Stories about Cameroon from March, 2011
Côte d'Ivoire: Where Are the African Personalities When They Are Needed?
A few months ago, Marième Jamme asked Bono and Bob Geldof to take less prominent roles as speakers for Africa in the media and leave space for Africans to speak for themselves. Today on the Africa Rising blog, bloggers wonder where have the African personalities gone when they are actually needed to get the world's...
Cameroon: Government Interferes With Internet Service
Ingenieris.net [fr], a Cameroonian information website focused on ICT news, announced [fr] on March 24, 2011, that the Cameroonian government intends to request Internet Service Providers (ISP) in the country to register the IP (Internet Protocol) addresses of their users. G. Izane, the author of the article, explains that the same type...
Cameroon: Remembering Cameronian artist Goddy Leye
No Art On $2 A Day is a video in memory of Cameroonian artist Goddy Leye (1965-2011). Goddy's work focused on videos, installations and conceptual art.
Côte d’Ivoire: The making of a new language
Dr. Peter Vakunta speaks to Mema Bamba about the making of a new Ivorian language, Nouchi: “Nouchi is a vernacular language, nonstandard French of sorts, spoken predominantly by the urban youth in Côte d’Ivoire.”
Cameroon: Twitter Ban Will Stifle Innovation and Development
The government of Cameroon has forced mobile operator MTN to end its five-month old partnership with the microblogging site Twitter and to discontinue its Twitter short code service, Cameroonian blogger Dibussi Tande reports. Dibussi argues that the ban will stifle innovation and development.
Cameroon: Netizens React to SMS-to-Tweet Ban
Cameroonian internet users were shocked to learn that "for security reasons, the country's government asked that posting on Twitter via SMS be suspended on the MTN Cameroon network". Many speculate that the government's decision was motivated by the fear that Twitter has played a role in uprisings throughout Africa. Julie Owono explains.
Cameroon: The Will for Change, Interview with Kah Walla (Audio)
On February 23, 2011, Cameroonians organised an Egypt-inspired protest which saw the few brave participants badly beaten by police. Kah Walla, an organiser of the protest and herself a presidential candidate in upcoming elections, explains what she feels was accomplished by the demonstration.