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New Cameroon business incubator signs up with Pan-African tech firm and Finnish education technology network to spread 5G Tech Spaces across the African continent

BB Incubator is the first of its kind in Africa to adopt the 5G Mokki Tech Spaces, a high-tech learning and communication environment in the shape of a small cottage

Today, the recently launched Boris Bison Youth Empowerment Business Incubator in Douala, Cameroon, the Pan-African video game publishing company Ludique Works and Start North (www.StartNorth.com), the Finnish technology learning accelerator network, have announced mutual memoranda of understanding to introduce their technologically advanced learning environments, the ‘5G Mokki Tech Spaces’, across…

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Cameroon as an attractive investment destination for choice

Cameroon shares a diverse population of young and old contributing to their investment opportunities and business environment

Cameroon is located in Central Africa. It shares borders with Nigeria, a country spotlight that already exists through our Africa Investment guides. With one of the most urbanized populations in Western Africa, Cameroon shares a diverse population of young and old contributing to their investment opportunities and business environment. As…

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Cameroonian activist wins Wangari Maathai Forest Champions’ Award 2022

Sixth winner of the award announced at the XV World Forestry Congress

Activist Cécile Ndjebet, of Cameroon, today won the 2022 Wangari Maathai Forest Champions Award in recognition of her outstanding contribution to preserving forests and improving the lives of people who depend on them. Presented by the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF), which is chaired by the Food and Agriculture Organization…

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How Binance is Providing Financial Opportunities to Cameroonians and Keeping their Assets Safe

Binance is committed to equipping crypto beginners with resources for lifelong financial and career development

Several Africans continue to live in poverty with minimal access to financial opportunities, quality education or good jobs. Binance (www.Binance.com), the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange and blockchain ecosystem, has taken its efforts to Cameroon and Francophone Africa at large to bridge this gap - as it enables greater financial accessibility…

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Ukraine/Russia: As War Continues, Africa Food Crisis Looms

Provide Aid, Expand Social Protection to Prevent Hunger

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has worsened the food security crisis in many African countries, Human Rights Watch said today. Many countries in East, West, Middle, and Southern Africa rely on Russia and Ukraine for a significant percentage of their wheat, fertilizer, or vegetable oils imports, but the war disrupts global commodity markets and trade…

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We-Fi announces New Round of Funding for Women Entrepreneurs; $15 Million to the Africa Digital Financial Inclusion Facility to Improve Access to Finance for Women-owned Small Businesses

The funds will enable the Africa Digital Financial Inclusion Facility to design and implement programs to improve digital access to finance for women entrepreneurs

The Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi)  has announced a new round of funding under which the African Development Bank’s (www.AfDB.org) Africa Digital Financial Inclusion Facility (ADFI) will receive $15 million to develop and extend digital financial solutions to women-owned small and medium businesses in Cameroon, Egypt, Kenya, Mozambique and Nigeria. This…

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Sub-Saharan African Growth Slows Amid Ongoing and New Economic Shocks

The analysis notes that recovery remains uneven, incomplete and is happening at varied rates of speed across the region

As the Sub-Saharan African economy struggles to recover from the 2020 recession induced by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, the region now faces new economic growth challenges, compounded by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The World Bank’s latest Africa’s Pulse, a biannual analysis of the near-term regional macroeconomic outlook, estimates growth at…

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Broadcasters Unanimously Maintain the "No Change position" regarding the attribution of the 700 MHz Band Spectrum

AUB Workshop Day 2 will enable participants to come up with solid recommendations and resolutions for a better management of 700 MHz Band Spectrum

The AUB’s (www.uar-AUB.org) International Workshop on "The future of spectrum for broadcasting" was launched on Tuesday, April 12, 2022, in Dakar, Senegal. The workshop welcomed delegates from the following countries: Senegal (RTS, E-Media Invest, TDS), Benin, Nigeria, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Cameroon, Rwanda, Angola, Niger, Guinea Conakry, Kenya, Comoros, Namibia, Algeria,…

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U.S. Ambassador Visits Laquintinie Hospital in Douala to Highlight U.S. Government Health Assistance in Cameroon

Laquintinie Hospital recently celebrated its 90th anniversary and now serves as the reference hospital in Littoral Region

On April 12, 2022, Ambassador Christopher J. Lamora visited Laquintinie Hospital in Douala, accompanied by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Country Director Dr. Emily Kainne Dokubo. In partnership with Cameroon’s Ministry of Public Health, CDC provides care and treatment services through implementing partners in 308 facilities…

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Cameroon: Arbitrarily detained person dies of cholera in Douala, other detainees at risk

According to official data, 125 infections were recorded at Douala Central Prison between 21 and 31 March, where the overcrowding rate is said to be at least 300%

At least six inmates at the New Bell prison in Douala have died of cholera since 18 February last. The latest, Rodrigue Ndagueho Koufet, who died on 7 April, had been held in arbitrary detention since September 2020 for being involved in peaceful protests. “The Cameroonian authorities must urgently take…