Cameroon http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/19175/all en Why African countries aren't revolting http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110224/zimbabwe-mugabe-protests-eritrea-egypt-gaddafi-libya <p> Unlike the &ldquo;Jasmine Revolutions&rdquo; of North Africa, sub-Saharan Africa has not seen citizen-driven movements overthrowing repressive governments.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110224/zimbabwe-mugabe-protests-eritrea-egypt-gaddafi-libya" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Arab Spring Cameroon Eritrea Gabon Libya Tunisia Diplomacy Middle East Fri, 25 Feb 2011 11:05:00 +0000 Erin Conway-Smith 5626640 at http://www.globalpost.com Cameroon bans night travel to fight drunk driving http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/cameroon-night-time-travel-ban-drunk-driving <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> All night-time public transit will be banned in Cameroon in an attempt to curb the high rate of drunk driving accidents on the country's roads. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> News Desk </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Cameroon is banning all night-time public transit, including buses and taxis, because of the high rate of fatal accidents caused by <a href="http://af.reuters.com/article/topNews/idAFJOE75Q0GB20110627">drunk driving</a> on the country&rsquo;s bad roads.</p> <p> &quot;Night traffic represents just about 5 percent of human transport, but represents 35 percent of road accidents,&quot; Aoudou Dotel Moussa from Cameroon&rsquo;s transport ministry told Reuters.</p> <p> Cameroon has some of <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-13943863">Africa&#39;s worst roads</a>. Less than 20 percent of the country&rsquo;s roads are paved, the BBC reports.</p> <p> About 1,258 people died in road accidents last year, with another 5,000 wounded, according to the transport ministry.</p> <p> The <a href="http://af.reuters.com/article/topNews/idAFJOE75Q0GB20110627">night travel ban</a> will be in effect between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m.</p> <p> Many Cameroonians have criticized the ban, including bar and night-club owners who say it will destroy their businesses.</p> <p> Vegetable hawkers say the decision to halt all inter-city bus service at night will make it impossible for them to get produce to market, because their vegetables will wilt in the extreme midday heat.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/cameroon-night-time-travel-ban-drunk-driving" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Cameroon Travel/Tourism Weird Wide Web Tue, 28 Jun 2011 16:53:24 +0000 News Desk 5661256 at http://www.globalpost.com Lesbians arrested in Cameroon for homosexual acts http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120224/lesbians-arrested-cameroon-homosexual-acts <p> The BBC reported Friday that several women, alleged to be lesbians, had been brought in front of prosecutors in Cameroon for homosexual offences.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120224/lesbians-arrested-cameroon-homosexual-acts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Cameroon Fri, 24 Feb 2012 23:49:00 +0000 Alexander Besant 5693396 at http://www.globalpost.com UNICEF warns that Sahel drought crisis could affect 1.5m children http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120316/unicef-report-sahel-drought-million-children-face-severe-malnutrition JOHANNESBURG — As many as 1.5 million young children living in Africa's Sahel region are at risk from severe malnutrition, with little time left to prevent a humanitarian disaster, UNICEF has warned.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120316/unicef-report-sahel-drought-million-children-face-severe-malnutrition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Burkina Faso Cameroon Chad Mali Mauritania Niger Aid Nigeria Senegal Fri, 16 Mar 2012 14:27:00 +0000 Erin Conway-Smith 5696365 at http://www.globalpost.com French tourists seized by gunmen in northern Cameroon http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/130219/french-tourists-seized-gunmen-northern-cameroon Seven French tourists have been abducted by what appears to be a terrorist group in northern Cameroon, French president Francoise Hollande said on Feb 19th, all members of a family that includes children.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/130219/french-tourists-seized-gunmen-northern-cameroon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Cameroon France Need to Know France Europe Tue, 19 Feb 2013 16:13:00 +0000 Faine Greenwood 5760083 at http://www.globalpost.com Cameroon: kidnapped French family released http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/130419/cameroon-kidnapped-french-family-released "We are all very tired but normal life will now resume," Tanguy said in Yaounde today.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/130419/cameroon-kidnapped-french-family-released" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Cameroon Need to Know Conflict Zones France Fri, 19 Apr 2013 15:40:19 +0000 Samantha Stainburn 5820336 at http://www.globalpost.com Boko Haram paid $3.15 million ransom to free French family of seven (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/nigeria/130427/boko-haram-paid-315-million-ransom-free-french-family-video A confidential Nigerian government report obtained by Reuters said that French and Cameroonian negotiators handed over the money before the hostages were set free.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/nigeria/130427/boko-haram-paid-315-million-ransom-free-french-family-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cameroon Need to Know France Nigeria Sat, 27 Apr 2013 13:03:19 +0000 Jill Langlois 5826625 at http://www.globalpost.com Kidnapped French priest set free in the Cameroon http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/131231/kidnapped-french-priest-set-free-the-cameroon A French Catholic priest kidnapped in the Cameroon was released on Monday, after he spent weeks in the custody of Islamic militants in the far north of the country, near the Nigerian border. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/131231/kidnapped-french-priest-set-free-the-cameroon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Cameroon Need to Know Tue, 31 Dec 2013 19:06:01 +0000 Faine Greenwood 6032817 at http://www.globalpost.com