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Why Cameroon is obsessed with hosting the Afcon

The African nation is hoping to use the tournament to paper over the divisions of the Anglophone crisis and the cracks made by a dictator who has ruled for almost four decades. Will it work?

Conflict in Cameroon: The schools caught in crossfire

A slew of recent attacks in the country means sending your child to school can be a life or death decision

The Trump administration keeps targeting African immigrants

Cameroonians are caught between a vicious civil war at home and brutal detention and deportation measures in the countries they flee to

The African Union’s (un)official statement on the US elections

The United States has never been shy to pass judgment on African elections. What does it look like when Africa passes judgment on America’s chaotic vote?

Cameroon is a ship without a captain

Ahead of planned protests, Cameroon’s main opposition leader argues that change is more urgent than ever

Manifesto against the presidency for life in Africa

If we do not take care, presidents will make lawlessness the standard of our civic life. Let’s make sure it does not come to that!

Cameroon is not learning the governance lessons offered by Covid-19

Citizens of Cameroon are unable to trust their government’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic, given cases of ministers flouting restrictions, as well as allegations of corruption. This does not bode well for state responses to future crises

Why do presidents cling to power?

Four former heads of state speak about what being president is actually like

Prisoners riot in Sierra Leone

Correctional centres across Africa are struggling to react to the pandemic and its effects on inmates

Crisis, what crisis? How not to handle a pandemic

So far, most countries on the African continent are dealing with Covid-19, but not all leaders are taking the coronavirus pandemic seriously

Cameroon concedes that soldiers committed Valentine’s Day massacre

Official inquiry found that the Cameroonian military was responsible for deadly attack on civilians

In Cameroon, face masks are compulsory — but unaffordable for many

The government’s response to Covid-19 has been criticised by opposition leaders

Cameroon can achieve peace. But first, it needs a ceasefire

The country has been wracked by conflict between the government and separatists. Both sides need to work on finding a path forward. Here’s what they can do

Religion and conflict in Cameroon

Traditional, Islamic and Christian leaders are all being caught up in the conflict over secession in the Southern Cameroons

Editorial: Revolutions don’t happen overnight

Omar al-Bashir may be gone, but the revolution has only just begun.

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