Cameroon sexual abuse: Karate Federation under scrutiny following sexual abuse allegations

In tonight’s edition: Zimbabwe has banned protests and deployed soldiers and police to clear the streets ahead of anti government protests this Friday. In Cameroon, sexual abuse allegations have hit the Karate Federation. Many women have been speaking out and are seeking justice. And finally Kenyan champion Timothy Cheruyuiyot is back on the racing track despite Covid 19 having put an abrupt halt to competitions.

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In This Story: Cameroon

Cameroon, officially the Republic of Cameroon, is a country in Central Africa and West Africa.

Cameroon is home to over 250 native languages spoken by nearly 25 million people. Cameroon became a German colony in 1884 known as Kamerun. In 1960, the French-administered part of Cameroon became independent. The southern part of British Cameroons federated with it in 1961 to form the Federal Republic of Cameroon. The federation was abandoned in 1972. The country was renamed the United Republic of Cameroon in 1972 and the Republic of Cameroon in 1984.

The official languages of Cameroon are French and English. Its religious population consists of 70.7% Christians and 24.4% Muslims. It is governed as a Unitary presidential republic and has good relations with the major powers of France, the United Kingdom and China.

The largest cities in population-terms are Douala on the Wouri River, its economic capital and main seaport, Yaoundé, its political capital, and Garoua.

The country is well known for its successful national football team.

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