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By Glenn Graham and The Baltimore Sun | March 4, 2013
John Carroll junior forward Lionel Owona has started a project to collect used basketball shoes that will be sent to Cameroon to benefit underprivileged young basketball players.   Owona is asking anybody who has used basketball shoes that can still be worn to please donate them to help grow the sport in the African country.  Any donations can be left with John Carroll coach Tony Martin at the school in Bel Air .  The shoes will...
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | June 23, 2014
Yesterday in one sentence: The United States wouldn't have been deserving winners, and I understand my own personal expectations are too high, but that was a devastating draw that puts the team in a terrible situation heading into the Germany match. What's on tap: Austraila vs. Spain, noon, ESPN2; Netherlands vs. Chile, noon, ESPN; Cameroon vs. Brazil, 4 p.m., ESPN2; Mexico vs. Croatia, 4 p.m., ESPN. What you'll see: With four matches a day throughout the rest of the group stage, there's going to be plenty of excitement.
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By New York Times News Service | February 3, 1991
Scientists are warning that another disaster is possible at a lake in Cameroon that suddenly released huge amounts of carbon dioxide in 1986, killing 1,700 people, as well as cattle, birds and other animals.The deadly gas came from the bottom of Lake Nyos, and an international team has concluded that about 300 million cubic meters of the gas have again accumulated under the lake, making it "very dangerous" to those who have resettled there.The group estimated that 3 million cubic meters were being added annually, a meter being slightly longer than a yard.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | June 13, 2014
Yesterday in one sentence: World Cup officiating is probably going to be brutal and will ruin the tournament for some, no matter how deserved Brazil's 3-1 win was . What's on tap today: Mexico vs. Cameroon, noon, ESPN2; Spain vs. Netherlands, 3 p.m., ESPN; Chile vs Australia, 6 p.m., ESPN2. What you'll see: All eyes are on the Spain-Netherlands game, a rematch of the 2010 final. Spain has only reloaded since then, while the Dutch find themselves in something of a transitional phase.
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February 11, 2008
Egypt won its sixth African Cup of Nations title, and second in a row, by beating Cameroon, 1-0, behind Mohamed Aboutreika's goal in the final yesterday in Accra, Ghana. Aboutreika scored in the 77th minute, converting Mohamed Zidan's cross for his fourth goal of the tournament. A crucial error from Rigobert Song led to Aboutreika's goal. Cameroon's captain had two chances to clear the ball but got tangled in a needless duel with Zidan and lost the ball. Zidan squared it perfectly, and Aboutreika finished powerfully in the bottom right corner.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | October 4, 1998
UNITED NATIONS -- Transparency International, a small independent organization that has been tracking for four years how the public and international businesses view corruption worldwide, has published its largest survey to date, looking at 85 countries and ranking only one completely clean: Denmark.The 1998 Corruption Perception Index, like its predecessors, is a "survey of surveys," using a combination of studies by risk analysts, opinion polls and research institutions to rank countries by how they are perceived.
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By Edmund Sanders and Nicholas Soi and Edmund Sanders and Nicholas Soi,Los Angeles Times | May 6, 2007
NAIROBI, Kenya -- A Kenya Airways jet with 114 people aboard crashed early yesterday in a dense forest in the western Africa nation of Cameroon, government officials said, but efforts to reach the wreckage were hampered by heavy rainfall. There was no information on survivors. Airline officials said they lost contact with the Nairobi-bound Boeing 737-800 only 11 minutes after its midnight takeoff from Douala, Cameroon. Kenya Airway's Flight 507, which originated in the Ivory Coast, was carrying 105 passengers from 23 countries, including one American, airport officials said.
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By SCOTT CALVERT and SCOTT CALVERT,SUN FOREIGN REPORTER | July 16, 2006
AKAM, Cameroon -- The glow from the cooking fire danced on the walls of the smoky hut, and Luci Mbala knelt on the dirt floor to prepare dinner with the practiced swing of a machete. She was making a favorite meal for her family of 11, deep in the West African forest. Her husband, Junior, had come home holding a monkey with white-milk-mustache lips, olive-brown fur and, now, a red patch from Junior's shotgun blast. She'll fry up the meat, add some salt, pepper, beef stock and bush mangos, then boil it into a stew.
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By John Murphy and John Murphy,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | September 3, 2000
BERO, Chad - Sitting in the shade of a giant mango tree, the chief of this tiny Central African village of mud brick homes considers for a moment what to make of the untapped oil reserves beneath him. Are they piles of gold or the seeds of his village's destruction? Stroking his chin thoughtfully, Daingar Ndingambaye, the slender 45-year-old leader, concludes, "We don't know what to expect in the future, but we hope that good things can happen." He's speaking of a pipeline that will carry up to 250,000 barrels of oil a day from deposits near his home across the tropical scrubland of southern Chad, over the mountains of eastern Cameroon, and through the rainforest homes of isolated Pygmy tribes before it reaches gas tanks in the West.
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By Matthew Dolan and Matthew Dolan,SUN STAFF | June 2, 2005
A Maryland woman who fled to Cameroon after being convicted last year for her role in the forced detention of an 11-year-old girl has been expelled from her native African country and returned to the United States to serve the prison sentence she skipped out on, federal officials announced yesterday. Theresa Mubang, 42, a naturalized U.S. citizen, was returned to the United States on Saturday after being detained in Cameroon last week. Last year, a federal jury in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt convicted Mubang of involuntary servitude and harboring an illegal alien for financial gain.
