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Bushmeat trade tests Cameroon's Ebola prevention.

In a country where hunting wildlife for food is a centuries-old practice, the association with Ebola challenges habits.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Quote of the Day: Donald Trump Saves the Coal Mines.

Via the Washington Post: “If he hadn’t gotten into office, 70,000 miners would have been put out of work,” Patricia Nana, a 42-year-old naturalized citizen from Cameroon. “I saw the ceremony where he signed that bill, giving them their jobs back, and he had miners with their hard hats and everything ...

- Mother Jones - US

Severe food shortages hit Africa's refugees hard, warn UNHCR and WFP.

Source: World Food Programme, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mauritania, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda, World The two agency heads warn that food shortages will have dire consequences on the health and protection of 5 million vulnerable ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Cameroon ivory poachers are emptying Gabon's key nature reserve of elephants.

Forest elephant populations have crashed by 80% in one of Central Africa's most important nature reserves.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Anxieties rise at Detroit haven for asylum seekers.

Lucy Neighbor knew that to start over after fleeing torture, bloodshed and repression in her native Cameroon, she needed to find something called Freedom House. She managed to reach the place in 2008, and though she wasn't exactly sure what it was, she felt at home the moment the door opened.

- WRAL.com - US

Anxieties rise at Detroit haven for asylum seekers.

DETROIT — Lucy Neighbor knew that to start over after fleeing torture, bloodshed and repression in her native Cameroon, she needed to find something called Freedom House. She managed to reach the place in 2008, and though she wasn't…

- Billings Gazette - US

Cameroon to restore 12 million hectares of forest.

Gland, Switzerland, 17 February, 2017 – Cameroon has committed to restoring over 12 million hectares of deforested and degraded land by 2030 as part of the Bonn Challenge initiative. The pledge is the biggest made so far in the species-rich Congo ...

- Scoop NZ - NZ

Cameroon and Broos play down South Africa link.

Cameroon's football federation has denied that Africa Cup of Nations-winning coach Hugo Broos has been in contact with South Africa.

- BBC - UK

Seven steps to saving lives and assisting people in Nigeria and Lake Chad Basin.

Source: Catholic Agency for Overseas Development, ActionAid, COOPI - Cooperazione Internazionale, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, Norwegian Refugee Council, Tearfund, CARE, Caritas, Search for Common Ground, Christian Aid, Mercy Corps, Action Contre la Faim France, Médecins du Monde, Oxfam, International Rescue ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

L'ONU et ses partenaires cherchent à réunir 1,5 milliard de dollars pour la crise humanitaire du Bassin du Lac Tchad.

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Cameroon, Chad, Niger, Nigeria La situation d'urgence humanitaire complexe touche quelque 17 millions de personnes au nord-est du Nigeria, dans l'Extrême-Nord du Cameroun, à l'ouest du Tchad et au sud-ouest du Niger. RÉPONDRE À LA CRISE LA PLUS ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Toshiba's loss, Trump man down, Cameroon.

Financial mess engulfing the Japanese conglomerate reflects huge cost overruns and delays linked to nuclear projects in the US

- Financial Times - US

UN expert calls on Cameroon to restore net services

The shutdown three weeks ago breaks international laws, says the UN's expert on freedom of expression

- BBC - UK

Central African countries spur disaster risk reduction

Source: UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction Country: Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe The ECCAS secretariat, its 11 member states and partners have together set out a disaster risk ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Google coding champion whose Cameroon hometown is cut off from the internet

Africa's first Google Code-in winner has left his hometown, because Cameroon has cut the internet there.

- BBC - UK

Up to 7 million in Lake Chad Basin may suffer from severe food insecurity in 2017

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Country: Cameroon, Chad, Niger, Nigeria Funding is urgently needed for FAO to implement its response plan and avoid further deterioration of the food security situation of displaced people and host communities in the coming months. 7 million people severely ...

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Up to 7 million in Lake Chad Basin may suffer from severe food insecurity in 2017, FAO warns

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Country: Cameroon, Chad, Niger, Nigeria Funding is urgently needed for FAO to implement its response plan and avoid further deterioration of the food security situation of displaced people and host communities in the coming months. 7 million people severely ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

OCHA highlights 12 forgotten crises in urgent need of support

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Libya, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Somalia, South Sudan, Uganda, World, ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

The story of the Africa Cup of Nations 2017

BBC Africa looks back at the tournament in Gabon, which finished with Cameroon as winners for the fifth time.

- BBC - UK

Cameroon's greatest triumph

How Cameroon overcame setbacks and distractions to win the Africa Cup of Nations.

- BBC - UK

Africa in the news: Protests continue in English-speaking parts of Cameroon, AU summit concludes, and Liberian businesses strike

Cameroon's government shuts down internet in the country's English-speaking region Two weeks ago, protests escalated when the Cameroonian government ordered the shutdown of the internet in Anglophone Cameroon, prompting the hashtag #BringBackOurInternet. The region—historically marginalized and discriminated against—has ...

- Brookings - US

UN envoy strongly condemns attack on UN team near Nigeria-Cameroon border

Strongly condemning an attack against a United Nations monitoring team near the Nigeria-Cameroon border that resulted in the death of five persons, the UN envoy for West Africa and the Sahel region, Mohamed Ibn Chambas, called on both countries to take swift action to bring the perpetrators to justice.

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