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Gianni Infantino says African football will 'significantly improve' with FIFA help

Infantino also brushed aside suggestions that there was widespread opposition to the move which followed corruption allegations against CAF president Ahmad Ahmad.

Jul 18, 2019, 11:44 AM IST

Error-prone Nigeria make life difficult for themselves

Nigeria overcame a shock 2-0 defeat by Madagascar in the group stage to reach the quarter-finals with a dramatic 3-2 win over bitter rivals Cameroon and face South Africa in the last eight on Wednesday. 

Jul 09, 2019, 21:31 PM IST

FIFA Women's World Cup: Kadeisha Buchanan's goal hands Canada slender 1-0 win over Cameroon

Buchanan came storming in at a corner and delivered a textbook header to break the deadlock.

Jun 11, 2019, 22:50 PM IST

Cameroon's main opposition leader charged with rebellion: lawyer

Kamto lost what he says was a fraudulent presidential election in October and was detained late last month after organising a small rally against long-serving President Paul Biya.

Feb 13, 2019, 17:24 PM IST

Egypt to host 2019 African Nations Cup

They will stage the expanded 24-team event in June-July after initial hosts Cameroon were stripped of the tournament last month over concerns at the slow pace of preparations.

Jan 08, 2019, 17:46 PM IST

Cameroon: 78 children, held hostage, released; principal and teachers still in captivity

All 78 children and a driver kidnapped in southwest Cameroon were released on Wednesday, but a principal and one teacher are still being held by the armed men that took them, a priest conducting negotiations said.

Nov 07, 2018, 13:16 PM IST

More than 80 people, mostly school children, kidnapped in Cameroon

The separatists have imposed curfews and closed down schools as part of their protest against President Paul Biya`s French-speaking government.

Nov 05, 2018, 18:26 PM IST

Anatomy of a killing: How BBC exposed killing of women, children by Cameroon Army using Google Earth

BBC based its investigation on three points – where exactly did it happen, when did it happen, and who is responsible for the atrocities.

Sep 25, 2018, 14:40 PM IST

Boko Haram fighters surrender in northern Cameroon

Nearly 60 men who said they were captured by the Boko Haram Islamist group and forced to fight for them in Nigeria have surrendered to authorities in northern Cameroon.

Oct 14, 2017, 06:07 AM IST

Nigeria: Boko Haram kills seven in attack on displaced camp

The attack on Friday evening in Ngala, near the border with Cameroon, came as two people were killed in an explosion outside another camp in the Borno state capital, Maiduguri.

Sep 09, 2017, 17:17 PM IST

Boko Haram resurgence kills 381 civilians since April: Amnest

The insurgency has left more than 20,000 people dead since it began in 2009.

Sep 05, 2017, 14:34 PM IST

Dozen killed, over 40 wounded in Cameroon suicide bomb attack

At least 12 people were killed and over 40 wounded in a suicide bomb attack in a small town in northern Cameroon near the Nigerian border late on Wednesday, an senior army source and a local official told Reuters.

Jul 13, 2017, 16:03 PM IST

Confederations Cup 2017: Germany's 'dangerous' Timo Werner eyes title glory

The 21-year-old sealed the world champions` 3-1 win in Sochi with a second-half brace by heading home Joshua Kimmich`s cross, then drilled in a second to calm German nerves just after Vincent Aboubakar netted Cameroon`s consolation goal.

Jun 26, 2017, 15:28 PM IST

Confederations Cup: Germany ease into semifinals with win over Cameroon

The victory in Sochi meant Germany finished top of Group B ahead of Chile, who drew 1-1 with Australia in Moscow.

Jun 25, 2017, 23:29 PM IST

Confederations Cup: Alexis Sanchez desperate to show Arsenal his worth in bid to seal semi-finals spot for Chile

Sanchez has a year left on his Gunners contract but is yet to sign a new deal with Arsenal and has been linked with a move to Bayern Munich.

Jun 25, 2017, 09:03 AM IST

Suicide bombers attack camp in north Cameroon, 11 people dead

Authorities in northern Cameroon say 11 people are dead after two suicide bombers attacked a camp for those displaced by Boko Haram extremist violence in the region. 

Jun 02, 2017, 22:16 PM IST

AFCON 2017: Cameroon ready to take on underdogs Egypt in Cup of Nations final

Egypt were seen as dark horses on their return to the Cup of Nations after three years, while Cameroon were dismissed as outsiders.

Feb 05, 2017, 12:00 PM IST

Liverpool seek FIFA clearance over Joel Matip's eligibility to play; governing body asks club to decide

Liverpool withdrew Matip from their squad for Sunday`s Premier League match at Manchester United, saying they wanted to seek clarity from soccer`s governing body over his eligibility.

Jan 16, 2017, 22:35 PM IST

Cameroon rail accident toll rises to at least 60

At least 60 were killed when a packed passenger train derailed between Cameroon`s two main cities, a hospital source in the capital Yaounde said Saturday, giving a new toll the day after the accide

Oct 22, 2016, 19:00 PM IST

14 soldiers killed in anti-Boko Haram operations: Niger

Niger`s Army said Friday that 14 of its soldiers and scores of Boko Haram fighters had been killed during a multi-month sweep operation in the nation`s southeast.

Oct 01, 2016, 00:51 AM IST