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Cameroon’s Anglophone Regions Suffer Under Internet Ban

Cameroon’s Anglophone Regions Suffer Under Internet Ban

  In Cameroon, a government-ordered internet blackout aimed at quashing unrest in the English-speaking regions is hurting the local economy. Banks have been paralyzed and salaries left unpaid. In Buea, capital of the English-speaking Southwest region of Cameroon, Carlos Company Limited offers hotel and dry cleaning services, employing 140 people. Some of them have gathered […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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