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Dibussi Tande

Dibussi Tande is a leading Cameroonian blogger who publishes the award-winning blog, “Scribbles from the Den” []. A former Associate Editor of Cameroon Life Magazine and Cameroon Today, he has contributed to a variety of print and online publications such as the BBC's Focus on Africa magazine, Rhodes Journalism Review, and Pambazuka News. He has given numerous conference presentations on the use of social media for political activism and social advocacy in Africa. He has published two poetry collections and a book on politics and collective memory in Cameroon.

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Latest posts by Dibussi Tande

3 June 2015

Hope and Introspection in Neighboring Cameroon as Nigeria Swears in New President

Cameroonians greeted Buhari's election as a sign of change because as one newspaper wrote, Cameroon and Nigeria are “joined at the hip like conjoined twins” in terms of socio-political issues.

4 April 2015

‘Artists With One Voice’ Are Using Music to Keep the Spotlight on Ebola

Ebola still remains a threat in West Africa, but media coverage is waning. A US-based collective of musicians from Cameroon, Liberia, Senegal, and the US is raising awareness of it.

24 March 2015

Cameroon's Government Tries (and Fails) to Blame Embarrassing Photoshop on Hack Attack

Officials claim a photoshopped image of the president honoring fallen soldiers was the work of a hacker. But it's not the first time the government has featured manipulated photos.

24 February 2015

Cameroon Bloggers Rally Behind #StopBokoHaram Campaign

"My words, my pen, and the ease with which I express my feelings, choices and ideas in my writings, are my weapons."

6 August 2014

Cameroon Just Witnessed a Brutal Islamist Attack. But You Wouldn’t Know It Watching Network TV.

When the most brutal attack by the Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram in Cameroon took place, citizens had to turn to foreign media and social networking sites for news.

1 August 2014

Weighing the War Against Boko Haram After an Attack Leaves 31 Cameroonian Elites Dead or Kidnapped

On July 27, 2014 the terrorist group Boko Haram managed to kidnap the wife of Cameroon's Vice Prime Minister, Ahmadou Ali, and kill his family members.

29 June 2014

Cameroon's Marc Vivien Foé, ‘One of the Greatest Talents Ever in Football’

More than a decade ago, Marc Vivien Foé collapsed and died at the Stade Gerland in Lyon, France, during the Confederations Cup semi-final game between Cameroon and Columbia.

20 June 2014

Why Some Cameroonians Protested the Visit of This Cote d'Ivoire ‘Warlord’

National Assembly President Guillaume Soro, who led the rebellion against Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo that sparked civil war in Cote d’Ivoire, was greeted as a unwelcome "rebel."

13 June 2014

How a Spat Over Prize Money Nearly Kept Cameroon from Playing in the World Cup

The Indomitable Lions players refused to leave their hotel unless they were paid their share of the World Cup prize money that FIFA gives to each participating country.

22 May 2014

Cameroon's President Blames Boko Haram for Attacking While Soldiers Are Asleep

On the eve of the Paris summit for security in Nigeria, the Nigerian militant group Boko Haram crossed over into Cameroon despite the heavy presence of security forces.

24 April 2014

Hordes Flock to ‘Apparition’ of Jesus in Cameroon Home

"I am still waiting for someone to post a selfie with Jesus at Odza."

19 April 2014

Cameroonian Bloggers ‘Are the Future, and We Are Writing That Future Now’

An interview with Florian Ngimbis, president of the Cameroonian Bloggers Association, about language, the country's poor Internet penetration and more.

5 April 2014

Cameroonian Minister Arrested, Then Released 24 Hours Later

Minister of Secondary Education Louis Bapes Bapes was taken into custody last week. His release barely 24 hours later has left more questions than answers.

1 April 2014

Cameroonians Mourn Exiled Music Icon Lapiro de Mbanga

Lapiro de Mbanga, a Cameroonian protest singer and spokesperson of the downtrodden, died of cancer in the United States on March 16, 2014.

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