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Cameroon: Meet Nji Collins Gbah, first African to win Google Code-in competition
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Lifestyle Cameroon: Meet Nji Collins Gbah, first African to win Google Code-in competition

The first African to win the Google Code-in competition hosted by Google Inc. is a Cameroonian, a 17 year-old learner Nji Collins Gbah. A day after his submission to the competition, the internet connection in English speaking Cameroon was cut off, he barely made it, and almost missed out on the prestigious prize. We congratulate the teenager on the remarkable feat.

In the Tracks of Boko Haram in Cameroon
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Politics and Society In the Tracks of Boko Haram in Cameroon

Two years ago, the Cameroonian government declared war on Boko Haram. Despite some progress, the group’s violent impact is still seen and felt deeply in the remote north of the country. In March 2016, International Crisis Group Analyst Hans De Marie Heungoup travelled for four weeks into Cameroon’s Far North Region. This is the story of his journey.

Placing art and discourse in a primary position and geography in a secondary position: An interview with Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung
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Arts, Culture and Sport Placing art and discourse in a primary position and geography in a secondary position: An interview with Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung

Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung (PhD), born in 1977 in Yaoundé, Cameroon, is an independent art curator and biotechnologist. He is Curator at Large for Documenta 14 (Artistic Director Adam Szymczyk), the founder and artistic director of the art space SAVVY Contemporary Berlin, where he has directed and curated exhibits with more than 200 artists from five continents. He is also co-artistic director of Galerie Wedding, a communal gallery space in Berlin. He has been living on and off in Berlin since 1997. He recently participated in the RAVY festival in Yaoundé, Cameroon where he gave lectures on art, epistemological pluralism, his curatorial approach and his skepticism towards Afrofuturism.

Cameroonian innovator Arthur Zang wins Engineering Innovation Prize for Cardio-Pad
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Africans rising Cameroonian innovator Arthur Zang wins Engineering Innovation Prize for Cardio-Pad

Cameroonian innovator Arthur Zang has won the second Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation for his heart-monitoring device, the Cardio-Pad. Zang’s remarkable invention could change the way that Africans access treatment for heart disease, a critical illness in Africa. The Cardio-Pad allows heart diagnostics to be done at any location, sent to a cardiologist via mobile network, and interpreted within 20 minutes.

Cameroon and  FC Rosengård goal machine, Gaelle Enganamouit nominated for BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year award
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Lifestyle Cameroon and FC Rosengård goal machine, Gaelle Enganamouit nominated for BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year award

Cameroon and FC Rosengård free-scoring forward, Gaelle Deborah Enganamouit, has been shortlisted for the second BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year award. The award is voted for by BBC World Service listeners. Could she become the second African player to win the award after Nigeria and Liverpool’s Asisat Oshoala who won the inaugural award last year?