Cameroon

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

FA to look into alleged remark by West Brom’s Jay Rodriguez

WEST BROMWICH, England/January 13, 2018(AP)(STL.News) — The English Football Association is set to look into remarks allegedly made by West Bromwich Albion forward Jay Rodriguez to Brighton defender Gaetan Bong during their Premier League match on Saturday. Neither club has commented on the nature of Rodriguez’s alleged comment to the Cameroon international, but it has been … Continue reading FA to look into alleged remark by West Brom’s Jay Rodriguez

Cameroon frees US professor held for criticizing government

YAOUNDE, Cameroon /December 27, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — A New York literature professor held in the Central African nation of Cameroon since early this month for criticizing the government was released Wednesday, his lawyer said. Dual U.S. and Cameroonian citizen Patrice Nganang waited to be expelled to an unknown destination, lawyer Emmanuel Simh said, adding that … Continue reading Cameroon frees US professor held for criticizing government