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Senegal President declares public holiday after AFCON win

– – Senegal’s President Macky Sall has declared Monday a public holiday to celebrate the senior national football team’s win at the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon). The team on Sunday evening beat Egypt on penalties to win the 2021 edition of the competition held in Cameroon. Sadio Mane of Senegal started the game with a penalty miss but scored… Read More
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Eight fans dead in a stampede at AFCON

– – At least eight people are reported dead during a match between host nation Cameroon and Comoros at the African Cup of Nations. Dozens of people have also sustained injuries in the crush outside the stadium. Reports say crowds attempted to enter the Yaounde Olembe stadium to watch Cameroon beat Comoros 2-1 to qualify to the semi-finals. The stadium… Read More
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Afcon 2021: CAF hopeful of ‘exceptional’ tournament

– – The president of the Confederation of African Football (Caf), Patrice Motsepe, has reiterated that the delayed Africa Cup of Nations will go ahead as planned. Motsepe was speaking with less than three weeks until the tournament kicks off as he visited Yaounde’s Olembe Stadium, which will host the opening match on 9 January. His comments came as speculation… Read More
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Cameroon: President Biya condemns school mass shooting

– – Cameroon’s President Paul Biya has in a statement condemned the killing of seven children in a mass shooting at a school in the Anglophone region. Twelve children were also injured in the attack which took place on Saturday. The attack took place in a region where separatist insurgents have been battling government forces since 2017. The attack has… Read More
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Cameroon: Seventh child dies after shooting attack on school

– – A 12-year-old girl died on Sunday from wounds sustained when gunmen stormed a school in the South West Region of Cameroon on Saturday and opened fire on the children, taking the death toll to seven with 12 injured. The attack on the school, in the region where separatist insurgents have been battling government forces since 2017, has drawn… Read More
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Jumia is shutting down in parts of Africa in portfolio review

Online retailer Jumia Technologies has announced the shutting down of its portfolio in Tanzania. The company announced this decision weeks after shutting its office and operations in Cameroon. Widely regarded as “the Amazon of Africa,” the company said in a statement on Thursday that “As part of our ongoing portfolio optimisation effort, Jumia has come to the difficult decision to cease… Read More
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Trump cancels trade deal with Cameroon over rights abuses

The US President, Donald Trump has said that Cameroon will no longer benefit from a trade deal signed between the US government and sub-Saharan African countries. Mr. Trump says his government is pulling out of a deal with Cameroon because of “gross” human rights violations against its own citizens. President Trump cited “extrajudicial killings, arbitrary and unlawful detention, and torture”… Read More
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Cameroon: 22 killed, dozens trapped underground in deadly landslide

Heavy downpour has led to a deadly landslide in Bafoussam in western Cameroon some 200 km (120 miles) north of its main port city of Douala. Local media reports of at least twenty-two deaths with dozens still trapped underground. 120 people are reportedly to be living in the said community affected by this disaster. Rescue efforts are still ongoing following… Read More
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Australia denies African journalist visa for press freedom event

Australian authorities have denied a prominent Cameroonian journalist visa to attend a press freedom conference in Australia. Mimi Mefo Takambo had been invited to speak at the press freedom event but had her visa application rejected. Australia’s Department of Home Affairs had said in its rejection letter that they were “not satisified” that Mimi, had an “employment and financial situation… Read More
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Cameroon: Biya orders release of 333 political prisoners

The President of Cameroon Paul Biya has ordered the release of 333 persons detained for taking part in a separatist uprising. Those detained come from the Northwest and Southwest regions and reportedly played roles in seeking independence for Anglophone Cameroon. President Biya said in a statement on Twitter that he will drop charges against the 333 prisoners arrested for their… Read More