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Suicide bomber kills 4 in northern Cameroon

A child bomber killed four members of a local self-defence group late on Tuesday in northern Cameroon, an area often targeted by Boko Haram jihadists in their long-running insurgency. The attack in the village of Amchide, near the Nigerian border, was confirmed on Wednesday by a member of the self-defence …

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Cameroon: Pentagon investigates torture allegations

The U.S military is investigating Cameroon following allegations of torture on detained civilians. The allegations are contained in an Amnesty International report which says close to 100 cases of arrest and torture of civilians have been registered during Cameroon’s ongoing war against Boko Haram. Amnesty International says the abuses occured …

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Suicide bomber killed at least seven people in northern Cameroon

A suicide bomber has killed at least seven people in a small town in northern Cameroon near the Nigeria border, a local official and a military source said on Sunday. The attack occurred on Saturday near Amchide in Cameroon’s Far North region, which has become a target for Boko Haram …

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Malian gets over $3,000 reward for finding Cameroonian bishop’s body

A Malian fisherman who found the body of the late Bishop of Bafia, Jean-Marie Bénoit Bala, has been rewarded with FCFA 2 million ($3,545) by the Cameroonian government. 27-year-old Ali Aoudi Dienta who found the body two days after the bishop went missing in the Sanaga river was handed cash by the …

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Over 30 people missing in Cameroon military boat accident

More than 30 people are missing after a boat belonging to an elite Cameroonian military unit sank off the coast on Sunday, the president’s office said. The logistics boat belonging to the Rapid Intervention Brigade, which has fought Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram in recent years, was carrying 37 people …

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Cameroon forces ‘kills 97 Nigerian fishermen’ in Bakassi

Nigeria’s parliament is investigating reports that 97 fishermen have been killed in the Bakassi peninsula, which the country ceded to Cameroon. Reports say that the killings happened last week when a Cameroonian paramilitary unit was enforcing a $300 (£230) fishing levy. Nigerian Interior Minister Abdulrahman Dambazau accused Cameroon of breaching …

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