Cameroon
  • Cameroonian authorities commit to re-prioritize domestically financed public investment
    13 november 2018 18:48:53
    Yaoundé, Cameroon (PANA) – An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team on Tuesday reached staff-level agreement with Cameroonian authorities on economic and financial policies that could support approval of the third review of their three-year programme supported by the Extended Credit Facility (ECF). Full text...
  • Cameroonian refugee arrivals in Nigeria reach 30,000 - UNHCR
    10 november 2018 19:42:18
    Ogoja, Nigeria (PANA) - The number of Cameroonians fleeing violence and seeking refuge in neighbouring Nigeria has crossed the 30,000 mark, the United Nations refugee agency has said, highlighting that the needs on the ground are outpacing assistance efforts. Full text...
  • Cameroonian journalist detained on charge of spreading false news
    08 november 2018 19:52:09
    Yaoundé, Cameroon (PANA) - The editor-in-chief of Equinoxe Television's English-language channel, Mimi Mefo Takambou, has been detained since Wednesday at the New Bell prison in Douala, Cameroon's economic capital, for spreading false news and cyber crime, PANA learnt Thursday from the National Union of Journalists of Cameroon (NUJC). Full text...
  • AU calls for arrest, prosecution of school children abductors in Cameroon
    08 november 2018 10:15:06
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union has condemned the abduction of children in Cameroon, saying it constituted a major violation of human rights, the right to safety and education. Full text...
  • UN chief condemns student abductions in north-west Cameroon
    07 november 2018 06:04:12
    New York, US (PANA) - United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned Monday’s reported kidnapping of students and staff from a secondary school in Bamenda, North-West region of Cameroon. Full text...
  • Cameroonian President Biya sworn for 7th term
    06 november 2018 19:13:23
    Yaoundé, Cameroon (PANA) - President Paul Biya, elected for a 7th term to lead Cameroon, was sworn in Yaoundé on Tuesday in the National Assembly at a ceremony that was witnessed by several dignitaries.Full text...
  • Buhari congratulates Cameroonian President on inauguration
    06 november 2018 15:38:21
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday congratulated Cameroonian President Paul Biya, on his inauguration Tuesday for another term of office following his victory in the 7 October, 2018, presidential election.Full text...
  • Rights group demands freedom for 70 schoolchildren taken in mass abduction in Cameroon
    06 november 2018 07:05:54
    Yaounde, Cameroon (PANA) - Human rights group Amnesty International is demanding the release of at least 70 school children who were abducted on Monday in the the Anglophone region. Full text...
  • Nigeria, Cameroon to conduct more joint operations along common borders
    26 october 2018 09:12:33
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian and Cameroonian armies have agreed to collaborate in the conduct of sustained joint military operations to end insurgency within the fringes of their common borders in Borno State, northeast Nigeria. Full text...
  • Cameroon's veteran president Biya reelected
    22 october 2018 19:17:31
    Yaoundé, Cameroon (PANA) – Cameroon's veteran President, Paul Biya, who has been in power since 1982, has been reelected for his seventh term, the Constitutional Court announced on Monday. Full text...
  • Cameroon Constitutional Council rejects 16 appeals against presidential poll
    17 october 2018 10:50:27
    Yaoundé, Cameroon (PANA) - The Constitutional Council of Cameroon has dismissed 16 out of 18 appeals to partially or totally annul the 7 October presidential election.Full text...
  • UN chief urges peaceful, free and fair elections in Cameroon
    05 october 2018 05:23:45
    New York, US (PANA) - United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has called for a peaceful, credible and inclusive elections in Cameroon, as the country prepares to hold presidential elections this coming Sunday. Full text...
  • 2019 AFCON: 'Cameroon’s hosting rights intact'
    03 october 2018 12:52:26
    Younde, Cameroon (PANA) - Cameroon has been reassured that it will host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations under the auspices of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), following a high-level discussion between the Cameroonian President, Paul Biya, and the President of CAF, Mr Ahmad Ahmad, at the Unity Palace on Tuesday. Full text...
