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January 2018
News > International

International – Cameroon deports Nigerian Christians

Cameroon has deported more than 100,000 Nigerian refugees, most of whom identify as Christian. ​According to a report from Barnabas Fund, citing Human Rights Watch (HRW) reports: since 2015 Cameroon has forcefully deported over 100,000 Nigerian refugees who had escaped into Cameroon fleeing Boko Haram Islamist violence. One of the deportees said of the Cameroonian soldiers, ‘They humiliated us like animals and beat us like we were slaves. HRW also reported how the Cameroonian army often accuses the refugees of being Boko Haram militants in disguise, and the women of being ‘Boko Haram wives’. According to the UN High Commission on Refugees, Cameroon’s actions violate...

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August 2005
Cameroon

Missionary Spotlight – Cameroon

A bird’s-eye view of Cameroon’s church history The first Christian mission to Cameroon was the London Baptist Mission (LBM) in 1845. The LBM was constituted at the request of former African slaves in the Americas. It consisted of black pastors Fuller and Merrick along with English missionaries Dr Prince and Alfred Saker. Based in Douala and working in difficult conditions, these men laboured to bring the good news of salvation to local people, and to care for their practical needs – especially through teaching farming. First convert Pastor Merrick died in 1849, the same year the first Cameroon national convert was baptised. Commenting on this,...

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