Events In The Last Decade That Moved The Whole World Forward

In a world full of sadness, war, and struggle it can often be a challenge to see the good that we as humans also do. 2019 and a whole decade has come to an end, so I thought we should reflect on some of the amazing things we have done […]

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’s Deepening Humanitarian Crisis

On Tuesday 5th November, UNICEF announced that the humanitarian crisis in the northwest and southwest of Cameroon had increased 15-fold since 2017 and was now affecting 1.9 million civilians. Ongoing violence between government forces, anglophone insurgencies and an added layer of Boko Haram have resulted in 855,000 children being unable […]

Cameroon Releases 333 Prisoners Amid National Peace Dialogue

On Thursday, Cameroon’s President Paul Biya announced the release of 333 prisoners arrested for their participation in separatist uprisings. Biya made the announcement on Twitter saying, “I have ordered the discontinuance of proceedings pending before Military Tribunals against 333 persons arrested for misdemeanors, in connection with the crisis in 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 […]

Will Cameroon’s “National Dialogue” Ease The Tensions Of The Anglophone Crisis? 4

On September 10th, the president of Cameroon, Paul Biya, gave a speech that Cameroonians expected would finally address the Anglophone crisis occurring throughout the northwest and southwest regions of Cameroon. Given that public addresses by Biya are rare, the announcement was a surprising development and raised questions about whether the […]

Boko Haram And A Decade Of War Without End

For ten years the Islamic extremist group popularly known as Boko Haram has been waging a ferocious war against Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger. A war which started in the North Eastern Nigerian state of Borno in 2009 has expanded to Northern Cameroon, Southern Chad and Niger over the past […]

Cameroon’s Anglophone Crisis: Education As Both Victim And Solution

With Cameroon facing both internal and cross-border crises, it is education and the school-age population in particular, which has suffered the most. Whilst the central African country is impacted by conflict to the far north and east, civil conflict between its anglophone and francophone regions has led to the closure […]

Let Dialogue Lead – The Cameroon Crisis 1

The Current crisis in Cameroon is deadlock. There is no dialogue between the two conflicting groups, who are both being rigid, to give ground. The government is completely dependant on military victory and is ignore the talks that the separatists demand. Sine this friction has been ongoing since several months […]

Cameroon Celebrates 47th National Unity Day In Blood And Violence

The West African nation of Cameroon has once again celebrated its National Unity Day on 20 May 2019 amidst violence and bloodshed in some areas of the country. A conflict of language, culture, and resources, especially in the English speaking regions, is tearing the country apart. The celebrations organized for […]