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George Esunge Fominyen

I am journalist and blogger based in Dakar. I used to be coordinator (Manager) of the Multi-Media Editorial Unit of the PANOS Institute West Africa (PIWA) in Dakar, Senegal. I enjoy reviewing books and blogs as well as watching and analysing football (soccer).

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Latest posts by George Esunge Fominyen

Cameroon Reacts to Presidential Election Results

Humour, outrage, allusions to Muammar Gaddafi's demise and calls for peace have dominated online reactions to the official results of the Cameroon presidential election, which won by the incumbent, Paul...

Cameroon: Anglophone Nationalism Pops-up Ahead of Elections

As presidential candidates campaigned ahead of the 9 October polls in Cameroon, supporters of English-speaking separatist movements attempted a protest on 1 October in Buea the former capital of British-controlled...

Senegal: World Social Forum 2011: One Week of Activism in Dakar

Dakar, the capital of the West African nation of Senegal, has been bustling with activists and campaigners from across the globe, gathered under the banner of the World Social Forum...

Cameroon: From “kind” thieves to mobile credit as legal tender

The nearly 20 million inhabitants of Cameroon are facing rising levels of criminality. Bandits even stormed the national headquarters of the police and the Ministry of External Relations (Foreign Affairs)...

Cameroon: Bloggers discuss Paul Biya's 27 years in power

On 6th November 2009, President Paul Biya of the West African state of Cameroon celebrated his 27th anniversary in power by writing a letter to his citizens. The letter was...

Cameroon: Bloggers Discuss Obama's Ghana Speech

U.S. President Barack Obama gave a speech in Ghana which could be considered as his Africa policy speech. Cameroonians at home and in the diaspora have been reacting to the...

The Pope in Cameroon (2): Of Clerics, Corruption and Politics

The visit of the head of the Roman Catholic Church to Cameroon this March 2009 has ignited some Cameroonian bloggers to point the search lights on the political effects (if...

The Pope in Cameroon (1): Yaoundé Clean Up Controversy

Pope Benedict XVI is visiting Cameroon from 17 to 20 March 2009. This has led the government to take some radical clean-up measures, which have caused a lot of controversy...

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...

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...

Cameroonian Bloggers Close-in on the US Presidential Elections

As the countdown to election day narrows, Cameroonian bloggers have also stepped up their postings on the issue. Dibussi Tande, who blogs at Scribbles from the Den is interviewed on...

Cameroon In The Eyes of British And American Volunteers

There are very few Cameroonian bloggers based in Cameroon. This vacuum has been occupied by volunteers working in the country (mainly) for the British organization Volunteer Service Overseas (VSO) and...

Cameroonian Female Bloggers on the Go

"From education through health, fashion, art and culture to women’s empowerment, Cameroonian women are telling the stories of their lives on the web," writes our new author, the Dakar-based Cameroonian...

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