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Cameroon reporter, Ahmed Abba to appeal 10-year terrorism sentence.

A Cameroon journalist jailed for 10 years for terrorism will appeal the verdict, his lawyer said.

- Daily Nation - KE

News24.com | Cameroon jails RFI journalist for 10 years.

A Cameroon military tribunal has jailed a Radio France International correspondent to 10 years in prison for what it said was his "failure to denounce acts of terrorism."

- News24.com - ZA

Cameroon Journalist Jailed for 10 Years Under Anti-terrorism Law.

A Cameroonian military tribunal on Monday sentenced a journalist to 10 years in prison on terrorism charges, including for failing to report acts of terrorism to authorities, in a trial that has drawn sharp criticism from rights groups. The court had been told that evidence was found in Ahmed Abba's computer showing he had ...

- Voice of America - US

RFI journalist sentenced to 10 years in prison by Cameroon military court.

The Cameroon-based correspondent of Radio France Internationale , FRANCE 24's sister radio station, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison by a court for "failing to report acts of terrorism" and other charges. RFI is appealing the ruling.

- France24 - FR

Cameroon sentences RFI journalist to 10 years in prison.

A Cameroon military court has sentenced a correspondent of Radio France International's Hausa service to 10 years in jail after convicting him of non-denunciation of acts of terrorism and laundering proceeds of terrorist acts.

- FOX News - US

Cameroon journalist jailed for 10 years under anti-terrorism law | Reuters.

YAOUNDE A Cameroonian military tribunal on Monday sentenced a journalist to 10 years in prison on terrorism charges, including for failing to report acts of terrorism to authorities, in a trial that has drawn sharp criticism from rights groups.The court had been told that evidence was found in Ahmed Abba's computer showing ...

- Firstpost - IN

Cameroon sentences RFI journalist to 10 years in prison.

YAOUNDE, Cameroon " A Cameroon military court has sentenced a correspondent of Radio France International's Hausa service to 10 years in jail after convicting him of non-denunciation of acts of terrorism and laundering proceeds...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Rise in use of children in suicide attacks in West Africa: UNICEF.

The abduction of 276 Chibok girls by Boko Haram in Nigeria three years ago marked a defining feature in the conflict in the Lake Chad region which has since witnessed an increasing use of children in so-called suicide attacks, says a UNICEF report.Since January 2014, 117 children - more than 80 per cent of them girls - have ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Cameroon Applauded for Restoring Internet After Blackout in English-speaking Areas.

The government of Cameroon has restored the internet to the country's two English-speaking regions after a three-month blackout, but it is unclear whether the move will be enough to restart dialogue to end the unrest that began in November. Abeng Sylvan moved his roadside cyber cafe to Yaounde from Bamenda when the internet ...

- Voice of America - US

UN envoy welcomes restored Internet service in Cameroon's English-speaking regions.

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Central Africa was relieved to learn that Cameroon President Paul Biya instructed that full internet services be restored in the North-West and South-West Regions of Cameroon.

- UN - INT

News24.com | Journalist faces death penalty in Cameroon.

Radio France International journalist Ahmed Abba is reportedly at risk of being sentenced to death after being convicted by a military court in Cameroon.

- News24.com - ZA

Cameroon restores internet to English-speaking regions

English-speaking parts of Cameroon are now back online as the government in French-speaking Yaounde overturns an internet blackout, which damaged the local economy and triggered a free speech campaign.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Three months after pulling the plug, Cameroon restores internet to anglophone region

Cameroon's government said on Thursday it had restored the internet to its restive anglophone region, three months after cutting it amid protests against the predominantly French-speaking government of President Paul Biya.

- France24 - FR

Cameroon ends internet shutdown on orders of President Paul Biya

Online access is restored three months after it was cut off in English-speaking areas over protests.

- BBC - UK

Military court convicts Cameroon journalist Ahmed Abba

Ahmed Abba, in jail since July 2015 over his reporting on Boko Haram, could face death penalty, according to his lawyer.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Cameroon Orders Internet Restored to Restive Anglophone Region

Cameroon's government said on Thursday it had restored the internet to its restive Anglophone region, three months after cutting it amid protests against the predominantly French-speaking government of President Paul Biya. Cameroonian forces have cracked down on protests in the English-speaking region that erupted last ...

