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Cameroon To Construct Massive Sporting Complex To Host AFCON 2019

AFRICANGLOBE - Cameroon is set to build its largest sporting complex to host the Africa Cup of Nations in 2019. The Japoma sports complex will hold a 50,000 seat stadium, a sports hall, an Olympic swimming pool, a handball court, gym, a large pool, two training courts, tennis courts, an annex of the national Football Academy, a shopping centre and landscaped areas according to the Cameroon Tribune.

The King With 100 Wives

AFRICANGLOBE - Abumbi II, the 11th Fon, or King, of Bafut, Cameroon, has close to 100 wives. They weren't all his to start. According to local tradition, when a Fon dies, his successor inherits all his wives and then marries his own queens.

With Cameroon And Senegal Clinched, Dangote’s Quest For Cement Domination Hitting...

AFRICANGLOBE - Nigeria’s largest cement manufacturer, Dangote Cement, is fast on track to expand into 13 other African nations as production on a $150 million plant in Cameroon has commenced. The company added in a statement on Tuesday that it has also inaugurated a further 1.5 million Metric Tonnes Per Annum (mmtpa) capacity to its Senegal plant in Pout this January.

Chad Rides To The Rescue In Nigeria, But Which Chad?

AFRICANGLOBE - 'Our mission is to hunt down Boko Haram, and we have all the means to do that.' These were the stirring words of Djerou Ibrahim, a colonel in the Chadian army, as he prepared to lead a 400-vehicle military convoy into Cameroon and north-eastern Nigeria.

Cameroon To Receive Russian Weapons

AFRICANGLOBE - By the end of the year, the Cameroonian army will be equipped with the most sophisticated military equipment from Russia. This will among other latest generation of weapons, heavy artillery, including missiles, air protection, anti-aircraft missile system, and cannon. Armoured trucks of Russian production will also be delivered to Cameroon to transport troops.

Baga Massacre Must Become A Turning Point For The Nigerian Army

AFRICANGLOBE - The loss of Baga should be a turning point for the Nigerian army to resolve to reclaim every centimetre of territory that is now in the claws of the Muslim terrorists.

Cameroon: Boko Haram Captures Vice Premier’s Wife

AFRICANGLOBE - Boko Haram militants attacked Kolofata, a town in Cameroon’s Far North Region near Nigeria yesterday and seized several people including the wife of Cameroon’s Vice Prime Minister Amadou Ali

How Arthur Zang Created Africa’s First Medical Tablet

AFRICANGLOBE - “In my country we do not have a lot of engineering schools where you can learn medical electronics or bio-medical engineering. So when I wanted to design the Cardio Pad, I decided to teach myself medical electronics online. This is how I learnt electronics, learning for six months… After this I was able to design an electronic device. It was a very big challenge to learn the technology, and the internet is a very good tool to learn.”

Cameroon Navy To Receive Two Warships From China

AFRICANGLOBE - Cameroon’s Navy will receive two patrol vessels from China, where they are presently under construction. The two vessels, with pennant numbers P108 and P109, are under construction at Qingdao by Poly Technologies, which is a regular supplier of ships to African navies. Cameroon’s minister of defence Edgar Alain Mebe Ngo’o visited the two vessels in China on April 15 to inspect progress on their construction.

Discovering Africa: Kribi, The African Seaside City

Kribi seaside town of 50,000 inhabitants is located 160 km from Douala, Cameroon. Evenings in Kribi are lively thanks to many people scattered throughout the city restaurants. This is the right time to enjoy the famous Kribi shrimps, lobsters, prawns, grilled fish, plantains, prunes and grilled sweet corns.

Who Owns the Land? Cameroon’s Large-Scale Land-Grabs by Foreigners

AFRICANGLOBE - As part of a trend that is accelerating across Africa, thousands of Cameroonians have been displaced from their homelands to make way for large-scale agribusiness projects.

Cameroon: Albinos Struggle For Love And Acceptance

AFRICANGLOBE - Because they are "Whites" born of Black parents, albinos face discrimination every day and struggle to find love. Every Sunday, a dozen albinos get together to sing in a neighbourhood of Yaoundé, Cameroon's capital. For them, singing is a form of therapy that helps them cope with the stigma they face.

Foreign Fishing Fleets Depleting African Fish Stocks

Samuel Diouf is one of hundreds of Senegalese making a living through artisanal fishing. The 20-year-old trades his daily catch at the Hann Bay...

Nigeria Will Not Fight For Oil-Rich Bakassi Peninsula

Nigeria will not launch an appeal against the ICJ ruling granting the Bakassi region to Cameroon but will develop methods to protect the interests...

U.S. Company Accused of Land-Grab in Cameroon

Environment groups are accusing a New York-based agricultural company, Herakles Farms, of going forward with plans for a 73,000-hectare palm-oil plantation and refinery in...

Europe No Paradise for African Migrants

AFRICANGLOBE - Some manage to live a decent life in Europe, but many African immigrants become disillusioned. Jean N, called Jeannot by friends, is a Cameroonian migrant who has been living in Europe for 15 years. Before settling in Belgium nine years ago, he had tried his luck in Spain, Italy and Switzerland.