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Cameroon region concerned about Islamist militantsupdated: Thu Jan 19 2012 17:29:00

The governor of Cameroon's Far North Region on Thursday said threats posed by militant Islamist group Boko Haram were "very critical."

Eto'o suspension slashed by Cameroon updated: Sat Jan 07 2012 12:03:00

Samuel Eto'o can return to international action in September after the Cameroon Football Federation decided to reduce the four-time African player of the year's 15-match suspension to eight months.

Rioters clash with police in Cameroon for sixth dayupdated: Thu Jan 05 2012 16:51:00

Clashes between residents of the Deido neighborhood and security officials in Cameroon's economic capital of Douala entered a sixth day Thursday as police battled to prevent the violence from spreading citywide.

Striking Eto'o banned for 15 matches by Cameroonupdated: Fri Dec 16 2011 21:45:00

Four-time African footballer of the year Samuel Eto'o has been banned for 15 games for his part in a players' strike, the Cameroon Football Federation has reported.

Cameroonian president wins vote, extending 29-year-rule updated: Sat Oct 22 2011 05:17:00

Cameroon declared the incumbent leader winner of this month's presidential election, extending his nearly three decades in office by seven more years.

Parents of conjoined twins in Cameroon plead for helpupdated: Fri Oct 21 2011 15:03:00

They are so new to this world that they do not have names yet.

Cameroon election commission denies allegations of fraudupdated: Tue Oct 11 2011 06:41:00

The head of Cameroon's election commission denied opposition candidates' allegations of fraud in Sunday's ballot, saying the process was "more transparent" than in the past.

Charges of fraud in Cameroon electionupdated: Mon Oct 10 2011 07:47:00

Opposition candidates Monday accused election officials of fraud and voting irregularities after Sunday's presidential election in Cameroon.

Cameroon president's campaign tactic strategy sparks concernupdated: Mon Oct 03 2011 13:01:00

Both supporters and opponents of Cameroon President Paul Biya say they are concerned about his complacent attitude in the campaign leading to the October 9 election, with some saying he plans to win through election rigging and fraud.

Anti-regime gunmen battle police in Cameroonupdated: Thu Sep 29 2011 11:47:00

Gunmen opposed to Cameroon's long-time leader traded fire with police for hours Thursday in the nation's largest city, Doula.

Cameroon opposition leader says other parties are 'maggots'updated: Mon Sep 26 2011 13:25:00

The chairman of Cameroon's main opposition party, John Fru Ndi, said Monday that the other opposition parties competing in October's presidential race are "maggots."

Cameroon's life-lesson 'Aunties'updated: Mon Sep 12 2011 10:28:00

CNN's Nkepile Mabuse travels to Cameroon where the "Association of Aunties" is providing life-saving lessons about safe sex.

Biya declares candidacy for October electionsupdated: Tue Sep 06 2011 12:50:00

Cameroon's longtime president, Paul Biya, has officially declared his candidacy for the October 9 presidential polls despite calls for him to step down after nearly 30 years in power.

Cholera kills nearly 500 in Cameroon since August 1, officials sayupdated: Wed Aug 17 2011 13:22:00

Public health officials say nearly 500 people have died of cholera in Cameroon this month, and 13,000 cases have been reported in the country this year.

Battling the bushmeat tradeupdated: Wed Aug 17 2011 06:47:00

CNN's Nkepile Mabuse travels through the rainforests of Cameroon, to look at the growing and illegal commercial trade of bushmeat.

Rangers put bush-meat poachers in their sightsupdated: Wed Aug 17 2011 06:47:00

In the dense rainforest of eastern Cameroon a team of rangers is on the hunt for poachers.

Activists fight breast ironing traditionupdated: Wed Jul 27 2011 20:54:00

In Cameroon, one in four girls will undergo breast ironing, a painful practice advocates say is motivated by love.

Breast ironing tradition targeted in Cameroonupdated: Wed Jul 27 2011 20:54:00

Every morning before school, nine-year-old Terisia Techu would undergo a painful procedure. Her mother would take a burning hot pestle straight out of a fire and use it to press her breasts.

Cameroon opposition party would back youth protests, leader saysupdated: Wed May 18 2011 13:32:00

Cameroon's main opposition party would support young people if they stage protests against the government, the party's secretary general told CNN Wednesday in the latest indication of budding political unrest in the country.

SI.com: Jonathan Wilson: Troubled giants struggle in Euro and African Nations Cup qualifyingupdated: Tue Mar 29 2011 15:08:00

With the qualifying series for both next year's European Championships and the African Cup of Nations roughly half-complete, a number of big names are in danger of missing out.

