CAMEROON FREES CENTRAL AFRICAN REBEL CHIEF IN EXCHANGE FOR HOSTAGES

BRAZZAVILLE, Nov. 30 — Cameroon has freed a rebel leader from Central African Republic after a group of 26 hostages including a priest were released by his faction, Congo Republic’s president and a rebel spokesman said on Friday. The Democratic Front of the Central African People (FDPC) had seized 15 Cameroonian and 10 Central African hostages in western Central African Republic over the past few months. They abducted Polish Catholic priest Mateusz Dziedzic on Oct. 12 as part of the kidnapping strategy, which aimed to use the captives as bargaining…

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CAMEROONIAN ARMY LIBERATES 16 HOSTAGES FROM CAR REBELS

YAOUNDE (Cameroon), Nov 28 — A special operation by the Cameroonian army late Wednesday rescued 15 Cameroonians and a Polish priest who had been abducted by an armed group from neighbouring Central African Republic, said a communiqué issued Thursday by the secretary general of the Cameroonian presidency, Ferdinand Ngoh Ngoh. The Cameroonian hostages were kidnapped on Sept 20 and Oct 24 in the West of the country while the Polish priest, Mateusz Dziedzic, was abducted on October 12. After their rescue, they were all taken to Yaounde General Hospital for…

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COTE D’IVOIRE HOLD CAMEROON 0-0 TO QUALIFY FOR FINALS OF 2015 AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS

ABIDJAN, Nov 20 Cote d’Ivoire have booked their place for the finals of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations to be held in Equatorial Guinea from Jan 17 to Feb 8 next year after holding Cameroon to a goalless draw here Wednesday. The result ensured that the Elephants finished in second place with 10-points, one more than the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), which beat Sierra Leone 3-1 in Kinshasa. The Ivorians, who needed at least a point to qualify made certain of that against a Cameroonian team which finished…

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Assistant SDOs Trained to Defend State Interests

Defending the interest of the State is a patriotic duty of every civil servant. This was the substance of a seminar that brought together Assistants Senior Divisional Officers (SDOs) and Chiefs of the Administrative and Legal Affairs Division of the Offices of the Governor for the Littoral, North West, South West and West Regions in Douala on November 4. Focused on how to defend the State’s interests before a court, the seminar sought to increase the performances, efficiency and professional profitability of the participants in the wake of government circulars…

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TEN CHINESE WORKERS AMONG 27 HOSTAGES FREED IN CAMEROON – PRESIDENCY

YAOUNDE, Oct. 12 — Twenty-seven hostages seized by suspected militants from Boko Haram in Cameroon this year, including 10 Chinese workers, have been released, the Cameroon presidency said on Saturday. The Chinese workers were seized in May near the town of Waza, 20 km (12 miles) from the Nigerian border. The others freed include the wife of Cameroon’s vice-prime minister who was seized in July, the presidency said. “The 27 hostages kidnapped on May 16, 2014, at Waza and on July 27, 2014, at Kolofata were given this night to…

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Louis Berger to Oversee Yaoundé-Douala Highway Segment Construction in Cameroon

Cameroon is a key transit country for the landlocked countries of Central Africa YAOUNDE, Cameroon, August 14, 2014– Louis Berger (http://www.louisberger.com), a $1 billion global professional services corporation, has recently signed a five-year project management contract financed by local funds for the construction of the first segment of the Yaoundé-Douala highway in Cameroon. The total construction value of the project is almost €7million. Logo: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/plog-content/images/apo/logos/louisberger.png Photo: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/index.php?level=picture&id=1305 (Jean-Pierre Dupacq, head of Louis Berger’s operations in Africa) The road segment will connect Cameroon’s government and diplomatic hub in Yaoundé to the…

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