· February, 2011

Stories about Cameroon from February, 2011

Cameroon: Police Use Brute Force Against Protesters

  26 February 2011

Opposition groups in Cameroon organized protests on Wednesday Wednesday, February 23, 2011 to call for President Paul Biya to leave office. President Paul Biya, who is running for re-election later this year, has been in power for 28 years. Paul Biya's Special Intervention Brigade crushed the protest with brute force.

Cameroon: Photos of Army Brutality

  25 February 2011

The Chia Report has published some of the first pictures to be published by any International media depicting the brutalization of peaceful protesters by forces of Biya's Special Intervention Brigade in Cameroon.

Cameroon: Police Brutality against Protesters

  22 February 2011

Patrice Nganang posted on Twitter a link to a video showing police violently dispersing a demonstration in Douala on February 21. Cameroonians are calling for large demonstrations for free elections on 23rd February.

Africa: Is the smell of jasmine hitting West Africa?

  1 February 2011

Osabutey argues that West Africa seems likely to be hit by Jasmine’s smell: “As protestors in Egypt continue to push out dictator Hosni Mubarak out of office after three decades in office, anti dictator activists in West Africa are keeping their fingers under lock to see if the dose of...