Cameroonians plan anti-government protestsupdated: Wed Feb 23 2011 06:39:00

Opposition groups in Cameroon are planning "Egypt-like" protests Wednesday to call for the president's ouster after almost three decades in power.

Eto'o claims record fourth African awardupdated: Tue Dec 21 2010 12:32:00

Inter Milan and Cameroon striker Samuel Eto'o has made history after being named the African Footballer of the Year for the fourth time in his career.

Hundreds die of cholera in Nigeria, Cameroonupdated: Fri Aug 27 2010 08:12:00

A cholera outbreak has erupted this summer in Africa, killing more than 600 people in the neighboring countries of Nigeria and Cameroon.

Cholera toll approaching 300 in Cameroonupdated: Thu Aug 26 2010 08:13:00

Cholera has killed 297 people in the west African nation of Cameroon, health officials said Wednesday.

Clemente named new coach of Cameroonupdated: Tue Aug 17 2010 16:37:00

The Cameroon Football Federation has appointed veteran Spaniard Javier Clemente as the coach of the African country's national team.

Cholera outbreak kills 200 in Cameroonupdated: Thu Aug 12 2010 10:38:00

Cholera has killed 200 people in the west African nation of Cameroon, the government said Thursday, and aid agencies feared the outbreak could spread to neighboring regions and nations.

Scores die of cholera in Cameroonupdated: Fri Jul 30 2010 05:45:00

More than 100 people have died of cholera in Cameroon, according to Joseph Beti Assomo, a regional governor.

Japan outclass Denmark to join Dutch in last 16updated: Fri Jun 25 2010 08:20:00

Japan have comfortably beaten Denmark 3-1 at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg to book their place in the last 16 of the World Cup.

Mining company: No survivors in Cameroon plane crashupdated: Mon Jun 21 2010 21:01:00

There were no survivors with wreckage found Monday in remote African terrain of a missing aircraft carrying 11 people, an Australian mining company said.

Cameroon knocked out as Denmark win puts Dutch into second roundupdated: Mon Jun 21 2010 16:51:00

Cameroon became the first team to be eliminated from the World Cup in South Africa after Saturday's 2-1 defeat by Denmark, which made the Netherlands the first team to reach the second round following an earlier 1-0 victory over Japan.

Plane with Australian mining executives missing in Africaupdated: Sun Jun 20 2010 04:48:00

Australian mining magnate Ken Talbot is among nine passengers in a plane reported missing after it took off from Cameroon en route to the Republic of the Congo, his company said Sunday.

Salomon Kalou: Playing on African soil will give us a boostupdated: Tue Jun 15 2010 11:01:00

For many of Africa's elite footballers, this year's World Cup is not just about winning: It's a chance to show the world what Africa and its players have to offer.

Dutch delight as own-goal costs Danes; Japan defeat sorry Cameroonupdated: Tue Jun 15 2010 06:11:00

The Netherlands made a winning start to their World Cup campaign as a moment of defensive madness cost Denmark dearly in Johannesburg, while Japan defeated a disappointing Cameroon 1-0 in Monday's other Group E match.

Pilot error blamed for 2007 Kenya Airways crashupdated: Wed Apr 28 2010 12:04:00

The 2007 crash of a Kenya Airways flight in Cameroon that killed all 114 people on board was caused by pilot error, a report released on Wednesday said.

South Korea floor the Elephants in friendlyupdated: Wed Mar 03 2010 17:27:00

South Korea beat fellow World Cup finalists Ivory Coast 2-0 in a friendly international at Loftus Road in London on Wednesday.

Champions Egypt edge past Cameroonupdated: Mon Jan 25 2010 17:34:00

Two goals in five minutes at the start of extra-time helped defending champions Egypt book their place in the African Nations Cup semifinals with a battling 3-1 victory over Cameroon.

Gabon slip lets in Cameroon and Zambiaupdated: Thu Jan 21 2010 15:04:00

Zambia and Cameroon have reached the African Nations Cup quarterfinals as a dramatic final day in Group D saw Gabon -- who were top before kick-off -- miss out on qualification.

Cameroon on course for last eight placeupdated: Sun Jan 17 2010 16:53:00

Mohammad Idrissou put Cameroon on course for a spot in the African Nations Cup quarterfinals with a late winner in a topsy-turvy 3-2 Group D victory over Zambia.