  • Nigerian, Cameroonian troops kill 5 Boko Haram terrorists in joint operation
    19 september 2018 18:41:45
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigerian and Cameroonian troops on Wednesday announced the killing of five Boko Haram terrorists during a joint border operation in Borno State of northeast Nigeria. Full text...
  • Rights group says horrific violence escalates further in Cameroon's Anglophone regions
    18 september 2018 06:11:04
    Yaounde, Cameroon (PANA) - The brutal attacks against ordinary people and security forces are further proof of the horrific escalation of violence in Cameroon’s Anglophone regions, Amnesty International said on Tuesday. Full text...
  • AfDB boosts Cameroon livestock, fish farming with 84-million-euro loan
    13 september 2018 16:00:05
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group has extended a loan of 84 million euros to Cameroon to support livestock and fish production in the central African country in line with the Bank’s strategies to create jobs and raise household incomes. Full text...
  • AfDB slams 3-year suspension on Cameroonian consulting firm, Director over corrupt practices
    10 september 2018 13:25:54
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group on Monday, 10 September, 2018, announced the suspension of the Centre Africain de Recherches Forestières Appliquées et de Développement (CARFAD), a consulting company based in Yaoundé, Cameroon, and its Executive Director, Benjamin Tchoffo, for a minimum period of 36 months. Full text...
  • African Battery Metals abandons Sierra Leone projects for nickel, cobalt in Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire
    31 august 2018 06:57:35
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – AIM-listed African Battery Metals (ABM) has decided to relinquish its interests in gold and iron-ore projects in Sierra Leone to focus on its newly acquired nickel and cobalt projects in Cameroon and Côte d’Ivoire. Full text...
  • Cameroon to host Sub-Regional Workshop on AfDB's Independent Review Mechanism
    03 august 2018 12:44:36
    Yaoundé, Cameroon (PANA) - The Compliance Review and Mediation Unit (BCRM) of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group will organize a sub-regional information workshop on the Bank’s “Independent Review Mechanism: A Recourse Avenue for Communities Around Bank-Financed Projects” from 18 to 19 September, 2018, in Yaoundé, Cameroon. Full text...
  • Generator fumes kill 8 Cameroonian refugees in Nigeria
    02 august 2018 18:01:28
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Fumes from a power generator are blamed for deaths of eight Cameroonian refugees in Ikom, Cross River State bordering Bakassi Peninsula, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Nigeria said on Thursday Full text...
  • Cameroon violence needs urgent investigation, says UN rights chief Zeid
    26 july 2018 06:30:51
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - Persistent reports of grave human rights abuses in Cameroon — including a widely shared video showing the alleged execution of a woman, child and baby — must be investigated by the authorities urgently, UN rights chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said on Wednesday. Full text...
  • Gov't, separatists abuse civilians in Cameroon's Anglophone region - Rights group says
    20 july 2018 06:47:08
    New York, US (PANA) – Government security forces and armed separatists have committed grave abuses against residents of Cameroon’s Anglophone region, Human Rights Watch said in a report released on Thursday in New York. Full text...
  • Cameroon hosts workshop on implementation of SDG 6 in french-speaking Central Africa
    04 july 2018 14:52:34
    Douala, Cameroon (PANA) - A three-day (4-6 July, 2018) workshop at which participants will share their experiences concerning the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) dedicated to water and sanitation (SDG 6) in french-speaking Central Africa opened on Wednesday in Douala, Cameroon. Full text...
  • Nigerian, Cameroonian troops kill 23 Boko Haram terrorists in Lake Chad Basin area
    13 june 2018 15:24:00
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Army says its troops, fighting alongside elements of the Cameroonian Defence Forces, killed 23 Boko Haram members and recovered weapons during its clearance operation in villages in the Lake Chad region. Full text...
  • Boko Haram's activities force thousands of children out of school in Cameroon
    12 june 2018 08:04:09
    Yaounde, Cameroon (PANA) - Boko Haram’s violence and armed counter-offensives have prevented thousands of children from receiving an education in Far North Cameroon, a humanitarian charity said on Tuesday. Full text...
