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Cameroon: A nation on the edge

Cameroon: A nation on the edge

Presidential silence over burning issues spawns new resistance groups In June 2019, protests at a five-star luxury hotel in Switzerland marked a turning point in Cameroon’s President Paul Biya’s traditional long stays...

Media freedom under siege

Media freedom under siege

African governments are using anti-state, false news and cybercrime laws in their attempts to silence journalists Cameroon news anchor Samuel Wazizi, one of 39 journalists jailed in sub-Saharan Africa, according to the...

Africa’s presidents in profile

Africa’s presidents in profile

Most African countries today are ruled by presidents. Some have notorious profiles as tyrants, while others enjoy respect as democrats. This compilation of brief overviews of their careers shows who’s who. ALGERIA:...

Old wine in new bottles

Old wine in new bottles

  Despite its increasingly youthful population, poor succession planning means Africa continues to be governed by aged and ageing tyrants While Africa tries to move forward, it remains largely stuck in its past. That...