Cameroon

A picture taken on February 17, 2015 shows a Cameroonian soldier standing post in the Cameroonian town of Fotokol, on the border with Nigeria, after clashes occurred on February 4 between Cameroonian troops and Nigeria-based Boko Haram insurgents. Nigerian Boko Haram fighters went on the rampage in the Cameroonian border town of Fotokol on February 4, massacring dozens of civilians and torching a mosque before being repelled by regional forces   AFP PHOTO / REINNIER KAZE        (Photo credit should read Reinnier KAZE/AFP/Getty Images)

Pentagon Investigating if U.S. Troops Knew of Torture at Cameroonian Base

Allegations of torture follow expansion of U.S. footprint in Africa, as Washington’s fight against terrorists forges new allies.

TOPSHOT - Illegal migrants sit on the dock at the Tripoli port after 115 migrants of African origins were rescued by two coast guard boats at sea when their boat started sinking off the Libyan coast on April 11, 2016.  / AFP / Mahmud TURKIA        (Photo credit should read MAHMUD TURKIA/AFP/Getty Images)

There Are No Successful Black Nations

And the indignity and helplessness of blacks in America won’t end until we have a first-world African nation to lift up our people.

US Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power speaks about the global refugee crisis at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington, DC, June 29, 2016. / AFP / SAUL LOEB        (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Cameroonian Family To Be Reimbursed After Son Struck by State Department Convoy

More than two months after a convoy of vehicles carrying Samantha Power hit and killed a Cameroonian child, the family is being paid by Washington.

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 03:  United States Ambassador to the United Nations (U.N.) Samantha Power holds a press conference on September 3, 2014 in New York City. Power answered questions on foreign extremist Islamist fighters joining ISIS in Syria and Iraq and the most recent Israeli-Palestinian peace deal, amongst other topics.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Headed to Meet Displaced People, Samantha Power’s Convoy Strikes and Kills Cameroonian Child

The American ambassador to the United Nations was traveling in a convoy that struck and killed a child in Cameroon on Monday.

People stand by the wreckage of a car that has been blown up by suspected Boko Haram militants in Nigeria's troubled northeastern city of Maiduguri on March 25, 2014, killing five police officers, while a separate blast killed three. The attacks were the latest to hit the Borno state capital, which is the epicentre of Boko Haram's brutal insurgency which has killed thousands since 2009, including more than 700 this year.  AFP PHOTO        (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. Sends Troops and Drones to Cameroon as Boko Haram Fight Intensifies

The United States' increase in military support to Cameroon comes as Boko Haram intensifies its suicide bombing campaign there.

A picture taken on September 16, 2015 shows children standing in the Assaga refugee camp,  set up by the UN three months ago for Nigerian refugees who fled to southeast Niger to escape the Islamist group Boko Haram. In the Assaga camp, many refugees live in abject poverty and sleep in makeshift shelters at the mercy of mosquitoes and bad weather, an AFP reporter saw. AFP PHOTO / BOUREIMA HAMA        (Photo credit should read BOUREIMA HAMA/AFP/Getty Images)

Number of Children Displaced by Boko Haram Surpasses 1.4 Million

The number of children displaced by Boko Haram continues to grow despite pledges from government leaders they will stop the group.

Nigeria's new President Mohammadu Buhari waves to the crowd during his inauguration at the Eagles Square in Abuja, on May 29, 2015. Buhari, 72, defeated Goodluck Jonathan in March 28 elections -- the first time in Nigeria's history that an opposition candidate had beaten a sitting president. AFP PHOTO/PIUS UTOMI EKPEI        (Photo credit should read PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. to Boost Military Aid to Nigeria for Boko Haram Fight

Washington wants to help Nigeria’s new president battle one of Africa’s deadliest terrorist groups, but don’t expect a fleet of surveillance drones to be part of the mix.

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Nigerian Officials: Military Expects to Win Back All Boko Haram Territory This Month

Nigerian officials visiting Washington Wednesday said the army expects to regain all territory currently under control of Boko Haram by the Nigerian presidential elections on March 28.

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Boko Haram Turns Robin Hood’s Strategy on Its Head

Forget oil or gold. West Africa’s most dangerous terrorist group is funding its rampages by ignoring the rich and targeting the poor.

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Live from Yaoundé: A Different Kind of ‘Je Ne Suis Pas Charlie’

Young Cameroonian rappers are questioning why African leaders were quick to respond to the Charlie Hebdo attacks and not to the atrocities taking place on their own continent.

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Counting Nigeria’s Dead From 480 Miles Up

Human rights groups are using satellite imagery to force Nigeria to accept the true scope of Boko Haram’s latest atrocities.

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Nigeria’s President Prefers to See No Evil, Speak No Evil

Goodluck Jonathan was quick to condemn last week’s terror attacks in France. When it comes to violence inside his own country, however, he’s keeping his mouth shut.

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Cameroon Launches First Airstrikes Against Boko Haram

The militants made their name carrying out terror attacks in Nigeria, but are increasingly crossing into neighboring Cameroon to bring their jihad into another country as well.

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