Cameroon shuts down Amnesty International media event

Cameroon shuts down Amnesty International media event

An Amnesty International press conference planned in Cameroon was shut down by security agents on Wednesday, although the human rights organization says it complied with prior notification laws ahead of the event. Managers at the hotel  in Yaoundé, where the Amnesty meeting was planned, were told by officials to shut…

Cameroon: Trial again adjourned in Anglophone activist case

Cameroon: Trial again adjourned in Anglophone activist case

In troubled Cameroon, the trial of prominent lawyer and human rights activist Nkongho Felix Agbor-Balla has again been adjourned after a Thursday appearance before a military tribunal in Yaounde. Agbor-Balla, leader of the Anglophone Civil Society Consortium, was arrested in January when the government under President Paul Biya outlawed the…

Cameroon: Lawyers call for justice in Anglophone activist trial

More than 120 lawyers in Cameroon crowded into a Yaounde courtroom in support of a colleague who faces the death penalty on charges connected with his human rights activities, following his January arrest as leader of the Anglophone Civil Society Consortium. Despite the political tensions between them, both Anglophone and…

Cameroon train death toll at 80 as families search for victims

As Cameroon marked a national day of mourning on Monday, the death toll following Friday’s CamRail train derailment rose to at least 80 people. Transport Minister Edgar Mebe’Ngo’o told local media outlets that the fatalities are expected to rise again, given critical injuries in some of the 600-plus people who…