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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 […]

US Government Approves Funds to Preserve Historic Bimbia Slave Port

  The United States Department of State Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs has approved $76,400 (FCFA 40 million) in funding for a cultural preservation project to preserve and partially restore the remains of the Bimbia slave trade port. The cultural preservation project is entitled “Documentation and restoration of the 18th Century Slave Port in […]

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 […]

2010 Human Rights Report: Cameroon

  Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor 2010 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices April 8, 2011 Cameroon, with a population of approximately 19 million, is a republic dominated by a strong presidency. The country has a multiparty system of government, but the Cameroon People's Democratic Movement (CPDM) has remained in power since it […]

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