Cameroonian journalist Ahmed Abba was sentenced to 10 years in jail, accused of collaborating with Nigeria’s Boko Haram Islamist militants. Lawyers for Abba, who has been jailed since 2015 say he is innocent and claim he has been tortured by security agents. Amnesty International has called for his immediate release. Continue reading
Tech entrepreneurs in the anglophone northwest and southwest regions of Cameroon continue to suffer, as a government issued internet shutdown enters its third month. Cameroon’s english-speaking regions say the government has shut down the internet in a bid to crush dissent after protests broke out last year against alleged marginalization of these areas by French speaking authorities.
Gabon prepares to host the 2017 African Nations Cup set to kick off on January 14. For months last year, the build up to the tournament was overshadowed by doubts on where it would be staged, as the aftershocks of Gabons controversial presidential elections continued to be felt.
Cameroonian soccer player Patrick Ekeng died on Friday evening after collapsing during a match whilst playing for Romanian side Dinamo Bucharest.