- Voice of America - US

MSF: Cameroon forcefully deporting Nigerian refugees

International medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières has accused the Cameroonian military of forcefully sending back Nigerian refugees. Cameroon's army says the displaced Nigerians are choosing to return home.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

News24.com | Aid group says Cameroon expelling refugees to Nigeria

The Doctors Without Borders aid group says it has witnessed Cameroon's military returning Nigerian refugees to their country as the number of people fleeing hunger and Boko Haram extremist violence there has mounted.

- News24.com - ZA

Cameroon: Thousands of internally displaced persons received food aid in 2016

Article | In 2016, the ICRC continued to assist the people of Cameroon with food aid, improved access to water, and health facilities.

- ICRC - INT

Cameroon Denies Forcibly Repatriating Nigerian Refugees

A two-day-old baby boy cries as his parents take seats in a Cameroonian military truck in the border town of Fotokol.  They were being transported home to the Nigerian village of Gamboru Ngala. In northern Cameroon, the military says some 7,000 Nigerian refugees have gone back to their towns and villages in the past month ...

- Voice of America - US

As Nigerians continue to flee violence, others are forcibly returned

Source: Médecins Sans Frontières Country: Cameroon, Nigeria Over 11,300 people have arrived in Pulka, near the Cameroonian border, since January. In Banki, another remote town near the border, MSF witnessed Nigerians being returned by the Cameroonian military.Violence and insecurity continue to force people from their ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Cameroon: diabetics at risk due to insulin scarcity

Diabetic patients in Cameroon are facing a severe shortage of insulin. Concerns are rising that many could end up dying if they don't get the drug. The government has put the blame on the pharmaceutical supply chain.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Aid group says Cameroon expelling refugees to Nigeria

The Doctors Without Borders aid group says it has witnessed Cameroon's military returning Nigerian refugees to their country as the number of people fleeing hunger and Boko Haram extremist violence there has mounted.

- FOX News - US

Technology and big data are helping Cameroonians protect their forests

The highway connecting Cameroon and Nigeria has brought economic benefits and forest degradation. Arend de Haas/ACFDeforestation is still increasing exponentially in tropical regions. Some of the worst regions in the world are the Amazon rainforest, South East Asia and Central Africa. Between 2010 and 2015 there was an ...

- The Conversation - UK

Cameroon, CAR hold security meeting

Senior defence and security officials from the Central African Republic and Cameroon are meeting Yaoundé to discuss the strengthening of cooperation between both countries.

- TheCitizen - TZ

African Group Tries to Deter Illegal Immigration

The Italian coast guard says it has rescued nearly 6,000 migrants on the Mediterranean since Friday, underscoring the continued flow of people along this dangerous route.  A group of Africans living in Europe visited Cameroon this week to launch a campaign against illegal migration. The group is called “No More Death ...

- Voice of America - US

Cameroon: UN envoy encourages authorities to restore the Internet in country's English-speaking regions

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Central Africa, François Louncény Fall, urged today Cameroonian authorities to examine with diligence the difficulties of the populations and entrepreneurs of the English-speaking regions of the north-west and south-west, which have been deprived of Internet since ...

- UN - INT

Bringing out the voices of children caught in the Lake Chad crisis

Source: UN Children's Fund Country: Cameroon, Chad, Niger, Nigeria The number of children used in 'suicide' attacks in the Lake Chad conflict has surged to 27 in the first quarter of 2017, compared to nine over the same period last year, UNICEF said in a new report released today. Lake Chad conflict: alarming surge in ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Lake Chad Basin: a crisis rooted in hunger, poverty and lack of rural development

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Country: Cameroon, Chad, Niger, Nigeria Lake Chad lost some 90 percent of its water mass with devastating consequences on the food security and livelihoods of people depending on fishing and irrigation-based activities.FAO Director-General calls for critical ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

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