The Cameroon-based correspondent of Radio France Internationale (RFI), FRANCE 24’s sister radio station, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison by a court for “failing to report acts of terrorism” and other charges. RFI is appealing the ruling.
Cameroon’s government said on Thursday it had restored the internet to its restive anglophone region, three months after cutting it amid protests against the predominantly French-speaking government of President Paul Biya.
A verdict is due Thursday in the trial by military court of Radio France Internationale (RFI) journalist Ahmed Abba, who is accused of complicity with Boko Haram. Cameroonian prosecutors have requested the death penalty.
One month after the train crash in Cameroon that killed 79 people and injured hundreds, victims are still waiting for an inquirey into what went wrong. However, FRANCE 24 has obtained documents showing that the train exceeded weight regulations.
Victims of a rail crash that killed at least 79 people in Cameroon have filed a lawsuit against train operator Camrail and its French owner Bollore Group, accusing them of negligence and involuntary manslaughter, their lawyer said.
Fifty-three were killed and over 300 injured when a packed Cameroon passenger train derailed on Friday while travelling between the capital Yaounde and the economic hub Douala, state broadcaster Crtv said.