A packed passenger train travelling between Cameroon's capital Yaounde and the port city of Douala derailed on Friday, a passenger on the train and state rail company Camrail said. There was a lot of smoke," said a Reuters journalist travelling in a wagon near the front of the train. Camrail, which is operated by France's Bollore Railways, confirmed via its official Facebook page that an incident had occurred near the train station in the town of Eseka, around 120 km (75 miles) west of Yaounde.
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations confirmed on Friday receipt of South Africa's withdrawal from the International Criminal Court, which will take effect one year from Oct. 19, spokesman Stephane Dujarric said. The instrument of withdrawal document, seen by Reuters on Thursday, has been assessed by the United Nations as bona fide and is being processed, Dujarric said. (Reporting by Michelle Nichols; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)