Monday, September 10, 2018

Tag "Paul Biya"

    Cameroon separatist leaders arrested in Abuja

Cameroon separatist leaders arrested in Abuja

Security forces have arrested leaders of Ambazonia separatist movement, a Cameroonian group seeking independence from the Francophone country.French is the official language in the country but English is spoken in two regions.It is not clear those who are behind the arrest which happened when the group was having a meeting at Nera Hotel in Abuja, on Friday.When contacted, Sani Usman, [...]

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    Ambazonia, Biya’s intolerance and internet democracy

Ambazonia, Biya’s intolerance and internet democracy

A Biafra-like agitation for independence has been unfolding in neighbouring Republic of Cameroon since November 2016. The people of Northern and Southern Cameroons under the  umbrella of the Southern Cameroons Ambazonia Consortium United Front (SCACUF) finally decided to affirm the independence of the English-speaking sections of Cameroon from the Republic. Like the Indigenous People of Biafra, the Ambazonians as they have [...]

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    Supreme court judge arrested in Cameroon

Supreme court judge arrested in Cameroon

Abine Ayah, deputy attorney general of the Supreme Court of Cameroon, has been arrested in what is seen as part of a major crackdown against dissent.He was picked up late Saturday from his home in Yaoundé, capital of the country.A former presidential candidate, Ayah had earlier been summoned to appear before an investigator at the Secretariat of State for Defence (SED).He [...]

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    After conviction, Lagarde visits Cameroon to encourage six African leaders

After conviction, Lagarde visits Cameroon to encourage six African leaders

Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary fund (IMF), just concluded her visit to Cameroon, recording her first visit to Africa after her conviction in France on Monday.According to IMF, Lagarde's visit to Cameroon was at the invitation of Paul Biya, the long-serving Cameroonian president, who asked that she participate at a heads of states of central summit in [...]

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    Buhari to host French president in Abuja

Buhari to host French president in Abuja

President Francois Hollande of France will arrive Nigeria on Friday ahead of a regional security summit scheduled for Abuja on Saturday.Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media and publicity, disclosed this in a statement, saying “the summit is in furtherance of ongoing efforts by President Muhammadu Buhari to enhance the security of lives, properties and investments in Nigeria [...]

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    Buhari: Nigeria will comply with ICJ judgment on Bakassi

Buhari: Nigeria will comply with ICJ judgment on Bakassi

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday said Nigeria would abide by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) judgment on Bakassi Peninsula.Speaking at a joint press briefing with President Paul Biya of Cameroon in Abuja, the Nigerian leader said the issue of hydrocarbons in the Bakassi region was brought to the attention of the ICJ.He said Nigeria had accepted the judgment, but [...]

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    89 Boko Haram members sentenced to death in Cameroon – none yet in Nigeria

89 Boko Haram members sentenced to death in Cameroon – none yet in Nigeria

Cameroon has sentenced 89 members of the Boko Haram sect to death over terror charges, even though Nigeria, the hot bed, is yet to impose the penalty on any suspect.According to the BBC, a military court tried the insurgents over their roles in several attacks in the northern part of the country which borders Nigeria.Since 2009 when Boko Haram launched its campaign of [...]

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    AAG opening ceremony: Africa XI v Rest of the World

AAG opening ceremony: Africa XI v Rest of the World

Is the world not fed up with an opening ceremony of major sporting event that is limited to march past, music and dance on the pitch and terraces? This is the 50th anniversary of the All-Africa Games (AAG) so why can’t the world see something different from the continent that proudly sits at the centre of the world?How about an African [...]

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    Cameroon deports 2,000 Nigerians

Cameroon deports 2,000 Nigerians

Less than 24 hours after President Muhammadu Buhari departed Cameroon at the end of a two-day visit, the country has expelled 2,000 Nigerians.Those affected were said to be living in the country without permit.They were arrested on Thursday in Kousseri, northern Cameroon, and loaded into many trucks, then driven across the border into Nigeria.A local administrator in Kousseri said the raid [...]

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    Demarcation of Nigeria, Cameroon border to end in 2015

Demarcation of Nigeria, Cameroon border to end in 2015

President Muhammadu Buhari and his Cameroonian counterpart, Paul Biya, have agreed to work towards the completion of the demarcation of the land boundary between both countries before the end of 2015.Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media and publicity, disclosed this in a statement issued on Thursday.According to him, a communiqué was issued at the conclusion of Buhari’s [...]

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    Chad vows to help Cameroon fight Boko Haram

Chad vows to help Cameroon fight Boko Haram

Chad has offered to assist Cameroon in tackling the menace of Boko Haram, which has been affecting the Franco-phone country by virtue of its proximity to Nigeria where the insurgents are mainly operating.In a recent YouTube video, Abubakar Shekau, the leader of the sect, threatened to kill Paul Biya, president of Cameroon, and launch attacks at other parts of the country.Carrying out [...]

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    B’Haram attacks Cameroon ‘with heavy gunfire’

B’Haram attacks Cameroon ‘with heavy gunfire’

Few days after President Paul Biya called for international military assistance to check the threat of Boko Haram to attack Cameroon, suspected insurgents have struck at a military base in the northern part of the country.Based on its proximity to Nigeria, Cameroon has recorded several attacks from the sect.In a Youtube video, which went viral last week, Abubakar Shekau, leader of [...]

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    Shekau vows to kill Cameroon President Biya

Shekau vows to kill Cameroon President Biya

Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau has threatened to kill Paul Biya, president of Cameroon.Although the sect is known for employing videos to issue threats to highly-placed people, like it recently did to Muhammad Sanusi, emir of Kano, this is the first time that Boko Haram would send a death threat to any high-profile citizen of any other country.Based on its proximity to [...]

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    Cameroon: B’Haram ‘traumatising our citizens’

Cameroon: B’Haram ‘traumatising our citizens’

About 130 schools in the northern part of Cameroon have been shut as a result of activities of Boko Haram, which the government says is bent on "traumatising its citizens".Students affected by the closure have reportedly relocated to safer parts of the country to continue their education.Monouna Fotso, an official of the country’s ministry of education, told Voice of America [...]

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    Cameroonian troops ‘kill’ 39 B’Haram insurgents

Cameroonian troops ‘kill’ 39 B’Haram insurgents

About 39 Boko Haram insurgents have been killed in Cameroon, the country’s defence ministry said on Sunday.The militants were said to have met their waterloo during an attack in three different communities located in far north of Cameroon near Nigeria.According to a statement released by the defence ministry and obtained by AFP, the attack took place on Friday and four [...]

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    Cameroon declares ‘ceaseless war’ on B’Haram

Cameroon declares ‘ceaseless war’ on B’Haram

Paul Biya, president of Cameroon, has vowed that his government would wipe out Boko Haram.Cameroon, which shares land borders with Nigeria in the northeastern part of the country where the sect predominantly operates, has also been affected by the violence.On Friday, Boko Haram released 27 hostages that were abducted from Cameroon between May and July.Ten foreigners and 17 Cameroonians, including the [...]

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