Society

Troops Deployed to Contain Cameroon Communal Clashes

VOA | YAOUNDE, CAMEROON — Cameroon has deployed troops to a village in the west of the country after clashes between two ethnic groups, the Esu and the Mbororo. Authorities say members of the Esu burned scores of homes and buildings after armed Mbororo killed the Esu’s traditional ruler Wednesday …

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Cameroun : pourquoi les enseignants poursuivent leur bras de fer avec le gouvernement

Jeune Afrique | Le mouvement de grève des enseignants dure depuis le 21 février. Pourquoi le blocage perdure malgré les mesures annoncées par le gouvernement ? Quelles sont leurs revendications ? Décryptage. Des élèves en uniforme qui battent le pavé en soutien à leurs enseignants absents des salles de classe …

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The plight of fleeing Cameroonian refugee women |+video

africanews | This hospital in Takum, in eastern Nigeria, offers free family planning and postnatal care to female refugees who have fled conflict in bordering Cameroon. Bernice is visiting the hospital for a check-up for her second child, Royalty, born here in Nigeria a month ago. She will never forget …

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Remembering Mongo Faya, famed Cameroonian traditional healer who had 80 wives

Face2Face Africa | He made headlines in Cameroon in the 1980s when at the age of 35, he married six wives in addition to his already 36 wives. Mongo Faya, who was known as a singer, seer, traditional healer, herbal gynecologist, parapsychologist, and astrologer, married his new six wives at …

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Cameroon Court Punishes Anti-LGBTI Violence

Human Rights Watch | Last week a court in Cameroon handed down a 6-month prison sentence and fine of 650,000 CFA (US$1,106) to one of the perpetrators of a violent attack on an intersex person last year in Yaoundé, Cameroon’s capital. The court’s decision reflects growing recognition of the fundamental …

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