Source: The Economist Newspaper Limited |

Study highlights need for increased Government and business response to sexual violence against children

The index, which focuses on policies, practices and standards, reveals that governments, the private sector and civil society are not doing nearly enough to protect children from sexual violence

South Africa, Uganda and Tanzania are the top performers among 16 Sub-Saharan countries covered in the Out of the Shadows Index, measuring how countries’ response to child sexual violence. Developed with support from the World Childhood Foundation and Oak Foundation and with additional support from the Carlson Family Foundation, the…

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Nigerian journalist Oluseyi Awojulugbe Wins APO Group Invitation to Attend the African Development Bank’s 2019 Annual Meetings

Each year APO Group offers African journalists the opportunity to attend major events as a part of its commitment to supporting journalism in Africa

APO Group (www.APO-opa.com), the leading media relations consultancy and press release distribution service in Africa and the Middle East, today announced that Mrs Oluseyi Awojulugbe (@mz_Awojulugbe) from Nigeria has won APO Group’s invitation to attend the African Development Bank’s 2019 Annual Meetings (www.AfDB.org) which will take place in Malabo, Equatorial…

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Displaced Cameroonians struggle in Nigeria (By Catherine Wachiaya in Ogoja)

UNHCR has called for urgent support for Cameroon’s displaced as violence in the north and south-west regions continues to force thousands to flee

By Catherine Wachiaya in Ogoja When armed men stormed into the remote village in south-west Cameroon, they took Agah Rachel’s husband, levelled a gun on him and pulled the trigger as she looked on. As he fell to the ground, the 27-year-old widow knew she had to act fast. She…

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From where I stand: “I believe times have changed and my community needs adapt to this change”

Lamido Ibrahim Hamawa, 63, was elected as the traditional leader of Zamay Kanton, in Cameroon’s Far North Region in 2012

Ibrahim Hamawa, is the Lamido— traditional leader— of Zamay Kanton, a village in the Far North Region of Cameroon. The 63-year-old leader has already appointed the first-ever woman as a Lawal (Chief) and encouraging more women to take up decision-making roles within the traditional council. If women from other countries…

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Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) statement to the UN Security Council on Cameroon

The shocking unmet needs of tens of thousands of people fleeing violence in South-West and North-West Cameroon has resulted in no systematic mediation efforts

Statement to the Security Council Arria-Formula meeting on his visit to assess the humanitarian situation in Cameroon, and recommendations on the way forward SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE NORWEGIAN REFUGEE COUNCIL, JAN EGELAND Mr. President, UN Security Council members, I wish to thank the Security Council for this opportunity to speak…

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UN: Shine Spotlight on Brutality in Cameroon

Security Council Meets Amid Rights Abuses in Anglophone Region

The United Nations Security Council’s decision to hold an informal meeting on Cameroon on May 13, 2019 gives momentum to international efforts to address the human rights crisis in the country’s Anglophone regions. “Security Council members should call on the government of Cameroon and leaders of armed separatist groups to end abuses against…

African Energy Chamber
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“Angola needs more oil exploration, including in marginal fields to stem decline in production”

Investment into local content development needs to be channelled and supported by strong regulations

There’s so much excitement about where Angola’s energy sector is headed. Sergio Pugliese, a successful entrepreneur and oil executive, is really hyped and enthused about recent developments and future direction of his country’s energy sector. Angola is ranked second largest oil producing country in Sub-Saharan Africa and an OPEC member…

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Cameroonian journalist Monica Nkodo Wins APO Group Invitation to Attend the 2019 EurAfrican Forum, one the most prestigious EU-Africa events

Each year APO Group offers African journalists the opportunity to attend major events as a part of its commitment to supporting journalism in Africa

APO Group (www.APO-opa.com), the leading media relations consultancy and press release distribution service in Africa and the Middle East, today announced that Monica Nkodo (@mimiost) from Cameroon has won APO Group’s invitation to attend the 2019 EurAfrican Forum (www.EurAfricanForum.org) which will take place in Cascais, Portugal, from 4-5 July, 2019.…

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Closeout Ceremony of the Morbidity Management and Disability Prevention (MMDP) Project

Ambassador Barlerin’s speech Closeout Ceremony of the Morbidity Management and Disability Prevention (MMDP) Project (as prepared for delivery)

Your Excellency, Dr. Malachie Manaouda, Minister of Public Health,Honored Guests, It is an honor to be with you today. We’re here to talk about two neglected tropical diseases:  trachoma and lymphatic filariasis. People affected by neglected tropical diseases like these two often live in impoverished, hard-to-reach communities, where life is…

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Cameroon: Clear ‘window of opportunity’ to solve crises rooted in violence - Bachelet

The announcement came after the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, concluded a visit to the West African country

The UN human rights chief on Monday welcomed Cameroon’s willingness to cooperate over finding workable solutions to “major human rights and humanitarian crises”, caused by months of serious unrest and violence across the west and north of the country. The announcement came after the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet,…