Tansa Musa
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/ 29 February 2008

Cameroon govt accused of muzzling media over riots

Cameroon’s main journalists’ union accused the government on Friday of trying to silence media coverage of anti-government riots after police shut down a popular radio station that aired criticism of the president. Magic FM 94, a private radio station in the capital Yaounde, was closed down by armed gendarmes on Thursday.

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/ 27 February 2008

Anti-government riots hit Cameroon capital

Anti-government riots spread to Cameroon’s capital, Yaoundé, on Wednesday and police in the port of Douala also fired tear gas at protesters angry over high fuel and food prices. After four days of unrest that killed at least six people in western towns, including Douala, rioters blocked streets in Yaoundé with barricades of burning tyres and timber.

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/ 10 August 2007

Cameroon ruling party keeps Parliament majority

Veteran Cameroon President Paul Biya’s ruling party retained a sweeping majority in Parliament in last month’s legislative elections, albeit with slightly fewer seats, official results showed on Friday. The country’s Supreme Court said Biya’s Cameroon People’s Democratic Movement had won 140 of 180 seats in the National Assembly in the July 22 polls.

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/ 24 July 2007

Ruling party routs opposition in Cameroon election

Veteran Cameroon President Paul Biya’s ruling party routed the opposition in parliamentary elections on the weekend that his main opponents have already denounced as a sham, provisional results showed on Tuesday. Biya’s Cameroon People’s Democratic Movement secured a crushing majority of 152 of the 180 National Assembly seats.

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/ 22 May 2007

Cameroon hunter finds crashed South African plane

A hunter in Cameroon has discovered the wreckage of a South African six-seater aircraft and two charred bodies on a mountainside three months after it disappeared, government officials said on Tuesday. The twin-engine Piper PA-34 went missing on February 24 after losing contact with air-traffic control during a flight from Togo to Cameroon’s city of Douala.