Thousands flock to Cameroon hospitals in search of family
Africa

Thousands flock to Cameroon hospitals in search of family

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — Thousands of Cameroonians have flocked to hospitals in the country’s two main cities on Sunday in search of corpses and survivors after an overloaded train derailed Friday, killing more than 70 people and injuring 600. Most of the victims are now receiving treatment in hospitals in the capital, Yaounde, and the … Continue reading

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2,000 tusks aflame in large burn of poached wildlife goods
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2,000 tusks aflame in large burn of poached wildlife goods

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — Some 2,000 illegally trafficked elephant tusks and hundreds of finished ivory products erupted in a ball of fire Tuesday as Cameroonian authorities conducted what was believed to be one of the largest burnings of poached wildlife goods in African history. Setting the pyre aflame in a sandy square in Cameroon’s capital, … Continue reading

Suicide bomber in Niger kills at least 7 people
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Suicide bomber in Niger kills at least 7 people

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A suspected Islamic extremist in southeastern Niger detonated his explosives when confronted by a policeman Sunday morning, killing the officer and at least six civilians in a town targeted numerous times by jihadists this year. There was no immediate claim of responsibility though suspicion fell upon Boko Haram, the Nigeria-based extremist … Continue reading