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Stories of Hope from a Cameroon Refugee Camp

To the world they are known as “refugees”. Nameless, faceless, all the same. But each of them have a different story to tell, of their lives, who they lost, and how they got here. Fleeing from the devastating conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR), today they are rebuilding their lives, one day at a time, in a camp in Cameroon. UN Women supports economic and social rehabilitation to some 6,250 vulnerable women and survivors of sexual and gender-based violence there. These are some of their stories.

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Entrepreneurship, Job Creation Take Centre Stage at NEPAD Meet

Yaounde (Cameroon) – The two-day Second Africa Rural Development Forum concluded Friday with renewed calls to economically empower young people, many of whom are leaving the resource-rich continent and migrating to places like Europe under very risky circumstances. continue reading »

Drought Deals Harsh Blow to Cameroon’s Cocoa Farmers

Konye (Cameroon) – Tanchenow Daniel fears he will lose more than half a tonne of his cocoa yield during the next harvest at the end of this month. He usually harvests no less than 1.5 tonnes of cocoa beans during the mid-crop season, but he says every farmer in the Manyu Division of Cameroon’s South West Region is witnessing a catastrophe this year because of a prolonged dry season.

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Central African Republic: Cameroonian peackeepers under MINUSCA investigation

In Central African Republic, confirmed allegations of corruption, illegal market trading in food and conflict minerals, and sexual assault by the Cameroonian contingent of MINUSCA forces in Nana-Bakassa region. Following the investigation report of Le Confident, Afronline’s media partner, speaking to Radio France Internationale, a MINUSCA spokesperson stated that they would open an investigation.

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Virtual mining in Cameroon: How to make a fortune by failing

Cameroon has a growing portfolio of failed mining projects in which a few well-connected individuals have made millions, all the while the minerals have remained deep under the ground. We investigate.

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Cameroon: volunteer vigilance committees call for more help in combatting Boko Haram

Through their knowledge of the land and surveillance capabilities, local volunteer groups are proving crucial in the fight against Boko Haram.

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