Barrister Felix Nkongho Agbor Balla founder and Executive Director of Centre for Human Rights and Democracy in Africa is once again on the table of character assassination, public judgment and general suspicion on his role in the ongoing Anglophone crisis in Cameroon.
Month: March 2018 (Page 1 of 2)
Separatist violence in the English-speaking regions of Cameroon along the border with Nigeria have completely stalled trade between the two countries. Buses no longer ply the Bamenda-Enugu road corridor as attacks and kidnappings continue.
During the ceremony to receive 107 schoolgirls and two primary school pupils from Dapchi, Yobe State, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on the 23rd of March 2018, Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari pledged to grant amnesty to repentant insurgent members of the Boko Haram sect.
In general terms, contemporary African popular music is referred to as “Afropop”. Afropop does not refer to any specific style of sound and rhythm. Most contemporary genres of African popular music build on cross-pollination with western popular music. Among African popular music such as blues, jazz, salsa, zouk, rumba, and makossa is the trending genre “Afrobeat”
Africa is gradually being transformed by recent trends in the digital ecosystem. Most interestingly African governments have come to realize the importance of switching to digital economies though others are just still resistant to change. The unexploited potentials in the African youth in this domain have attracted bigwigs such as Google, Facebook, Alibaba and many others who all have good plans to encourage African startups, developers and digital entrepreneurs in achieving their goals.
The English speaking part of Cameroon now christened the Federal Republic of Ambazonia has opted for what seems to be generally acclaimed workable to achieve set objectives – Guerilla warfare. This unconventional warfare was widely propagated by one of separatist’s political activist and social media influencer Mark Bareta in late 2017.
The abolition of the federal system in Cameroon which took effect in 1972 through a pseudo-referendum organized by president Ahidjo did not come about abruptly. Ahidjo with the help of French political and constitutional experts took systematic steps to slowly but surely eradicate any iota of Anglo-Saxon system of governance in a French prone colony.
The evolution of Cameroon’s Constitution, 1960 – 2008. The country Cameroon has had six (6) constitutional amendments. Africaninfolook.com gives a comparative review of the constitutional evolution of Cameroon.
After the death of Muammar Gaddafi who ruled Libya for almost 42 years, Omar Bongo Ondimba who governed oil-rich Gabon for more than 41 years and the most celebrated step down of Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe in 2017, after a 37-year rule. Other leaders who have been in power for more than a quarter of a century are mostly from Africa. They include Tajikistan’s Emomali Rakhmon, Cameroon’s Paul Biy, and Equatorial Guinea’s Teodoro Obiang Nguema. Below is the list of top longest-serving presidents in the world still ruling.
China has approved the removal of term limits for its leader, in a move that effectively allows Xi Jinping to remain as president for life.
The constitutional changes were passed by China’s annual sitting of the National People’s Congress on Sunday.
The vote was widely regarded as a rubber-stamping exercise. Two delegates voted against the change and three abstained, out of 2,964 votes.