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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” in his statement issued on Thursday. He also added that Cameroon will be officially excluded from the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) on January 1, 2020. Human rights group…

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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 alleged roles in two year long uprising. The Cameroonean president launched peace talks aimed at ending ongoing fighting between insurgents and the military. More than 1,800 people have been killed…

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