Gerald Tapuka

Africa’s Protracted Presidencies, Military Takeovers; What Challenge To The International Community?

The last decade has been the most dramatic in African history with a series of political transitions void of the regular ballot box machinations, which ensures that a popular view expressed brings a new leader at the state’s helm. These transitions have been fanned by popular uprisings and, in some […]

Cameroon Government Restricts Sale Of Machetes As Genocide Looms In Anglophone Regions

The government of Cameroon has severely restricted the sale and purchase of machetes in the conflict-rigged Anglophone regions as the rate of machete-related killings goes on the rise. This was detailed in a communication signed by Interior Minister Atanga Nji Paul, who explained that the decision is informed by the […]

Cameroon Government Accepts Responsibility Over Valentine’s Day Massacre

The government of Cameroon has finally recognized its responsibility for the massacre of civilians in the village of Ngarbuh, North West region of Cameroon, which occurred on Valentine’s Day 2020. According to communication on April 21st by the Secretary-General at Cameroon’s Presidency, Ferdinand Ngoh Ngoh, three women and ten children […]

Amidst Boycott, Violence In Cameroon Election, AU, Catholic Church, Others Call For Political Breakthrough

Following the February 9 Municipal and Legislative elections, an avalanche of calls for a political breakthrough in Cameroon has been downloaded from several national and international bodies including the African Union (AU), Human Rights Watch (HRW), the Roman Catholic Church as well as a host of other rights-focused institutions. According […]

Religious Groups Get Involved To Safeguard The Election In Cameroon

As Cameroonians take to the polls on February 9th, 2020, in the most hotly contested electoral process of recent times, most religious groups and missions have fine-tuned strategies to support and maintain the electoral integrity process. While Muslim leaders have been organizing regular Friday prayers to invoke Allah’s intervention in […]

Heads Of AU, Commonwealth And La Francophonie Jointly Visit Cameroon To Seek Solutions To Anglophone Conflict

The Chairman of the African Union Commission (AU) and the Secretaries-General of the Commonwealth of Nations and La Francophonie have jointly visited Cameroon in a bid to assist the government in managing the three-year long war in the Anglophone regions of the country. Speaking shortly after a visit to the […]

Cameroon, In search Of Peace Without Key Participants At Dialogue Table

A Major National Dialogue is underway in Cameroon’s political capital, Yaoundé, aimed at resolving the three-year conflict in the Anglophone regions of the country. The dialogue, which opened on Monday, 30 September, saw the absence of key political players from the Anglophone community, especially separatist fighters. Opening the meeting, Cameroon’s […]

Cameroon Military Court Sentences Anglophone Separatist Leaders To Life Imprisonment

In Cameroon’s capital, Yaoundé, a military court has sentenced ten Anglophone separatist leaders to life imprisonment after an overnight court session, which started on Monday, August 19 and ended in the early hours of Tuesday, August 20. The ten, including the self-declared President of Ambazonia Republic, which encompasses Anglophone territories […]

Sudan’s Military Council In The Dilemma Of Martial Dictatorship And New Generation Democracy

For about three months now, one of Africa’s biggest countries, Sudan has been in turmoil with regular protests organized by opposition groups demanding political changes after the three-decade rule of Omar Hassan Ahmed al-Bashir. First were overwhelming mass protests in the streets of Khartoum, the country’s capital and other towns […]

Top Nigerian Actress Pleads For International intervention In Cameroon Conflict

Renowned Nigerian actress Stella Damasus has, in a tearful online plea, urged the international community to intervene in the conflict raging in the Anglophone regions of Cameroon in order to save the lives and properties being destroyed daily. “I wonder why this Cameroon issue does not have the kind of […]

In Africa More Regimes Are Changing Through People-Power Than Ballot Boxes Because Social Contract Has Been Broken, Expert Says

An expert in Governance and Democracy has argued that there is more regime change through people-power than the ballot box in Africa, because the social contract between the governors and the governed has been broken and the people feel that the only way to take back their power is through […]

Will Trump’s African Liaison Help Solve Cameroon’s Unending Conflicts? 1

There is great expectation among Cameroonians for a solution to its numerous conflicts, especially that orchestrating in the Anglophone regions as the United States Assistant Secretary of State in charge of African Affairs, Nagy Tibor, arrives the country on March 17th for a two-day official visit. According to the State […]

Ivorian Government Urges Gbagbo To Play The Role Of ‘Mandela’ In The Healing Process

Members of the Ivorian government have reacted to the decision of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to release ex-President, Laurent Koudou Gbagbo by calling on the former statesman to play the role Nelson Mandela played in South Africa when he left prison in 1990. While meeting in an emergency meeting […]