Cameroon

 
Nigeria’s border closure has implications for Africa’s economic integration
Nigeria’s border closure has implications for Africa’s economic integration
Nigeria recently partially closed its border with Benin in an effort to stem the smuggling of rice. It then
Border closure has mixed impact for Nigeria's economy
Border closure has mixed impact for Nigeria's economy
Two months ago, Nigeria slapped restrictions on cross-border trade with its neighbours, but there are mixed signals as to whether the controversial...
No African is a foreigner in Africa – except down in South Africa
No African is a foreigner in Africa – except down in South Africa
In sorrow over the way migrants are treated in South Africa, Achille Mbembe calls for Africa to adopt a pro-migration stance, phase out...
A very African queerness
A very African queerness
There was a time when the conversation around homosexuality in Africa elicited immediate responses such as “unAfrican”, “deviant” or “an...
Cameroon's anglophone conflict goes back 100 years
Cameroon's anglophone conflict goes back 100 years
Cameroon is plagued by near-daily clashes between security forces and anglophone separatists that can be traced back to its split between Britain...
Flashy façade hides abuse, poverty
Flashy façade hides abuse, poverty
Landing in Equatorial Guinea’s capital of Malabo, a short drive from the airport brings any road user onto an impeccable six-lane asphalt...
New walls in cyberspace: Internet shutdowns and authoritarianism in Africa
New walls in cyberspace: Internet shutdowns and authoritarianism in Africa
Although the Berlin Wall was toppled 30 years ago, new walls have continued to crop up around the world — virtual ones that block or limit...
Central African Republic: The parable of the 11 stolen motorcycles
Central African Republic: The parable of the 11 stolen motorcycles
In 2015, in a vicious round of riots in the capital of the Central African Republic (CAR), Sylvestre Dothe’s house was burned to the ground. He...
Accra: An outsider’s brief perspective
Accra: An outsider’s brief perspective
I’ll call him Nana, which may or may not be his name. We see him at a library where I also bump into my friend, Gail. My Ghanaian writer friends,...
Cameroon’s civil war will continue
Cameroon’s civil war will continue
Since January last year, the two Anglophone regions of Cameroon have slid into a conflict that would have been unimaginable a few years ago. The...
What's behind the Equatoguinean-Cameroonian border wall plan?
What's behind the Equatoguinean-Cameroonian border wall plan?
When word of the border wall reached the Cameroonian capital Yaounde at the end of July, army chief Rene Claude Meka promptly set out to tour the...

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