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D-day for 2019 Africa Cup of Nations hosts Cameroon

Cairo, Egypt | AFP | The Confederation of African Football (CAF) will discuss Friday in Accra the staging of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations following reports that host nation Cameroon’s preparations were in difficulties. The executive committee meets in the Ghanaian capital Accra on the sidelines of the Africa …

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Church suspects Cameroon army behind Kenya priest’s killing

Yaounde, Cameroon | AFP | The Roman Catholic Church in Cameroon’s restive Anglophone region, where separatists are waging an armed insurgency, said Friday it suspected the army of killing a Kenyan priest two days ago. Cosmos Omboto Ondari, a 33-year-old cleric, was shot dead on Wednesday at a church in …

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Kenyan priest killed in Cameroon’s anglophone region

Yaoundé, Cameroon | AFP |  A Kenyan priest was killed in francophone Cameroon’s volatile English-speaking Southwest region where violence has surged after separatists declared an independent state, church sources told AFP on Thursday. “A Kenyan priest was shot dead in Kembong yesterday,” one source said. “There was no fighting, he …

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Neymar injured in Brazil friendly

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom | AFP | Neymar left the field with an apparent groin injury in Brazil’s friendly match with Cameroon in Milton Keynes on Tuesday. The Paris Saint-Germain attacker pulled up on five minutes when attempting a shot from outside the box and was replaced by Everton’s Richarlison. …

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‘Worsening violence’ in Cameroon’s anglophone regions: UN

Libreville, Gabon | AFP | The United Nations on Tuesday warned of “worsening violence” in Cameroon’s restive English-speaking regions, where it said eight students and 13 nuns had recently been abducted and released for ransom. The francophone-majority central African country has seen a surge of violence in its anglophone Northwest …

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79 abducted pupils freed in troubled Cameroon region: minister

Yaoundé, Cameroon | AFP | Seventy-nine school pupils abducted by gunmen this week in a troubled English-speaking region of Cameroon have been freed, the country’s communications minister told AFP Wednesday. The kidnappings on Monday were the first such mass abductions seen in Cameroon and coincide with an upsurge of political …

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Cameroon’s Biya is sworn in after disputed poll

Yaoundé, Cameroon | AFP | Cameroon’s 85-year-old President Paul Biya was sworn in on Tuesday for a seventh term after disputed elections and amid mounting unrest in an English-speaking region. He pledged to uphold the “integrity (and) unity” of the West African nation in a ceremony overseen by parliament speaker …

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