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Stories with place: Cameroon
  • Authorities order mosques closed in north Cameroon 
    Updated: Jul-26-15 1:02 pm

    YAOUNDE, Cameroon - Authorities have ordered the closure of mosques and Islamic schools following a series of suicide bombing attacks in northern Cameroon that have left at least 60 people dead, the region's governor said Sunday.

  • Police: Suicide bombers kill 20 in northern Cameroon 
    Updated: Jul-22-15 12:31 pm

    YAOUNDE, Cameroon - At least 20 bodies have been found in northern Cameroon's regional capital of Maroua after two suicide bombers blew themselves up on Wednesday in a busy marketplace and a popular neighborhood.

  • Red Cross warns against false use of its emblem in Cameroon 
    Updated: Jul-22-15 11:34 am

    YAOUNDE, Cameroon - The Red Cross warned Wednesday that its emblem is being falsely used in violence-plagued parts of Cameroon and threatened legal action.

  • Suspected Boko Haram fighters kill 23 in north Cameroon 
    Updated: Jul-20-15 6:07 pm

    YAOUNDE, Cameroon - Suspected Boko Haram militants have killed more than 20 people including multiple children in their latest attack on northern Cameroon, easily overwhelming the few soldiers posted at the targeted village, residents said Monday.

  • Northern Cameroon announces ban on burkas and face veils 
    Updated: Jul-15-15 11:35 am

    YAOUNDE, Cameroon - Cameroon's north region has banned women from wearing burkas and face-covering veils after suicide bombings by females in burkas killed at least 14 people in a northern town on Sunday, a government official said Wednesday.

  • Family of American anti-poaching pilot to hold NYC memorial 
    Updated: Jul-08-15 10:34 am

    JOHANNESBURG - The family of an American anti-poaching pilot who died in a plane crash in Cameroon last year plans to hold a New York City memorial even though his remains have yet to be removed from the wreckage in Africa.

  • World Cup moments distanced women from FIFA scandal story has photos
    Updated: Jul-06-15 5:32 pm

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia - For a few moments over the past month, the Women's World Cup seemed to push aside the FIFA scandal that is simmering a half planet away.

  • Africa's soccer strongman a candidate for FIFA president? story has photos
    Updated: Jul-04-15 4:57 am

    DOUALA, Cameroon - The son of a sultan from northern Cameroon, Issa Hayatou has ruled African soccer for 27 years and counting, a decade longer than Sepp Blatter has been in charge of FIFA.

  • French president talks Boko Haram in Cameroon 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 4:49 pm

    YAOUNDE, Cameroon - French President Francois Hollande promised intensified military cooperation with Cameroon in the fight against Boko Haram during a visit to the West African country on Friday.

  • World Cup field puts haves and have-nots on display 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 8:02 pm

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia - One of the benefits of an expanded field of 24 teams at the Women's World Cup this year was that there were lots of fresh faces playing in Canada, teams like Ivory Coast, Ecuador and Cameroon.

  • French president starts 2-day visit to Africa 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 9:22 am

    COTONOU, Benin - French President Francois Hollande has begun a two-day visit to Africa where he will hold talks with the leaders of Benin, Angola and Cameroon.

  • With no Blatter, Hayatou to present trophy at Women's WCup story has photos
    Updated: Jul-01-15 4:25 pm

    With Sepp Blatter staying away, FIFA Senior Vice President and African soccer head Issa Hayatou will present the trophy at the Women's World Cup final in Canada, a senior official at Hayatou's Confederation of African Football said Wednesday.