Stories tagged: Cameroon
Wed., Dec. 27, 2017, 8:26 a.m.
Cameroon frees U.S. professor held for criticizing government
A New York literature professor held in the Central African nation of Cameroon since early this month for writing an article that criticized the government was released Wednesday, his lawyer …
Thu., Dec. 21, 2017, 12:45 p.m.
Daughter of prof detained in Cameroon tells him not to worry
The 8-year-old daughter of a U.S. literature professor held in Cameroon on allegations he threatened government officials has written to her father, saying his family is proud of him and …
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 8, 2017, 3:20 p.m.
U.S. writer is detained in Cameroon, meets with lawyer
A Cameroonian-American writer and university professor was detained in the Central African nation, but a colleague said Friday he was in good spirits after meeting with a lawyer.
Mon., Oct. 2, 2017, 10:42 a.m.
17 dead after protests in Cameroon English-speaking areas
Cameroon’s military is heavily deployed in the country’s English-speaking regions and few people are on the streets after 17 people were killed over the weekend in protests in support of …
Fri., June 2, 2017, 10:54 a.m.
11 killed as girl suicide bombers hit camp in north Cameroon
Two girl suicide bombers attacked a camp for those displaced by Boko Haram extremist violence and left 11 people dead, authorities in northern Cameroon said Friday.
UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 5, 2017, 10:03 p.m.
Cameroon fights back to beat Egypt 2-1 in African Cup final
Cameroon rallied from 1-0 down and won the African Cup of Nations title with a sublime 89th-minute winner from substitute Vincent Aboubakar to beat Egypt 2-1 in the final on …
Sun., Oct. 23, 2016, 10:16 a.m.
Thousands flock to Cameroon hospitals in search of family
Thousands of Cameroonians have flocked to hospitals in the country’s two main cities on Sunday in search of corpses and survivors after an overloaded train derailed Friday, killing more than …
Sat., Oct. 22, 2016, 8:20 a.m.
Cameroon train crash death toll as high as 73, rescuers say
The death toll from an overloaded train that derailed in Cameroon has risen, rescue workers and hospital staff said Saturday, estimating that at least 73 people had been killed.
Fri., Oct. 21, 2016, 8:18 p.m.
Overloaded train derails in Cameroon, killing at least 53
An overloaded train derailed along the route that links Cameroon’s two major cities on Friday, killing at least 53 people and injuring more than 300, the government said.
Sat., March 26, 2016, 8:33 p.m.
Teen in north Cameroon says she is a missing Chibok girl
A teenager who surrendered before carrying out a suicide bombing attack in northern Cameroon has told authorities she was one of the 276 girls abducted from a Nigerian boarding school …
Mon., Jan. 25, 2016, 10:51 a.m.
Cameroon: 4 suicide attackers kill at least 28 people
YAOUNDE, Cameroon – Four suicide bombers attacked a market and town on Monday in Cameroon’s Far North region near the border with Nigeria, killing at least 28 people and wounding …
Tue., June 24, 2014
World Cup Round-up: Mexico advances to knockout stage
One of the first things Miguel Herrera did when he became Mexico’s fourth coach in a year was call Rafael Marquez and ask the 35-year-old defender known as “the boss” …
Mon., June 23, 2014, 8:50 p.m.
Mexico blasts Croatia to advance
Rafael Marquez’s pivotal goal from a header in the 72nd minute ignited a scoring burst, and Mexico surged into the World Cup’s knockout stage for a sixth straight time with …
Fri., June 13, 2014, 2:11 p.m.
Oribe Peralta scores in Mexico’s FIFA World Cup win over Cameroon
With torrential rain pouring down and two goals already contentiously disallowed, tens of thousands of soggy but boisterous Mexico fans were getting nervous.