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News Cameroon People: Cameroon: The Poor Benefit, While Food Traders Suffer from Pandemic Closures

Published on: Thursday 25 June 2020
Cameroon: The Poor Benefit, While Food Traders Suffer from Pandemic Closures
News source: https://allafrica.com/stories/202006260155.html

Cameroon says the temporary closure of most restaurants and border trade during the COVID-19 pandemic has dropped food prices by up to 70 percent.  While food sellers are suffering the lost income, cheaper prices have helped some of Cameroon's poorest to cope during the economic disruption.

News Cameroon People: Cameroon’s Poor Benefit, While Food Traders Suffer from Pandemic Closures

Published on: Thursday 25 June 2020
Cameroon’s Poor Benefit, While Food Traders Suffer from Pandemic Closures
News source: https://www.voanews.com/africa/cameroons-poor-benefit-while-food-traders-suffer-pandemic-closures

Cameroon says the temporary closure of most restaurants and border trade during the COVID-19 pandemic has dropped food prices by up to 70 percent.  While food sellers are suffering the lost income, cheaper prices have helped some of Cameroon's poorest to cope during the economic disruption.  After the COVID-19 pandemic forced restaurants to close in Cameroon’s capital, Yaounde, a new way of business emerged to sell the surplus of cheap food.

News Cameroon People: Cameroon's deadly mix of war and coronavirus

Published on: Saturday 09 May 2020
Cameroon's deadly mix of war and coronavirus
News source: https://news.yahoo.com/cameroons-deadly-mix-war-coronavirus-001137829.html

However, none of Cameroon's other secessionist groups, estimated to number at least 15, have heeded the appeal. The Ambazonia Governing Council, which is one of the biggest groups, said a unilateral ...

News Cameroon People: COVID-19 Cases Top 1,000 in Crisis-Prone Cameroon

Published on: Saturday 18 April 2020
COVID-19 Cases Top 1,000 in Crisis-Prone Cameroon
News source: https://www.voanews.com/covid-19-pandemic/covid-19-cases-top-1000-crisis-prone-cameroon

More than a thousand COVID cases have been confirmed in conflict-prone Cameroon, provoking fears that the situation may get out of hand if the virus spreads to refugee camps and areas where internally displaced persons from the country’s separatist crisis and Boko Haram terrorism live.

News Cameroon People: WATCH: Cameroon concludes five-year strategy that will benefit from free trade agreement

Published on: Friday 06 December 2019
WATCH: Cameroon concludes five-year strategy that will benefit from free trade agreement
News source: https://www.iol.co.za/business-report/belt-and-road/watch-cameroon-concludes-five-year-strategy-that-will-benefit-from-free-trade-agreement-38618754

The draft document identifies productive segments notably in agribusiness in which Cameroon has comparative advantages to benefit from the promising 1.2 billion people and over 2.5 trillion US dollar ...

News Cameroon People: Cameroon Launches Vaccination Campaign to Contain Measles Outbreak

Published on: Thursday 05 December 2019
Cameroon Launches Vaccination Campaign to Contain Measles Outbreak
News source: https://www.voanews.com/africa/cameroon-launches-vaccination-campaign-contain-measles-outbreak

Cameroon has organized a national vaccination campaign to stop a measles outbreak that has infected more than 3,000 people, especially children, this year. The most-affected area is the central African state's northern border with Nigeria and Chad, where 17 children have died this month. Health officials believe many more people are infected, since barely 30% of the population visits conventional health facilities. Dr.

News Cameroon People: Boko Haram kidnaps 17 youths in north Cameroon: officials

Published on: Thursday 05 December 2019
Boko Haram kidnaps 17 youths in north Cameroon: officials
News source: https://news.yahoo.com/boko-haram-kidnaps-17-youths-north-cameroon-officials-175538087.html

Yaoundé (AFP) - Boko Haram militants have kidnapped17 children and youths, some as young as 11, in the north of Cameroon near the Nigerian frontier, police and local officials said on Thursday. Since it began a decade ago, Nigeria's Boko Haram insurgency has killed more than 27,000 people, displaced

News Cameroon People: 'People Are Being Killed Like Flies': Denied Asylum in the U.S., Cameroonians Fear Increasing Violence Back Home

Published on: Wednesday 14 August 2019
'People Are Being Killed Like Flies': Denied Asylum in the U.S., Cameroonians Fear Increasing Violence Back Home
News source: https://psmag.com/social-justice/people-are-being-killed-like-flies-denied-asylum-in-the-u-s-cameroonians-fear-increasing-violence-back-home

At least 20 people were reportedly killed during the protests that fall. Martin knew then that staying in Cameroon would be a death sentence. Martin fled to seek asylum in the United States a few days ...

News Cameroon People: Seventeen Chinese, Ukrainian seamen kidnapped off Cameroon

Published on: Friday 16 August 2019
Seventeen Chinese, Ukrainian seamen kidnapped off Cameroon
News source: https://news.yahoo.com/seventeen-chinese-ukrainian-seamen-kidnapped-off-cameroon-154521191.html

Yaoundé (AFP) - Nine Chinese and eight Ukrainian seamen were abducted in attacks on two merchant ships off Cameroon, in the latest act of piracy in the Gulf of Guinea, sources said Friday. The attacks took place on Thursday in Cameroonian waters off the port of Douala, located at the apex of a gulf

News Cameroon People: 2-Week Power Outage Paralyzes Cameroon

Published on: Friday 16 August 2019
2-Week Power Outage Paralyzes Cameroon
News source: https://www.voanews.com/africa/2-week-power-outage-paralyzes-cameroon

Businesses, media and hospitals in Cameroon's capital have been brought to a halt because of an unprecedented power failure that has gone on for nearly two weeks. The government has ordered the electric company, ENEO, to restore power within seven days but the company says it needs at least three months to repair equipment destroyed in a fire. This loud noise from a standby generator is unusual in Cameroon's capital, Yaounde.

