Stories about Cameroon from September, 2010
Victim's tale of rape in Cameroon: “First, she was told by her husband that no one would ever believe her. Much as it had petrified the 15 year old then when he had first said it after mounting off her and zipping his pants with a smirk on his face…”
A presentation by Cameroonian blogger Dibussi Tande at the 2010 Africa Media Leadership Conference (AMLC) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Tuesday, September 28, 2010.
Listen to the Banned is a music CD bringing together musicians who have been banned, censored or imprisoned due to their music. It features artists from Afghanistan, Cote D’Ivoire, Iran, Israel, Lebanon, Pakistan, Palestine, Sudan, Turkey, Uighurstan and Zimbabwe.
Drivers are licensed to kill in Cameroon: “Cameroon has been reaping the consequences of not having a standardized written test that every candidate must study for and pass, prior to taking the road test. Driving is known to be as lethal a weapon as a bullet from loaded gun.”
CamerCouture goes international, Dulce reports: Launched last year as a portal for only promoting Cameroonian designers, this year CamerCouture Fashion Showcase will include designers from an African background.
Hinsley Njila's ideas for fixing Cameroon's pension fund: “Many of us who grew up in families in Yaoundé may remember names and weary faces of some “uncles” who had to spend a day too many, painfully away from their families, trying to get all the right paper work for their...
Lum reports about a youth and information seminar that was organized by Hope for Youth Network (HOYONet) in Mankon-Bamenda, in the North-Western region of Cameroon.
Dibussi reviews Makossa Original, a blog “which profiles the major Makossa acts and albums from the 1970s and 1980s, spicing it all up with pictures of rare and long-forgotten album covers and mp3 downloads of some of the greatest Makossa oldies.”
“Can an African tech entrepreneur change the world?,” Bill Zimmerman asks: “I chose to address the acute need for creating enabling environments on the ground for new technology companies, the present lack of seed-stage financing to fund their growth and opened with the ambitious question, Can an African tech entrepreneur...