Cameroonians in Colorado plan rally against government of President Paul Biya

By George Bamu on February 20, 2017

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Cameroon President, Paul Biya, and First Lady, Chantal Biya, at a reception for the Cameroon National Football team at the presidential palace in Yaounde. February, 2017

Since November 2016, the African nation of Cameroon has been embroiled in civil unrest marked by demonstrations and boycotts against the Francophone-dominated government of President Paul Biya.

Recent news reports point to many civilian deaths through police action, while others, including journalists, lawyers and civil society leaders, have been arrested and placed on trial.

The Cameroon administration recently began the use of French in courts and classrooms in the Anglophone regions of the country as a way to promote bilingualism and national integration.…

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On eve of 37th National Day, education key to Cameroon

By George Bamu on May 7, 2009

Cameroon Information and Education Day(CIED) in Colorado
May 7, 5 to 7 p.m.

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Cameroon dancers perform in front of the National Assembly in Yaounde, Cameroon. July 7, 1996.

 

Africa Agenda is excited about our CIED event.

The thought that Cameroon will celebrate 37 years of re-unification on May 20, 2009 is interesting. This is an opportunity to educate others, American students especially, about the country.

May 20 is symbolic because, despite our composition and differences, in language and culture, Cameroon has stayed together for 37 years and beyond. For those within my school of thought, and for those of other schools of thought, I think we all have some work to do for our country.…

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