By Kieron Monks, CNN
February 3, 2017
“The government suspended services for Southwest and Northwest province after a series of protests that resulted in violence and the arrest of community leaders.
The shutdown has proved particularly damaging in the city of Buea,…
“(The ban) has affected us very badly,” says Otto Akama, community manager of Activspaces, …
“We have empty offices all over the city. All tech companies are down. Most banks are down and ATM machines are not working so people don’t have access to cash.”
“Cameroon’s Ministry of Communications did not respond to a CNN request for comment, and has made no statement on the shutdown.
With no resolution in sight, conditions are likely to deteriorate further.”
By Kieron Monks, CNN
January 27, 2017
30 August 2017 Excerpt: “SCBC, or the Southern Cameroons Broadcasting Corporation, airs programmes about the history and culture of the Anglophone region, as well as interviews with exiled lawyers and documentaries about human rights abuses in Cameroon, a BBC correspondent says. Communications Minister Issa Tchiroma accused the channel of broadcasting seditious and hateful programmes, adding […]
“Cameroon today can no longer be a forgotten crisis. It needs to be high on our agenda,” Allegra Baiocchi, UN Development & Humanitarian Coordinator, told a news conference in Geneva. The UN estimates the twin crises afflicting the country have left some 4.3 million people or one in six of the population requiring lifesaving assistance, […]
After years of skirmishing, the English-speaking minority scarcely trusts the government.Excerpt:“The results reveal that Cameroon’s national unity is fragmenting These growing divides between Anglophone and Francophone Cameroonians suggest that beyond the headlines, some citizens may be starting to abandon a belief in the country’s unity. Despite Cameroon’s long history of individual English and French speakers […]
US Congress Human Rights Commission “Human Rights in Cameroon” Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018 – 9:30am Location: 2255 Rayburn House Office Building Announcement Please join the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission for a briefing on the human rights situation in Cameroon … Full Text: