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Anne-Mireille Nzouankeu

Cameroon president orders case dropped against Anglophone protesters

Aug 30 2017

YAOUNDE Cameroon's president on Wednesday ordered a military court to drop its prosecution of three Anglophone activists and some of their supporters in a bid to ease tensions in the central African nation's minority English-speaking regions.

Cameroon halves cocoa export levy amid price slump

Aug 12 2017

YAOUNDE Cameroon has halved its levy on cocoa exports to boost revenues for farmers and exporters hit by a dive in global prices over the past year, the trade minister told Reuters.

Refugees reduce conflict, protect forests in Cameroon with new stoves

Jun 28 2017

MBILE, Cameroon (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Seated on a kitchen chair, Adisa Issa, a 50-year-old refugee from Central African Republic (CAR), is cooking soup, her pot balanced on a clay stove fueled by small briquettes.

Cameroon forces thwart Amnesty event for jailed students

May 24 2017

YAOUNDE Cameroon security forces prevented Amnesty International from holding a press conference on Wednesday to call for the release of three young men jailed in 2015 for sharing a joke.

Camrail 'mainly to blame' for Cameroon train crash that killed 79 -inquiry

May 23 2017

YAOUNDE, May 23 Cameroon's Camrail was "mainly to blame" for a train crash that killed some 79 people last October, largely because the train was going at more than twice the speed limit, was overloaded and its brakes were defective, a government report said on Tuesday.

Cutters turn counselors to fight female genital mutilation in Benin

Feb 06 2017

COTONOU, Benin (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Browsing a market in Parakou, a city in Benin, 63-year-old Yon Sokogi was troubled by the latest gossip about a teenage bride rejected by her husband after she lost control of her bladder.

Gay rights groups brave abuse, violence to fight HIV in Cameroon

Dec 27 2016

YAOUNDE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Sitting in a circle with several other young men in a charity's offices in Cameroon's capital, Fleur listens intently to the speaker talk about gay sex before slowly raising his hand.

Gay rights groups brave abuse, violence to fight HIV in Cameroon

Dec 27 2016

YAOUNDE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Sitting in a circle with several other young men in a charity's offices in Cameroon's capital, Fleur listens intently to the speaker talk about gay sex before slowly raising his hand.

Motorcycle suicide bomber kills three in north Cameroon market

Aug 21 2016

YAOUNDE A suicide bomber on a motorbike killed three people and wounded 24 on Sunday at a market in north Cameroon, where Islamist Boko Haram is waging an insurgency for a breakaway Islamic state across four countries, authorities said.

Boko Haram suicide bomber kills 11 at mosque in Cameroon

Jun 30 2016

YAOUNDE A suicide bomber belonging to Nigerian jihadist group Boko Haram killed at least 11 people when he blew himself up close to a mosque in Cameroon near the Nigerian border, military sources and local officials said on Thursday.

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