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Cameroon President Celebrates 30 Years in Power

Posted November 6th, 2012 at 9:40 am (UTC-5)
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Cameroon’s President Paul Biya marks 30 years in power Tuesday — an event the ruling party is greeting with celebrations, while the opposition plans to protest. Supporters of the 79-year-old president say he has brought stability to Cameroon, a nation of 20 million with vast ethnic, linguistic and religious diversity. Opponents call him a dictator […]

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Nigeria Will Not Appeal Bakassi Ruling

Posted October 9th, 2012 at 8:35 am (UTC-5)
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Nigeria says it will not appeal an international court ruling that gave a disputed peninsula, potentially rich in oil, to Cameroon. Nigerian Attorney General Mohammed Bello Adoke said Tuesday that his country will not challenge the 2002 ruling by the International Court of Justice regarding the Bakassi peninsula. Adoke said Nigeria might instead try to […]

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Nigeria’s Senate Wants 2002 Bakassi Ruling Overturned

Posted September 26th, 2012 at 6:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The Nigerian Senate is asking President Goodluck Jonathan to appeal an International Court of Justice ruling that the oil-rich Bakassi peninsula belongs to neighboring Cameroon. The Senate’s resolution says the 2002 ruling was mistakenly based on an 1884 agreement between Nigeria’s former colonial British rulers and leaders of the Nigerian city of Calabar. But the […]

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7 Cameroon Athletes Missing at Olympics

Posted August 7th, 2012 at 7:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Cameroon’s Olympic chief says seven of the country’s Olympic competitors have disappeared after coming to the London Games. The missing competitors have been identified as five boxers, one swimmer and a soccer player. A source who asked not to be named because of the sensitivity of the matter told VOA the group left after collecting […]

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Wildlife Group: Poachers Kill 200 Elephants in Cameroon

Posted February 16th, 2012 at 2:40 pm (UTC-5)
Leave a comment TYPE: CN )) A wildlife group says poachers in Cameroon have slaughtered at least 200 elephants for their tusks in what appears to be an unprecedented massacre. The International Fund for Animal Welfare on Thursday accused an armed gang from Sudan of killing the elephants in the Bouba Ndjida National Park, near the border […]

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Cameroon Supreme Court Confirms Biya’s Election

Posted October 22nd, 2011 at 12:20 am (UTC-5)
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Cameroon’s Supreme Court has declared incumbent President Paul Biya the winner of this month’s election despite opposition calls to throw out the vote because of fraud allegations. Mr. Biya was reelected to a sixth term with 78 percent of the vote. The court’s confirmation Friday comes a day after rejecting calls by opposition candidates, including […]

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Cameroon Court Rejects Opposition Bid to Toss Election Results

Posted October 20th, 2011 at 6:45 am (UTC-5)
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Cameroon’s Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by opposition parties to annul the country’s recent presidential election because of claims of widespread fraud and irregularities. Several opposition candidates on Monday asked the court to overturn the results of the election, which was widely expected to give a a sixth term to President Paul Biya. The […]

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Cameroon Opposition Calls For Protests if Vote Stands

Posted October 17th, 2011 at 4:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Seven opposition candidates in Cameroon say if results from the recent presidential election are not thrown out, they will call on their supporters to begin protesting in the streets. The candidates said Monday that because of irregularities and fraud during the vote, there can be no legitimate winner. They called for a new election to […]

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Cameroon Opposition Demands Nullification of Presidential Election

Posted October 12th, 2011 at 2:45 am (UTC-5)
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Opposition leaders in Cameroon are demanding a nullification of Sunday’s presidential election. The vice chairman of the Social Democratic Front says the election was a “complete mess” and that its winner should not be given “any legitimacy.” He says his party intends to file a formal complaint to the country’s supreme court on Wednesday. The […]

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Turnout Low in Cameroon Presidential Poll

Posted October 9th, 2011 at 8:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Cameroonian President Paul Biya called on his country to be “indulgent” of any imperfections in the voting process, as he cast his ballot in Sunday’s presidential election. Although results may not be announced for two weeks, Mr. Biya is widely expected to win a new seven-year term, extending his 29-year rule over the central African […]

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