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  • Cameroonians bemoan arrest of pregnant woman, social media still blocked

    CAMEROON, 2017/10/05 Cameroonians in the English-speaking regions are campaigning for the release of a five-month pregnant woman and her husband who were reportedly arrested by the security forces during the government repression on October 1. The arrest of Sola Yundze and her husband Sakwe Frank from their home in Limbe in the South-West Region has generated the #FreeSola campaign on social media despite the internet blockade over the completed three days.
  • Bill Gates sees US likely to maintain aid levels for Africa

    BOTSWANA, 2017/08/15 The US will probably maintain its current levels of aid to Africa despite President Donald Trump’s proposals to slash funding, according to Bill Gates, the world’s richest man. Trump said in May his government would no longer allocate funding for family planning, a move that has the potential to undermine aid programs in the poorest nations in the world. However, with Congress in control of the budget, it’s unlikely that all cuts proposed by the Trump government will go ahead next year, Gates said in an interview in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania’s commercial capital.
  • Cameroon: Women Push for Greater Political Participation

    CAMEROON, 2017/03/12 In Cameroon, civil society groups marked this year's International Women's Day by urging women to register to vote and take on larger roles in decision making in their communities. Gender activist and singer Gracia Fonyuy, uses her voice in Yaounde to encourage women to stand up for their rights. Empowerment Part those listening to her is 45-year-old Sali Hamadikou who has, for the initial time, registered to vote. She says the majority significant thing women completed during these activities ahead of International Women's Day is that they educated men to allow their wives and daughters to register to vote, in particular in the majority-Muslim parts of northern Cameroon where she is from and where she says men are accustomed to being dominant. She says she will continue to educate additional men.
  • The National Identity Card was first introduced in Cameroon under very painful conditions

    CAMEROON, 2015/08/14 In fact, it is the sole document on which we rely to determine who is a Cameroonian and who is not. The notion of being each others' keeper could have enabled us to rely solely on the fact that a good neighbour could come forward to attest to the nationality of any Cameroonian, based on ethnic group, place of birth or any other data that can attest to same. But the legislator has gone even further in the exercise by putting in place other measures all meant to ensure the durability and certainty of the Cameroonian nationality, particularly in a context where it is easy - for a lot of reasons - to select whatever nationality is convenient for anyone in a world which is becoming additional and additional world and, even globalised. To the extent that even nationality or belonging to one country exclusively is seen today as being too limitative in ambitions to contributing to world evolution.
  • Oxfam Study Finds Richest 1% Is Likely to Control Half of Global Wealth by 2016

    AFGHANISTAN, 2015/01/20 The richest 1 % are likely to control additional than half of the globe’s total wealth by next year, the charity Oxfam reported in a study released on Monday. The warning about deepening world inequality comes just as the world’s business elite prepare to meet this week at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The 80 wealthiest people in the world all own $1.9 trillion, the statement found, nearly the same all shared by the 3.5 billion people who occupy the bottom half of the world’s gain scale. (Last year, it took 85 billionaires to equal that figure.) And the richest 1 % of the people, who number in the millions, control nearly half of the world’s total wealth, a share that is as well increasing.
  • Cameroon Anti-Corruption War - Economy Ministry Pursues Sensitisation

    CAMEROON, 2014/12/11 The Minister of the Economy, Planning and Regional Development, MINEPAT, Emmanuel Nganou Djoumessi, has told his aides and potential users of his ministry's services that the country's objective to become a middle gain economy by 2035 will only be completed if corruption is properly dealt with. Cameroon, like a lot of developing nations, has been held hostage by the canker worm which to Nganou Djoumessi, inhibits economic increase. Cameroon needs to protect its image by making itself investment -friendly, he explained. Emmanuel Nganou Djoumessi made the remarks in Yaounde, yesterday, December 9, 2014, as he chaired an open-day to intensify the war against corruption in the ministry and its devolved units. He challenged the Anti-corruption Unit and Regional Delegates to champion good governance as the outfit battles to process files on time, thereby propelling the country's increase drive. He hailed government, partners and civil society organisations for the fight to scale down the social vice.
  • China donates security cameras to Cameroon

    CHINA, 2014/08/11 The Chinese government has donated security cameras to Cameroon as the country begins to feel the bloody activities of the Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram. The six automatic cameras are capable of capturing images within a radius of nearly 5 km and would be installed in Douala, Yaoundé, Garoua Boulaï, near the Central African Republic CAR), Kousseri and Waza, near Chad and Kye-Ossi, near Equatorial Guinea. According to a member of the Cameroon national security, Martin Mbarga Nguélé, the gift was timely because Cameroon was facing a rising insecurity linked to phenomena such as Boko Haram.
  • Framework to tackle problems of widows

    CAMEROON, 2014/06/26 Cameroon to develop framework to tackle problems of widows - Cameroon's Minister of Women's Empowerment and Family, Marie-Thérèse Abena Ondoa, has urged other ministries to be involved in the search for solutions to improve the lives of widows. Cameroonian widows face difficulties of all kinds, inclunding request for between 15 and 18 documents to draw their pension. Cumbersome procedures in the event of foreclosure, conflicts arising from the settlement of pension rights and the sharing of property of spouse are as well obstacles facing widows. Empowering widows by facilitating access to land, health care, education, life free of violence and other inhuman treatments may give them ways to better take care of themselves next the period of mourning, according to the minister, who on Monday chaired the 4th World Widows Day in Yaoundé.
  • Inequality rises in resource rich countries in Africa

    BOTSWANA, 2013/06/21 Despite catalysing strong economic increase, the revenues taken from resources are widening the gap between rich and poor in a lot of African nations, the Africa Evolution Panel says.  While the continent’s 20 resource rich nations account for almost 80 % of its gross domestic product and per capita incomes have generally increased, these nations’ records on poverty reduction and human development are chequered, the APP says in its Africa Evolution Statement 2013. “Africa’s increase figures are real and there is nothing wrong with resource based increase in terms of taking off, but increase has got to be equitable,” Strive Masiyiwa, a member of the Panel and founder of Econet Wireless said.