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Coronavirus - Cameroon: 145 Commonwealth Points of Light

Her Majesty The Queen recognises Cameroonian volunteer with Commonwealth Points of Light award for service during COVID-19 pandemic

The story of Comfort Mussa - Comfort Mussa is the founder of SISTERSPEAK237, which supports disabled and vulnerable people in Yaounde by coordinating the provision of hand sanitisers and masks, and sharing key messaging around COVID-19. Comfort has also started a project across the seven regions of Cameroon to ensure that…

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UK’s Permanent Under-Secretary to the Foreign Office visits Cameroon

The Permanent Under-Secretary at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Head of the Diplomatic Service, Sir Simon McDonald has just completed an official visit to Cameroon

He met with the Prime Minister and head of government, the Secretary General of the Presidency of the Republic of Cameroon, the Minister Delegate at the Ministry of External Relations in charge of Relations with The Commonwealth, Ambassadors and Heads of Missions, civil society and the business community with whom…

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Cameroon sends 15 scholars to study in the UK

8 women and 7 men will be pursuing a fully-funded master’s degree course on subjects including human rights, public health, development, IT and wildlife in the UK

British High Commissioner to Cameroon, Rowan James Laxton called on the 15 scholars to be real ambassadors of Cameroon to the UK and ensure they make the best out of this lifetime opportunity. Talking about UK education, the British diplomat said: "UK education opens doors, wherever you go in the…

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Cameroon: Applications for the UK government’s prestigious Chevening Scholarships open 5 August 2019

Interested students are invited to begin application process when the application cycle opens in August and make sure to submit it before deadline

Applications for Chevening Scholarships to study in the UK are open between 5 August and 5 November 2019, with applications to be submitted via www.chevening.org/apply. Chevening Scholarships are awarded to individuals with demonstrable leadership potential who also have strong academic backgrounds. The scholarship offers full financial support for future leaders to…

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Yaounde: High Commissioner hosts reception for returning Chevening scholars

British High Commissioner to Cameroon Rowan Laxton hosted a reception to welcome 2017 to 2018 cohort of Chevening scholars on 31 May 2019

In 2017, the British High Commission Yaounde sent 18 scholars to the UK to study for a year through the prestigious Chevening award. The 18 awards were made in courses covering the following areas: education, engineering, technology, public health, security, media, development, agriculture, governance and human rights. In total, there…

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Cameroon moves towards its national cyber risk assessment with the support of the Commonwealth

A 3-day Cyber Risk Assessment workshop was organised to train IT experts in strategic state institutions in Cameroon to establish an inventory of critical cyber risks

The workshop from 2 to 4 April addressed issues on cybersecurity and cybercrime in Cameroon, national critical assets identification and the protection of critical cyberspace. Speaking at the opening ceremony of the workshop, the General Manager of the [National Agency for Information and Communication Technologies (ANTIC)] (https://www.antic.cm/index.php/en/) Prof. Ebot Ebot Enaw…

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Cameroon: UK funds campaign to address menstrual hygiene challenges

British High Commission Yaounde has commissioned a project with Girls Excel to provide innovative solutions to menstrual hygiene challenges in Cameroon

UNESCO estimates that one in 10 girls in Africa misses one to 4 days of school per month, making this one of the highest contributors to girls dropping out of education all together.The reason is because menstruation is still considered a taboo. To protect the ‘minds’ of adolescent girls, some…

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Cameroon celebrates the 92nd Birthday of Her Majesty the Queen

Rowan Laxton commended the fruitful relationship between the United Kingdom and the government of Cameroon

Over four hundred persons from government, political, traditional, business, academia, cultural and the media in Cameroon gathered at the Residence of the British High Commissioner to Cameroon, Rowan Laxton to attend the Queen’s Birthday Party on 7 June 2018. Addressing his guests, Rowan Laxton commended the fruitful relationship between the…

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Cameroon: UK's Actis to build Douala Grand Mall and Business Park

The laying of the foundation stone took place at the Douala project site in the presence of British High Commissioner to Cameroon and the Minister of Commerce

The British High Commissioner to Cameron, H.E. Rowan Laxton, and Mr. Luc Maglire Mbarga Atangana, Cameroon’s Minister of Commerce and personal representative of the Head of State, on the 11th of April 2018, laid the foundation stone for the construction of the Douala Grand Mall and Business Park. The $200…

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Cameroon: British High Commission hosts Commonwealth Big Lunch

The Commonwealth Big Lunch was organised as part of activities earmarked by the mission to announce the London Commonwealth Head of Government Meeting (CHOGM)

The British High Commission gathered Commonwealth partners, guests and school pupils at Kribi in the southern region of Cameroon on 6 April 2018 for a Commonwealth Big Lunch to celebrate the Commonwealth, community and build connections through food. The event was attended by members of the Commonwealth diplomatic family in…