A Befitting Farewell for a Hero and Leader – Ben Muna

On the 25th of October 2019, Cameroonians in Maryland USA will be giving a BEFITTING FAREWELL to a father, hero, leader, National and international Icon, a man with a heart of Gold, Barrister Bernard A. Muna, at Vikings Center 15212 Dino Dr, Burtonsville, MD 20866. The memorial service will be attended by sympathizers all over the US. Message from the “Now Movement“Come and let’s tell himThank you PapaThank you our HeroThank you for all you deeds for mankind and the Anglophone struggle. He has left a void in our hearts. Only God knows best.Continue to rest in peace Barrister Ben … Continue reading A Befitting Farewell for a Hero and Leader – Ben Muna

Why living in a poor country means you have bad food choices

It’s not that people in poorer countries want to eat unhealthily – but cost is a huge factor. Aleksandar Todorovic/Shutterstock.com/Editorial use only Derek Headey, The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and Harold Alderman, The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Poor diets are the number one risk factor in the global burden of disease: they account for one in five deaths globally. In higher income countries sugar, fat and red meat increase the risks of heart disease, diabetes and cancer. These usually kill people later in life. Meanwhile people in lower income countries struggle to access nutrient-dense foods like … Continue reading Why living in a poor country means you have bad food choices

Gender norms built into sexual violence programmes in the DRC need a rethink

Projects that support Congolese women who have survived gender violence often promote ideal notions of how men and women should behave. Stephen Morrision/EPA Charlotte Mertens, University of Melbourne Sexual and gender-based violence is an enormous problem in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The international focus has been on rape by armed actors, rather than on sexual and gender-based violence more broadly. As a result initiatives have concentrated on combating perpetrators’ impunity and providing medical, legal, psychosocial and economic aid to survivors. But in recent years organisations have included programmes and interventions that challenge societal norms perceived to contribute … Continue reading Gender norms built into sexual violence programmes in the DRC need a rethink

Journalists schooled on humanitarian crisis and response

Over 50 journalists from the Cameroon Community Media Network drawn from the NW, SW and Littoral regions have been drilled on humanitarian crisis/response, conflict sensitive reporting and data journalism. This was during a two days’ workshop organized by the PCC Journalism and Conflict Transformation Project, which took place in Bafoussam from the 19th to the 20th of August 2019. Aimed at equipping journalists with the skills they need to carry out their role in crisis reporting, the workshop provided participants the opportunity to evaluate the humanitarian response system in Cameroon which comes at the backdrop of the socio-political crisis rocking … Continue reading Journalists schooled on humanitarian crisis and response

Anglophone Crisis: Youths as “ambassadors of peace”.

Over 30 youths have been drilled on the importance of peace in the society and the role they can play in advocating for peace and conflict resolution. This was during a workshop that took place at the Bamenda Regional hospital multipurpose hall, organized by Pedmia Shatu Tita, a journalist and peace advocate on Friday August 9 2019 under the theme “youths facilitating the peace process in Cameroon”. The training session which lasted about 6 hours focused on youths’ participation in peace building especially in Cameroon and conflict transformation. According to Rosaline Obah, a facilitator and peace advocate, conflict transformation means transforming … Continue reading Anglophone Crisis: Youths as “ambassadors of peace”.