  • Cameroon's Anglophone regions gripped by 'deadly violence', says Amnesty International
    12 june 2018 06:51:26
    Yaounde, Cameroon (PANA) - Armed separatists in Cameroon’s Anglophone regions have stabbed to death and shot military personnel, burned down schools and attacked teachers, while security forces have tortured people, fired on crowds and destroyed villages, in a spiral of violence that keeps getting more deadly, human rights advocate Amnesty International said on Tuesday. Full text...
  • Coton Sports still lead in Cameroonian football league
    04 june 2018 09:55:06
    Yaoundé, Cameroon (PANA) - Coton Sport de Garoua are still leading the Cameroonian football league at the end of Day 23 despite not being in action at the weekend.Full text...
  • Rights group demands release of Cameroonian school principal
    30 may 2018 09:44:53
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) – Human Rights Watch on Wednesday asked kidnappers of a school principal in Cameroon’s Southwest province to immediately release her unharmed. Full text...
  • Coton Sport strengthens lead in Cameroonian football league
    28 may 2018 11:04:14
    Yaoundé, Cameroon (PANA) - Coton Sport has maintained its lead in the Cameroonian football championship MTN Elite One, thanks to its 1-0 win against AS Fortuna in Day 21 matches played on Sunday. Full text...
  • Cameroon struggles to maintain public debt sustainability
    19 may 2018 08:32:45
    Yaoundé , Cameroon (PANA) – Cameroon’s overall economic growth decelerated to 3.2 percent in 2017 due to a steep decline in oil production despite the gradual rebound in international prices, according to a team of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) that visited the country this week. Full text...
  • Cotonsport maintain lead in Cameroon's football league
    17 may 2018 11:31:37
    Yaoundé, Cameroon (PANA) - Despite not playing on Wednesday, in Day 19 of Cameroon's football championship, MTN Elite One, Cotonsport have maintained a solid lead in the competition. Full text...
  • Cameroonians pour into Nigeria, stretching scant resources – UNHCR
    20 march 2018 21:18:13
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - As more and more Anglophone Cameroonians flee a violent crackdown in the region and seek asylum in Nigeria, the United Nations refugee agency warned on Tuesday that without more funding and assistance, their situation and that of the Nigerian communities hosting them, will become even more desperate. Full text...
  • Combined Nigerian, Cameroonian forces kill 15 Boko Haram terrorists, rescue 1,130 hostages
    27 february 2018 16:29:58
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Army said on Tuesday that the combined troops of Operation Lafiya Dole and the Cameroonian Defence Forces battling Boko Haram terrorists in northeast Nigeria have killed 35 B insurgents and destroyed 15 locally fabricated rifles captured from them. Full text...
  • UN deputy aid chief urges assistance as insecurity deepens in Lake Chad basin
    27 february 2018 07:36:39
    Yaounde, Cameroon (PANA) - Amid growing insecurity in Lake Chad, a senior United Nations relief official on Monday said the international community and the Government of Cameroon must step up support for humanitarian action in the country, which is most affected by regionwide violence sparked by Boko Haram. Full text...
  • Cameroonian troops join Nigerian counterparts in anti-Boko Haram war in northeast Nigeria
    05 february 2018 13:53:03
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Troops of the Cameroonian Defence Force have joined their Nigerian counterparts, after an induction exercise, in the ongoing Counter-Terrorism and Counter Insurgency operations in Northeast Nigeria and the borders between the two countries. Full text...
  • Nigeria, Cameroon inaugurate joint military mission
    04 february 2018 14:52:00
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigeria-Cameroon Military Joint Mission was on Saturday inaugurated in the epicentre of the Boko Haram violence of Maiduguri, with the Theatre Commander, Major General Rogers Nicholas stating that the Nigerian Army has "completely defeated" the Boko Haram insurgents. Full text...
  • 2018 FIFA U-17 WWC qualifiers: Hosts Nigeria hold Cameroon 2-2 in 1st-leg match
    03 february 2018 22:14:44
    Benin, Nigeria (PANA) - A struggling Nigeria came from behind to hold Cameroon 2-2 in the first-leg, final qualifier for the 2018 FIFA Under-17 Women's World Cup. Full text...
