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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 […]

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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