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Cameroon’s Paul Biya On Shaky Ground

Cameroon’s Paul Biya On Shaky Ground

The spiraling crisis in Cameroon’s Anglophone regions has tarnished President Paul Biya’s reputation in the West as an arbiter of stability in tenuous central Africa and could threaten his long hold on power. The group of Cameroonians meeting under the blazing sun in Germany represents both sides of the divide in the conflict between armed […]

Cameroon Football: Back to Basics

Cameroon Football: Back to Basics

Cameroon's football has been largely dominated by structural and administrative issues – and will continue to be until 28 February 2018 has passed – but Friday's 1st September 2017 demoralising defeat at Uyo in Nigeria and Monday’s 4th September 2017 disappointing draw and subsequent crashing out of World Cup contention in 2018 showed there are […]

From the archive, 20 February 1962: Cameroon Republic still in honeymoon stage

From the archive, 20 February 1962: Cameroon Republic still in honeymoon stage

  The unification of French-speaking Cameroun with the former British-administered Southern Cameroons is a ‘unique experience’ in Africa, but it is a federation of unequal parts The aeroplane still carries the steamy hothouse atmosphere of Douala, so that when you emerge an hour later the almost cool and balmy air of Yaoundé hits you with […]

A son of Africa returns long-lost tribal treasures to land of his ancestors

A son of Africa returns long-lost tribal treasures to land of his ancestors

Cameroonians marvel over an 18th-century slave shackle that was brought to Africa for a "history lesson" by African-American businessman William Holland, at far left. Decades after they were taken away, African ceremonial masks have been returned to the communities that venerated them, thanks to an African-American family researcher who bought them through eBay. Georgia businessman […]

Chinese businesses surviving amidst difficulties in NW Cameroon

Chinese businesses surviving amidst difficulties in NW Cameroon

    In Bamenda, Cameroon’s third city, live dozens of Chinese nationals. Frustrated by difficulties of the business environment while nostalgic of home, they strive to make money with affordable and needed products made-in-China. After hitting instant success, competitions from locals is changing their fortune-tides, but these Chinese are resilient and determine to make it […]

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