Stories about Cameroon from April, 2006
Some Excerpts from West African Blogs
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
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
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
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.
Cameroon: Privatization Under Way
Fojrega provides (FR) an update on plans to privatize certain state-owned enterprises, some of which should be completed as early as June of this year.
Musings from some West African Blogs
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...
Francophone Journalists who Cover Africa
Generation Consciente, Une Autre Afrique publishes (FR) a list of francophone journalists who cover Africa.
African music (#6)
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...
African Diaspora: Forum on Euro-African Relations
Djibrilkeita announces (FR) an upcoming forum on European cooperation with Africa to take place in Paris April 9. Panelists will mostly discuss Rwanda and Ivory Coast.