Cousin goal gives Gabon shock successupdated: Wed Jan 13 2010 16:35:00

The African Nations Cup threw up another upset as Gabon shocked much-fanced Cameroon 1-0 in the opening Group D game in Lubango.

World Cup qualifying latestupdated: Mon Nov 16 2009 03:12:00

The final 32 for the 2010 World Cup finals has become clearer after the latest round of qualifying matches with three more nations claiming places in South Africa.

Egypt secure dramatic playoffupdated: Sat Nov 14 2009 15:13:00

Egypt and Algeria will have to face each other again in a winner-takes-all World Cup playoff match after Emad Moteab scored a dramatic goal in the fifth minute of injury time to give the Pharaohs a 2-0 win in Cairo.

Nations battling for final 2010 placesupdated: Fri Nov 13 2009 13:07:00

The final 32 for next summer's World Cup finals will become a bit clearer after this weekend's round of qualifying matches -- with four of the nine remaining places available for South Africa 2010 to be determined over the next 48 hours.

Drogba helps Ivory Coast qualifyupdated: Sat Oct 10 2009 13:44:00

Didier Drogba came off the bench to rescue a point for Ivory Coast as they drew 1-1 with Malawi on Saturday to book their place at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

Eto'o sends Cameroon top of groupupdated: Wed Sep 09 2009 14:13:00

Samuel Eto'o and Jean Makoun both found the net to give Cameroon a 2-1 victory over Gabon to put the Indomitable Lions top of Africa's 2010 World Cup qualifying Group A.

Is Le Guen the best man for Cameroon?updated: Wed Aug 12 2009 08:13:00

International friendlies are not always the most testing of football matches but for one French coach the challenge of his first game in charge could set an important marker in a crucial year for his side.

Researchers identify new strain of HIV derived from gorillasupdated: Mon Aug 03 2009 18:28:00

French researchers have identified a new human immunodeficiency virus, the first derived from gorillas, a report said Monday.

Pope holds Mass in Cameroonupdated: Thu Mar 19 2009 17:23:00

Pope Benedict XVI holds an open air Mass at a soccer stadium in Yaounde, Cameroon.

Pope preaches to thousands at Cameroon massupdated: Thu Mar 19 2009 17:23:00

Tens of thousands of people packed a soccer stadium in Cameroon Thursday, including President Paul Biya and his wife, for the first large-scale mass of Pope Benedict XVI's first visit to Africa.

10 kidnapped from ship off Cameroon coastupdated: Fri Oct 31 2008 13:37:00

Pirates attacked a French ship in the waters off Cameroon on Friday, taking 10 of the 15 crew members hostage, the French Foreign Ministry and the ship's owner said.

Record breaking Pharaohs retain African crownupdated: Fri Feb 15 2008 12:29:00

Egypt's 1-0 victory over Cameroon in Sunday's final of the African Nations Cup was loaded with personal milestones, with the north Africans' captain, Ahmed Hassan, becoming the first player to win the title three times and their coach, Hassan Shahata, becoming only the second coach to win back-to-back editions of the tournament.

African soccer successupdated: Fri Feb 15 2008 12:29:00

The Africa Cup of Nations in Ghana has proved a stirring success. CNN's Christian Purefoy reports.

A football tournament like no otherupdated: Fri Feb 15 2008 11:23:00

I've always wanted to go on a thematic holiday. That is a trip to a country with a theme uniting everything you do and all the people you meet.

Hosni out-shines African superstarsupdated: Mon Feb 11 2008 12:48:00

The African Cup of Nations may have featured some of the biggest stars in world football but it was a player virtually unknown outside of Egypt who walked away with the tournament's top individual honor.

Egypt retain African Nations Cupupdated: Sun Feb 10 2008 15:04:00

Mohamed Aboutraika's 77th minute goal enabled Egypt to retain the African Nations Cup with a 1-0 victory over Cameroon in the final in Accra on Sunday.

Egypt confident of sixth title triumphupdated: Sat Feb 09 2008 07:08:00

Egypt, the African Nations Cup holders, have surprised many by reaching the final again and see no reason why they should not go home with the trophy after Sunday's final against Cameroon in Accra.

Cameroon on course for fifth titleupdated: Thu Feb 07 2008 15:28:00

Cameroon are just one step away from a record-equalling fifth African Nations Cup title after wrecking Ghana's party with a 1-0 semifinal win over the host nation.

