Cameroon Government Says it Stepped Up Security After Bombings in Capital City

YAOUNDE, CAMEROON – Cameroon says it has deployed more troops in the capital Yaoundé after yet another bomb exploded, leaving at least 20 people severely wounded. No one has claimed responsibility, but it is suspected that separatists fighting for the creation of an English-speaking state in Cameroon and people who escaped from prison a month ago are responsible. Naseri Paul Bea, governor of the Central Region, where Yaoundé is located, says he convened a security meeting Friday night because there has been mounting insecurity in the capital city. He says…

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Cholera Outbreaks in Central and West Africa: 2020 Regional Update – Week 1-13 [EN/FR]

Cholera outbreaks in Cameroon, Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2019 continue into 2020. Overall, the cumulative number of cholera suspected/confirmed cases at week 13 in 2020 is 7,803 cases lower than in 2019, which was 8,273 cases for the same period in the West and Central Africa region. In Cameroon and Nigeria the outbreaks are larger in 2020 than in 2019 with respectively 379 cases in 2020 compared to 51 in 2019 in Cameroon and 615 cases in 2020 compared to 269 in 2019 in Nigeria at…

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West and Central Africa Region COVID-19 Situation Report No. 5 (Reporting Period: 1 – 30 June 2020)

● The total number of COVID-19 positive cases is nearing 100,000 in all 23 countries in West and Central Africa, four months after the first case was reported in Nigeria. By the end of June, there were nearly 2,000 deaths, a mortality rate of about 1.9 per cent. Two of every five patients were still hospitalized, while 55% had recovered. ● The pandemic continues to spread at an average rate of 2,206 new cases per day over the last 7 days. Three countries leading with caseloads are Nigeria (25,133), Ghana…

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Niger: Population Flow Monitoring Dashboard #35 (Period: 1 — 31 May 2020)

INTRODUCTION: IOM works with national and local authorities and local partners to identify and understand migration movements in West and Central Africa. Flow monitoring is an activity that quantifies and qualifies flows, migrant profiles, trends and migration routes at a given point of entry, transit or exit. The data collected provides an overview of migration in the region. Since February 2016, IOM Niger has been monitoring migration flows at seven points across Niger. Given the immensity of the region of Agadez, a new FMP (Madama) on the Libyan border was…

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