Source: Human Rights Watch (HRW) |

Cameroon: Prominent Investigative Journalist Killed

Zogo’s body was found on January 22, 2023, in Soa, a suburb of the Cameroonian capital, Yaoundé

Cameroonian authorities should conduct an effective and transparent investigation into the killing of Martinez Zogo, a leading investigative journalist, Human Rights Watch said today. Zogo, who was director of the radio station Amplitude FM, regularly exposed corruption through his work and, in the days before he was killed, spoke on the…

Source: Amnesty International |

Cameroon: Failure to Release 23 Detainees over September 2020 Protests is ‘Deeply Disappointing’

All others detained in the country for exercising their rights to freedom of expression and assembly must also be freed

Responding to the news that a request to release 23 protesters from detention, all of whom were convicted for participating in a September 2020 protest in Douala, including Dorgelesse Nguessan, a 37-year-old single mother, has been rejected by the High Court of Wouri, Samira Daoud, Amnesty International’s Regional Director for…

Source: Amnesty International |

Cameroon: Martinez Zogo’s death must not go unpunished

The Cameroonian authorities delayed ten months before admitting he had died in detention

Reacting to the abduction and death of the Cameroonian journalist, Martinez Zogo, whose body was found on the outskirts of Yaoundé on 22 January, Samira Daoud, Amnesty International’s Regional Director for West and Central Africa said: “Martinez Zogo, a respected journalist in the country and former managing director of the…

Source: International Rescue Committee |

International Rescue Committee (IRC) calls for international community not to forget the Lake Chad Basin as leaders convene for pledging conference

The Lake Chad Basin area is home to one of the world’s most protracted humanitarian crises, deepened by ongoing conflict, economic turmoil and the unchecked impact of climate change

As world leaders convene in Niamey, Niger, at the Lake Chad Basin Conference, the IRC is calling on donors, leaders and participants to recognize the critical need for funding to match rising humanitarian needs, and for humanitarian actors to have unfettered access to populations in need. The Lake Chad Basin…

Source: U.S. Embassy in Cameroon |

Peace Corps Celebrates 60th Anniversary of Service in Cameroon

The event also marked the return of Volunteers to Cameroon after nearly two and a half years of absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic

On Friday, January 13, Peace Corps celebrated 60 years of service in Cameroon in a ceremony at the Palais des Congrès in Yaoundé with the U.S. Ambassador to Cameroon Christopher J. Lamora, and the Peace Corps Country Director Kristina Nicole Séne.  As part of the 60th anniversary commemoration, the Ministers of…

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Senator, Rasha Kelej selected 12 of Merck Foundation Alumni to mentor as part of “I CAN- Mentorship Personal Program”

The aim of the program is to support and guide the selected Merck Foundation Alumni not only in their careers, but also in their personal lives

Senator Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com), the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany, announced the names of candidates selected for her personal initiative, “I CAN – Mentorship Program” which is her contribution to empower women and youth in Africa. The winners are selected out of the Merck…

Source: Médecins sans frontières (MSF) |

All Médecins sans frontières (MSF) staff acquitted in military tribunal in Cameroon

Four of the staff in question had to endure incarceration for many months

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) expresses relief at the acquittal of staff after lengthy and unjustified imprisonment in Cameroon; as people in the South-West region are in desperate need of lifesaving medical assistance, MSF continues to seek engagement with the authorities to resume activities in safety. The international medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières…

Source: Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) |

The Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) allocates US$ 6 million for the urgent needs of people affected by humanitarian crises in Cameroon

In 2022, the humanitarian crises affected 3.9 million people

The Under-Secretary-General and Emergency Relief Coordinator (USG/ERC), Martin Griffiths, approved the allocation of US$ 6 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to provide lifesaving and protection assistance to people affected by the humanitarian crises in Cameroon. In 2022, the humanitarian crises affected 3.9 million people. Hundreds of thousands…

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Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) Supports Poultry Cooperative in Cameroon

It is aimed to reduce the high prices for chicken feed to affordable prices and increase the amount of chicken meat produce

Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) provided machines and equipment, needed for the production of chicken feed, to the poultry cooperative operating in Ngaoundere in Cameroon. As a part of the project carried out by TİKA, a feed grinder and mixer and a weighing machine as well as technical equipment…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

European Union boost to World Food Programme (WFP) operations in Cameroon helps address emergency food needs of internally displaced persons and host communities

WFP is providing life-saving food assistance to more than 300,000 women, men and children affected by the conflict in both regions

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a contribution of EUR 4.2 million from the European Union (EU) through the EU's Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations Department (ECHO) to strengthen WFP response to the emergency food needs of 598,000 people in the northwest and southwest regions of Cameroon.…