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· June, 2006

Stories about Cameroon from June, 2006

Africa: World Cup Report Card

  30 June 2006

Says Senegalese blogger Seckasysteme (Fr): “African football is not up to par and its presence in the World Cup is mostly symbolic. Too bad that the numerous individual African talents could not orchestrate a comeback. (…) Why couldn't such talented African football players achieve the same performance in their national...

Nigeria: Visit to Cameroon

  30 June 2006

Lawal Adekunle of Unlag Students reports on his recent visit to the Cameroons..…”It is situated at the bottom of the Cameroon Mountain, the second largest mountain in Africa. Houses situated in Buea do not use air conditioners; because the clouds which cover the mountain top, sometimes come down and cover...

Why No Mention of Slavery in African and Haitian Fiction?

  28 June 2006

Why is there so little mention of slavery in African and Haitian Fiction? That is the question that Togolese France-based blogger Kangni Alem addresses in a prolific and well-thought out blog entry. He deplores that African fiction does not count more passages on the different waves of slavery that have...

West Africa: Football, Science Lag and missed priorities

  28 June 2006

We start this week's round-up with the exit of the last African country in this year's FIFA World Cup tournament (Germany 2006). The Trials & Tribulations of a Freshly-Arrived Denizen…of Ghana says Ghana's Coming Home, but Brazil Stole Two “Goals” The Brazilians played a relatively good game, but it was...

Africa: What Internet Brings

  26 June 2006

Generation Consciente, Une Autre Afrique writes: (Fr)“A book by Cameroonian Jacques Bonjawo, Internet, a Chance for Africa [L'Internet, Une Chance Pour l'Afrique in French] talks about the benefits of new information and communication technologies for Africa. However, the Internet promotes extraversion even if it is a way to make local...

Latest in French-Speaking African and Indian Ocean Blogs

  25 June 2006

PAN-AFRICAN Homosexuality in Africa Not a Myth France-based Togolese blogger Kangni Alem reflects on a homophobic movement in Cameroon that sees homosexuality as a suspect new “religion” and concludes: Evidence des temps, l’homosexualité ne peut plus être perçue comme un mythe en Afrique. même moi je l’ai cru longtemps, jusqu’au...

Cameroon: Lagging in Science

  20 June 2006

Scribbles from the den comments that Cameroon is one of the world's World’s Scientifically Lagging Countries – Alongside Chad and Fiji…..”Caught up with daily survival, people in these societies do not necessarily see the value in building [Science & Technology] capacity because the payoffs are not generally immediate.”

West African blogs round-up

  14 June 2006

Under the acacias, whilst giving a brief round-up of some news from Burkina Faso writes about Rains, locusts and hunger in a blog entry titled: “What's happening in Burkina?“ The rains have started in the south of the country, and good rains are predicted for the Sahel. Steve tells me...

Nigeria: Bakassi Peninsula

  14 June 2006

Shhh comments on the The Bakassi peninsula which lies between Nigeria and Cameroon – is rich in oil and subject of continued disputes and violence between the two countries.

A Monopoly-like Game to Carve out Africa

  5 June 2006

Mocking Africa, a French Monopoly-like game, Kangni Alem repeats the game's description [“Your goal is to explore, to conquer and to develop [the] new colonies. You will be able to betray alliances to exploit the lands of your adversaries, the goal being to own the most land at the end...

Latest in the Francophone African Blogosphere

  4 June 2006

PAN-AFRICAN For the United States of Africa Le Pangolin is fervently advocating for the dissolution of the current borders that separate African countries and that, he believes, weaken each individual African country: Je suis pour des Etats-Unis d’Afrique par zone géographique ou linguistique, car cela va permettre d’impliquer l’ensemble des...

Cameroon: Dual Citizenship

2 June 2006

Scribbles from the Den discusses the issue of dual citizenship in Cameroon and asks “Can Cameroon – a country which proudly celebrates its newfound HIPC (Heavily Indebted Poor Country) status – afford a development policy which shuts out some of its most resourceful and skilled citizens on the spurious claim...

Senegal: Blogging Mayor Proposes North-South Talks on Migrations

  2 June 2006

Reflecting on Senegal's drowned migrant crisis and migrations towards the West in general, Robert Sagna, the Mayor of Ziguinchor, Senegal blogs (Fr): “Developed countries (…) build quasi-impenetrable walls through “visas”. Visas (…) are not the right solution. (…) The youth from the South has chosen emigration. It is our responsibility...

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