Cameroon

BUEA, Cameroon | Armed men attack school in Cameroon’s English-speaking area

BUEA, Cameroon  — Armed men attacked a school in Cameroon’s southwest English-speaking region, wounding more than 20 people, a government official said Monday. An unknown number of armed men, using machetes and homemade guns, staged the attack on Saint Joseph’s College near Buea late Sunday, according to South West Region governor Bernard Okalia Bilai. No … Continue reading BUEA, Cameroon | Armed men attack school in Cameroon’s English-speaking area

CAIRO | Humanitarian group says 100 migrants die off Libyan coast

CAIRO  — Doctors Without Borders says more than 100 people have died in a shipwreck off the Libyan coast and the remaining survivors are being held in detention in Libya. The humanitarian organization says in a Monday news release the shipwreck occurred Sept. 1 and survivors include people with severe burns, pregnant women and babies. … Continue reading CAIRO | Humanitarian group says 100 migrants die off Libyan coast

BAMENDA, Cameroon | Women protest abuses in Cameroon Anglophone separatist fight

BAMENDA, Cameroon — Hundreds of women gathered for an angry protest in Cameroon on Friday against abuses committed in months of fighting between the government and Anglophone separatists. With some singing, weeping, crying out or praying, the women described the rapes of their daughters and killings of family members as civilians are caught in the … Continue reading BAMENDA, Cameroon | Women protest abuses in Cameroon Anglophone separatist fight

JOHANNESBURG | South Africa commemorates Mandela centennial with charity

JOHANNESBURG — South Africans along with former U.S. President Barack Obama were marking the centennial of anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela’s birth on Wednesday with acts of charity in a country still struggling with deep economic inequality 24 years after the end of white minority rule. Obama met with young leaders from around Africa to mark the … Continue reading JOHANNESBURG | South Africa commemorates Mandela centennial with charity

U.S. Department of State News: Video of Executions in Cameroon

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: The United States is gravely concerned over the recent video depicting men wearing military-style uniforms executing two women and two children, one an infant.  International media, Amnesty International, and Cameroonian human rights organizations attribute the actions portrayed in the video to the Cameroonian military.  … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Video of Executions in Cameroon

MOSCOW | Vive le France! And a lot of other nations, too

MOSCOW — Antoine Griezmann‘s father emigrated from Germany, and the France forward’s mother is of Portuguese decent. Paul Pogba’s parents arrived from Guinea. Kylian Mbappe’s dad is from Cameroon, his mom Algerian. Immigrants, sons of immigrants and grandsons of immigrants bonded together with scions of families that have been French for generations, all for the … Continue reading MOSCOW | Vive le France! And a lot of other nations, too

U.S. Department of State News: African Women Entrepreneurs Expand Business Networks in the United States

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: Twenty-two women entrepreneurs from 13 African countries arrive in the United States this week to connect with their American counterparts and accelerate the growth of their businesses.  The businesswomen in this year’s African Women’s Entrepreneurship Program (AWEP) join a network that has created thousands … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: African Women Entrepreneurs Expand Business Networks in the United States

YAOUNDE, Cameroon | Cameroon calls video showing women shot dead propaganda

YAOUNDE, Cameroon — Cameroon’s military is denying its soldiers were involved in a video that appears to show women with small children being blindfolded and shot dead as suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers. The graphic video circulating on social media has caused an outcry and condemnation by groups including Amnesty International. Cameroon’s government has launched … Continue reading YAOUNDE, Cameroon | Cameroon calls video showing women shot dead propaganda