Report: Conflict diamonds from C.A.R. take Cameroon route to market

Conflict diamonds from the Central African Republic (CAR) are entering Cameroon and the legal supply chain due to poor controls, smuggling and corruption, Partnership Africa Canada said in a new report. The report explores how Cameroon is failing to meet the Kimberley Protocol (KP) standards for certification to ensure that trading of conflict diamonds…

Activists: Cameroon lawyer protests reflect wider social injustices

As Cameroon’s ongoing demonstrations escalated in Bamenda this week, another round of clashes erupted between security forces, and the lawyers groups, teachers and citizens joining them who demand changes to the historic Anglophone systems. The violent demonstrations followed protests in early November, in the cities of Bamenda, Buea and Limbe,…

Cameroon citizens join lawyers’ protest in streets of Bamenda

Lawyers in Cameroon occupied the court complex in Bamenda on Tuesday, demanding that their voices be heard in the ongoing battle over education and legal reforms. The protesting lawyers were met with a heavy security-force presence in and around the court building, the Cameroon Concord reports. Local media accounts also…

Cameroon train death toll at 80 as families search for victims

As Cameroon marked a national day of mourning on Monday, the death toll following Friday’s CamRail train derailment rose to at least 80 people. Transport Minister Edgar Mebe’Ngo’o told local media outlets that the fatalities are expected to rise again, given critical injuries in some of the 600-plus people who…

Mobilizing domestic resources: Cameroon’s inspiring fight against malaria

Domestic resource mobilization is a hot topic in development policy. There’s broad agreement that money from developing countries themselves will be critical to sustaining progress against the new Sustainable Development Goals. Unfortunately, the conversation about how to mobilize these resources is often theoretical. For a more concrete example, it’s worth…

Olivia Ngou

Ngou is the Cameroon Country Director for Malaria No More.