U.N. condemns rebel assaultupdated: Wed Feb 06 2008 10:12:00

The U.N. Security Council condemns rebel attacks on Chad's government. CNN's Richard Roth reports

Chad's president 'in control of entire country'updated: Wed Feb 06 2008 10:12:00

Chad's president claimed his government was in control of the entire country Wednesday, speaking publicly for the first time since rebels tried to unseat him, The Associated Press reports.

Cameroon reach African Cup semifinalsupdated: Tue Feb 05 2008 01:30:00

Stephane M'Bia and Cameroon needed extra time to beat Tunisia 3-2 Monday and reach the semifinals at the African Cup of Nations.

Thousands flee Chad as fighting ragesupdated: Sun Feb 03 2008 18:17:00

Carrying blankets and bed sheets on their heads, thousands of refugees fleeing fighting in Chad's capital N'Djamena crossed a drought-stricken river to get to neighboring Cameroon Sunday, local officials and journalists said.

Eto'o sets record as Cameroon advanceupdated: Wed Jan 30 2008 15:06:00

Samuel Eto'o became the leading all-time African Nations Cup scorer with 16 goals as Cameroon defeated Sudan 3-0 in Group C to finish runners-up and reach the quarterfinals.

Eto'o equals Nations Cup goal recordupdated: Sat Jan 26 2008 16:49:00

Samuel Eto'o equaled the African Nations Cup all-time scoring record in Cameroon's 5-1 victory over Zambia in Kumasi, while defending champions Egypt defeated Sudan 3-0.

Holders Egypt too good for Cameroonupdated: Tue Jan 22 2008 16:41:00

Reigning champions Egypt got their Africa Nations Cup campaign off to the perfect start with a 4-2 hammering of much-fancied Cameroon in Group C.

Business 2.0: The man who owns the Internetupdated: Tue May 22 2007 14:18:00

Kevin Ham leans forward, sits up tall, closes his eyes, and begins to type -- into the air. He's seated along the rear wall of a packed ballroom in Las Vegas's Venetian Hotel. Up front, an auctione...

Survivors 'unlikely' in jet crashupdated: Mon May 07 2007 04:44:00

No survivors are expected to be found in the wreckage of a Kenya Airways plane that crashed shortly after takeoff in Cameroon on Saturday with 114 people aboard, one of the country's top aviation officials said Monday.

Aviation official: Kenyan airline wreckage foundupdated: Sun May 06 2007 06:15:00

The wreckage of the Kenya Airways plane that disappeared early Saturday morning has been found in Cameroon, a senior aviation official told CNN.

Rescuers prepare to resume search for jetupdated: Sat May 05 2007 09:06:00

Crews in southern Cameroon prepared to resume their search Sunday for a missing Nairobi-bound Kenya Airways flight that disappeared the day before during heavy rain.

Atletico could face ground closureupdated: Tue Jan 23 2007 16:12:00

Atletico Madrid have been fined and threatened with the closure of their stadium by the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) for their fans' behaviour during Saturday's Primera Liga match against Osasuna.

Eto'o returns for Barca next week updated: Fri Jan 05 2007 15:26:00

Cameroon striker Samuel Eto'o, sidelined since September with a knee injury, has pledged to return to the Barcelona side at the end of next week, and is still aiming to finish the season as the Primera Liga's top scorer.

CNN Future Summit forumupdated: Mon Sep 18 2006 06:52:00

A radically different way to reach outer space - the space elevator - may finally be getting off the ground floor thanks to recent huge advances in technology, creating the possibility of affordable space exploration and tourism.

Haan signs two-year Cameroon dealupdated: Sat Aug 26 2006 07:17:00

Cameroon have agreed a two-year contract with Arie Haan -- with the deal renewable if the Dutch coach proves his worth in the 2008 African Nations Cup.

Van Nistelrooy hits Dutch winnerupdated: Sat May 27 2006 17:11:00

Ruud van Nistelrooy struck midway through the first half to seal a 1-0 victory for the Netherlands over Cameroon in a World Cup warm-up match in Rotterdam on Saturday.

Ivory Coastupdated: Wed Apr 19 2006 10:38:00

Group C | World ranking: 32

Uruguay turn to ex-coach Tabarez updated: Tue Mar 07 2006 12:35:00

Uruguay named Oscar Washington Tabarez as their new coach on Tuesday, bringing the 59-year-old back for a second stint in charge.

Cameroon keeper Kameni in troubleupdated: Sun Feb 12 2006 12:32:00

Cameroon goalkeeper Carlos Kameni will be disciplined by his club Espanyol after returning late from international duty at the African Nations Cup, the Primera Liga side have said.

