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· May, 2006

Stories about Cameroon from May, 2006

Cameroon: Schedule of Baccalaureate Exams

Fojrega posts (Fr) the nationalschedule of baccalaureate exams in Cameroon.

From the West African Blogosphere

A student in the University of Ghana blogs at Africa Update and is painting a brief sketch of what final exams are like, in the university. now, do remember that...

Senegal: Immigration as colonization

“No Sarkozy! Immigration does not come from a vacuum,” says (Fr) Semett in a post on French interior minister Nicolas Sarkozy's immigration policies. “With centuries of merciless exploitation of subsaharan...

Cameroon: Reunification

Scribbles from the Den commemorates the reunification of Cameroon and the advantages to both the English and French speaking regions.

Around West Africa

West African blogs round-up [Week 20, 2006]

African Diaspora: Victory for Sarkozy's Immigration Law

” [French Interior Minister] Sarkozy's immigration law [CESEDA] passed in the French National Assembly! ” says (Fr) Aimafrica . “For a country like Mali, this could be the beginning of...

Senegal: Tiff with France over “Chosen Immigration”

Commenting on a recent tiff between French Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy and Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade over France's new policy of “choosing its immigration,” Forum Realisance says (Fr): “Wade is...

Chad: What is France doing there?

Generation Consciente, Une Autre Afrique asks (Fr) “What is France doing in Chad? In Africa?” and answers: “The day before yesterday, they waved the communist threat to explain France's presence...

Africa: Clandestine Emigration

Seckasysteme would like to see (Fr) “a summit of West African heads of state so that clandestine emigration can be uprooted and so as to find a durable solution to...

Africa: List of French Institutions Specialized in the Continent

Generation Consciente, Une Autre Afrique posts (Fr) a list of French universities, centers, laboratories and other French institutions that specialize in the study of Africa.

Cameroon: Government Doing Outreach on New Criminal Procedure Code

“Cameroonian authorities have recently launched a national outreach campaign on the new criminal procedural code,” says (Fr) Fojrega. The code is a hybrid between the procedures of the francophone half...

France & Francophonia Commemorate Slavery Amidst Curriculum Controversy

Image courtesy of oliviermr2 A Day of Remembrance France commemorated slavery for the first time on May 10, reports Haiti's Alterpresse: Le président francais qualifie d’infamie, la traite négrière et...

Francophonia: Remembering Bob Marley

“May 11, 1981 – May 11, 2006: It's been 25 years since Bob Marley left us”, says (Fr) Martiniquan blog Bondamanjak. France-based Forum Realisance posts lyrics to Redemption Song and...

Open Africa project: MIT

Kenyan Pundit points to an MIT project “OpenCourseware” in partnership with Cameroon, Kenya, Zambia and Rwanda…The aim of this project, OpenAfrica, is to adopt innovative technologies that can bypass the...

This Week's Synopsis of West African Weblogs

Nigeria Political Impasse in Nigeria– Yebo Gogo Fontaine at Yebo Gogo, continues the discussion on the political impasse in Nigeria as a result of an attempt to extend the tenure...

Cameroon: IT outsourcing

Scribbles from the Den writes on Africa's entry into the “knowledge business” with reference to Cameroon which he believes has great IT potential except that “However, unlike India, Cameroon is...

Cameroon: Travesty of justice continues

IGLHRC (International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission) reports that Cameroonian government continues to refuse to release the 9 men equitted of homosexuality charges….In a further travesty of justice, the...

African Diaspora: Hard times for Africans in France and Belgium

Several francophone blogs have tackled African immigrants’ latest tribulations in France and Belgium. Choosing Immigrants Le Pangolin criticizes French interior minister Nicolas Sarkozy’s latest round of immigration policies. The blogger...

Cameroon: Spicey sauce in a bottle

Ethnic Loft reports on a Cameroonian couple that have launced what sounds like a tasty spicey sauce for those in the Diaspora missing African food.…”Ulimate Seasonsings”

Cameroon: Press Freedom

Scribbles from the Den remembers Cameroonian jounalist Pius Njawe who has been arrested 126 and served 3 prison sentences in his quest for the right to speak. Here Scribbles publishes...

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