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MTN Group appoints Stephen Blewett and Uche Ofodile as CEOs MTN Cameroon and MTN Benin respectively

MTN Group on Thursday announced the appointment of new chief executive officers for two of its West African operations, MTN Cameroon and MTN Benin. Stephen Blewett, the current CEO of MTN Benin, will take the helm at MTN Cameroon on 1 August...

African Development Bank approves EUR 88 million loan to Cameroon to respond to COVID-19 economic devastation

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank on Monday approved a EUR 88 million loan to Cameroon as direct budget support to finance the country’s COVID-19 crisis response. The loan, to...

Human Rights Watch urges Cameroon to publish information on COVID-19 revenues and disbursements

Cameroon’s government should immediately publish information on the revenues, disbursements, and management of its Health Solidarity Fund, Human Rights Watch said on Friday. Healthcare facilities have made mandatory contributions to the emergency fund...

10 rights groups urge Cameroon to probe death of journalist Samuel Ajiekah Abuwe

Cameroon’s government should ensure that the investigation into a journalist’s enforced disappearance and death in military custody is independent, effective, thorough, and impartial, four Cameroonian and six international organizations said on Tuesday. The...

Popular Cameroonian pastor Frankline Ndifor who laid hand on COVID-19 patients dies from coronavirus

A popular Cameroonian pastor Frankline Ndifor who laid hands on COVID-19 patients has been killed by the deadly bug, and authorities are looking for hundreds of followers who came to seek healing from him.

Simon Ateba: Long before COVID-19, I learned how unpredictable life could be in a cell in Cameroon

When I was arrested in Cameroon and thrown into a dark cell after I was accused of spying for Boko Haram terrorists while investigating the living conditions of Nigerian refugees in Chad and Cameroon with grant...

Cameroonian Julie Owono, Kenyan Maina Kiai and South African-Ghanaian Afia Asare-Kyei appointed members of ‘Oversight Board’ for Facebook and Instagram content

Julie Owono, a digital rights advocate and Executive Director of Internet Sans Frontières from Cameroon, Maina Kiai, a human rights activist and Director of Human Rights Watch’s Global Alliances and Partnerships program from Kenya, and Afia...

African Development Bank approves $43 million (€40 million) in grants for bridge linking Cameroon and Chad

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group has approved grants worth €40.94 million for the construction of a bridge to connect Cameroon and Chad across the Logone river. The grants,...

IMF approves release of $226 million loan money to Cameroon to respond to COVID-19

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved the release of $226 million loan money to Cameroon to respond to COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus. The IMF also approved Cameroon's...

Cameroon indicts soldiers in Ngarbuh massacre in Anglophone region

Cameroon’s release on April 22, 2020, of findings about a massacre in Ngarbuh, North-West Cameroon, is an important first step in establishing the truth around the killings of civilians by government forces, Human Rights Watch said...

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African Development Fund approves $165 million grant for Ethiopia to respond to COVID-19

The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund (ADF) on July 3, 2020, approved a...

Additional 49 million Africans could be pushed into extreme poverty and continent could lose up to $189 billion of GDP in 2020 amid COVID-19...

The African Development Bank on Tuesday projected that an additional 49 million Africans could be pushed into extreme poverty as the...

African Development Bank projects tripled incomes of rural producers and traders in Tanzania

An African Development Bank project to enhance market infrastructure, value addition and rural finance (MIVARF) in Tanzania produced highly satisfactory results,...

Africa’s chance at World Trade Organization and the Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala candidacy – Perspectives by Yushau A. Shuaib

With quite a reputation behind her, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala appears to mean different things to different people across the spaces she...

Over 1000 participants from more than 100 countries meet to discuss sustainable development amid COVID-19

Facing the devastating impacts of COVID-19, which is threatening decades of progress in improving people’s lives, countries are meeting at the...

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