Cameroon http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/28322/all en Cameroon's economy grows 5 pct, poverty deepens - World Bank http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/cameroons-economy-grows-5-pct-poverty-deepens-world-bank <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>YAOUNDE, Jan 28 (Reuters) - Cameroon's economy grew by around five percent last year, up from the 4.1 percent growth it showed in 2011, but under-investment in social safety nets contributed to worsening poverty, the World Bank said on Monday.</p> <p>An oil producer and the world's fifth-largest cocoa grower, Cameroon's economy, though Central Africa's largest, is also one of its slowest growing. It had initially targeted growth of 5.5 percent in 2012 after increasing budget spending.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/cameroons-economy-grows-5-pct-poverty-deepens-world-bank" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Cameroon Republics Social safety net Thomson Reuters Mon, 28 Jan 2013 23:00:23 +0000 5740786 at http://www.globalpost.com Cameroon gay rights lawyer seeks US refuge http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130216/cameroon-gay-rights-lawyer-seeks-us-refuge <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Cameroonian lawyer who has received death threats for defending gays and lesbians in a country where homosexuality is outlawed has sought refuge with his family in the United States.</p> <p>In his home country, homosexuality is associated with "sorcery and black magic," said Yaounde lawyer Michel Togue, amid rising concern by international rights groups about the treatment of gays in many African nations.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130216/cameroon-gay-rights-lawyer-seeks-us-refuge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alice Nkom Cameroon LGBT social movements Social Issues AFP Sun, 17 Feb 2013 01:30:26 +0000 5757902 at http://www.globalpost.com At least five French nationals kidnapped in Cameroon-radio http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130219/blank-headline-received-6 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PARIS, Feb 19 (Reuters) - At least five French nationals have been kidnapped in northern Cameroon near the border with Nigeria, Radio France International reported on Tuesday.</p> <p>The station said between five and seven people were abducted by armed men on motorbikes and were being taken towards Nigeria. (Reporting By Bate Felix and John Irish; Editing by Andrew Heavens)</p> Cameroon Thomson Reuters Tue, 19 Feb 2013 13:30:20 +0000 5759897 at http://www.globalpost.com (Blank Headline Received) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130219/blank-headline-received-7 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>FRENCH EMBASSY IN CAMEROON CONFIRMS KIDNAPPING TAKEN PLACE IN NORTHERN CAMEROON - SPOKESWOMAN</p> Cameroon Thomson Reuters Tue, 19 Feb 2013 14:15:14 +0000 5759938 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Seven French tourists kidnapped in north Cameroon http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/urgent-seven-french-tourists-kidnapped-north-cameroon <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Seven French tourists were kidnapped Tuesday by unidentified men in northern Cameroon, near the border with Nigeria, a source close to the French embassy in Yaounde said.</p> <p>"Seven French tourists were captured today by men, apparently on motorbikes, in the Cameroonian locality of Dadanga on the frontier with Nigeria," the source said. "Clearly the tourists were returning from the Waza natural park."</p> <p>rek/xbs/nb/lc</p> Cameroon AFP Tue, 19 Feb 2013 14:16:41 +0000 5759953 at http://www.globalpost.com Seven French tourists kidnapped in north Cameroon http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/seven-french-tourists-kidnapped-north-cameroon <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Seven French tourists, apparently three adults and four children, were kidnapped Tuesday by unidentified men in northern Cameroon, near the border with Nigeria, a source close to the French embassy in Yaounde said.</p> <p>"Seven French tourists were captured today by men, apparently on motorbikes, in the Cameroonian locality of Dadanga on the frontier with Nigeria," the source said. "Clearly the tourists were returning from the Waza natural park."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/seven-french-tourists-kidnapped-north-cameroon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cameroon AFP Tue, 19 Feb 2013 14:31:10 +0000 5759966 at http://www.globalpost.com CORRECTED-France's Hollande confirms seven kidnapped in Cameroon http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130219/blank-headline-received-8 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Corrects number of children, adults in 1st paragraph)</p> <p>ATHENS, Feb 19 (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande said on Tuesday that seven French nationals, three adults and four children, had been kidnapped in Cameroon by a militant organisation known to French authorities.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130219/blank-headline-received-8" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cameroon François Hollande War Thomson Reuters Tue, 19 Feb 2013 14:45:22 +0000 5759969 at http://www.globalpost.com http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219-32 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Hollande suspects Nigeria group behind family's kidnapping in Cameroon</p> <p>swi-mad/txw/lc</p> Cameroon AFP Tue, 19 Feb 2013 15:16:15 +0000 5760014 at http://www.globalpost.com AFPTV Agenda http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/afptv-agenda <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>We plan to file the following videos on Wednesday. Please check the daily advisories for any additions and amendments.