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June 27, 1994 | Daily News Wire Services
Cameroon goalkeeper Joseph-Antoine Bell, the leader of a players' rebellion that shook the team at the World Cup, says he's quitting the squad. "I decided it might give the team more peace if I don't play anymore," Bell said yesterday. Bell said he will not play in Cameroon's last Group B match against Russia tomorrow, in which the African team needs a victory to ensure qualifying for the second round. He added, however, that he will remain with the team in the United States.
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August 28, 1986 | From Inquirer Wire Services
The effort to aid victims of the toxic gas disaster that killed more than 1,500 people shifted into high gear yesterday as relief supplies and foreign scientific and medical personnel began arriving in this West African nation, with more help on the way. Officials said that nearly all of the dead had been buried, most of them near where they had been found. The biggest concern remaining, they said, was burying thousands of dead animals putrefying in the stifling heat. Army troops evacuated about 3,000 survivors of the gas eruption, but had trouble keeping away people who wanted to return to their homes.
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August 27, 1986 | From Inquirer Wire Services (United Press International contributed to this article.)
With their faces covered by bandannas to mask the smell of death, soldiers raced yesterday to finish burying the victims of a deadly gas eruption that now appears to have killed more than 1,500 people. Health officials here hope the burials will prevent an epidemic that might be started by decaying human bodies and carcasses of thousands of cattle and other livestock. The Office of the U.N. Disaster Relief Coordinator said in Geneva yesterday that 1,534 people were killed and 300 were hospitalized.
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June 24, 1990 | From Inquirer Wire Services
Substitute striker Roger Milla scored twice in overtime yesterday, lifting Cameroon to a 2-1 victory over Colombia and into the quarterfinals of the World Cup. The goals, Milla's third and fourth of the tournament, made Cameroon the first African nation to reach the quarterfinals in the 60-year history of the World Cup. Milla, 38, who came out of retirement to play in the tournament, also scored two goals against Romania in the first round....
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May 12, 1993 | By Steven Rea, INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
Cameroon, the only African country colonized by three European powers (Germany, then France and Britain), is the focus of Jean-Marie Teno's provocative, idiosyncratic documentary Africa, I Will Fleece You. The film, which takes its title from the French nursery rhyme "Alouette," looks at how Western institutions - schools, businesses, publishing and political concerns, etc. - have overrun and stifled indigenous African culture. Teno's style is playfully arch and his tone sardonic, as he incorporates vintage newsreels (French and German propaganda pieces)
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July 8, 2003 | Daily News Wire Services
Cameroon soccer player Marc-Vivien Foe died during the Confederations Cup last month because of a heart attack caused by an enlarged left ventricle, his autopsy showed. State prosecutor Xavier Richaud presented the results of Foe's autopsy yesterday in Lyon, France, and said the 28-year-old forward's heart problems might have been congenital. Richaud said the autopsy did not show doping or toxic substances, and that the results were turned over to the International Olympic Committee.
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June 27, 2003 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Marc-Vivien Foe, a 28-year-old midfielder for Cameroon, collapsed and later died in Lyon, France, yesterday during a Confederations Cup soccer semifinal game against Colombia. Foe was lapsing into unconsciousness when he was carried off the field on a stretcher to the sideline, where he received mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and oxygen. Alfred Mueller, the medical officer of FIFA, soccer's international governing body, said doctors tried to resuscitate Foe for 45 minutes. The cause of death was not immediately determined.
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September 17, 2000 | By Mike Jensen, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A success beyond all expectations, or an opportunity missed. The story of the U.S. men's Olympic soccer team could still go either way. Once again, the United States played an opponent that had players with more high-level professional experience. Once again, the Americans outplayed that opponent. Once again, they didn't win. And didn't lose. The United States tied Cameroon, 1-1, yesterday at Bruce Stadium, and now the path for the second round is clear. The U.S. team must beat Kuwait on Tuesday or go home.
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May 30, 1994 | By Rich Fisher, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Rider basketball coach Kevin Bannon doesn't make it a practice to recruit international players, but when one shows up on his doorstep, Bannon and his staff won't look away. Especially when he's the caliber of Raymond Touomou, more commonly known as "Ta Ta. " Touomou, a 22-year-old native of Cameroon, became the final member of Rider's 1994 recruiting class, which also includes Bob Fisicaro, a Bishop Eustace graduate. The Broncs had never heard of Touomou until receiving a call from his uncle, Bernard Tchoula of Plainsboro, who said he had a tape to show them.
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October 31, 2014 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
INDIANAPOLIS - Luc Mbah a Moute rejoined the 76ers in time for their season opener Wednesday against the Indiana Pacers. The power forward did not play in the game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The reason: He spent a total of 17 hours on flights from his home country of Cameroon. He was there to attend the funeral Saturday for Arthur Embiid, 13, the brother of Sixers center Joel Embiid. The teenager was killed in a car accident Oct. 16. "Dealing with Joel and that situation in Africa and long flights, knowing he had a back problem, [it would not be smart to]
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October 19, 2014 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Sixers head coach Brett Brown gathered his team on Friday afternoon before practicing at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He said he talked "very quickly" about Thursday's preseason loss to Boston before moving on "to the most important thing. " He told all the players that they needed to find a way to reach out - on their own terms - to Joel Embiid. Brown told the team that "their friend, their teammate" had went through an "incredible, personal tragedy. " The rookie center left the team on Thursday after learning that his 13-year-old brother Arthur had died in Cameroon.
