An exciting collaboration by Cameroonian star Stanley Enow and Nigerian icon Davido has come to life in the form of club banger ‘Caramel’.
Reflecting on practical actions and policies such as the AU Agenda 2063, Yamoussoukro Decision and Sirte Declaration, Dr Richard Munang and Mr Robert Mgendi suggest ways to curb Africa’s socio-economic inequality
The tragedy that comes with the change in climate that caused landslides and flooding recently hit Sierra Leone, one of the jewels of Africa. What can we learn from this moment of pain?
The death toll has risen in Cameroon’s English-speaking region following clashes between security forces and protesters calling for independence. Rights group Amnesty International says at least 17 people were killed in clashes. People in the region have been pushing for independence from Cameroon after protesting of years of marginalization by the dominant French-speaking region. President Paul Biya on his Facebook page condemned the violence and called for dialogue. The United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has also strongly condemned the violence and commended the calls for a discussion on the issues raised by protesters.
The relics of colonialism are dispersed all over the continent, language being one of them. Cameroon’s anglophone population has protested about facing discrimination and under representation over the years. On October 1, the English speaking region declared their independence from Cameroon in peaceful protests. The protests on October 1 ended with more people dead and more division in the country. The crisis which is rooted in colonialism is far from over.
It has been almost a year since the strike action against the overshadowing of the Anglophone Common Law and educational systems in Cameroon broke out. No one could predict that the protests would evolve into a debacle marked by violence on both sides and placing the very people who started them in a difficult dilemma.
African athletes are flexing in boxing with fighters such as Dereck Chisora, Samuel Peter and recently Anthony Joshua making a mark in the sport. The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) (mixed martial arts) is not as popular on the continent as boxing, but with the recent win of Nigeria’s Kamaru Usman, the exciting sport might attract new African audiences.
In Taraba, one of Nigeria’s north-eastern states, a series of ongoing violent clashes has met with little to no response from government. And so, at the edge of the country’s border with Cameroon, people have had to take matters into their own hands.
Coke Studio Africa is giving a chance to fast rising, up and coming, artists to collaborate with industry greats on their Big Break segment of the show.