Archive for August, 2006

August 21, 1986: Hundreds gassed in Cameroon lake disaster

August 21st, 2006 by admin

At least 1,200 people are feared dead in Cameroon, West Africa, after a cloud of lethal gas escaped from a volcanic lake. The tragedy happened at Lake Nyos, about 200 miles (322 km) northwest of the capital, Yaoundé, during the night.

Most of the victims died in their sleep.

The gas killed all living things within a 15-mile (25km) radius of the lake, and the area is still highly contaminated. Read the complete article at BBC.

African Buffet and Dinner

August 17th, 2006 by admin

To celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Peace Corps, the Friends of Cameroon and the Friends of Liberia invite you to an African buffet and concert on Saturday, September 16, 2006.The menu will include fufu and Cameroonian vegetable (jamajama), groundnut chicken stew, jolloff rice, fried plantains, and more.The concert will feature a live performance by the Cameroon superstar Prince Ndedi Eyango and his seven-piece band (www.eyango.com). Continue reading ‘African Buffet and Dinner’