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Sylvestre Tetchiada

Sylvestre Tetchiada

    Solar power outshines kerosene in Cameroon
    Solar power outshines kerosene in Cameroon
    For Merline Momo Azeufac, a teacher at Balefock village in western Cameroon, the days of fearing nightfall while correcting pupils' work are over....
    Are anti-globalisation NGOs' plans short on detail?
    Are anti-globalisation NGOs' plans short on detail?
    As the countdown to the 2007 World Social Forum gains momentum, anti-globalisation activists from around the world are no doubt rolling up their...
    Cameroon finds little unity in diversity
    Cameroon finds little unity in diversity
    For some time now, the sporadic eruption of inter-ethnic conflict in most of Cameroon, sometimes with tragic consequences, has prompted concern...
    When husbands become pimps
    When husbands become pimps
    Business at the numerous money transfer agencies in Cameroon's capital, Yaoundé, is typically a brisk affair. Of the many people who frequent the...
    Corruption threatens Cameroon's forests
    Corruption threatens Cameroon's forests
    Just more than a decade ago, Cameroon drafted a law that was intended to regulate commercial use of the country's forests. In spite of this,...
    Teachers give Cameroon's school system a failing grade
    Teachers give Cameroon's school system a failing grade
    In the run-up to examinations, students frequently complain that teachers pile too much work on them. In Cameroon, however, the opposite is...
    For Cameroon's pygmies, no forest is impenetrable enough
    For Cameroon's pygmies, no forest is impenetrable enough
    With no telephone connection to the outside world, and a single access road that is little more than a forest trail, the village of Lomie might as...
    A fractured opposition risks shooting itself in the foot
    A fractured opposition risks shooting itself in the foot
    With less than two months to go before the October 11 presidential election in Cameroon, intrigues and accusations have become the order of the day...
    Blood is big business in Cameroon
    Blood is big business in Cameroon
    The term "blood money" has come to have new meaning in Cameroon, where certain patients and their families complain that a brisk trade in trafficked blood has led to shortages in hospitals....
    Flicking the switch on growth
    Flicking the switch on growth
    Mention the word "electricity" to Cameroonians and the chances are that they will laugh ruefully. For several years now, power cuts have been a...
    Church vows to exorcise 'demons of electoral fraud'
    Church vows to exorcise 'demons of electoral fraud'
    As candidates in Cameroon square up to each other for presidential elections in October, the Catholic Church is doing its best to ensure that the...