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Study links chocolate production to increased deforestation in poor nations.

Every year, more than five million family farms in countries such as Côte d'Ivoire, Cameroon, Indonesia and Brazil produce about four and a half million tons of cocoa beans, according the World Cocoa Foundation. Ghana and the Ivory Coast supply more than 70 percent of the world's cocoa.

- PhysOrg - NL

News24.com | Cameroon premier in troubled anglophone region for 'dialogue'.

Cameroon's Prime Minister Philemon Yang has begun a visit to a troubled English-speaking region as part of what he termed a "dialogue" with the country's anglophone minority.

- News24.com - ZA

News24.com | In Africa, LGBT rights activists worry about Trump impact.

Gay rights activist Joseph Achille Tiedjou is worried every day that he will be harassed or arrested in Cameroon.

- News24.com - ZA

In Africa, LGBT Rights Activists Worry About Trump Impact.

Gay rights activist Joseph Achille Tiedjou is worried every day that he will be harassed or arrested in Cameroon.   Defending LGBT rights can be dangerous in Africa, where many countries have laws against homosexuality. But in recent years activists have stepped out of the shadows, empowered by the support of the Obama ...

- Voice of America - US

In Africa, LGBT Rights Activists Worry About Trump impact.

Gay rights activist Joseph Achille Tiedjou is worried every day that he will be harassed or arrested in Cameroon.   Defending LGBT rights can be dangerous in Africa, where many countries have laws against homosexuality. But in recent years activists have stepped out of the shadows, empowered by the support of the Obama ...

- Voice of America - US

History explains why Cameroon is at war with itself over language and culture.

Anglophones have long complained that their language and culture are marginalised. They say if this doesn't change, they must be granted independence.

- The Conversation - UK

News24.com | Boko Haram fighters surrender in northern Cameroon.

Nearly 60 men who said they were captured by the Boko Haram Islamist group and forced to fight for them in Nigeria have surrendered to authorities in northern Cameroon.

- News24.com - ZA

Boko Haram fighters surrender in northern Cameroon.

58 men, 86 women and 244 children said they had been taken hostage by Boko Haram fighters The post Boko Haram fighters surrender in northern Cameroon appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Boko Haram fighters surrender in northern Cameroon.

60 men claim they were captured by the the Islamist group and forced to fight.

- Daily Nation - KE

Silent starvation in Chad's Lake Region.

Silent starvation in Chad's Lake Region 3:09 Silent starvation in Chad's Lake Region13 October 2017The conflict between Boko Haram and the military operations to defeat it that began in Nigeria have spread to Niger, Chad and Cameroon, causing one of the worst humanitarian crises in Africa.

- Oxfam International - UK

What next after Cranes' failed World Cup attempt.

To Villa deputy coach and Uganda Football Players' Association chairman Paul Mukatabala, Cranes should refocus on the Afcon campaign to qualify for Cameroon 2019

- Daily Monitor - UG

Boko Haram fighters surrender in northern Cameroon

Nearly 60 men who said they were captured by the Boko Haram Islamist group and forced to fight for them in Nigeria have surrendered to authorities in northern Cameroon.

- Zee News - IN

News24.com | Cameroon probes deadly unrest in restive anglophone region

Cameroon has launched a probe into recent deadly violence linked to a symbolic declaration of independence in the west African nation's English-speaking region.

- News24.com - ZA

Amnesty International: Over 500 Anglophones Arrested in Cameroon

More than 500 people have been swept up in mass arrests following violent demonstrations in Cameroon's English-speaking regions earlier this month, Amnesty International said on Friday. Troops and attack helicopters opened fire on protesters calling for independence at rallies on Oct. 1, killing more than 20 people and ...

- Voice of America - US

Secession Movements Raise Tensions in Nigeria and Cameroon

In the midst of secession movements in Catalonia and Iraqi Kurdistan, the New York Times

- The Council on Foreign Relations - US

In Nigeria and Cameroon, Secessionist Movements Gain Momentum

Calls for independence from regions in both countries are growing in the wake of violent crackdowns from security forces that have killed supporters.

