After Cameroonians in the US Get TPS, A look Beyond the News

DENVER, USA — (AFRICA NEWS MATTERS) News that an esti­mat­ed 40,000 Cameroo­ni­ans liv­ing in the Unit­ed States may qual­i­fy for Tem­po­rary Pro­tect­ed Sta­tus or TPS rock­et­ed to the top of the charts in the past week.  There are sev­er­al key dimen­sions to this sto­ry — not just the fact that the Cameroon­ian ben­e­fi­cia­ries who are fleeing…

Cameroon Anglophone Crisis Receives Attention from CNN

A desta­bi­liz­ing war between the gov­ern­ment in Yaoundé, Cameroon, and Anglo­phone sep­a­ratists has been going on for more than four years. Hun­dreds of civil­ians have died as a result. Thou­sands have been dis­placed and are now refugees in neigh­bor­ing coun­tries. Most nego­ti­a­tions to resolve the con­flict appear to have failed. With each pass­ing day that…

Ethiopia’s Tigray Conflict Is Dominating Africa Headline News

  Ten­sions in Ethiopia’s north­ern Tigray region have gone from talk­ing about the poten­tial for con­flict into what is now the after­math of a war between the country’s fed­er­al gov­ern­ment in Addis Aba­ba and the region­al gov­ern­ment in Tigray. An esti­mat­ed six mil­lion peo­ple live in the Tigray region.  Since fight­ing began on Novem­ber 4,…

UN Official: Sudan Needs World’s Support in Transition to Democracy

A U.N. offi­cial says Sudan is at a crit­i­cal junc­ture as it tran­si­tions to a democ­ra­cy and needs the sup­port of the inter­na­tion­al com­mu­ni­ty to over­come its myr­i­ad eco­nom­ic chal­lenges. Rose­mary DiCar­lo, U.N. under­­sec­re­­tary-gen­er­al for polit­i­cal and peace­build­ing affairs on

Cameroon Opposition Leader’s De Facto House Arrest Ends

YAOUNDE — Hun­dreds of sup­port­ers of Cameroon oppo­si­tion leader Mau­rice Kam­to have gath­ered at his home after his months-long de fac­to house arrest sud­den­ly end­ed. Heav­i­ly armed police sta­tioned at his home since Sep­tem­ber 22 left on Tues­day, but authorities

12 American Stories that Frame U.S.-Africa Relations under the Trump Administration

Amer­i­cans are cast­ing their votes in the Novem­ber 3 elec­tion for those who would rep­re­sent them at nation­al and local lev­els. The stakes are espe­cial­ly high for the offices of the Pres­i­dent, Sen­a­tors, and the House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives. While this is tak­ing place, I’ve been reflect­ing on the impor­tance of the rela­tions between the United…

Ebola in the DRC – Clashes in the Sudan – Africa Headlines

What is been described as a long-sim­mer­ing Ebo­la epi­dem­ic in the Demo­c­ra­t­ic Repub­lic of Con­go (DRC) is mak­ing Africa head­line news after the dis­cov­ery of cas­es of the dis­ease at the bor­der of the DRC and Ugan­da. The Ebo­la cri­sis in the DRC which began last August accord­ing to the World Health Orga­ni­za­tion (WHO) has…

The BBC Rushes to Remind Us about Coups in Africa

Coups in Africa: I always thought the char­ac­ter­i­za­tion of the African con­ti­nent, some­times by many smart, well-mean­ing jour­nal­ists, and oth­ers, biased in their analy­sis, makes the con­ti­nent appear like hell, the worst place to live in the eyes of the world. Nar­ra­tives fol­low­ing the recent coup and ouster of long-time Sudanese leader Omar al Bashir help…

Rwandan Genocide Remembrance – Lead Africa Headlines

Fight­ing in Libya Threat­ens Secu­ri­ty in Entire North­ern Africa Region  In Libya, the news is not about progress in the coun­try – it’s about insta­bil­i­ty there which helped push Amer­i­can troops out, albeit tem­porar­i­ly. It’s not clear where the U.S. troops, escap­ing the intense fight­ing in Tripoli, are relo­cat­ing to. Eight years after for­mer Libyan leader…

Three Inaccuracies Identified in Cameroon Story by KUSA 9 News

Edi­tor’s Note: The orig­i­nal KUSA 9 News sto­ry was pub­lished in Feb­ru­ary 2016 but we returned to it because of how impor­tant it is. The Cameroon sit­u­a­tion con­tin­ues into 2018 and many fear it could lead to a full-scale civ­il war in the coun­try. The South­ern Cameroons issue which is plagu­ing the African nation of…