Many publications in Cameroon will only print what the government news is also printing. For a country that has a constitution that grants all citizens the right to free press this seems extremely amazing that there would not be one opposing view of the government or anything that is happening. However, Cameroon does not really offer freedom of the press.
Should the government view that what is being published and printed is a threat to the government it could very well carry out sanctions against the press or publication. Sanctions that can be carried out by the government could include legal battles, closing of the publication and charges of treason. To prevent their publications from being accused of this type of writing most private publications will not publish anything that they view as opposing to the government.
While it might seem to an outsider that the only form of media that is under this threat is that of print newspapers it is not. The Internet, radio stations and TV stations are also under the same jurisdiction as the print media. However, since there are less private sectors for this the threat is less to the government and it gets less attention. In fact, there is only currently one TV station that broadcasts items to those in Cameroon and it is government owned and sponsored.
If you are heading to Cameroon you can understand exactly why all the media outlets seem to publish the same stories and opinions. It is because of the fear or government censorship or legal problems.