- New York Times - US

Many more refugees flee to Cameroon due to renewed violence in CAR

Source: Voice of America Country: Cameroon, Central African Republic The population of the Gado refugee camp has exploded from 1,000 refugees in January to 25,000 today, while aid agencies are struggling to meet their needs.GADO, EASTERN CAMEROON — U.N. aid agencies are struggling to meet the needs of refugees in eastern ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Cameroon: UN rights office urges dialogue to address decades-long grievances

Voicing concern over tensions in Cameroon, the United Nations human rights wing has urged the Government and dissatisfied groups to engage in a meaningful political dialogue to fully address long standing grievances.

- UN - INT

Nigeria, Tunisia, Egypt eye 3 of the available five World Cup places

Having won 2-1 in Zambia last year, Nigeria are understandably optimistic, especially after impressive home and away performances against African champions Cameroon last month. Inspired by current and former Chelsea midfielders Victor Moses and John Mikel Obi, the "Super Eagles" triumphed 4-0 in Uyo and drew 1-1 in Yaounde ...

- Daily Monitor - UG

Cameroon's descent into crisis: the long history of anglophone discord

More than five decades of anglophone grievance in Cameroon are coming to a head

- UN - INT

Cameroon: UN Secretary-General urges dialogue to resolve grievances

Strongly condemning recent violence in south-west and north-west regions of Cameroon, including reported loss of life, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has urged all stakeholders to refrain from any further acts of violence and called on the authorities to investigate the incidents.

- UN - INT

Hugo Broos working as Cameroon coach without a contract

Hugo Broos says that he is working as Cameroon coach without a contract after his last one ended in February after the Africa Cup of Nations triumph.

- BBC - UK

Cameroon internet shut for separatists

Internet services are blocked in Cameroon's English-speaking areas after deadly clashes.

- BBC - UK

Global humanitarian needs have never been higher, says UN relief chief

Source: UN News Service Country: Bangladesh, Cameroon, Chad, Ethiopia, Myanmar, Niger, Nigeria, World UN-coordinated response plans remain severely underfunded as the number of those needing humanitarian assistance is at its highest since the end of the Second World War.2 October 2017 – The number of those needing ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

UN chief urges all parties to refrain from acts that could escalate tension in Cameroon

Expressing “deep concern” over the deteriorating security situation in parts of Cameroon as well as heightened tensions related to planned events this Sunday, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called all parties to refrain from acts that could lead to further tensions and violence.

- UN - INT

Back to war: Cameroon forcibly deporting Nigerian refugees

What does the future hold for 100,000 refugees forced back to war in Nigeria since 2015?

- UN - INT

Cameroon: Mass Forced Return of Nigerian Refugees

Expand A girl walks through the rubble of destroyed buildings in Banki, northeast Nigeria, April 2017. © 2017 Jane Hahn/Washington Post – Cameroon's military has carried out a mass forced return of 100,000 Nigerian asylum seekers in an effort to stem the spread of Boko Haram, Human Rights Watch said in a report released ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

UN chief condemns terrorist attacks in Nigeria, Cameroon

Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned the terrorist attacks that took place earlier this week in Borno state, Nigeria, as well as in Kossa, Cameroon, which targeted vulnerable people already affected by Boko Haram violence.

- UN Peace & Security - INT

Africa in the news: South Africa and Nigeria exit recession, Kenya prepares for election re-run, and Togo and Cameroon protest

South Africa and Nigeria emerge from recession but economic challenges persist South Africa and Nigeria, sub-Saharan Africa's two largest economies, exited recessions with gross domestic product growth rates of 2.5 percent and 0.55 percent, respectively, for the second quarter of 2017. South Africa's recovery follows two ...

- Brookings - US

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