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United States imposes visa restrictions over Cameroon separatist crisis

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The United States stepped up pressure for a peaceful resolution to Cameroon's conflict between state forces and English-speaking rebels on Monday, imposing visa restrictions...

Cameroon Gendarmerie receives military equipment from France for counter-terrorism fight

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Cameroon’s National Gendarmerie, one of the components of the country’s national defence and security forces, has received equipment from France in what authorities says...

The Past Week in Defence #54 (17 May – 23 May...

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In this week’s edition, Cameroon takes delivery of military hardware for its Central African Republic peacekeeping mission and Kruger poaching numbers rise as lockdown...

Cameroon takes delivery of military hardware for CAR peacekeeping mission

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Cameroon has received the first of two consignments of military equipment including armoured personnel carriers, 4x4s, trailers, and personal protective equipment for its troops...

Cameroonian transgender women convicted of ‘attempted homosexuality’

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A court in Cameroon sentenced two transgender women on Tuesday to five years in prison for “attempted homosexuality” and other offences after they were...

Cameroonian LGBT activist champions imprisoned transgender women

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Coming from Cameroon where letting it be known that she was a lesbian could lead to prison time, activist and social media influencer Bandy...

ISS: Security crisis in Lake Chad Basin erodes women’s livelihoods

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Traders in Niger, Nigeria, Chad and Cameroon aren’t asking for water but protection and access to credit. The Boko Haram crisis in the Lake Chad...

LGBT persecution on the rise in Cameroon, Human Rights Watch says

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Cameroon security forces have arrested, threatened or assaulted at least 24 people since February in a ramped-up crackdown on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender...

Transgender women facing homosexuality charges in Cameroon denied bail

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Two transgender women facing charges of “attempted homosexuality” in Cameroon were denied bail on Wednesday after a judge adjourned their case and sent them...

ISS: No more half measures in Cameroon’s Anglophone crisis

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Recent military victories are no reason for complacency in the absence of a broad-based, inclusive political settlement. From 16 January to 7 February, Cameroon hosted...

Cameroon detains eight soldiers after torture video emerges

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Cameroon has detained eight soldiers after a video emerged over the weekend showing them in uniform torturing a victim with a machete until he...

UN calls for probe into Cameroon army attack on civilians

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The United Nations on Thursday called for an investigation after Reuters reported that Cameroonian soldiers opened fire on fleeing civilians during a weekend raid,...

Cameroon army killed civilians in village raid, witnesses and lawyer say

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Cameroonian soldiers opened fire on villagers during a weekend raid in the country’s southwest, killing up to nine people, including civilians, and injuring others,...

At least 13 dead as suicide bomber, gunmen attack town in...

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At least 13 people including children died when a suicide bomber blew herself in a crowd that was fleeing an armed attack in northern...

One killed, others wounded as Cameroon holds first ever regional election

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Scattered violence marred Cameroon’s first ever election to appoint regional councils on Sunday, with one voter killed by separatist insurgents in the English-speaking Northwest...

Cameroon buries seven children killed in school shooting

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The plaque on Nzakame Rhema’s coffin marks the “sunset” of her short life - 24 October 2020, the day gunmen burst into her school...

Eleven kidnapped teachers freed in Cameroon

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Eleven kidnapped teachers have been freed in western Cameroon, where separatist insurgents are battling government forces, the church that runs the schools said on...

Eleven Cameroonian teachers kidnapped in region ravaged by insurgency

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Unidentified men kidnapped 11 teachers on Tuesday from two schools in western Cameroon, where separatist insurgents are battling government forces, the church that runs...

Gunmen storm school in Cameroon, killing at least six children

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Gunmen stormed a school in Cameroon on Saturday and opened fire indiscriminately, killing at least six children and wounding about eight more in a...

Cameroon opposition say one killed in protest against veteran ruler

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One protester was killed in Cameroon as police and gendarmes put down protests against the veteran President Paul Biya, the country’s main opposition party...

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