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Baka ‘Pygmies’ report more abuse despite WWF assurances

Baka ‘Pygmies’ report more abuse despite WWF assurances

In shocking new video testimonies, Baka "Pygmies" in southeast Cameroon have reported ongoing abuse and torture at the hands of wildlife officers funded by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). WWF has helped to create a new protected area without the consent of the Baka or their neighbors. Baka living to the south of the reserve spoke out following […]

New Anti-Terrorism Law Batters Cameroonians Seeking Secession

New Anti-Terrorism Law Batters Cameroonians Seeking Secession

Cameroon's government under President Paul Biya is bearing down on a separatist movement fighting for the rights of a minority English-language region, using as its weapon a sweeping new anti-terrorism law introduced at the end of last year. The separatist Southern Cameroons National Council (SCNC) – which is demanding an independent Southern Cameroons made up […]

Tribespeople call on WWF to stop funding abuse for ’conservation’

Tribespeople call on WWF to stop funding abuse for ’conservation’

A group of Baka "Pygmies" and their neighbors in southeast Cameroon have sent an impassioned plea to the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), urging the conservation giant to stop funding anti-poaching squads that are responsible for a long history of persecution against the Baka. One letter by a village elder reads, "When WWF started […]

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 […]

AU Member States’ Reluctance to Transform State Broadcaster Undermines Good Governance

AU Member States’ Reluctance to Transform State Broadcaster Undermines Good Governance

  analysis Johannesburg — An eleven-country study entitled: On Air: an overview, which looks closely at the current status of broadcasting in Benin, Cameroon, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe, has concluded that public broadcasting in Africa has a long way to go if it is to align with continental […]

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 […]

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