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Anglophone Leaders Refuse to Be Tried With 25 Other Suspects.

Schools have remained closed and business paralyzed in the English-speaking northwest and southwest regions of Cameroon, as the strike initiated by teachers and lawyers against what they call the overbearing use of French enters its fifth month. Three strike leaders and another group of 25 people arrested from the ...

- Voice of America - US

Champions Cameroon pick 'rebels' for friendlies.

Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa and Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting were recalled for a friendly against Tunisia.

- Daily Nation - KE

Anglophone versus Francophone tension continues in Cameroon.

English-speaking Cameroon remains in upheaval as regional leaders are set to go on trial on Thursday accused of calling for secession. But why is President Paul Biya so afraid of granting more autonomy to Anglophones?

- Deutsche Welle - DE

UN Calls on Cameroon to Stop Forcibly Deporting Nigerian Refugees.

The U.N. refugee agency is calling on Cameroon to stop forcibly deporting refugees to Nigeria in violation of international refugee law and a tripartite agreement recently signed by UNHCR, Nigeria, and Cameroon to ensure voluntary returns. UNHCR says Cameroon is not living up to neither the spirit nor the letter of its ...

- Voice of America - US

Boko Haram crisis: Cameroon 'forcing Nigeria refugees home'.

The UN refugee agency says Cameroon is violating its obligations with forced repatriations.

- BBC - UK

UNHCR concerned about return of Nigerian refugees from Cameroon.

Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Cameroon, Nigeria UNHCR is concerned by continuing forced return of hundreds of refugees from Cameroon's far north region to north-eastern Nigeria despite the tripartite agreement.This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Babar Baloch – to whom quoted text ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

News24.com | Cameroon expelled 2 600 Nigerians fleeing Boko Haram: UN.

More than 2 600 Nigerians who fled into northern Cameroon to escape Boko Haram jihadists have been forced to go home since the start of the year, says the UN.

- News24.com - ZA

UN agency voices concern about forced return of Nigerian refugees from Cameroon.

The United Nations refugee agency today expressed concern that forced returns of refugees from Cameroon's far north region to crisis-gripped north-eastern Nigeria are continuing despite the recent signing of a tripartite agreement aimed at ensuring the voluntary nature of returns.

- UN - INT

UNHCR concerned about return of Nigerian refugees from Cameroon.

- UN - INT

Video: Rugby helps youths in football-mad Cameroon.

Centres founded by former French rugby union international Serge Betsen are teaching children in his native Cameroon how to play the sport, but also giving them a chance to advance towards a brighter future.

- France24 - FR

Nine killed in suspected Boko Haram attack.

Seven attackers and two Cameroonian soldiers were killed in an attack by suspected Nigerian Islamic sect Boko Haram in Cameroon`s Far North Region on Saturday.

- Zee News - IN

Half the population in CAR 'in dire humanitarian need'

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Central African Republic In 2016, only 37% of the $531.5 million requested was funded. Thus, CAR has the highest caseload per capita globally given that half of its population needs humanitarian aid. Yaoundé, 16 March 2017 – The humanitarian ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

How preparedness helps in the Lake Chad basin crisis

Source: Department for International Development, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, World Food Programme, UN Children's Fund, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Cameroon, Chad, Niger, Nigeria Four UN agencies have invested in the Ready to Respond Project to better prepare the region for further ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Suicide bomber detonates explosives in Cameroon's Extreme-Nord

In Magdeme town, Logone-et-Chari department, Extreme North region, a suicide bomber detonated his improvised explosive device killing only himself.

- Jane’s - US

UN relief chief urges global action as famine looms across four countries

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Cameroon, Chad, Kenya, Niger, Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, Yemen More than 20 million people face starvation and famine in Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia and Kenya. Without collective and coordinated global efforts, people will simply starve to death. 10 ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

UN relief chief urges global action as famine loom across four countries

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Cameroon, Chad, Kenya, Niger, Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, Yemen More than 20 million people face starvation and famine in Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia and Kenya. Without collective and coordinated global efforts, people will simply starve to death. 10 ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Prevailing insecurity still a challenge to humanitarian access in Lake Chad Basin

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Cameroon, Chad, Niger, Nigeria Over 10 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance in the conflict-affected region, including 7.1 million people suffering from food insecurity at crisis and emergency levels. Regional Highlights More than 4,500 ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

In Chad and Cameroon, Security Council hears of Boko Haram terror and survivors' needs

The United Nations Security Council is today in Chad, as part of a four-country visit “to shine a spotlight” on the ongoing humanitarian challenges in the Lake Chad Basin region and draw international attention to the plight of about 11 million people.

- UN - INT

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