Tag: Cameroon

Cameroonian President Paul Biya speaks during the regional security summit on Boko Haram threat to African security in Abuja, on May 14, 2016. Regional and Western powers were urged to do more to stop the threat from Boko Haram, as the UN voiced concern about its ties to the Islamic …

Cameroon’s 85-Year-Old President Wants a 7th Term as Massacres Grow

The U.S. State Department on Monday condemned the release of a video appearing to show soldiers in Cameroon killing a woman and infant, among others. As President Paul Biya, 85, prepares to run for a seventh term as president, foreign governments and human rights organizations are increasingly sounding the alarm on growing violence between French and English speakers in the country.

Bishop Bala's corpse was retrieved from the river Friday morning.

In Possible Suicide, Cameroonian Bishop’s Body Retrieved from River

The body of the Roman Catholic bishop of Bafia, Jean-Marie Benoît Bala, has been retrieved from the Sanaga River in southwest Cameroon 48 hours after police discovered his car and an apparent suicide note on the Ebebda bridge above the river on Wednesday afternoon.

NIGERIA, UNKNOWN : A screen grab made on January 20, 2015 from a video of Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram obtained by AFP shows the leader of the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram Abubakar Shekau holding up a flag as he delivers a message. Boko Haram has claimed a …

Islamic State Video Praises Successes of Boko Haram in Niger

This Islamic State released a video Wednesday touting the successes of its African affiliate, Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), the terror group more popularly known as Boko Haram. The jihadists in the video vow to enslave the entire continent, beginning with the conquest of Niger.

NIGERIA, Yola : Women and children rescued by Nigerian soldiers from Islamist militants Boko Haram at Sambisa Forest wait to receive treatment at the Federal Medical Centre in Yola on May 5, 2015. They were among a group of 275 people rescued by the Nigerian military last week and arrived …

Nigeria Claims to Rescue over 11,000 Boko Haram Hostages

The Nigerian army issued a press release on Wednesday announcing that it had rescued 11,595 civilians held hostage by the Islamic State-affiliated terrorist organization Boko Haram and asserting once again that the group is close to total defeat.

UNITED STATES, UNITED NATIONS : Samantha Power, United States Permanent Representative to the UN, speaks to journalists following Security Council consultations on the recent ballistic missile launch by Iran. The UN Security Council held a closed-door meeting on the missile launches at the request of the United States, which along …

Boko Haram-Afflicted Countries to Receive $40 Million from U.S.

The four African countries bordering Lake Chad currently combating the Nigeria-based jihadist group Boko Haram will receive $40 million in humanitarian assistance from the United States, according to Samantha Power, the American ambassador to the United Nations.

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Nigeria Opens Boko Haram Rehab Camp

The Nigerian military has issued an offer to Boko Haram jihadists seeking to surrender to hand over their arms and join the nation’s first jihadi rehabilitation camp, where the government hopes to train the former terrorists to work and prepare them to reintegrate into society.