News Cameroon People: Cardinal backs federal union to end Cameroon’s ‘Anglophone crisis’

Published on: Friday 02 August 2019
Cardinal backs federal union to end Cameroon’s ‘Anglophone crisis’
News source: https://cruxnow.com/church-in-africa/2019/08/03/cardinal-backs-federal-union-to-end-cameroons-anglophone-crisis/

Tumi said a return to a federal system will be the foundation for a more sustainable peace and stability in Cameroon. “We are a people called to live with all our differences. In federalism ...

News Cameroon People: Cameroon: People With Disabilities Caught in Crisis

Published on: Monday 05 August 2019
Cameroon: People With Disabilities Caught in Crisis
News source: https://allafrica.com/stories/201908050586.html

Press Release - People with disabilities in the Anglophone regions of Cameroon are caught in the violence and struggle to flee to safety when their communities come under attack. They also face difficulties in getting necessary assistance.

News Cameroon People: 1.3 mln people in Cameroon's Anglophone regions need humanitarian assistance: UN

Published on: Monday 22 July 2019
1.3 mln people in Cameroon's Anglophone regions need humanitarian assistance: UN
News source: https://menafn.com/1098789879/13-mln-people-in-Cameroons-Anglophone-regions-need-humanitarian-assistance-UN

(MENAFN - Trend News Agency) The humanitarian situation in North-West and South-West regions in Cameroon continues to deteriorate and 1.3 million people are now in need of assistance, a UN ...

News Cameroon People: Cameroon forces quash prison riot posted on Facebook

Published on: Tuesday 23 July 2019
Cameroon forces quash prison riot posted on Facebook
News source: https://news.yahoo.com/cameroon-forces-quash-prison-riot-posted-facebook-190458699.html

Yaoundé (AFP) - Cameroon's security forces put down a riot by prisoners who ransacked and burnt a jail in the capital Yaounde overnight, witnesses told AFP on Tuesday. The rioters, many of them government opponents or supporters of an English-speaking separatist movement in the country's west

News Cameroon People: Anglophone Prisoners Riot in Cameroon

Published on: Wednesday 24 July 2019
Anglophone Prisoners Riot in Cameroon
News source: https://www.voanews.com/africa/anglophone-prisoners-riot-cameroon

Many families in Cameroon are inquiring about the whereabouts of their loved ones after rioting was reported in two of the country's main prisons. Inmates at a prison in the capital, Yaounde, and Buea, one of the main cities in the Anglophone southwest region, are protesting the government's crackdown on the Anglophone separatist movement.

News Cameroon People: What Led Asylum-Seekers From Cameroon To Tijuana?

Published on: Thursday 18 July 2019
What Led Asylum-Seekers From Cameroon To Tijuana?
News source: https://www.kpbs.org/news/2019/jul/18/what-led-asylum-seekers-cameroon-tijuana/

The data show a 56% increase in the number of people from Cameroon seeking asylum in the U.S. between 2014 and 2016 around the time atrocities fueled by political violence began in that country. Last ...

News Cameroon People: Swiss government mediating in Cameroon's separatist crisis

Published on: Sunday 21 July 2019
Swiss government mediating in Cameroon's separatist crisis
News source: https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/world/article/Swiss-government-mediating-in-Cameroon-s-14111824.php

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — Switzerland's ambassador to Cameroon says his government is trying to negotiate a peaceful end to the separatist crisis in which an estimated 2,000 have died. Ambassador Pietro Lazzeri said the negotiations are being guided by the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs. "Over the last months we have been trying to create dialogue among the parties because we have the acceptance of the parties. We are doing it because we have a certain expertise. We are referees, we are not the players. We need the willingness of the parties in order to build the dialogue," Lazzeri said on Cameroon's state media over the weekend. "My country intends to find a peaceful and lasting solution to the crisis that has been claiming so many lives in the restive English-speaking regions of Cameroon. Besides the dialogue, we have been providing humanitarian assistance to the hundreds of thousands of people affected by the separatist war," he said. Two meetings have already taken place in Geneva, said Mark Bareta, a representative of the separatist movement, in a post on Facebook without giving further details. Cameroon's separatist problem worsened on October 1, 2017, when militant secessionist groups proclaimed the independence of an English-speaking state they call Ambazonia. Cameroon President Paul Biya responded in November 2017 by declaring war against the separatists, calling them terrorists. Biya said that he would never negotiate with those who are out to divide the country. Separatists on social media have maintained that they will make the English-speaking regions ungovernable by the central government in the capital, Yaounde, until they win independence. They say they will only negotiate with the government in Yaounde if it withdraws all of its troops, which they call occupational forces, from the...

News Cameroon People: Decision on future as Cameroon boss can wait, says Seedorf

Published on: Saturday 06 July 2019
Decision on future as Cameroon boss can wait, says Seedorf
News source: https://sports.yahoo.com/decision-future-cameroon-boss-wait-says-seedorf-195513219--sow.html

Cameroon coach Clarence Seedorf refused to speculate on his future after the defending champions crashed out of the Africa Cup of Nations in the last 16 after Saturday's 3-2 loss to Nigeria. Odion Ighalo scored two goals and set up Alex Iwobi for the winner as Nigeria rallied from 2-1 down after