Cameroon
  • Cameroon set for another round of cholera vaccination in February
    22 january 2019 11:30:24
    Yaoundé, Cameroon (PANA) - Cameroon's Directorate for the fight against diseases, outbreaks and pandemics will next month launch a new round of vaccination against cholera, to respond to the epidemic declared last July in some regions of Cameroon.Full text...
  • Humanitarian agency urges assistance to Nigerian refugees fleeing to Cameroon
    22 january 2019 04:17:01
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - A humanitarian agency, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), has urged Nigerian and Cameroonian authorities to provide immediate assistance to thousands of Nigerian civilians fleeing violence. Full text...
  • Cameroon to issue 7 billion CFA francs Treasury bills
    21 january 2019 18:33:55
    Yaoundé, Cameroon (PANA) - The Cameroonian Public Treasury will issue next Wednesday, by auctioning 26-week Assimilable Treasury Bills (BTA), worth 7 billion CFA francs, according to the Bank of Central African States. Full text...
  • All Cameroon teams eliminated from African clubs competitions
    21 january 2019 11:26:55
    Yaoundé, Cameroon (PANA) - The last two representatives of Cameroon were eliminated on Sunday from Africa football clubs competitions, following the play-off matches of the CAF Confederation Cup.Full text...
  • Cameroon's Douala International Airport switches to solar energy
    09 january 2019 16:09:24
    Yaoundé, Cameroon (PANA) - Douala International Airport in Cameroon's largest city and economic capital now operates on solar energy after the installation of 3,840 solar panels over an area of ​​more than 14,000 square metres which produce 1.5 MW, according to Thomas Owona Assoumou, Director General of Airports of Cameroon.Full text...
  • Cameroon gets premier female football academy
    07 january 2019 10:45:37
    Yaoundé, Cameroon (PANA) - Cameroon on Saturday got its first female football academy, the Rails Football Academy, launched in Yaoundé by Cameroonian female international Enganamouit Gaëlle. Full text...
  • Cameroon gets new Prime Minister
    04 january 2019 19:00:21
    Yaoundé, Cameroon (PANA) - President Paul Biya of Cameroon on Friday appointed Joseph Dion Ngute as Prime Minister to replace Philemon Yang who has held the post since June 2009. Full text...
  • Cameroonian president Biya vows to neutralise 'war entrepreneurs'
    01 january 2019 12:32:19
    Yaoundé, Cameroun (PANA) – In his traditional New Year message on Monday evening, the Cameroonian president, Paul Biya, reviewed 2018, gave new orientations for 2019 and vowed particularly that the defence forces would "neutralise war entrepreneurs", alluding to Anglophone separatists. Full text...
  • 'Cameroon conflict leaves over 400,000 people displaced'
    19 december 2018 10:32:35
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) says it is deeply worried by the number of people displaced as a result of the crisis in Cameroon's Anglophone regions which has spiked to more 430,000.Full text...
  • Foreign project loans propel Cameroon’s public external debt
    18 december 2018 11:05:20
    Yaounde, Cameroon (PANA) – Cameroon’s public external debt has increased rapidly in 2018, mainly owing to faster-than-envisaged disbursements of foreign project loans, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) noted in statement on Tuesday after its Board completed the third review of the country’s Extended Credit Facility (ECF) arrangement. Full text...
  • Amnesty hails release of 289 people arrested for unrest in Cameroon's Anglophone regions
    15 december 2018 18:26:48
    Yaounde, Cameroon (PANA) - Human rights watchdog, Amnesty International, on Saturday hailed the Cameroonian authorities' release of 289 people arrested in connection with the unrest in the country's Anglophone regions and demanded that all those in jail for exercising their freedom of expression must also be freed. Full text...
  • HIV prevalence in Cameroon down since 2011
    11 december 2018 13:49:58
    Yaoundé, Cameroon (PANA) - The prevalence of HIV-AIDS in Cameroon went down from 4.3 percent to 3.4 percent since 2011, according to the latest Demographic and Health Survey. Full text...
  • Women's World Cup 2019: Cameroon plays in Group E
    09 december 2018 14:19:51
    Yaoundé, Cameroon (PANA) – Cameroon's national team of 'Lionnes Indomtables' will play in Group E during the Women's World Cup tournament to be hosted by France between June and July 2019, according to an official draw taken on Saturday. Full text...
  • Nine candidates for presidency of Cameroonian football federation
    06 december 2018 14:42:40
    Yaoundé, Cameroon (PANA) - Nine candidates are running for the presidency of the Cameroonian football federation (FECAFOOT), scheduled to take place on 12 December, the president of the electoral commission, Mr. Dieudonné Happ, announced on Thursday. Full text...
  • Cameroon FA to hold General Assembly on 12 December
    04 december 2018 17:36:32
    Yaoundé, Cameroon (PANA) - The Cameroon Football Federation (FECAFOOT) will hold its general assembly in Yaoundé on 12 December to elect its executive and jurisdictional committees, according to a statement released by the Federation on Tuesday. Full text...
  • Cameroonians hardly accept their country's withdrawal from CAN 2019
    03 december 2018 19:39:06
    Yaoundé, Cameroon (PANA) - Friday's withdrawal of Cameroon from the African Cup of Nations by the Executive Committee of the African Football Confederation (CAF) was a cold shower for national players and even politicians. Full text...
  • Big disappointment in Cameroon after withdrawal of CAN 2019
    01 december 2018 14:10:12
    Yaoundé, Cameroon (PANA) - The vast majority of Cameroonians did not hide their disappointment after the Executive Committee of the African Football Confederation (CAF) decided on Friday, in Accra, Ghana, to withdraw the organization of the 2019 African Cup from their country, PANA noted on site. Full text...
  • CAF withdraw from organising CAN 2019 in Cameroon
    30 november 2018 19:48:46
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - The African Football Confederation (CAF) has decided to withdraw the organization of the African Cup of Nations, edition 2019, from Cameroon, for lack of the necessary infrastructure for holding the sporting event, the Egyptian media reported Friday. Full text...
  • Cameroon Bar Association has a new president
    26 november 2018 15:48:31
    Yaoundé, Cameroon (PANA) - Me Tchakounté Patie Charles has been elected president of the Cameroon Bar Association, replacing Me Ngié Kamga Jackson, after a General Assembly held in Douala Sunday, the economic capital of the country. Full text...
  • Cameroon violence condemned by UN human rights office
    21 november 2018 04:10:01
    New York, US (PANA) - Continuing insecurity in Cameroon has been condemned by the United Nations Human Rights Office (OHCHR) amid reports of killings by armed groups and State forces that has prompted mass internal displacement. Full text...
  • UN High Commissioner for Human Rights urges Cameroonians to stop acts of violence
    20 november 2018 19:52:17
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) – The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on Tuesday urged all opposing sides in the Southwest and Northwest regions of Cameroon to refrain from acts of violence that have, for more than a year now, left the population in these regions living in fear, unable to access their basic human rights. Full text...
  • Military tribunal to try detained Cameroonian journalist, cyber-activist, Michel Biem Tong
    16 november 2018 13:35:16
    Yaoundé, Cameroun (PANA) – The Camerounian journalist and cyber-activist, Michel Biem Tong, detained at the central prison of Nkodengui, in Yaoundé, will appear before a military tribunal on 5 December. Full text...
  • 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...

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