Africa Archive

REDHAC threatens to drag Cameroon to the AU and the UN

Maximilienne Ngo Mbe, Executive Director of the Network of Human Rights Defenders in Central Africa (Redhac).   According to the Network of Human Rights Defenders in Central Africa (Redhac), the suspension of the Internet connection, the arrest of Anglophone leaders and the disappearance of Read on » » »

L’UNESCO n’a pas déclaré l’année blanche au Cameroun

En raison des revendications sociales qui ont conduit à l’interruption depuis plus de trois mois des cours dans les établissements scolaires dans les Régions anglophones du Cameroun, une information non officielle qui circule sur les réseaux sociaux fait croire que l’UNESCO a déjà déclaré Read on » » »

Nigerian govt to construct Cameroon-Nigeria border bridge at $47 million

Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola The Nigerian Government on Wednesday approved the construction of the Cameroon-Nigeria border link bridge as part of its efforts to strengthen the bilateral ties between the two countries. The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Read on » » »

Zimbabwe: Mugabe turns 93, EU extends economic sanctions

ZIMBABWE As Zimbabwe’s president turns 93, the European Union (EU) has voted to extend economic sanctions against Robert Mugabe.   The sanctions restrict travel, prohibit military trade between EU member states and President Mugabe, his wife Grace Mugabe, and the defence industry. But, the Read on » » »

SA:Gay student kicked out of Durban college

Durban – A 20-year-old student has been expelled from Coastal College in Umlazi because he is gay, GroundUp reports. Bheka Khanyile says his teacher told him on Monday she could not teach a gay student. He said he had been a victim of the Read on » » »

Bakassi still exists despite ceding to Cameroon – Clan head

BAKASSI—THE Head of Ifiang Ayong Clan, Bakassi Local Government Area, Cross River State, Ntoe Okokon Edem Archibong, has dispelled the notion that Bakassi community is not a of Nigeria, following the relinquishing of Bakassi Peninsula by Nigeria to Cameroon.   Archibong made the clarification Read on » » »

CAMEROUN: COMMENT SORTIR DE L’IMPASSE AUTOUR DU PROBLÈME ANGLOPHONE-par Achille Mbembe

Achille Mbembe. Pendant très longtemps, le Cameroun a echappe aux radars de l’opinion africaine et internationale. Dictature a huis-clos caractérise tout autant par son opacité que par sa brutalité, il a su ne jamais faire parler de lui sur la scene mondiale qu’a l’occasion Read on » » »

Mugabe, 92, says Zimbabwe see no replacement for him

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has said his ruling ZANU-PF party and the people of Zimbabwe see no viable successor to him for next year’s general elections. Mugabe has been in power since 1980 and in December his party confirmed him as its candidate for Read on » » »

10 CAMEROUNIANS ARRESTED IN DUBAI FOR STEALING ABOUT 1 BILLION FCFA

Reports reaching alafnet.com says Ten Cameroonians were arrested in Dubai last Sunday the 19th of February, 2017 after stealing nearly one billion CFA francs from a Saudi businessman last Friday. They were arrested 48 hours after the offense.The money was recovered and they will Read on » » »

THE CAMEROON ANGLOPHONE MINORITY IS A DELAYED TIME BOMB-CIA CLASSIFIED FILES

The Anglophone minority is a delayed time bomb in Cameroon according to US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)Declassified document. The CLASSIFIED file  CIA-RDP86T01017R000707040001-2  of which alafnet.com obtained a copy was approved for release on March 7, 2011. Cameroon flag In  an insight, the original classified Read on » » »

Cameroon: 61 Anglophones Detained, 31 Awaiting Trial – Issa Tchiroma

Issa Tchiroma Bakary The Minister of Communication, Issa Tchiroma Bakary, has disclosed that of the 82 people arrested following uprisings in the Northwest and Southwest Regions, 21 were released. The Minister said of the 61 people held in detention, 31 are awaiting trial before Read on » » »

SA:Pay back the money, Zuma tells state institutions that owe SIU

Cape Town – The Special Investigating Unit is owed over R300 million by state institutions and President Jacob Zuma has called on them to pay back the money. This follows the president first meeting with SIU head Advocate Andy Mothibi on Friday. The president Read on » » »

Cameroon: Internet Shutdown Costs the State $1.39m so far

Businesses in Cameroon have lost over $1.39 million as the internet shutdown in the country enters a fourth week, a coalition of rights organisations monitoring the outage disclosed. The government ordered the suspension of internet services to the English speaking Northwest and Southwest Cameroon, Read on » » »

Cameroon :Guinness Mt Cameroon race of hope postponed indefinitely?

The 2017 Guinness mount Cameroon race of hope seems to have been postponed indefinitely and not even the National Athletics Federation has confirm it will hold. Reports says the main sponsors of the Guinness Mt. Cameroon Race of Hope namely Guinness Cameroon SA and Read on » » »

Failed suicide bombing in NE Nigeria

Photo for illustration purpose only Maiduguri – As many as seven suicide bombers, six of them women, tried to attack the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri but only blew themselves up, emergency services officials said on Friday. Initial reports from the city had suggested Read on » » »

Two killed, several missing in Tanzania mine collapse

Dar es Salaam – Two miners were killed and several others are believed missing after an illegal gold mine collapsed in northern Tanzania, the mining ministry said on Friday. At least 18 miners were illegally digging for gold in the town of Buhemba near Read on » » »

‘Our mosques are not big enough:’ Benin’s Muslims squeezed

Cotonou – Tensions have mounted in Benin after authorities cleared illegal structures from sidewalks including temporary awnings beside mosques where large numbers of worshippers gather for Friday prayers. Muslims, who account for nearly one-fourth of this West African nation’s more than 10 million people, Read on » » »

Cameroon to restore 12 million hectares of forest

(IUCN) – Cameroon has committed to restoring over 12 million hectares of deforested and degraded land by 2030 as part of the Bonn Challenge initiative. The pledge is the biggest made so far in the species-rich Congo Basin, home to the world’s second-largest tropical Read on » » »

South Africa Human Right Center Request UN,AU to Mediate Now in The Cameroon Anglophone crisis

Pretoria’s Centre for Human Rights based at the University of Pretoria, South Africa, has called on the Secretary General of the United Nations to as a matter of urgency, appoint a mediator to seek solutions in the ongoing conflict in Cameroon. The call was Read on » » »

Top US official in The Gambia for Barrow’s inauguration

GAMBIA A top official of the United States (US) will join a host of dignitaries at the inauguration ceremony of Gambian President Adama Barrow tomorrow. The Gambia’s 52nd Independence Day celebration has also been tied to the official swearing-in of President Adama Barrow. The Read on » » »