Cameroon child kidnappers warned victims not to go to school

Children kidnapped by gunmen in western Cameroon said their captors had warned them not to go back to school, recounting their ordeal as parents on Thursday packed up belongings from a boarding school now being shuttered.Kidnappers freed about 80 school children and a driver in west Cameroon on Wednesday, but kept hold of a principal and one teacher, two days after snatching them in a school raid.

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Cameroon tense on anglophone 'independence' anniversary

Cameroon tense on anglophone 'independence' anniversaryYaoundé (AFP) – Cameroon’s restive anglophone regions were in lockdown on Monday as separatists marked the first anniversary of a symbolic “independence” declaration just a week before a nationwide presidential poll. A 48-hour curfew was imposed on English-speaking towns in the regions which have been rocked by deadly clashes sparked by the majority francophone country’s sensitive linguistic divide. Gunfire was reported on Monday in three built-up areas of flashpoint town Buea in the country’s southwest which has been at the heart of the nascent insurgency.

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Going for goal: Cameroon opposition unmoved by rain, police

Going for goal: Cameroon opposition unmoved by rain, policeYaoundé (AFP) – “I’m ready to take the penalty,” said Cameroonian presidential hopeful and fan of football metaphors Maurice Kamto at a campaign rally in Yaounde on Sunday. Kamto, leader of the opposition Movement for the Rebirth of Cameroon (MRC), appeared on stage in a bespoke Adidas football jersey and Nike trainers in front of the city’s Ahmadou Ahidjo stadium.

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