World Jan 3, 2020

How African countries left their colonizers

A wave of sub-Saharan African countries became independent in the 1960s, 17 achieving self-rule from colonial Belgium, Britain and France in 1960 alone. Portugal's colonies would only break free in the 1970s and it took other nations, such as Eritrea, even longer to re-establish their ...

Boko Haram jihadis kill 14 in attack on western Chad village

World Dec 19, 2019

Boko Haram jihadis kill 14 in attack on western Chad village

Fourteen people were killed and 13 were missing after Boko Haram jihadis attacked a fishing village in western Chad on Tuesday, government officials said. Violence from the Boko Haram insurgency started in Nigeria a decade ago, but has since spread to neighboring countries Chad, Niger ...

World Jan 7, 2018

Cameroon separatist leader taken into custody in Nigeria

A leading member of a separatist movement in Cameroon has been taken into custody in the capital of neighboring Nigeria with his aides, sources and secessionists said on Saturday. The once-fringe Anglophone movement in majority Francophone Cameroon has gathered pace in the last few months ...

Cameroon forces capture regional Boko Haram chief, free 900 captives

World Dec 3, 2015

Cameroon forces capture regional Boko Haram chief, free 900 captives

Cameroon's army captured a regional Boko Haram chief and freed 900 hostages during a three-day operation near the country's border with Nigeria, the government said. Aladji Gana, a local chief for the Islamist militant group, was seized by the West African nation's forces. About 100 ...

Japan tops Cameroon, advances

Soccer / Women's World Cup Jun 13, 2015

Japan tops Cameroon, advances

Aya Sameshima and Yuika Sugasawa were on target and defending champion Nadeshiko Japan withstood intense late pressure to secure a place in the second round at the Women's World Cup on Friday with a 2-1 win over Cameroon in their second Group C match ...