Cameroon Hands Road Construction to Military Following Separatist Attacks, Abduction

Cameroon’s mil­i­tary has tak­en over con­struc­tion of roads link­ing its trou­bled west­ern regions to Nige­ria after what it said were repeat­ed sep­a­ratist attacks. The mil­i­tary says the rebels abduct­ed eight peo­ple this week, includ­ing road work­ers, who were aban­don­ing work sites due to inse­cu­ri­ty.  Cameroon says scores of gov­ern­ment troops and road con­struc­tion equip­ment of…

Africa Post-Covid-19

Two Areas That Can Boost Africa’s Post-COVID Development

Editor’s Note: Ear­li­er, Oscar Katusya point­ed us to a strat­e­gy that may ben­e­fit the African con­ti­nent as it deals with the COVID-19 pan­dem­ic. Today, Oscar tells us trade and pol­i­tics are some of the key aspects of this strat­e­gy.  The Agen­da 2063 To under­stand the Africa Con­ti­nen­tal Free Trade Area, we first have to be…

Cameroonians in America

Accord­ing to the 2010 Unit­ed States Cen­sus, there are an esti­mat­ed 17,000 Amer­i­cans of Cameroon­ian descent in the US. In addi­tion, Cameroo­ni­ans in Amer­i­ca have formed many groups that cater to the needs of their com­mu­ni­ties, includ­ing immi­gra­tion and asy­lum issues, edu­ca­tion­al devel­op­ment, pol­i­tics, reli­gion, busi­ness, and devel­op­ment. In our research at Africa News Matters…

Cameroon Civil War

The Civ­il War in Cameroon, long pre­dict­ed by experts, con­tin­ues into its sev­enth year, and with­out an end in sight. The Paul Biya admin­is­tra­tion has made lit­tle effort in attempt­ing to resolve the issue. Mean­while, Cameroon­ian anglo­phone groups, most of them sta­tioned abroad, espe­cial­ly in the US, have made lit­tle head­way in their attempts to…

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…