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Suspected Separatists abduct 30 in Anglophone Cameroon

At least 30 people have been abducted by suspected separatists in a troubled English-speaking region of western Cameroon, local sources said on Wednesday. "More than 30 people were kidnapped yesterday on the road between Buea and Kumba" in the Southwest Region, a source close to the authorities there said, confirming

Gabon closes border with Cameroon after failed Coup

Gabon has closed border crossings with Cameroon since Monday's attempted coup against President Ali Bongo, halting trade and leaving Gabonese unable to return home. Goods and passengers destined for Gabon are stranded in Cameroon’s border town of Kiossi. Trucks loaded with plantain, cocoyam, groundnuts, and other vegetables sit idle along

15 abducted, hundreds flee Cameroon village in suspected separatists attack

Authorities in Cameroon say hundreds of people have fled villages in a French-speaking region after suspected Anglophone separatists abducted 15 people and torched 80 houses. The French-speaking villages of Menkefou and Choupat in western Cameroon are almost empty.  An attack by suspected Anglophone separatists early Monday sent hundreds of villagers fleeing for

430,000 flee Cameroon’s restive Anglophone areas

An international refugee agency says that more than 430 000 people have fled violence in Cameroon's restive English-speaking regions and are hiding in rural areas with few resources. The Norwegian Refugee Council, one of several humanitarian organisations offering support, said on Wednesday it is assisting the displaced by providing shelter and

Rising violence in CAR threatens wider regions — UN warns

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Central Africa and the head of the UN Regional Office for the region (UNOCA), Francois Lounceny Fall, has warned against rising violence in the Central African Republic which according to him threatens to spill across the border into neighbouring countries, creating further instability. The

Special Report: How some Nigerian security operatives sabotage war against insurgency

•Supply food and petrol to Boko Haram Editor's note: This investigation by The Next Edition, revealed how some of Nigerian security operatives are significantly sabotaging the government’s efforts to eliminate Boko Haram as they aid the funnelling of huge volumes of petrol and other fuel products to the deadly group.  Ibanga Isine The

Boko Haram, ‘Fulani Extremists’ carnage keeps Nigeria in top-three global terror list

•2017 terror deaths on the decline globally  •Al-Shabaab overtakes Boko Haram as deadliest terrorists group in Africa •Far-right terrorism on the rise in the West •Download the full GTI 2018 report and interactive map here: Global-Terrorism-Index-2018-1   Senator Iroegbu   Nigeria has once again emerged the third most terrorised country in the world for the fourth consecutive

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