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Cameroonian pastor asks for prayer amid worsening conflict in Anglophone regions

Cameroon church worship

A Cameroonian pastor has sent a plea to the World Council of Churches in which he described how Christians are being attacked during church services and pastors beaten to “near death” amid the ongoing separatist conflict in the African nation. The crisis in the country’s North-West and South-West regions was sparked in 2016 after the […]

Families of freed Cameroonian kidnap victims feared Chibok repeat

Thomson Reuters Foundation The families of 80 pupils kidnapped from a school in western Cameroon before being released days later said they feared their children would face a similar fate to Nigeria’s Chibok girls. Kidnappers freed on Monday the last of 80-odd children taken hostage last week in a raid on a school in the […]

Last two kidnapped boys released in Cameroon

The last two schoolboys of the 79 kidnapped from a school in west Cameroon still being held by their captors were released on Monday along with the school’s principal and a staff member, according to reports. The BBC reports that the final four hostages were dropped off at a town about 24 kilometres from their […]

First food aid to reach Cameroon’s Anglophones after months

Thomson Reuters Foundation Tens of thousands of people who fled Cameroon’s separatist conflict will receive food aid next week after months of hiding in the forest with nothing to eat, the United Nations said. About 437,000 people have fled their homes in Cameroon’s western English-speaking regions since late last year, when insurgents started fighting to […]