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Villagers Flee Suspected Separatist Attack

[VOA] Bangourain -Authorities in Cameroon say hundreds of people have fled villages in a French-speaking region after suspected Anglophone separatists abducted 15 people and torched 80 houses. (AllAfrica)

Youth Football - Semences Olympiques Tournament Rounds Off

[Cameroon Tribune] The 55th edition of the youth football tournament called "Semences Olympiques" will end in Yaoundetomorrow, December 29, 2018. Organised by Semences Olympiques Football Academy, the competitionbrought together several teams from across the country. After four days of intense competition the teamsare gearing up for the final. (AllAfrica)

Beach Volleyball - Camtel International Tournament Kicks Off Today

[Cameroon Tribune] Six countries from Africa and Europe are taking part in the first edition of the competition billed for the Awaé escalier neighborhood in Yaounde. (AllAfrica)

Reopening of Electoral Registers - Necessary Measures Adopted in Yaounde

[Cameroon Tribune] Several ideas have been put together to ensure that maximum number of citizens of voting age get registered on the electoral list (AllAfrica)

End-of-Year Festivities - Prices of Drinks Remain Unchanged

[Cameroon Tribune] Control teams are on hands to check artificial scarcity and price hikes nationwide. (AllAfrica)

Decentralisation - Fcfa 350 Billion Transferred to Councils Since 2010

[Cameroon Tribune] Below is a press release from the National Decentralisation Board meeting held on December 20, 2018. (AllAfrica)

A Generation of Unschooled Cameroonians, Another Generation of Conflict?

[IRIN] Bamenda/Cameroon -"As we trekked, they kept on telling us that they don't want us to go to school again," says 15-year-old Martha Lum, four weeks after being released by the armed gunmen who kidnapped her along with 78 other children and staff members in Cameroon. (AllAfrica)

CPJ Calls On Cameroon's Biya to Release Critically Ill Journalist

[CPJ] His Excellency Paul Biya (AllAfrica)

Catholic Church Caught in the Crossfire of Worsening Anglophone Crisis

[RFI] The Catholic Church is increasingly caught in the middle of an escalating crisis in Cameroon's North West and South West regions with priests shot dead, property destroyed and frequent detentions by armed separatists, according to a high-ranking church official. (AllAfrica)

2018 Natural Disasters - Japan Appreciates Cameroon's Show of Concern

[Cameroon Tribune] Ambassador Tsutomu Osawa spoke at Emperor Akihito's 85th birthday reception in Yaounde on December 11, 2018. (AllAfrica)

Decentralisation and Local Development - Mayors Examine Better Forest Management Strategies

[Cameroon Tribune] This was during the 10th General Assembly of the Association of Forest Councils in Cameroon organised in Yaounde recently. (AllAfrica)

Seidou Mbombo Njoya - Coming Back Home

[Cameroon Tribune] The former Vice President of FECAFOOT, now elected President is expected to put his rich experience in international football to turn the fortunes of Cameroon football. (AllAfrica)

Greenpeace Africa And Cameroonian Artists Launch Campaign Against Land Grabbing

[Greenpeace] Douala -The use of humorous videos and sketches is a medium by actress like Nsang Dilong, Freddy Kristel and Alene Menget to introduce the serious issue of land grabbing in a manner that all Cameroonians can understand (AllAfrica)

Sudcam: Bleeding the Forest and its Dependent Communities

[Greenpeace] Yaoundé -I had the opportunity to do a field visit to communities impacted by Sud-Cameroun Hévéa ("Sudcam"), a rubber plantation company situated in the South region of Cameroon. Sudcam is a subsidiary of Halcyon Agri based in Singapore and is responsible for by far the most devastating new forest clearance for industrial agriculture in the Congo Basin. Halcyon Agri is a supplier to major tyre brands like Goodyear, Continental, Michelin and Bridgestone. An "influential member" (AllAfrica)

