Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

WFP and the Government of Japan partner to support populations in need in Cameroon

The contribution from Japan will enable WFP provide school feeding and nutrition support to refugees, internally displaced persons (IDPs), returnees and host communities

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomes a USD 1.83 million (more than one billion FCFA) contribution from the Government of Japan to provide food and nutrition assistance to over 185,000 children, women and men in the Far North, North, Adamawa, East, North-West and South-West regions of Cameroon.…

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U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires and USAID Country Representative participate in food distribution to commemorate World Food Day

Cameroon currently hosts 452,420 refugees, including an estimated 320,000 in the East Region

Celebration of the 42nd edition of World Food Day in Mandjou- Bertoua -East Region. On October 15, the Chargé d’Affaires a.i. of the Embassy of the United States, Mary Daschbach, and the Country Representative of the U.S. Agency for International (USAID), Paul Richardson, participated in a food distribution event for 1,083…

Source: Orange |

Orange Cameroon and the German Development Cooperation inaugurate the 6th Orange Digital Center in Africa and the Middle East, a center dedicated to digital development and innovation to train young people in digital technology and enhance their employability

Following on from Tunisia, Senegal, Ethiopia, Mali and Côte d’Ivoire, it is in Cameroon, in Douala that the first Orange Digital Center of Central Africa is inaugurated

Today, Orange (www.Orange.com) and the German Development Cooperation are inaugurating, an “Orange Digital Center” in Douala, an ecosystem entirely dedicated to the development of digital skills and innovation, attended by the highest political and administrative authorities from Cameroon, Representatives of Germany and France in Cameroon, GIZ and members of the…

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Plaudits for Milestones in ECA-Cameroon Relations during Antonio Pedro’s term as Head of Central Africa Office

Mr Pedro has already taken up his new post at ECA’s headquarters in Addis Ababa

The Government of Cameroon has expressed gratitude to the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) for its extensive support to the country’s structural transformation and economic diversification processes in the past five years, thanks to the coordination of outgone Director of ECA’s Office for Central Africa – Antoni Pedro,…

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UN: Noncompetitive Rights Council Election Aids Abusers

Withhold Votes for Serious Rights Violators Cameroon, Eritrea, UAE

A noncompetitive United Nations election for Human Rights Council members virtually guarantees seats for candidate countries with abysmal rights records. UN member countries should refrain from voting for Cameroon, Eritrea, United Arab Emirates, and other candidates that do not meet the qualifications for membership on the UN’s top rights body. On October 14, 2021, the…

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‘Song for the Sahel’ showcases region’s cultural heritage amid crisis

Noteworthy Sahelian musicians from across the region and beyond have joined the collaboration, lending voices and music to drive awareness

OCHA and Sahelian artists Vieux Farka Touré (Mali), Amadou and Mariam (Mali), Oumy Gueye (Senegal), Tal National (Niger), Songhoy Blues (Mali) and Bassekou Kouyate (Mali) today launched “The Sahel Song”.  The five-minute vocal and instrumental composition brings attention to the ongoing crisis in the Sahel, while highlighting the region’s rich musical…

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African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI) Welcomes Cameroon as its 19th African Member State

The African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI) is pleased to announce the joining of the Republic of Cameroon as its 19th African Member State

Cameroon has joined ATI (www.ATI-aca.org) as the 19th African Member State with a subscribed capital contribution of EUR 11.37 Million, with the financial support of the European Investment Bank (EIB); Cameroon's membership in ATI will enable the Central African nation benefit from ATI’s Guarantees to support increased exports, attract more…

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One-Size-Fits-All Approach to Climate Change Will Not Work for Cameroonians; A lot of energy projects need to be developed

While Cameroon needs to develop its natural resources, it is important to pay attention on having an enabling environment to do business and also improve investor confidence and dealmaking

The world is mandating a one-size-fits-all approach to climate change that doesn’t take into consideration Cameroon’s right to make the most of its low-carbon natural gas resources or the continent’s need to eradicate energy poverty. The African Energy Chamber (EnergyChamber.org) welcomes an honest and open discussion where Africans have a…

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U.S. Government Donates Equipment to the Regional Fund for Health Promotion in Littoral Region on the Occasion of the World Pharmacists Day

The U.S. Embassy looks forward to strengthening collaboration with the Cameroon Ministry of Public Health to improve health conditions for all Cameroonians

On the occasion of the World Pharmacists Day under this year’s theme, “Pharmacy: Always Trusted for Your Health,” the U.S. government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), donated health and safety equipment to the Regional Fund for the Promotion of Health in Douala to strengthen the supply…

Source: Human Rights Watch (HRW) |

Cameroon: Repression marks Crackdown Anniversary

Release Political Prisoners; Respect Right to Peaceful Assembly

Cameroon’s authorities should ensure accountability for their security forces’ crackdown on opposition leaders, supporters, and peaceful protesters in September 2020, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said today. They should immediately and unconditionally release all those held for expressing their political views or for exercising their right to peaceful assembly, and…