Cameroon – Chiefs agree to end Violence Against Women and Girls

14 West Region Chiefs signed the deal during a British High Commission funded project entitled “Western Chiefs Sexual Violence Initiative” YAOUNDE, Cameroon, November 20, 2015 14 Traditional rulers from the BAYANGAM, BATOUFAM, BAHAM, BALATCHI, BAHOUAN,BAFOUSSAM, BAMOUGOUM, BAMEKA, BAMESSINGUE, BAPA, BALENG, BABADJOU chiefdoms signed the agreement on the 27th March 2015. The agreement to fight Violence against Women and Girls was part of a project entitled “Western Chiefs Sexual Violence Initiative” funded by the British High Commission in Cameroon as part of the UK’s effort to promote the rights of women…

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CBC Raises Awareness On Club Foot Deformity

“Together, let’s prevent disabilities by influencing the treatment of all children with club feet in our communities.” This was the message from the Cameroon Baptist Convention, CBC Club Foot Project as the world celebrated Club Foot Day recently. The event assembled people in Mbingo Baptist Hospital in Boyo Division of the North West Region. It was to share the goodness of developments in giving children born with feet twisted inwards or club feet a chance of receiving correction. It was against this backdrop that the representative of the Director of…

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All Hands On Deck [opinion]

Womenfolk in the country and the world over will this Sunday, May 31, 2015, celebrate Mothers’ Day. The event comes at a time mothers are facing great challenges. There is no gainsaying that the lot of Cameroonian professional women has improved significantly in the past 50 years. From the pre- and immediate post-independence era when most of them were elementary school teachers or nurses, today’s Cameroonian female professionals stand tall among their male colleagues. Among them are magistrates, justices, barristers at law, university lecturers, journalists, senior police, military and prison…

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2015 African Day – Women in the Forefront

Commemorative activities at the Ministry of External Relations on May 26, 2015 were chaired by Dr. Joseph Dione Ngute. The role of women in the development of Africa came under focus at this year’s celebrations of the African Day placed under the theme “2015: Year of Empowerment of Women and development in view of implementing 2063 Agenda of Africa”. The theme according to the Minister Delegate in the Ministry of External Relations in charge of the Commonwealth, Dr. Joseph Dion Ngute falls in line with the 20th anniversary of the…

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Female Impostors in Police Dragnet

They extort passengers hard earned currency onboard taxi passing for police inspectors, nurses… Valerie, Rosine and Clementine in their early 30s narrowly escaped lynching in the Ndogpassi neighbour in Douala III after one of their deals turned sour. The prompt intervention of elements of the gendarmerie accompanied them to the Nylon Brigade where they were later transferred to Ndogbong Brigade for further interrogation. During their stay in the Nylon Brigade, they revealed their mode of operation saying they pass for commercial agent, police inspector and a nurse convincing their victims,…

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Their World, Their Clientèle

Public university residential neighbourhoods across the country have since become virtual red light districts, with different affluent professionals as main customers. First-time weekend visitors to Soa, the fast-growing university town on the outskirts of Yaounde, Bonamoussadi, Yaounde, Molyko in Buea, Bambili near Bamenda, Dan near Ngaoundere, and several other university student residential areas in the country, would think that some big event is being organised. Far from it! These are virtual red light districts that draw in all manner of customers from the locality, neighbouring towns and at times far-flung…

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Red Cross Promises More Operational Support for Refugees, Displaced Persons

On behalf of the Head of State, Prime Minister Philemon Yang held talks with visiting Peter Maurer on May 15, 2015. The International Committee of the Red Cross, ICRC, will expand its operations in Cameroon beyond mere training in International Law to a more operational organisation to help hundreds of thousands of people displaced by conflict and violence in the Lake Chad basin. This was the message delivered by ICRC’s President, Swiss-born Peter Maurer, on May 15, 2015, at an audience granted in Yaounde by the Prime Minister, Head of…

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Food Security – New Variety of Leguminous Plants Available

Women from the Centre, North and West Regions, have been trained to tap from the innovation. The Institute of Agricultural Research for Development, IRAD, and the French Development Agency, are encouraged by the results of the Debt-relief Project, C2D, on leguminous plants. The innovation is reported to have produced commendable by-products like beans, soya beans, groundnuts and peanut flour used in food processing. IRAD on May 7, 2015, assembled women from the Centre, North and West Regions at Efok near Obala in the Centre Region to train them on how…

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