AFCON: Choupo-Moting eyes strong start for Cameroon

Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting was 10-years-old when Cameroon won their third Africa Cup of Nations title in Surulere, Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital. That February in 2000, the Indomitable Lions defeated the Super Eagles via penalties as Rigobert Song lifted Africa’s biggest…

Morocco want to ditch underachievers tag in Africa Cup of Nations

Morocco head to Cameroon without out-of-favour Chelsea midfielder Hakim Ziyech and hoping to end a 46-year wait for a second Africa Cup of Nations title. The North Africa kingdom boasts one of the strongest leagues in the continent and its…

Cameroon pulls out of hosting African Champions League semi-finals and final

Cameroon will not host the mini-tournament to decide the 2020 African Champions League winners, the country has announced. Last month, after assessing the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on African football, Caf said the semi-finals and final would be played…

Coronavirus: Cameroon ends its domestic league season

Cameroon has become the latest African country to cancel the rest of its domestic league season because of the coronavirus pandemic. PWD Bamenda, who were leading the top tier when football was suspended in mid-March, have been declared champions, according…

Covid-19: In Cameroon, chloroquine therapy hailed by French expert becomes state protocol

While debate rages in France over Professor Didier Raoult’s recommendation of a mixture of chloroquine (an antimalarial) and azithromycin (an antibiotic) to treat patients with Covid-19, some African countries have taken it very seriously. Such is the case in Cameroon,…

*Don’t resume, stay at home, Sanwo-Olu orders Lagos civil servants (Vanguard) *Doctors who treated Lagos COVID-19 victim working without isolation (Punch)

Don’t resume, stay at home, Sanwo-Olu orders Lagos civil servants (Vanguard) Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has ordered all civil servants in the state to stay away from work on Monday, May 4. Governor Sawo-Olu, in a statement on…

Manu Dibango: African saxophone legend dies of Covid-19

The African saxophone legend Manu Dibango has died in Paris after catching coronavirus. Dibango – best known for his 1972 hit Soul Makossa – is one of the first global stars to die from Covid-19. The 86-year-old fused jazz and…

4,000 Nigerian refugees in Cameroon decline return (Punch)

Some 4,000 Nigerian refugees in Cameroon are said to be scared to return to the country for fear of their safety. This is coming after 133 refugees of Adamawa State origin voluntarily returned from Cameroon to their homes. The Executive…

40,000 more flee Cameroon conflict to Nigeria — UN (Guardian)

The United Nations on Monday said nearly 40,000 more people had been forced to flee to Nigeria by worsening humanitarian situation in north-west and south-west regions of Cameroon. Briefing UN correspondents in New York on Monday, a spokesman of the organisation,…

7 separatists killed in Cameroon’s troubled Anglophone region (Guardian)

Seven armed separatists were killed in fresh clashes with government forces early Thursday in Cameroon’s locality of Esu located in troubled English-speaking region of Northwest, according to military sources. “There were 11 of them generally but we only handled those…

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