Gerald Tapuka


The Church In Africa And Politics

Even though Christianity was introduced to Africa by the West, Africa today is one of the largest Christian communities in the world with places like DR Congo that has some of the largest Catholic communities (31 million faithful). Moreover, tele-evangelism is on the rise with the growth of Pentecostalism in […]


The Commonwealth Of Nations: Gentleman’s Club Or People-Centered Club?

The 25th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) has finally closed its doors in the English city of London. It was declared open by Queen Elizabeth II, who called on the CHOGM members to religiously appoint her apparent heir, Charles, Prince of Wales, to succeed her in the largely ceremonial […]


As The World Stays Silent The Carnage In Southern Cameroons Continues

From what used to be known as a “Heaven of Peace” in the turbulent Central African region, the situation in Cameroon is gradually becoming another story of carnage and bloodshed as the world stays silent. As the massacre continues, it is fast becoming another episode of the international community failing […]


Kenya’s Newfound Political Cooperation Revives Hopes Of Peace

Kenya’s Newfound Political Cooperation Revives Hopes of Peace There is new hope of settling the post-electoral crisis in Kenya which has left the country in a political quagmire for several months now. This newfound ambition has been revived following a historic meeting between the two main political contenders, President Uhuru […]


The Non Respect Of International And National Laws By African Nations: The Case Of Cameroon, Nigeria, DR Congo, And Kenya

Respect for the rule of law has been very difficult in contemporary times with nations and countries frequently coming into conflict with human rights defenders and rights organizations which are frequently challenging these governments. In recent times, some African countries have taken the lead in their lack of respect for […]


Ending The Year In Pieces: A Glossary On Some Events That Took The World From Peace To Pieces In 2017

2017 has been a very busy year and one of the most remarkable years in world politics, diplomacy and international relations, as well as national and regional politics. It opened with one of the most miraculous political mutations in the world when Donald Trump became the 45 President of the […]


Can The Military In Cameroon Bring A Solution To The Anglophone Crisis As Violence Breaks Out?

In recent days, organized violence has gripped some parts of the Anglophone regions in Cameroon as the conflict enters an escalates. The worst hit area is the town of Mamfe in the South West region and neighbouring villages where frequent attacks have been reported from purported Anglophone separatist groups in […]


Massive Influx Of Refugees Into Nigeria From Cameroon As Crises In The English-speaking Regions Escalates

The West African office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has disclosed that thousands of Cameroonian refugees have moved into Nigeria in recent days due to the ongoing crises rocking the two English-speaking regions of Cameroon. This was disclosed recently by the spokesperson for UNHCR’s West African […]


Over 100 Feared Dead In Cameroon After Security Officers Opened Fire On Protesters

It has been revealed that more than 100 persons were killed by security officers following protests in the Anglophone regions of Cameroon by members of pro-Southern Cameroons groups to proclaim the Independence of the country last Sunday, October 1, 2017. The revelation was made by the Central Africa Human Rights […]


Understanding The Niger Delta Conflict In Nigeria And The Anglophone Problem In Cameroon: A Comparative Approach

The Niger Delta conflict in Nigeria and the Anglophone problem in Cameroon have grown to be two comparable conflicts happening in neighbouring territories. For more than six decades, these two conflicts have evolved. Both Nigeria and Cameroon share their longest international border with each other, starting from the Atlantic coast […]


Educational Constraints Of The Boko Haram Conflict In Nigeria Resignation Of Over 70 Lecturers

The Boko Haram conflict, which was formally unleashed in 2009, has caused thousands of deaths and has hit educational establishments, especially in North-Eastern Nigeria, some parts of Northern Cameroon, Chad, and Niger where the group is active. The BBC  revealed that, between 2009 and the present day, at least 70 […]


Nowhere To Go For Ex-Guantanamo Detainees

Ghana’s highest judicial body, the Supreme Court has ruled that former Guantanamo detainees, who were resettled in the country, are no longer welcome. The court went on to further declare that former President John Mahamat, who welcomed these ex-detainees, acted unconstitutionally. This is because the President decided to singlehandedly open […]


Trump And Putin: The Commanders-In-Chief

The latest congregation of the most powerful nations of the world, which has been dubbed the G20, has rounded up in the German city of Hamburg with Heads of States and governments failing to convince America’s President Donald Trump to come back to the Paris Climate Change Agreement. However, attention […]


Mali’s National Dialogue Conference Recommends Dialogue With Jihadi Leaders

The National Dialogue Conference of Mali which ended April 2nd, 2017 recommends open dialogue as the only way forward for a sustainable and united Mali. The conference advised President of the Republic, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, on the importance of open and sincere dialogue with armed groups including prominent Jihadi leaders […]


The Metamorphosis Of Conflicts Overtime: The Case Of The Anglophone Problem In Cameroon And The Boko Haram Conflict

Introducing the Conflicts For the past 8 years, Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger have been battling with the effects of what began as a poorly handled minor disagreement. The disagreement mutated into the one bloodiest conflicts in the modern history of these 4 countries: the Boko Haram conflict. Just as Cameroon […]


Cameroonian Government Employs Genocidal Language And Tactics To Frustrate Strike Action In Anglophone Regions

After realizing with dismay the effectiveness of the strike action taken in anglophone Cameroon; despite the complete shutdown of internet services, and the abduction of leaders of the Anglophone Consortium by security operatives, the government and its proteges have resorted to the use of genocidal language and tactics, as a […]