Once the heart of Cameroon's economic growth and bustling with tourism, the Far North region is now a key frontier in the struggle to contain and counter the threat of Boko Haram. But in spite of the extreme destruction wrought upon local communities and infrastructure, and amidst an ongoing armed conflict, the region stands not only to benefit from outside CVE (countering violent extremism) support but, moreover, has lessons of its own to share.
I came here because I wanted to help people and while the challenges remain considerable, I am willing to keep fighting. For every person we help - for every life we save - I am reminded of what we can do. I want to tell their stories in the hope that others will come forward, knowing that we can help them.
The international response to what took place and what continues to take place is both a travesty and injustice. Hundreds of thousands of Innocent men, women and children fled to neighbouring countries such as Chad and Cameroon but more than 600,000 people remain displaced inside the country with many trapped inside enclaves they cannot escape.
Cameroon is a country shrouded with speculation and corruption, they have only ever had one political party in charge, a party that up until 1990 had no opposition so it's easy to see how important it is that their citizens are given a voice.
The coup d'etat that took place in Central African Republic two years ago this week has affected nearly the entire population, leaving over half of it (over 2.5 million) in dire need of assistance. Over 450,000 people have fled the country with almost as many internally displaced.
On March 28, incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan of the People's Democratic Party will square off against former military dictator Muhammadu Buhari of the All People's Congress party, in what could be the first democratic transfer of power since Nigeria's reestablishment of democracy in 1999.
The group stages are coming to a close and the excitement of the knockout stages is kicking off on Saturday. We're knee deep in to the greatest competition in the world and, England aside, what an incredible competition it's been so far!
'I'm very much in love with you.' The words that made Roger Jean-Claude Mbede famous. And the words that, in a roundabout way, led to his early death. In 2011 Roger Jean-Claude Mbede texted someone to tell them he loved them. Because he was texting in Cameroon, and because it was to another man, Roger was arrested.
Why Have the Millenium Development Goals Performed So Well on Safe Drinking Water but So Poorly on Sanitation?
As the 2015 end-date of the MDGS draws near, a puzzle remains: why has the target on clean water been surpassed, while progress on sanitation has been so poor? Surely water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) go together? This question goes to the heart of the MDG worldview, and the problem of measuring development generally.
Perpetuating Persecution: When Will the Church of England Condemn the Criminalization of LGBTI Identity?
The Church has been ominously quiet on the subject, despite the fact that in most jurisdictions where the Anglican Communion thrives criminalization remains.