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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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79 school pupils kidnapped in troubled Cameroon region

Yaoundé, Cameroon | AFP | Gunmen kidnapped 79 school students on Monday in an English-speaking region of Cameroon where separatists are fighting an armed campaign for independence, security and government sources said. The abductions, the worst incident so far in 13 months of unrest, came just a day before longtime …

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79 school pupils abducted in restive anglophone Cameroon

Yaoundé, Cameroon | AFP | Seventy-nine school students were kidnapped on Monday in an English-speaking region of Cameroon where separatists are fighting an armed campaign for independence, a government source said. The students were abducted along with their principal, a teacher and a driver, the official said, as a source …

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Cameroon police arrest 19 opposition protesters

Douala, Cameroon | AFP | Police in Cameroon arrested 19 supporters of opposition leader Maurice Kamto, who disputes the results of October presidential elections, at protests against President Paul Biya on Sunday, local authorities and witnesses told AFP. The arrests happened at two different places in the town of Bafoussam …

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Cameroon anglophone separatist in court for first appearance in months

Yaoundé, Cameroon | AFP | A Cameroonian anglophone separatist leader was in court Thursday, in his first public appearance since he was extradited from Nigeria in January, amid spiralling violence in English-speaking areas. Sisiku Ayuk Tabe, who wants Cameroon’s two anglophone regions to separate from the French-speaking part of the …

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Cameroon police arrest 50 opposition demonstrators

Douala, Cameroon | AFP | Cameroon police on Saturday arrested around 50 supporters of opposition figure Maurice Kamto during an unauthorised march in Douala, his spokesman said. “Mass arrests of activists (Mrs Michele Ndoki and around 50 others) and of supporters demonstrating peacefully today,” the spokesman, Olivier Bibou-Nissack, said in …

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Security tight as Cameroon’s Biya wins seventh presidential term

Yaoundé, Cameroon | AFP | Paul Biya, who has ruled Cameroon with an iron fist since 1982, on Monday won a landslide victory in a controversial presidential election, as the government tightened security in the capital and gunfire erupted in the volatile Anglophone region. The Constitutional Council, dominated by Biya …

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