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Cameroon government plans summit to address piracy issues

June 25, 2013

The threat of pirate attacks has become an ongoing security issue for a number of African nations in recent years, including Cameroon. Read Article »

Cameroon soccer federation president re-elected while under arrest

June 20, 2013

Mohammed Iya was first elected president of the Cameroon Football Federation in 1998, and has remained in the position ever since. Read Article »

World Cup qualifying round between South African and the Central African Republic moved to Cameroon

May 9, 2013

The World Cup qualifying match between South Africa and its neighbor the Central African Republic has been moved to Cameroon to protect players' safety. Read Article »

Endangered elephants poached in Cameroon

March 13, 2013

In the past month, 28 endangered forest elephants were killed for their tusks by poachers in two national parks of Cameroon.  Read Article »

Cameroon army arrives at national park to protect elephants from poachers

December 26, 2012

A Cameroon army has set up to protect the Bouba Ndjida National Park against poachers that come to hunt the elephants, according to Reuters. Read Article »

Cameroon wins first World Cup qualifier against Congo

June 4, 2012

The 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches are underway, and Cameroon is already seeing success. Read Article »

Cross River gorillas caught on tape in Cameroon

May 11, 2012

Rare footage of critically endangered gorillas was captured in Cameroon recently, and the World Conservation Society (WCS) posted the video on YouTube for the world to see. Read Article »

Scientists find possible genetic cause for Pygmies' height

April 30, 2012

Scientists from the University of Pennsylvania recently released the findings of a study concerning Western African Pygmies in Cameroon. Read Article »

Blind fashion designer from Cameroon has vision

April 27, 2012

Cameroon native Mason Ewing, 30, is making waves in the French fashion world. Read Article »

Two Cameroon politicians detained in connection with Albatross plane scandal

April 19, 2012

Cameroon's political world is alive with scandal, as former prime minister Ephraim Inoni and presidential hopeful Marafa Hamidou Yaya were arrested in connection with an illegal purchase of a presidential place in 2004. Read Article »

Cameroon finally recruits pro-striker David Ngog for national team

March 14, 2012

After years of invitations to join the Cameroon national football team, the Indomitable Lions, professional athlete David Ngog finally agreed to sign on to the team. Read Article »

Bid to stop elephant poaching in Cameroon ends in violence

March 12, 2012

Poachers have always targeted elephants for their ivory tusks, but the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) recently reported more than 300 have been slaughtered in the past few months. Read Article »

Loyalty contract may help Cameroon national football team's success this year

February 29, 2012

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Cameroon officials report major spike in elephant poaching incidents

February 23, 2012

Poachers have long been a threat to wildlife in Africa, with more and more rhinos and elephants being slaughtered for their horns and tusks each year. Read Article »

Fecafoot to scientifically determine age of players

February 23, 2012

Cameroon's football federation, Fecafoot, is taking actions to put an end to age trafficking. Read Article »

Cameroon Olympic team to train in Scotland prior to the London games

January 20, 2012

The Cameroon Olympic team will spend a few weeks before the 2012 London Olympics training in the U.K. city of Aberdeen. Read Article »

Cameroon reduces punishment for Eto'o

January 9, 2012

When the Cameroon Football Federation (Fecafoot) handed down a 15-game suspension to Indomitable Lions captain Samuel Eto'o, his fans and teammates were furious. Read Article »

Eto'o's suspension from Cameroon team outrages teammates

December 29, 2011

Many sports fans may have thought that things would settle down after Cameroon Lions captain Samuel Eto'o and a few other members of the club were formally punished for the team's recent strikes, but the battle wages on. Read Article »

Eto'o suspended following FECAFOOT hearing decision

December 14, 2011

Cameroon's national football federation, FECAFOOT, recently came to a decision concerning disciplinary actions for Indomitable Lions captain Samuel Eto'o. Read Article »

Cameroon Lion's captain meets with panel to discuss strike

December 13, 2011

The hearing to discuss Lions captain Samuel Eto'o's involvement in the team's strike was held recently, but no decisions have been reached, according to BBC Sport. Read Article »

Oroko communities in Cameroon celebrate the holidays their own way

December 6, 2011

The people of Lobe, a small community in southwestern Cameroon, have created a new celebration for the holiday season. Read Article »

Lions captain blamed for Cameroon soccer team's strike

December 2, 2011

The Cameroon national soccer team, the Indomitable Lions, recently went on strike, and the Cameroon Football Federation (Fecafoot) is placing the blame on team captain and vice-captain - Samuel Eto'o and Eyong Enoh. Read Article »

Striking Lions cause financial strife for Cameroon

November 30, 2011

Cameroon's national football team, the Indomitable Lions, recently went on strike and their protest could cost the country a lot. Read Article »

Extinction of western black rhino raises concerns in Cameroon

November 21, 2011

The western black rhino, one of the four sub-species of rhinos living in South Africa, was recently declared extinct, which has raised concerns for the remaining creatures that are still being illegally hunted for their horns. Read Article »

Cameroon national football team goes on strike

November 17, 2011

Cameroon's national football team, the Indomitable Lions, are staging their own lockout over salary issues. Read Article »

President Biya is sworn in for his sixth term in office

November 1, 2011

Incumbent President Paul Biya is officially being sworn in for yet another term as the leader of Cameroon today. Read Article »

Turmoil arises before presidential election results are even announced

October 18, 2011

Last week, the presidential elections were held in Cameroon, and even though the winner will not be announced seven candidates are calling for the vote to be annulled and rescheduled. Read Article »

President Biya's lack of campaigning has many worried

October 5, 2011

Cameroon's incumbent president Paul Biya is taking an extremely lax approach to his reelection campaign, which has both supporters and opponents wondering what he is planning to do to hold onto his seat as the nation's leader. Read Article »

President Biya's keynote address focuses on nation's youth

September 19, 2011

The leader of Cameroon, President Paul Biya, recently gave a speech at the opening of the Third Ordinary Congress of the Cameroon People's Democratic Movement, the ruling party. Read Article »

More than half the candidates disqualified from Cameroon presidential election

September 16, 2011

Cameroon is quickly approaching election day (October 9), and until recently there were 51 candidates for the presidency. Read Article »

Mandy Moore visits Cameroon to encourage foreign aid

September 9, 2011

Mandy Moore, actress, singer and humanitarian, recently returned from a trip to Cameroon, where she helped hand out long-lasting anti-malaria mosquito nets. Read Article »

Cameroon's presidential elections to be held in October

August 31, 2011

On October 9, Cameroon citizens will vote to elect a new president. Read Article »

Cameroon football player Samuel Eto'o becomes highest paid in the world

August 23, 2011

Cameroon native and four-time African player of the year Samuel Eto'o is about to become the highest-paid football player in the world. Read Article »

Amnesty International calls for abolishment of homosexuality laws in Africa

August 18, 2011

Two men will soon be standing trial in Camaroon for their sexual preference, and human rights activists are calling for the government to rethink its laws on such matters. Read Article »

Bebe Zahara Benet, Camaroon's premiere drag queen, talks about her projects and family

August 9, 2011

Bebe Zahara Benet was the first winner of RuPaul's Drag Race, and the Camaroon native is now helping women unleash their inner divas as a 'professor' on the new reality show, RuPaul's Drag U. Read Article »

Tree disease attacks Camaroon's cocoa crops, farmers seek government help

August 8, 2011

One of Camaroon's main exports, cocoa, had been doing well this year, in spite of a tree disease that has been wreaking havoc on the nation's crops. Read Article »