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Five kidnapped from Cameroon school

CGTN Africa | Three teachers, the headmaster and a deputy head were kidnapped from a Cameroonian high school by armed men in one of two English-speaking regions plagued by an armed conflict between separatists and soldiers, a teachers’ union told AFP. “An armed group burst into the Weh bilingual high …

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Cameroon Says Separatists Frustrated by Inability to Disrupt African Football Attack Schools, Civilians

YAOUNDE, CAMEROON | VOA Cameroonian authorities say Anglophone separatists have been trying to disrupt the continent’s top soccer tournament, the Africa Football Cup of Nations, which Cameroon is hosting. The military says rebels have launched small-scale attacks in the towns of Buea and Limbe, which are holding matches. Authorities have …

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Cameroon senator killed in restive anglophone region

Henry Kemende

AFP | An opposition senator was shot dead in western Cameroon where a bloody insurgency has been waged by anglophone separatists against the state, his party and an official said. Lawmaker Henry Kemende, whose body was found Wednesday, “was killed (overnight) by unidentified armed assailants”, a local communications ministry official …

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WHO official downplays new IHU COVID variant discovered in France

New York Post | The seriousness of a stagnant COVID-19 variant identified in France in November was downplayed by global health officials, who said they were still watching it closely on Tuesday. The variant, nicknamed IHU after the research hospital it was discovered in, “probably” originated in Cameroon, scientists said …

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