Category: Policy

CAMEROON & THE POLITICS OF EMPTY SYMBOLS

CAMEROON & THE POLITICS OF EMPTY SYMBOLS

A friend of mine often jokes that when Paul Biya leaves power, a special budget will have to be voted in the National Assembly to remove his portrait [...]
JOEL EMBIID & THE FRENCH CONNECTION: PATRIOTISM OR REALISM?

JOEL EMBIID & THE FRENCH CONNECTION: PATRIOTISM OR REALISM?

Cameroon's social media space has been aflame with regard to the news reported by French sports outlets that Joel Embiid had taken administrative st [...]
TENOR’S ARREST AS A WINDOW INTO OUR LEGAL EDUCATION

TENOR’S ARREST AS A WINDOW INTO OUR LEGAL EDUCATION

I’m not a stranger to arrests by the police. In fact, I have slept in a police cell three times in Cameroon. I know even the thought of it scares ma [...]
TAKING THE TEMPERATURE AROUND THE WORLD

TAKING THE TEMPERATURE AROUND THE WORLD

As I write, there are anti government protests going on in many countries across the globe. We have protests in Tunisia, Thailand, Peru, Iraq, Israel, [...]
THE REPUBLIC OF SOCIAL MEDIA: WHY WE NEED TO LOSE OUR CITIZENSHIP

THE REPUBLIC OF SOCIAL MEDIA: WHY WE NEED TO LOSE OUR CITIZENSHIP

On February 22nd  2021, musician Wax Dey was a guest on the YouTube talk show, “The Freaky Table.” While trying to inform the public about the behi [...]
THE KEY TO DRIVING CHANGE IN OUR ENVIRONMENT

THE KEY TO DRIVING CHANGE IN OUR ENVIRONMENT

Most big change and most human progress is driven by young people who don’t know any better. Young people who are just out there trying to do somethin [...]
WHY FEMINISING HEALTH CARE CAN HELP ACHIEVE UNIVERSAL HEALTH COVERAGE

WHY FEMINISING HEALTH CARE CAN HELP ACHIEVE UNIVERSAL HEALTH COVERAGE

‘Se-e-v-e-n y-e-a-r-s?’, my classmate back in secondary school yelled with eyes wide open (and hands akimbo) when she heard me express interest in pur [...]
THE MISSED OPPORTUNITY OF OUR CUISINE IN NATION BRANDING.

THE MISSED OPPORTUNITY OF OUR CUISINE IN NATION BRANDING.

In September 2020, two Cameroonians who had migrated to Australia 15 years prior, took part in a reality TV show on an Australian TV network. The show [...]
GOMBO/GUTTER BLOGGING AND HOW IT GETS IN THE WAY OF OUR PERSONAL AND COLLECTIVE ADVANCEMENT

GOMBO/GUTTER BLOGGING AND HOW IT GETS IN THE WAY OF OUR PERSONAL AND COLLECTIVE ADVANCEMENT

For what it’s worth, I actually met Gina for the first time long after the incident and we kicked it together but I still have to say this because it [...]
IS THERE AN ANTI-RAPE DRESS CODE?

IS THERE AN ANTI-RAPE DRESS CODE?

Like very many people, I have been refraining from saying something on this topic especially on social media where you are not sure at any given point [...]
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