Environmental Stakeholders Interrogate Sudcam

[Greenpeace] Yaoundé -The negative socioeconomic and environmental repercussions of Sudcam activities in the South of Cameroon has prompted stakeholders from government and civil society to undertake a field mission to Sudcam concession areas. The visit to the villages of Bitye, Edjom, Ndibessong, Zoumeyo and Ekok exposed the plight of local and indigenous communities and the large-scale unregulated deforestation taking place in Cameroon. (AllAfrica)

Conflict in Cameroon Is Extracting a Heavy Toll On Ordinary People

[The Conversation Africa] The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has let Cameroon's President Paul Biya know that his nation will no longer host the 2019 African Nations Cup competition. The decision is a humiliation. Once a powerhouse of Africa's football, Cameroon's reputation had dropped significantly. (AllAfrica)

10 Human Rights That Matter to People on the Continent

[Deutsche Welle] As the Universal Declaration of Human Rights turns 70, DW asked people in the Gambia, Cameroon and Malawi which human rights matter most to them. (AllAfrica)

Why Losing the African Cup of Nations Is a Heavy Blow for Cameroon

[The Conversation Africa] The proud footballing nation of Cameroon is under the spotlight for all the wrong reasons. This follows the announcement that they have been stripped of the hosting rights for the African Cup on Nations (AFCON) 2019 because of delays with preparations as well as security concerns. (AllAfrica)

Bilingualism Practice - Cameroon Learns From Canada's Experience

[Cameroon Tribune] A Canadian delegation had talks at the National Commission for the Promotion of Bilingualism and Multiculturalism on December 10, 2018. (AllAfrica)

Human Rights Day - Protecting Rights of Migrants On Spotlight

[Cameroon Tribune] The 70thedition of the International Day on Human Rights was commemorated on December 10, 2018 on the theme, "All united for human rights." (AllAfrica)

Cycling Race of "Great Opportunities"

[Cameroon Tribune] The first edition of the competition took place in Yaounde on Sunday December 9, 2018. (AllAfrica)

Vaccine Storage - Government to Acquire Over 3,000 Fridges, Deep Freezers

[Cameroon Tribune] The project worth more than 6.3 billion FCFA is to last five years, beginning in 2019. (AllAfrica)

Construction of Drainages in Douala - CUD Calls for Participative Management

[Cameroon Tribune] A capacity building workshop on the project sustainability took place. (AllAfrica)

Youth Employment - National Employment Fund Creates More Opportunities

[Cameroon Tribune] A partnership agreement was signed between the Fund and PMUC Cameroon on December 6,2018 in Yaounde. (AllAfrica)

UBA Graduates Pioneer Medical Doctors -

[Cameroon Tribune] The 8th convocation ceremony of that institution took place on Saturday December 8, 2018, sending 62 medical doctors to the job market. (AllAfrica)

Dismissal of a Judicial and Legal Officer

[Cameroon Tribune] Decree N°2018/763 of 10 December 2018 (AllAfrica)

2017 Tax Revenue - Reforms Lead to Collection of Over Fcfa 2,000 Billion

[Cameroon Tribune] An annual report of the Directorate General of Taxation shows that there was an increase by FCFA 132.3 billion when compared to 2016. (AllAfrica)

Daniel Mongue Nyamsi - Understands the Challenges of the Time

[Cameroon Tribune] The 43 year-old experienced manager's dream is to give his good ideas in the development of football. (AllAfrica)

Duo Sings for Peace in Cameroon

[Deutsche Welle] Two musicians are traveling through Cameroon's English speaking regions in the hope that their musical messages of peace will reach rebels and help end the secessionist conflict. DW's Moki Kindzeka reports. (AllAfrica)

How New Media Platforms Have Become Powerful Across Africa

[The Conversation Africa] Online platforms have become an important site for political and social engagement. On the one hand they have been praised for their progressive characteristics. This is because they offer great organising potential, enhance political accountability and disrupt old media practices that tend to exclude less powerful voices from important social and political discussions. (AllAfrica)

Crisis Worsens in Cameroon

[Africa Renewal] People flee as the UN calls for national reconciliation and durable solution (AllAfrica)