the government's crackdown on the Anglophone separatist movement and poor..
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U.S. dream pulls African migrants in record numbers across Latin America

Marilyne Tatang, 23, crossed nine borders in two months to reach Mexico from the West African nation of Cameroon, fleeing political violence after police torched her house, she said.
Reuters - Published

Cameroon opposition leader released after abduction in Anglophone region

The leader of one of Cameroon's main opposition parties was released by his captors on Saturday after being abducted by unidentified gunmen in the country's restive Anglophone region a day earlier, his..
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Swiss government to mediate Cameroon peace talks

Switzerland has agreed to mediate talks between Cameroonian authorities and separatists in a bid to end escalating violence in the country's Anglophone regions, the Swiss government said on Thursday.
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Fifa opens disciplinary proceedings against Cameroon over England match

Fifa opens disciplinary proceedings against Cameroon for team misconduct, offensive behaviour and fair play breaches during the Women's World Cup loss to England.
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Women's World Cup: Fifa to look into Cameroon behaviour in England defeat

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Fifa says it is "currently looking into" Cameroon's behaviour during their Women's World Cup defeat by England.
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Women's World Cup: Record-breaking peak of 6.9m watch England beat Cameroon

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A record-breaking peak UK TV audience of 6.9m watched England's 3-0 victory over Cameroon in the World Cup last 16 on Sunday.
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Women's World Cup: England keep cool against Cameroon with Norway next

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England will face Norway with confidence after progressing from one of the more remarkable games of any World Cup against Cameroon in the last 16.
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Women's World Cup 2019: VAR anger, tears & all the goals as England & France go through

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Watch all the action and all the goals from day 16 of the Women's World Cup including England's dramatic game against Cameroon and France's extra-time win over Brazil.
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'Very entertaining but for the wrong reasons' - the World Cup game that had everything

'very entertaining but for the wrong reasons' - the world cup game that had everything
England's win over Cameroon was only half of the story on a night filled with bizarre controversies and dramatic reactions.
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'That wasn't football' - Neville hits out at Cameroon players' behaviour

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England boss Phil Neville said his side's last-16 win over Cameroon in the Women's World Cup "didn't feel like football".
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Women's World Cup: 'That wasn't football' - England boss Phil Neville on fiery Cameroon game

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England boss Phil Neville said his side's last-16 win over Cameroon in the Women's World Cup "didn't feel like football".
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Women's World Cup 2019: 'That was not football' - Phil Neville's reaction to England's win against Cameroon

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Phil Neville was less than impressed with the behaviour of Cameroon as England booked their place in the quarter-finals of the Women's World Cup with a 3-0 victory.
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