  • 2018 FIFA U-17 WWC qualifiers: Nigeria vs Cameroon in 1st-leg, final qualifier
    03 february 2018 08:01:40
    Benin, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria, eyeing a sixth appearance at the FIFA Under-17 Women's World Cup finals, take on Cameroon on Saturday in the first-leg, final African qualifier for the event.Full text...
  • UNHCR condemns forced returns of Cameroon asylum-seekers from Nigeria
    02 february 2018 11:07:42
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has condemned the forced return of Cameroon asylum-seekers from Nigeria. Full text...
  • Concern grows for women, children fleeing Cameroon - UNHCR
    19 january 2018 11:52:11
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - With the number of people fleeing English-speaking areas of Cameroon for Nigeria growing, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is increasingly concerned at the plight of women and children among them. Full text...
  • 2018 FIFA U-20 WWC qualifier: Ghana draw 1-1 with hosts Cameroon
    14 january 2018 20:11:58
    Yaounde, Cameroon (PANA) - The Black Princesses of Ghana on Sunday in Yaounde drew 1-1 with Cameroon in the first-leg of the final FIFA Under-20 Women's World Cup qualifier. Full text...
  • Cameroon’s cocoa attracts New York investor
    04 january 2018 17:21:50
    Yaoundé, Cameroon (PANA) - Cameroon’s third largest cocoa bean exporter, Producam SA, announced on Thursday it has signed a financing agreement of up to US$500 million with Milost Global Inc., a New York-based investor, to fund the development of the company's projects. Full text...
  • 6 Rwandan riders to participate in Tropicale Amissa Bongo cycling race
    28 december 2017 14:25:25
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - At least 6 Rwandan cyclists will participate in the 2017 La Tropicale Amissa Bongo cycling race scheduled for 15-21 January 2018 across Gabon and some parts of Cameroon, sports source confirmed Thursday in Kigali. Full text...
  • IMF Board approves US$ 117.2m disbursement to Cameroon
    21 december 2017 17:01:58
    Yaoundé, Cameroon (PANA) – Fiscal and external adjustment in Cameroon and Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC) countries, combined with external financing, have led to a gradual buildup in CEMAC reserves, according to Mr. Mitsuhiro Furusawa, Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).Full text...
  • UNHCR steps up support to Cameroonians fleeing to Nigeria
    20 december 2017 06:49:44
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - UNHCR, the UN Refuge Agency, is stepping up its presence in south-eastern Nigeria, to provide life-saving support to thousands of people fleeing unrest in English-speaking areas of Cameroon. Full text...
  • CPJ calls for release of journalist detained in Cameroon
    09 december 2017 19:10:10
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has called for the immediate release of journalist Patrice Nganang, who is detained in Cameroon, according to a statement obtained Saturday by PANA here. Full text...
  • 'Cameroon makes significant strides in social services, infrastructure' - new AfDB report
    04 november 2017 09:14:37
    Yaounde, Cameroon (PANA) - As the most robust economy in Central Africa, Cameroon, has in the past decade taken steps to further boost growth, making major advances in providing health, education and clean water, launching an ambitious infrastructure investment programme to become a middle-income country by 2035, according to the AfDB’s Cameroon Country Brief, released on 2 November 2017.Full text...
  • Unrest in Cameroon's Anglophone regions sends thousands fleeing to Nigeria – UN agency
    31 october 2017 20:05:54
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) – The United Nations refugee agency is scaling up efforts with partners to provide humanitarian assistance to thousands of Cameroonians who have fled violence in that country's Anglophone regions to south-eastern Nigeria. Full text...
  • Cameroonian military court frees 3 journalists
    30 october 2017 20:42:49
    Yaoundé, Cameroon (PANA) - Yaoundé's military court on Monday found three Cameroonian journalists, charged with non-reporting of terrorist acts to intelligence service, not guilty. Full text...
  • Results of Cameroon Cup quarter-finals results
    30 october 2017 20:30:32
    Yaounde, Cameroun (PANA) – Here are the results of the quarter-finals of the 57th edition of the Cameroon Football Cup played this week-end in Yaoundé and Douala.Full text...

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