News from Africa

Cameroon opposition: Senegal is example for fair elections, ousting entrenched leader

YAOUNDE — VOA | Members of Cameroon’s opposition parties are encouraging citizens to learn from Senegal, where a 44-year-old politician was elected last week as the youngest leader on the African continent. They say it’s time for change in Cameroon, where President Paul Biya, now in his 90s, has ruled …

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Cameroonian, 8 Suspects Arrested Over Alleged Gun Manufacturing In Benue

Daily Trust | The police in Benue State have arrested a Cameroonian and eight other suspects for alleged gun manufacturing in Kwande LGA of the state. State Commissioner of Police, Emmanuel Adesina, said the feat was achieved as part of efforts to clamp down on the proliferation of firearms in …

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Gabon Coup Leader Visits Cameroon to Press for End to CEMAC Sanctions

VOA | YAOUNDE, CAMEROON — Gabon’s military leader, General Brice Clotaire Oligui Nguema, visited Cameroon on Wednesday, asking central African states to lift economic sanctions on his country before the 2025 elections. When Nguema ousted President Ali Bongo Ondimba in a bloodless coup on August 30, economic sanctions were imposed …

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AfDB to provide €73m for bridge between Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea

Global Construction Review | The African Development Bank (AfDB) is to finance the building of a bridge across the River Ntem between Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea. The span will link Campo, in Cameroon, to Rio Campo, in Equatorial Guinea, and will be a link in the economic corridor under construction …

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