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Cameroon Candidate Kamto Declares Victory, Ruling Party Denies

Cameroon Candidate Kamto Declares Victory, Ruling Party Denies

Cameroon opposition candidate Maurice Kamto declared victory in Sunday’s presidential election, but incumbent President Paul Biya’s party dismissed his claim as fantasy and accused him of breaking the law by making it. “I invite the outgoing president to organise a peaceful way to transfer power,” Kamto, who leads the Movement for the Rebirth of Cameroon […]

As Cameroon Votes, Thousands Are Silenced By Violence

As Cameroon Votes, Thousands Are Silenced By Violence

It was the nine corpses left by the roadside after a gunfight that made Honrne Waba flee her village in Northwest Cameroon in May and hide in the bush. When weeks later she learned that her house had been burned down with all her belongings inside, she decided to leave the region altogether. “I felt […]

Rebellion Boils as Cameroon’s President Seeks to Extend Rule

Rebellion Boils as Cameroon’s President Seeks to Extend Rule

While President Paul Biya appears to be a shoo-in to extend his 36-year rule in elections next month, he’s had no success in stifling a rebellion in Anglophone regions that’s threatening to split the mainly French-speaking central African nation. Africa’s second-longest serving head of state, Biya, 85, is facing eight candidates in an Oct. 7 […]

Women To Assist 160,000 Families Affected By Crisis In Cameroon

Women To Assist 160,000 Families Affected By Crisis In Cameroon

WOMEN under the auspices of Women Advancement for Economic and Leadership Empowerment in Africa, WAELE, plan to assist 160, 000 families affected by crisis in English speaking part of Cameroon. This was disclosed by the Coordinator, WAELE Cameroon, Beatrice Fonkem, while speaking on three year strategic plan by the organization to add value on the […]

Young Cameroonian Girls Learning Science And Technology To Improve Their Lot

Young Cameroonian Girls Learning Science And Technology To Improve Their Lot

With a flash of green light, a robot sputters and whizzes across the room, obeying the remote control commands 15-year-old Xaviera Nguefo and her team send its way. It is a scene that would not look out of place in a futuristic sci-fi fantasy, but is instead playing out in Yaounde, the dusty capital of […]

IMF says Cameroon’s Economic Growth To Rise To 4 Percent in 2018

IMF says Cameroon’s Economic Growth To Rise To 4 Percent in 2018

Cameroon’s economy is expected to grow 4 percent this year, up from 3.2 percent in 2017 due to the start of natural gas production and construction work for an upcoming soccer tournament, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said.   Growth was slower in 20 17 because of a sharp decline in oil output but new […]

Women Acquire Skills On Health, Leadership

Women Acquire Skills On Health, Leadership

 The workshop that took place recently at the Kumba City Council Banquet hall was under the theme; “A Better Me” and was organized by the founder and president of a humanitarian non-governmental organization, the Social and Medical Alliance for Research and Transformation (SMART) headed by Mrs. Malingo Namata- Elangwe. According to the founder and President […]

Cameroon Denies It Forcibly Sent Back Nigerian Refugees

Cameroon Denies It Forcibly Sent Back Nigerian Refugees

Cameroon is denying a report by the U.N. refugee agency that it has forcibly repatriated close to 400 Nigerian refugees and asylum-seekers since January, but it says people running to areas prone to regular attacks by Boko Haram had to be moved to safer localities. Midjiyawa Bakari, governor of Cameroon’s far northern region that shares […]

The Fearless Women Of Cameroon And Their Stand Against The Government

The Fearless Women Of Cameroon And Their Stand Against The Government

Cameroon police have freed 40 of the more than 100 women arrested while trying to ask President Paul Biya, who has been in power for 36-years, to negotiate a peaceful political transition and solve the crisis caused by separatists groups demanding the independence of the English speaking from the French speaking regions of the central […]

Cameroonian Government Seeks Greater Female Political Participation

Cameroonian Government Seeks Greater Female Political Participation

Political parties in Cameroon have set an ambitious goal ahead of this year’s polls — to put women in at least 30 percent of elected offices. An all-female orchestra plays as 300 women selected from associations around Cameroon campaign in markets, universities and popular spots in the capital, asking women to register to vote. Twenty-nine-year-old […]

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