[VOA] Armed separatists in Cameroon have abducted 40 people, including a government official. The abductions occurred as President Paul Biya dispatched a minister to the troubled English speaking regions on a peace building mission.
[Premium Times] The Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, has said in a new video that he is tired of the calamity befalling his group.
[RFI] The Nigerian authorities extradited 47 Cameroonian Anglophone separatists this week to face charges in Yaoundé where the government has described them as “terrorists”. Concerns have been raised by lawyers about the legality of such an extradition given the lack of any specific treaty between the two countries and outstanding requests made by the separatists for political asylum.
[Vanguard] The UN refugee agency on Thursday criticised Nigeria for breaching international agreements after the leader of a Cameroonian anglophone separatist movement and his supporters were extradited at Yaounde’s request.
[VOA] Cameroon’s military freed 17 of its citizens held hostage by armed groups from the Central African Republic.
[Deutsche Welle] President Teodoro Obiang Nguema has been the country’s president for 37 years. The party of Africa’s longest serving leader was widely expected to win the vote.
[Deutsche Welle] Africa is harnessing the power of its emerging youth demographic to spearhead efforts to tackle climate change.
[CAF] The nominees for the African Player of the Year and African Player of the Year – Based in Africa 2017 have been revealed.
[VOA] The U.N.
[ICG] The fight against Boko Haram in Cameroon’s Far North, the country’s poorest region, has exacerbated the already-delicate economic situation and placed under strain traditional socio-economic roles. The government and international partners should embrace development policies that take into account the local population’s resilience strategies and adaptation to new economic realities.