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2006-03-23 13:27:26

By Tansa Musa YAOUNDE (Reuters) - At least 127 people were feared drowned after a wooden boat traveling from Nigeria to Gabon sank off Cameroon's Atlantic port of Kribi, a local official and aid workers said on Thursday.

2006-03-13 12:39:19

By Darren Schuettler BANGKOK (Reuters) - Myanmar has reported what is believed to be the secretive country's first case of bird flu, while Afghanistan feared on Monday it was the latest country to discover the deadly virus.

2006-03-12 20:02:56

By Tansa Musa YAOUNDE, Cameroon (Reuters) - Cameroon became the fourth African country to report an outbreak of H5N1 bird flu on Sunday, and authorities in Myanmar tested scores of dead birds for the virus.

2006-03-12 04:04:04

YAOUNDE (Reuters) - Cameroon's first case of bird flu has been detected in the West African country's Far North province, the government said on Sunday.

2005-12-09 09:12:15

By Andrew Gray LONDON (Reuters) - Corruption is on the increase in most countries and poor people are often the hardest hit, according to a global survey released on Friday.

2005-11-22 08:14:46

By Tansa Musa KRIBI, Cameroon (Reuters) - Oil was meant to bring hope and money to this sleepy fishing town in Cameroon, but Kribi's residents say they can barely make ends meet.

2005-11-17 17:10:31

Malaria infections boost production of a substance that might significantly increase HIV replication in the placenta. This interaction could explain why mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of HIV in Yaoundé increases following a rainy season, according to new findings presented at this week's Fourth Multilateral Initiative on Malaria (MIM) Pan-African Malaria Conference.

2005-10-17 09:56:21

By Tansa Musa YAOUNDE (Reuters) - Cameroon is launching a bid to negotiate the return of four endangered guerrillas whose fate has infuriated wildlife protection groups since the animals were smuggled via Malaysia to a South African zoo.

2005-10-15 07:32:00

By Camillus Eboh ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria and Cameroon discussed a new programme for Nigeria to withdraw from the disputed Bakassi peninsula, but failed to set a new deadline after two days of talks in Abuja.

2005-08-23 11:09:11

YAOUNDE (Reuters) - A Cameroon government scientist dismissed on Tuesday a warning that the natural dam holding back Lake Nyos in the northwest of the country was about to burst, threatening thousands of lives.


Latest Cameroon Reference Libraries

Ngoubou
2013-10-07 08:23:12

The Ngoubou is cryptid in the savanna area of Cameroon and is claimed to fight elephants for land. The pygmies of the region call the creature a Ngoubou that translates to rhinoceros, but the pygmies say that it is not a normal rhinoceros. While a rhino has one horn, the Ngoubou has six horns around its frill. According to locals, the Ngoubou is about the size of an ox. William Gibb and David Wetzel visited the area in 2000 and spoke with the local residents. They claimed an elder of the...

Goliath Frog, Conraua goliath
2013-07-24 11:33:06

The Goliath Frog (Conraua goliath) is the largest living anuran on Earth. The largest known specimens can grow up to 13 inches long from snout to vent, and weighs up to 7 pounds. This animal has a relatively small habitat range, mainly in Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea. Its numbers are decreasing because of habitat destruction and its collection for consumption and the pet trade. Their eyes can be almost .98 inches in diameter. The obvious tympanum has a diameter of about .20 inches and is...

Peter's Duiker, Cephalophus callipygus
2012-09-03 07:31:00

Peter’s duiker (Cephalophus callipygus) is a species of antelope that can be found in southern Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and northern areas of the Republic of Congo. It prefers a habitat in dense, undisturbed primary forests or rainforests, but it will inhabit forests that have been logged if there is enough cover. It can reach an average height of twenty inches at the shoulder, with a weight of forty pounds. Its fur is typically greyish brown in color. It is thought that Weyns’...

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2008-10-18 12:24:29

The Gray-backed Fiscal (Lanius excubitoroides) is a species of bird found in Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Mauritania, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. Its natural habitats are dry savanna and subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland.

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2007-10-22 16:03:24

The Bioko Allen's Bushbaby (Galago alleni) , also known as Bioko Allen's Galago, or Bioko Allen's Squirrel Galago is a species of primate in the Galagidae family. It is found in Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and Nigeria. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests.

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Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.