Goalkeeper Enyeama is Nigeria heroupdated: Sat Feb 04 2006 11:11:00

Goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama made three saves in a penalty shootout to help Nigeria eliminate defending champions Tunisia in their African Nations Cup quarterfinal on Saturday.

Eto'o stunner as Cameroon qualifyupdated: Wed Jan 25 2006 12:18:00

Samuel Eto'o followed up his hat-trick against Angola with a spectacular striker as Cameroon beat Togo 2-0 on Wednesday to reach the African Nations Cup quarterfinals in Cairo.

Eto'o delays link-up with Cameroonupdated: Wed Jan 04 2006 15:04:00

Barcelona say that striker Samuel Eto'o will not hook up with the Cameroon squad for the African Nations Cup until after the La Liga game against Athletic Bilbao on January 15.

Business 2.0: Plugging Into Africaupdated: Tue Nov 01 2005 00:01:00

The gods were displeased.

Wome's miss is costly for Cameroonupdated: Sat Oct 08 2005 13:46:00

Pierre Wome missed a stoppage time penalty, costing Cameroon a record sixth World Cup finals appearance and enabling Ivory Coast to go through on a day of shocks in the African qualifying matches.

Cameroon and Angola on the brinkupdated: Sun Sep 04 2005 13:39:00

Cameroon and Angola are one win away from qualifying for the World Cup finals for the first time after qualifying victories on Sunday.

Jorge becomes Careroon's new coachupdated: Mon Jan 10 2005 09:59:00

Former Swiss and Portuguese national coach Artur Jorge has been named as the new manager of the Cameroon national side.

Toothless Lions axe coach Schaeferupdated: Thu Nov 18 2004 09:43:00

Cameroon's German coach Winifried Schaefer has paid the price for a string of poor results, culminating in a 3-0 friendly defeat to Germany in Leipzig on Wednesday.

Cameroonian Atouba joins Tottenhamupdated: Sat Aug 07 2004 14:15:00

Tottenham Hotspur have signed Cameroon utility player Thimothee Atouba from Swiss champions Basel.

FIFA lift Cameroon points sanctionupdated: Fri May 21 2004 10:33:00

FIFA has pardoned Cameroon and lifted the six-point sanction imposed on their World Cup qualifying campaign after they wore a one-piece kit in the African Nations Cup.

Cameroon fail to stop FIFA penaltyupdated: Wed May 12 2004 15:35:00

Cameroon have lost their appeal against FIFA's decision to dock the country six World Cup qualifying points as a punishment for wearing a one-piece kit.

Round up: Berbatov brace seals winupdated: Wed Apr 28 2004 14:27:00

In-form striker Dimitar Berbatov scored twice to help Bulgaria ease to a 3-0 victory over 10-man Cameroon.

Cameroon punished over bodysuitsupdated: Fri Apr 16 2004 14:29:00

World governing body FIFA have punished Cameroon for wearing bodysuits at the African Nations Cup earlier this year with a six-point penalty in qualifying for the 2006 World Cup.

FIFA give new warning over cup kitupdated: Thu Feb 05 2004 16:40:00

Cameroon are hoping to continue using their one-piece kit at the African Nations Cup finals despite the threat of FIFA sanctions.

Egypt coach quits after shock exitupdated: Tue Feb 03 2004 12:59:00

Holders Cameroon and Algeria sneaked into the Nations Cup quarterfinals at the expense of four-times winners Egypt, whose coach Mohsen Salah quit.

Nations Cup merits better showcaseupdated: Tue Jan 27 2004 12:57:00

You know that you've got problems when most of the publicity generated ahead of a major championship is negative.

Holders Cameroon held by Algeriaupdated: Sun Jan 25 2004 15:20:00

Cameroon, winners of the last two African Nations Cups, were held to a surprise 1-1 draw by outsiders Algeria as they began the defence of their crown on Sunday.

Fortune: Exxon's African Adventure How to build a $3.5 billion pipeline--with the "help" of NGOs, the World Bank, updated: Mon Apr 15 2002 00:01:00

When he first heard that Exxon Mobil would be drilling for oil a mile beneath his village of Mbanga, in southern Chad, Patrice Matangarti's head swam with expectations. Perhaps his village would fi...

Fortune: ROGERS ON BRIBERY: HOW TO GET RIPPED OFF updated: Mon Feb 24 1992 00:01:00

Bribery drives me bonkers. I'm so outraged by the system that I'll gladly spend $100 to avoid paying a $20 bribe -- if I think I have a chance of winning. But if I'm trying to enter the Central Afr...

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