Stories about Cameroon from December, 2008
Cameroon: Blogging to save 4 year-old from orbital tumor
In November 2008 Cameroon's national TV featured the story of a four year-old boy called Bright Asangwei Fuh suffering from a rare orbital tumor that could not be properly handled in the country. Since then a group of well wishers have created a blog to fundraise for the little boy's medical evacuation to the USA.
Memories of Christmas in Cameroon
Expats in Cameroon blog about how they are spending the Christmas holidays in their host country, while Cameroonian bloggers abroad write about their memories of spending those special days back home.
“Why I blog about Africa” (Part 2)
A couple of weeks ago we brought you a meme that was doing the rounds in the Francophone blogosphere answering the question of why to blog about Africa, after which it spread into the Anglophone blogosphere. Now we bring you a selection of that new batch of reactions.
Cameroon: Africa's “Liberation Theologian” Jean-Marc Ela dies
Dibussi Tande of Scribbles from the den writes about Father Jean Marc Ela who died in Canada on the 14th of December. He was variously been described as “the nearest Africa has come to a liberation theologian in a Latin American sense “, the “Champion of a theology under the...
Cameroon: Concern for freedom
Though Cameroon is not the focus of world attention, some recent blog posts question the reality of freedom in this African country. On his blog [fr], Édouard Tamba worries about freedom in his country: Le 8 novembre dernier, le sous-préfet de Yaoundé II débarque au Palais des congrès avec l’intention...
Cameroon: Internet scams
George Esunge Fominyen lists a few internet scams that are becoming increasingly popular in Cameroon, competing with more famous ones in neighboring Nigeria.
Cameroon: Africa meets Japan via the kimono
Kamer Stories features Cameroon-born fashion designer Serge Mouangue, who created the brand WAFRICA that blends the traditional kimono with the classic African cotton fabric.
Cameroon: Interview with Muntu Valdo
Dulce Camer interviews Cameroonian musician Muntu Valdo, whose music can be described as a mix of bossa nova, afro-cuban, blues, soul and funk. The interview also contains a few videos of Muntu Valdo's music.
Cameroon Comedy posts a joke about Cameroon.
Cameroon's rich and powerful
Cameroonian blogger Le blog du Prési… lists Cameroon's rich and powerful. Average profile: an octogenarian currently or formerly in government, who is likely to have seen the inside of a prison cell.