Cameroon

United States | U.S. Concerned Over Violence Uptick in Cameroon

 United States – The United States condemns, in the strongest possible terms, the November 5 kidnapping of students and staff from the Presbyterian Secondary School of Nkwen near Bamenda, Cameroon. We call for the immediate and safe return of these students and staff to their families. The United States expresses grave concern over the burgeoning … Continue reading United States | U.S. Concerned Over Violence Uptick in Cameroon

YAOUNDE, Cameroon | Separatists kidnap 79 pupils in Cameroon’s restive northwest

YAOUNDE, Cameroon  — Armed separatists kidnapped at least 79 students and three staff members from a Presbyterian school in a troubled English-speaking region of Cameroon, the governor said Monday. North West Region Gov. Deben Tchoffo said the students abducted Sunday night were ages 11-17, and they were taken from Nkwen, a village near the regional … Continue reading YAOUNDE, Cameroon | Separatists kidnap 79 pupils in Cameroon’s restive northwest

YAOUNDE, Cameroon | Cameroon defense minister warns foreigners against travel

YAOUNDE, Cameroon — Cameroon’s defense minister has called on all foreign nationals in the country’s restive regions to be cautious after an American missionary died after being shot in the head amid fighting between armed separatists and soldiers the northwest. Joseph Beti Assomo said Wednesday that Anglophone regions are dangerous and encouraged those visiting to … Continue reading YAOUNDE, Cameroon | Cameroon defense minister warns foreigners against travel

YAOUNDE, Cameroon | Cameroon’s Biya easily wins 7th term; low Anglophone turnout

YAOUNDE, Cameroon  — Africa’s oldest president, Cameroon’s Paul Biya, easily won a seventh term on Monday after a Constitutional Council he appointed rejected all legal challenges to the election. Now analysts say the country faces further turmoil if Biya, who will be 92 when the new seven-year term ends, doesn’t start preparing Cameroon for life … Continue reading YAOUNDE, Cameroon | Cameroon’s Biya easily wins 7th term; low Anglophone turnout