Boko Haram steps up Cameroon raids

YAOUNDE 24 July 2014 (IRIN) – Nigerian radical Islamist group Boko Haram’s free-wheeling ruthlessness is increasingly troubling the remote Far North Region of Cameroon, which has seen several attacks in recent months, with foreigners also abducted for ransom.

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Sopecam Out of Anniversary Tournament With Honour

Despite an unbeaten record at the ongoing Cameroon Tribune Anniversary Cup, the team from Sopecam made a premature exit from the competition. They bowed 2-4 to Canal 2 International in post match penalties after both sides separated on a virgin draw after regular time of play. The defeat came as a surprise given that Sopecam beat Canal 2 at the quarter final level of the competition and Canal 2 was just in brought at the last minute to fill the void at the semi finals after the forfeiture of Anecdote.…

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Sodecoton Trial Accused Stand Grounds

The accused persons have opted to stand their grounds in the case pitting them in Cameroon and the Cotton Development Company (SODECOTON) against Enoh Etuge James and seven others. They made their position clear on Tuesday May 22, 2014 during the third hearing at the Special Criminal Court in Yaounde. The session led by Mr Justice Mathias Nyoh began with the verification of the prosecution and defence counsels. It however noticed that the accused did not have witnesses. The accused opted for self defence in the case and were given…

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CAR Reconciliation, Peace Talks Open On July 21

Stakeholders will for three days in Congo Brazzaville try to put an end to the ongoing sectarian violence and the country’s legacy of recurrent conflicts. All is set in the Congolese capital, Brazzaville, for the opening today, July 21,2014, of a three-day conference of representatives of various sections of the Central African Republic, CAR society. Under the mediation of Congolese President, Denis Sassou N’Guessou, who was mandated last month by leaders of the sub-region, delegates will try to reach understanding on ending the current sectarian conflict in the country, reconcile…

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Save Our Municipal Lakes!

The Prime Minister and Head of Government has recently appointed a senior official of the Yaounde municipality to head the special partnership contract scheme towards the rehabilitation of the Yaounde municipal lake. In so doing, the Head of Government was heeding to a call made several times by the city’s dwellers and all other people interested in seeing the city benefit more from this veritable bounty offered by nature. The level at which the present decision has been taken leaves some reason for hope because in the past several other…

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