Victims of Cameroon train crash sue French rail owner for manslaughter

Victims of Cameroon train crash sue French rail owner for manslaughter

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. A packed passenger train derailed last month between the capital Yaounde and the central African country’s port city […]

Scores of people killed, hundreds injured as train derails in Cameroon

Scores of people killed, hundreds injured as train derails in Cameroon

  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. The train, crammed with people due to road traffic disruption between the two cities, left the tracks just before reaching the central city […]

Last-gasp Payet wonder strike sees France beat Cameroon 3-2

Last-gasp Payet wonder strike sees France beat Cameroon 3-2

West Ham’s Dimitri Payet scored a last-gasp wonder free-kick to help Euro 2016 hosts France snatch a dramatic 3-2 victory over Cameroon on Monday. The attacking midfielder stepped up on the stroke of regulation time to curl a magnificent free-kick past Cameroon goalkeeper Fabrice Ondoa. France opened the scoring through Paris Saint-Germain’s Blaise Matuidi before […]

Haunting Amazon ruins await adventurous World Cup visitors

Haunting Amazon ruins await adventurous World Cup visitors

PARICATUBA, Brazil – If Hollywood were to set a psychological thriller in the Amazon rainforest, the haunting Paricatuba Ruins would be the perfect backdrop. Massive root structures poke through the foundations of the once-stately neo-classical edifice, across the Rio Negro from the jungle metropolis of Manaus, one of the cities set to host World Cup […]

Italian priests, Canadian nun freed in Cameroon

Italian priests, Canadian nun freed in Cameroon

Two Italian priests and a Canadian nun kidnapped in April by suspected Boko Haram militants in northern Cameroon were released on Sunday, officials said. The Cameroonian presidency said the captives had been “handed over last night to Cameroonian authorities”, and thanked those who had worked for their release. Giampaolo Marta and Gianantonio Allegri, missionaries from […]