Tag - cameroon



Nigeriens gather in a street to protest against the U.S. military presence in Niamey, Niger, on April 13.
WORLD / Politics
May 30, 2024
'Act now' or Sahel crisis will be 'problem for the world': UNHCR
Military regimes in Burkina Faso, Niger and Mali have pushed out troops from France, the former colonial ruler, and are increasingly turning to Russia for support.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 16, 2022
Japan government ordered to pay ¥1.65 million over death of man at immigration facility
The bereaved family of the Cameroon man had demanded u00a510 million in damages, alleging officials had failed to send the detainee to a hospital despite his claims of ill health.
Japan Times
Sep 16, 2020
Samurai Blue to play Cameroon, Ivory Coast in Netherlands
Japan's men's team will play friendlies against Cameroon and Ivory Coast in the Netherlands next month, the Japan Football Association announced Wednesday.
Japan Times
Oct 24, 2018
Cameroon-born manga artist draws on a life in Japan less ordinary
Kansai-raised Rene Hoshino hopes his stories of growing up as a minority will resonate abroad as they have here.
Japan Times
Aug 30, 2018
Chinese-built port evokes dreams of El Dorado in Cameroon as CHEC expands Africa reach
Every day at sunrise, Alain Eko walks half an hour on a footpath cutting through a coastal forest to the edge of what's to become the biggest deep-water port in central Africa.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Jul 30, 2018
From robots to girl power, getting Cameroon's women into work
With a flash of green light, a robot sputters and whizzes across the room, obeying the remote control commands 15-year-old Xaviera Nguefo and her team send its way.
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.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Nov 27, 2017
Libya migrant trade survivors talk of fake rescuers and cabbies, rape and high-seas murder
When uniformed men boarded the overloaded rubber dingy carrying Christelle Timdi and her boyfriend to a new life in Europe she thought the Italian coast guard had come to rescue them.
Mar 16, 2017
Cameroon says regional forces have freed 5,000 from Boko Haram-held villages
West African forces have freed 5,000 people being held in villages by Boko Haram in an operation that killed more than 60 fighters and destroyed the Islamist group's hideout along the Nigeria-Cameroon border, Cameroon said on Wednesday.
Japan Times
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.
Nov 23, 2015
Suicide bomber kills four in Cameroon; three cohorts die after early detonation
Four civilians were killed in northern Cameroon on Saturday in a suicide bomb assault by suspected Boko Haram militants in which three female attackers and one man blew themselves up, security sources said.
Japan Times
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 in Vancouver.
Apr 23, 2015
Government forces invade Nigeria's Sambisa Forest, last known stronghold of Boko Haram
Nigerian forces backed by warplanes invaded Islamist group Boko Haram's last known stronghold, the Sambisa Forest, on Wednesday, in an effort to finally defeat their six-year-old insurgency, two military sources said.
Japan Times
Mar 13, 2015
Chad troops fighting Boko Haram redeploy to Cameroon, signaling possible new push
Much of the Chadian force fighting Boko Haram in Nigeria has withdrawn to Cameroon and is deploying farther south, Chadian soldiers and a Cameroonian military official said on Thursday, signaling the potential start of a new offensive.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Mar 3, 2015
Study finds gorilla origins in half of human AIDS virus lineages
Revealing new details about the origins of AIDS, scientists said on Monday half the lineages of the main type of human immunodeficiency virus, HIV-1, originated in gorillas in Cameroon before infecting people, probably via bushmeat hunting.
Japan Times
Feb 22, 2015
Nigerian military announces recapture of Baga from Boko Haram militants
Nigerian forces backed by airstrikes seized the northeastern border town of Baga from Islamist group Boko Haram on Saturday, the military said, a significant victory in an offensive against an insurgency affecting four African states.
Feb 10, 2015
Boko Haram forces attack Cameroon village, kidnap bus passengers, military sources say
Boko Haram militants attacked a border village in northern Cameroon and are suspected of kidnapping at least 18 people traveling on a bus, two military sources told Reuters on Monday.
Japan Times
Jan 19, 2015
Suspected Boko Haram fighters kidnap around 80 in Cameroon
Suspected Boko Haram Islamist fighters from Nigeria kidnapped around 80 people, many of them children, and killed three others on Sunday in a cross-border attack on villages in northern Cameroon, army and government officials said.
Dec 29, 2014
Boko Haram militants stage attacks in northern Cameroon, briefly hold army camp
Some 1,000 suspected Boko Haram fighters from Nigeria attacked five towns in northern Cameroon over the weekend and briefly occupied a military camp on Sunday before being dislodged by the air force, an army spokesman said.
Japan Times
Sep 17, 2014
Boko Haram waging total war on Nigeria, senate president says
Nigeria's Islamist militant group Boko Haram has declared "total war" on the West African country and the situation "must be handled with all the seriousness it deserves," Senate President David Mark said.


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