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July 26, 2014 | By Vernon Clark, Inquirer Staff Writer
Federal Customs and Border Protection officers came across a rare counterfeit-money scam when they caught a man from Cameroon bringing $17,000 in bogus currency into Philadelphia International Airport recently. The officers discovered three packs of "black notes," bound similarly to checkbooks, during a routine baggage examination July 16, an official said Thursday. The notes appeared to be blank sheets of white paper, but under ultraviolet light, officers detected faint images resembling U.S. currency, officials said.
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July 9, 2013 | BY VALERIE RUSS, Daily News Staff Writer russv@phillynews.com, 215-854-5987
WHEN PATRONS walk into Wazobia, a West African restaurant specializing in the comfort foods of Nigeria, many greet the owner in the Yoruba language. "This is my countryman," owner Risikat Bola Jamiu, who usually goes by Bola, says of a man from the Ibo tribe. Jamiu is Yoruba but welcomes all three of Nigeria's major ethnic groups. Even her North Philadelphia restaurant's name is a combination of the words for "come in" from the three languages: wa in Yoruba, zo in Hausa, bia in Ibo. "We are all blended together as one Nigeria," Jamiu said Friday.
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May 13, 2012 | By Angela Couloumbis, INQUIRER HARRISBURG BUREAU
HARRISBURG — There were still trips to faraway places and "comped" tickets to glitzy galas, ritzy receptions, and sold-out sporting events. But overall, 2011 proved to be a lean year for legislators and administration officials accepting gifts, according to annual statements of financial interest, due this month. Perhaps the belt-tightening climate in Harrisburg has taken its toll — or perhaps because it's an election year, and most want to avoid even the whiff of controversy — but many elected officials ended up reporting little more than the paycheck they collected for their work in the Capitol.
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April 26, 2011 | By Annette John-Hall, Inquirer Columnist
The e-mail directed us to come to the training session armed with our new cell phones and computers, prepared to start a revolution. Well, not actually. But our instructor did remind us that the first pictures from the late January uprisings in Egypt were taken by a photojournalist using nothing more than a smartphone - photos that changed the world. For an old-school scribe honed on pens, dimes, and notebooks, it's dizzying to think that I can write, text, tweet, Skype, video, photograph, listen to the police scanner - oh, and talk, too - all on a single device.
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April 7, 2011 | Associated Press
DOUALA, Cameroon - Ange-Felix Patasse, who led the poor nation of Central African Republic for ten years before being ousted in a 2003 coup, has died at a hospital in neighboring Cameroon, officials said. He was 74. Patasse returned from exile in late 2009 and finished second in January's presidential election. He lost to current president Francois Bozize, who had overthrown Patasse as head of an insurgent army that seized the capital in a hail of mortar-fire. Hospital officials said he died of complications from diabetes.
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June 11, 2010
2 are convicted in Bosnia genocide THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Two Bosnian Serbs were convicted of genocide and sentenced to life imprisonment Thursday for the 1995 massacre of 8,000 Muslims in Srebrenica - the harshest judgment ever delivered by the U.N. war-crimes tribunal on the Balkan wars. A third Bosnian Serb officer received a 35-year prison sentence for aiding and abetting genocide. Four others were found guilty of lesser charges. It was a dramatic conclusion to the largest trial conducted over three years by the tribunal, set up in 1993 to prosecute the worst war crimes in the former Yugoslavia.
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February 21, 2009 | Daily News Wire Services
Buffalo police say Lazare Adingono, an assistant coach at Canisius College, has been arrested on charges he beat his 4-year-old son with a belt. Police spokesman Michael DeGeorge says Adingono was arrested Feb. 10 on a felony charge of second-degree assault and misdemeanor endangering the welfare of a child. The Erie County district attorney's office is investigating. DeGeorge said yesterday that Adingono was at his home in Buffalo on Jan. 15 when he used a belt to hit his son numerous times, causing pain and swelling on the boy's back, neck and arm. Adingono, 31, coached the Cameroon national basketball team in the Olympic qualifying tournament last year.
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April 17, 2008 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Delaware teenager Madison Brengle and former South African player Liezel Huber will be on the star-deprived U.S. team in the Fed Cup semifinals against Russia. Brengle, an 18-year-old from Dover, was one of the four players chosen to represent the Americans in the best-of-five series starting April 26. Huber, Vania King and Ahsha Rolle also were chosen to face Svetlana Kuznetsova, Anna Chakvetadze, Dinara Safina and Elena Vesnina on indoor clay in Moscow. Huber, the No. 1 doubles player in the world, spent four years on the South African Fed Cup team.
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