Latest Cameroon Stories

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. The boat, which broke up in high seas, was discovered by a fisherman who alerted his colleagues and people living in coastal villages who rushed to the scene to find bodies floating on the water and survivors hanging on to flotsam. "By the time we called security...

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. Underscoring bird flu's rapid spread around the globe, Cameroon became the fourth African country to report an outbreak of bird flu on Sunday, joining Nigeria, Egypt and Niger, which have reported cases of the H5N1 flu virus in poultry. In a matter of weeks,...

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. "The first case of bird flu has been detected in the Far North province," Cameroon's government said in a statement after the virus was found on a duck farm. Nigeria, Egypt and Niger have already reported cases of the highly pathogenic H5N1 avian flu strain in poultry flocks....

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. "The case was detected after laboratory tests conducted on dead chicks in Maroua were positive," an official statement read on state radio said. It did not immediately say whether the bird flu outbreak was of the highly pathogenic H5N1 strain.

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. The poll, published on United Nations Anti-Corruption Day, found a majority of people in 48 out of 69 countries surveyed thought the problem had got worse over the past three years. "Today's survey shows that people believe corruption is deeply embedded in their countries," said Huguette Labelle, chairwoman of...

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. The terminus for a 665-mile pipeline bringing oil from landlocked Chad to Cameroon, Kribi was full of expectations that wealth would trickle down from the $4 billion venture -- one of Africa's biggest infrastructure projects. Instead, Kribi's fishermen say a reef was destroyed during the construction of an...

2005-11-17 17:10:31

Yaound©, Cameroon (17 November 2005)--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 Yaound© increases following a rainy season, according to new findings presented at this week's Fourth Multilateral Initiative on Malaria (MIM) Pan-African Malaria Conference. Laboratory tests have revealed that biological substances known as...

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. A Cameroon government delegation was traveling from the Central African country to South Africa on Monday to try to win the release of the young Western Lowland gorillas, dubbed the "Taipeng Four" and smuggled out three years ago. The gorillas were...

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. The Hague-based International Court of Justice ruled in 2002 that Nigeria should hand the oil producing region to its eastern neighbor, but Nigeria failed to do so on the agreed date of September 15 last year on the ground that its withdrawal would have led to a collapse in...

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. Surveyors agree that erosion is undermining the barrier at the lip of Lake Nyos, where a cloud of carbon dioxide that had accumulated in the water escaped in August 1986, killing 1,800 people in surrounding villages. Controversy mostly surrounds the timeframe for an eventual...

Latest Cameroon Reference Libraries

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’...

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.

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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