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By Matt Bracken and The Baltimore Sun | April 29, 2013
Mike Owona was set to play basketball next year for a program transitioning to the Division I level. But after a coaching change, the John Carroll senior will instead suit up for an established DI team that has appeared in four NCAA tournaments. Owona committed Sunday to Fairleigh Dickinson, a Northeast Conference school located in Teaneck, N.J. “It feels pretty good,” Owona said. “I finally have it out of my mind. I feel good about it.” Owona had been committed to UMass-Lowell, a Division II powerhouse that will play its first season of DI competition during the 2013-14 season.
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By Glenn Graham and The Baltimore Sun | March 4, 2013
John Carroll junior forward Lionel Owona has started a project to collect used basketball shoes that will be sent to Cameroon to benefit underprivileged young basketball players.   Owona is asking anybody who has used basketball shoes that can still be worn to please donate them to help grow the sport in the African country.  Any donations can be left with John Carroll coach Tony Martin at the school in Bel Air .  The shoes will...
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | August 7, 2010
The World Cup has ended but soccer enthusiasm remains strong in Baltimore. Even after European Cup champion Inter Milan beat Manchester City at M&T Bank Stadium last month, the 6th Annual Mayors Cup tournament proves a big draw for Baltimore area soccer fans this weekend. Teams such countries as Cameroon, Nigeria, Iran, Greece, South Korea and Jamaica met for the two-day even that ends today at Poly/Western High School on Cold Spring Lane . On the sidelines, Antoine Akinbinu, 19, a junior soccer player at Stevenson University, was kicking the ball around with his Niger Republic teammates.
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February 11, 2008
Egypt won its sixth African Cup of Nations title, and second in a row, by beating Cameroon, 1-0, behind Mohamed Aboutreika's goal in the final yesterday in Accra, Ghana. Aboutreika scored in the 77th minute, converting Mohamed Zidan's cross for his fourth goal of the tournament. A crucial error from Rigobert Song led to Aboutreika's goal. Cameroon's captain had two chances to clear the ball but got tangled in a needless duel with Zidan and lost the ball. Zidan squared it perfectly, and Aboutreika finished powerfully in the bottom right corner.
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By Edmund Sanders and Nicholas Soi and Edmund Sanders and Nicholas Soi,Los Angeles Times | May 6, 2007
NAIROBI, Kenya -- A Kenya Airways jet with 114 people aboard crashed early yesterday in a dense forest in the western Africa nation of Cameroon, government officials said, but efforts to reach the wreckage were hampered by heavy rainfall. There was no information on survivors. Airline officials said they lost contact with the Nairobi-bound Boeing 737-800 only 11 minutes after its midnight takeoff from Douala, Cameroon. Kenya Airway's Flight 507, which originated in the Ivory Coast, was carrying 105 passengers from 23 countries, including one American, airport officials said.
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By MELISSA HARRIS and MELISSA HARRIS,SUN REPORTER | August 6, 2006
On weekdays, Emmanuel Tabi is a caring licensed nurse practitioner. But yesterday, during an afternoon soccer match, he violently slid into an opponent, folding him to the ground and releasing a plume of dust from the burnt grass. Baltimore's annual International Festival includes a World Cup-style soccer tournament in its mix of reggae, blues, pad Thai, jerk chicken, martial arts demonstrations and Ms. Ida the Yodeling Lady. The event's theme is "Celebrating One Baltimore." But you wouldn't know that by watching the soccer field.
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By JANET FLEISCHMAN | May 1, 1991
New York. The University of Maryland Eastern Shore's award of an honorary degree to Cameroon's President Paul Biya Sunday will be sadly ironic. His government has launched a brutal crackdown on the university in his own country. Since the beginning of April, hundreds of students from the University of Yaounde are reported to have been detained, held in deplorable conditions and subjected to physical abuse.Academic freedom in Cameroon is characterized by self-censorship, reinforced by the pervasive presence of security agents and occasional acts of violence by the authorities.
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June 22, 1993
New Windsor Middle students make lunches to feed hungryNew Windsor Middle School's sixth-grade students participated in a hunger project yesterday to make 200 bagged lunches for soup kitchens in Baltimore and Westminster.The school recently honored students who had participated in various student service projects. Matt Perkins and Dori Thompson from Francis Scott Key High School spoke to the students about service.Heifer Project sends rabbits to CameroonHeifer Project International recently sent 30 New Zealand white rabbits to the West African nation of Cameroon to become part of the "Health For All" rabbit project.
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By SCOTT CALVERT and SCOTT CALVERT,SUN FOREIGN REPORTER | July 16, 2006
AKAM, Cameroon -- The glow from the cooking fire danced on the walls of the smoky hut, and Luci Mbala knelt on the dirt floor to prepare dinner with the practiced swing of a machete. She was making a favorite meal for her family of 11, deep in the West African forest. Her husband, Junior, had come home holding a monkey with white-milk-mustache lips, olive-brown fur and, now, a red patch from Junior's shotgun blast. She'll fry up the meat, add some salt, pepper, beef stock and bush mangos, then boil it into a stew.
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By SCOTT CALVERT and SCOTT CALVERT,SUN FOREIGN REPORTER | July 16, 2006
MBONG, Cameroon -- Ask the villagers here, and they are unanimous: They hunt monkeys and other animals to feed their families, selling only the occasional catch to people passing through this part of west-central Africa. Villagers blame the declining numbers of monkeys, antelope-like duikers and other creatures squarely on commercial poachers who supply bushmeat to consumers in the cities and, to a surprising extent, around the world. "I'm worried," said Olivier Minko, who has noticed a decline in the number of animals in the past decade.
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