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Kenya bans use of plastic bags to protect environment

Kenya has banned the use of plastic bags for commercial and household packing, becoming the latest African country to outlaw the plastic-bag carriers. The ban is expected to play a key role in helping to protect the environment. Kenya now joins Rwanda, Cameroon, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Mauritania and Malawi, countries that have issued similar bans.

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Cameroon: Anglophone activists charged with terrorism face death penalty

Two Cameroonian activists who lead the Anglophone Civil Society Consortium (CACSC) face a precarious fate after they were arrested and charged with acts of terrorism, and group rebellion. The two activists, president of the CACSC, Barrister Nkongho Felix Agbor-Balla, and its Secretary General, Dr. Fontem Aforteka’a Neba, face the death penalty if found guilty. The arrest has been widely condemned by Cameroonians and various rights groups, who are calling on the authorities to release the two.

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Cameroon government shuts down the internet in English speaking regions

The English speaking parts of Cameroon have been facing an internet blackout since the 17th of January. This tactic being used by the Cameroonian government has been previously employed by other African countries such as Egypt, Gambia and Ethiopia. The shutdown has continued to stir debate, criticised by media activists across the continent as an attack on freedom of speech and expression.

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Indomitable Lions clinch the prestigious Afcon trophy

Cameroon produced a masterstroke to beat highly fancied Egypt in the final of the 2017 African Cup of Nations (AFCON), held in Gabon’s capital, Libreville. The Indomitable Lions claimed their fifth #AFCON title against all the odds, considering their difficult pre-tournament journey but they triumphed through hard work and determination. Congratulations to The Indomitable Lions on clinching Africa’s most prestigious soccer title.