- 2,000 tusks aflame in large burn of poached wildlife goods Updated: Apr-19-16 1:52 pm
YAOUNDE, Cameroon - 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.
- UN ambassador's motorcade hits, kills boy Updated: Apr-18-16 3:23 pm
MAROUA, Cameroon - U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power's trip to Cameroon's front lines in the war against Boko Haram started horrifically Monday as an armored jeep in her motorcade struck and killed a young boy who darted into the road.
- UN official: More help needed for Africa's Sahel region Updated: Apr-12-16 6:27 pm
UNITED NATIONS - A senior U.N. official on Tuesday said the ongoing poverty and horror resulting from attacks by the extremist Boko Haram group in Africa's Lake Chad basin are at their worst and called for increased relief funding for its 3 million people and broader international engagement in the region.
- Child bombers used by Boko Haram increases 10-fold: UNICEF Updated: Apr-12-16 11:18 am
KANO, Nigeria - The number of child bombers used by the Islamic extremists of Boko Haram has increased from four to 44 in a year with devastating consequences in communities that now see children as threats, UNICEF said Tuesday.
- Eto'o threatens Sampdoria with lawsuit over contract dispute Updated: Apr-11-16 12:52 pm
MILAN - Four-time African player of the year Samuel Eto'o has threatened to sue his former club Sampdoria over a contract dispute.
- Cameroon: Joint forces arrest 300 Boko Haram fighters Updated: Apr-05-16 7:54 am
YAOUNDE, Cameroon - Cameroon says multinational forces fighting Boko Haram have arrested over 300 Islamic extremists and freed at least 2,000 people from their strongholds along Cameroon, Nigeria and Chad borders.
- Cameroon seeks to drive out Boko Haram 'once and for all' Updated: Mar-31-16 9:48 am
YAOUNDE, Cameroon - Cameroon's military has launched a new operation to rid the country of Boko Haram militants "once and for all" and soldiers are prepared to storm one of the group's remaining strongholds in Nigeria, a military commander said Thursday.