</p> <p>-- TOP WORLD NEWS --</p> <p>+ PISTORIUS</p> <p>PRETORIA, South Africa: Olympic "Blade Runner" and murder suspect Oscar Pistorius appears in court for the second day of his bail hearing. RAW. 1200 GMT</p> <p>+ CAMEROON KIDNAPPING</p> <p>YAOUNDE: Seven French people are kidnapped in Cameroon taking the number of French nationals held captive in Africa to 15. Monitoring. TBC</p> <p>-- OTHER WORLD NEWS --</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/afptv-agenda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cameroon Entertainment Republics Social Issues TBC Technology War AFP Tue, 19 Feb 2013 21:31:23 +0000 5760473 at http://www.globalpost.com French hostages seized in Cameroon found safe - report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130221/blank-headline-received-2 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PARIS, Feb 21 (Reuters) - Seven French hostages kidnapped in Cameroon have been found alive in a house in northern Nigeria and are with Nigerian authorities, French television said on Thursday.</p> <p>The hostages, four children and three adults, were captured by Islamist militants this week while on a tourist excursion to the Waza national park near the Nigerian border with Cameroon.</p> <p>"The hostages are safe and sound and are in the hands of Nigerian authorities," BFM quoted an officer from the Cameroon army as saying.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130221/blank-headline-received-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cameroon Cameroon Member states of the African Union Member states of the Commonwealth of Nations Member states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation War Thomson Reuters Thu, 21 Feb 2013 09:15:04 +0000 5761841 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ French minister retracts statement that Cameroon hostages freed http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/urgent-french-minister-retracts-statement-cameroon-hostages-freed <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>France's Veteran Affairs Minister Kader Arif on Thursday withdrew a previous statement that a French family seized in the north of Cameroon this week had been freed.</p> <p>"There was information related by the press. There is no official confirmation at this stage," Arif told parliament. A Cameroonian minister also denied Thursday a claim by a military source in Cameroon that the family had been freed.</p> <p>bur/rm/jz</p> Cameroon minister AFP Thu, 21 Feb 2013 11:01:14 +0000 5761950 at http://www.globalpost.com Reports that French hostages released "unfounded"-French ministry http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130221/blank-headline-received-7 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PARIS, Feb 21 (Reuters) - France's foreign ministry denied on Thursday that seven French hostages captured in Cameroon had been released, saying media reports earlier in the day were unfounded.</p> <p>"After checking with our embassies, this information appears to be unfounded. The governments of the countries involved, mainly Nigeria and Cameroon, have also denied it," said Didier Le Bret, spokesman for the ministry's crisis unit. (Reporting By Vicky Buffery; Editing by Pravin Char)</p> Cameroon Hostage taking Thomson Reuters Thu, 21 Feb 2013 13:01:51 +0000 5762072 at http://www.globalpost.com Kidnapped French family not freed in Cameroon http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/urgent-france-denies-kidnapped-french-family-freed-cameroon France denies release of family kidnapped in Cameroon.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/urgent-france-denies-kidnapped-french-family-freed-cameroon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Boko alphabet Boko Haram Cameroon Islamist groups War Conflict Zones Europe AFP Thu, 21 Feb 2013 13:05:00 +0000 5762087 at http://www.globalpost.com France says working with Nigeria, Cameroon on hostages http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130221/blank-headline-received-12 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PARIS, Feb 21 (Reuters) - France is working with Nigerian and Cameroonian authorities to try and locate a French family being held hostage in Nigeria, President Francois Hollande said on Thursday, adding that it seemed they were being held in separate groups.</p> <p>"The best thing for the moment is to work discreetly to first of all identify the exact place where our nationals are being held, most likely in two groups, and work out how we can free them under the best conditions," Hollande said. (Reporting by Elizabeth Pineau; Editing by Michael Roddy)</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130221/blank-headline-received-12" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cameroon Member states of the African Union Member states of the Commonwealth of Nations Member states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Thomson Reuters Thu, 21 Feb 2013 17:45:14 +0000 5762400 at http://www.globalpost.com Nigeria combs border areas for kidnapped French family http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/nigeria-combs-border-areas-kidnapped-french-family <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Nigerian security forces searched the country's northeast along the border with Cameroon on Thursday in a bid to free a French family kidnapped earlier this week, officials said.</p> <p>"Intelligence reports have shown that the abductors may be holding their victims ... around the Dikwa area," a security official in the region said on condition of anonymity.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/nigeria-combs-border-areas-kidnapped-french-family" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cameroon AFP Thu, 21 Feb 2013 17:46:24 +0000 5762415 at http://www.globalpost.com