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· April, 2006

Stories about Cameroon from April, 2006

Some Excerpts from West African Blogs

  27 April 2006

Gambia Dictatorial rule of Yahya Jammeh of Gambia–Home of the Mandinmories“Gambians are bleeding from excessive taxation. They are bleeding from the debt burden that is incurred in their name and siphoned off to overseas banks in some of the greatest corruption debacles that has occurred since independence…There's the literal blood,...

Cameroon: Brain drain

  21 April 2006

Cameroonian blog, Scribbles from the Den asks why Cameroonian doctors are leaving the country to work in Europe. The reasons are explained in an interview with one doctor now living in the UK.

Africa: European Double Standards on Corruption

  16 April 2006

While the EU prepares to impose sanctions on Bielorussian authorities who allegedly committed election fraud, says (FR) Generation Consciente, “numerous African dictators [who commit election fraud…] consistently visit Europe without difficulty while freely managing their personal affairs[…].”

Cameroon: Deputy Convicted of Murder

  14 April 2006

Doh Gawanyim III, deputy to the National Assembly, was convicted of murdering John Kohtem, a district-chairman of opposition party SDF, following a dispute between the two over whether Doh Gawanyim was blocking voter registration in their district, says (FR) Fojrega.

Musings from some West African Blogs

  12 April 2006

Chippla’s Weblog muses about nepotism in a prose titled: The Minister’s Son. The setting of his narrative is Nigeria. Here is an extract: “I asked why the Internet connection at the office wasn't working. They said the contract had been given eight months ago. I asked to whom the contract...

African music (#6)

  11 April 2006

Coupé-Décalé? I went blank when my lady friend Tchi asked if I knew about Coupé-Décalé. A wiki entry for Coupé-Décalé provides a brief definition: “The Coupe-Decale created by Doucoure during the militaro-political crisis in Cote d'Ivoire,reflects the aspirations of the Ivorian youth. Coupe-Decale is a very melodious and percussive African...

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