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Mambar Pierrette review – big-hearted parable of women’s resilience in Cameroon
Pierrette is beset with troubles, from a robbery to a house flood and more, but the neorealist drama comes with solidarity and surprising humour

Phil Hoad

11, May, 2024 @12:37 PM

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Samuel Eto’o claims he is victim of Caf campaign before match-fixing hearing
Samuel Eto’o has accused the Confederation of African Football of breaches of Fifa’s code of ethics during the investigation into match-fixing allegations

Ed Aarons

16, Apr, 2024 @11:00 AM

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Ten years on from Chibok, what happened to the 276 Nigerian girls snatched from their school?
While some were freed or escaped, the authorities’ waning interest and ongoing mass abductions by militants has left campaigners and families of missing pupils in despair

Caroline Kimeu in Nairobi and Ope Adetayo in Lagos

11, Apr, 2024 @7:00 AM

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The truth about hair relaxers: in the US, lawsuits over cancer. In Africa, soaring sales
Despite criticism for the use of potentially harmful chemicals, companies are still selling the products around the world

Susan Smith Richardson and Agatha Gichana

10, Apr, 2024 @10:00 AM

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The ‘epilepsy warriors’ breaking down the barriers in Cameroon
Amid alarming rates of the illness, many living with it are seen as cursed. Now these myths are being challenged

Promise Eze

03, Apr, 2024 @12:00 PM

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African leaders call for equity over minerals used for clean energy
‘Crucial’ UN resolution attempts to avoid repeat of injustices produced by Africa’s fossil fuel sector

Caroline Kimeu in Nairobi

28, Feb, 2024 @6:09 PM

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‘Love is our first medicine’: treating mental health in Cameroon’s unique refuge
Among the homeless people of Yaoundé, many are mentally ill and have been rejected by their families. Le Village de L’amour offers them therapy – and hope

Josiane Kouagheu in Yaoundé

08, Feb, 2024 @1:30 PM

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Refugee files complaint to UN against Spain over 2014 border deaths
Country accused of violating torture convention in hope of finding justice decade after incident in which at least 15 people died

Ashifa Kassam in Madrid

01, Feb, 2024 @5:00 AM

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World first: malaria vaccine rollout begins in Cameroon
Another 19 African countries have plans to join the programme – bringing ‘more than just hope’ to a continent that suffers the vast majority of malaria deaths

Kaamil Ahmed and Josiane Kouagheu in Douala

22, Jan, 2024 @3:13 PM

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I discovered chimps using tools – and people wouldn’t believe me
The first time I met a great ape in the wild I knew I wanted to dedicate my life to studying primates. Then I saw something that changed our understanding forever

Dr Ekwoge Abwe

04, Jan, 2024 @10:00 AM

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Cameroonian artist Salifou Lindou: ‘I don’t calculate … I start from nowhere’
Ahead of a solo show in London, the ‘master of materials’ talks about using soil for pigment in his early days, how he finds inspiration in people watching – and his constant search for surprise

Saeed Kamali Dehghan

10, Nov, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Africans’ dreams of starting a new life in Europe turn to nightmare in Tunisia
Thousands make the perilous trip to the top of Africa hoping to find a future across the Mediterranean. But Tunisia’s crackdown on boat crossings has left many in limbo

Amel Rachdi in Tunisia. Photographs by Amine Landoulsi

09, Nov, 2023 @7:00 AM

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