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The articles below are the most recent additions to the Central (Great Lakes) Region category of Africa InfoServ. To read an article, click on its title. To see more Central (Great Lakes) Region articles or to search a particular topic, click on Africa Archive. Articles marked with a magnifying glass ( Longer, analytical article. ) are longer, more analytical pieces.

Countries in this region include: Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo - Brazzaville, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Rwanda, Sao Tome & Principe.

1. Longer, analytical article. Deployment of US Forces in Cameroon: The End of the Absentee Commander-in-Chief Beacon
Author: Soter Tarh Agbaw-Ebai Date Written: 16 October 2015
Primary Category: Central Region Document Origin: cameroon-concord.com
Secondary Category: Western Region Source URL: http://cameroon-concord.com/op-ed/item/4452-deploy
yment-of-us-forces-in-cameroon-the-end-of-the-abse
entee-commander-in-chief-beacon
Key Words: Central Region, International terrorism, Strategic interests, National sovereignty, Militarism.

Summary & Comment: There is no gainsaying that Boko Haram and the threats of international terrorism posed grave danger requiring appropriate response from regional stakeholders. However, this author picks issues with the approach adopted by Cameroon’s President, pointing out that inviting the USA into the war as he did the French before without informing his people . . . [expand]
2. Longer, analytical article. Deployment of US Forces in Cameroon: The End of the Absentee Commander-in-Chief Beacon
Author: Soter Tarh Agbaw-Ebai Date Written: 16 October 2015
Primary Category: Central Region Document Origin: cameroon-concord.com
Secondary Category: Western Region Source URL: http://cameroon-concord.com/op-ed/item/4452-deploy
yment-of-us-forces-in-cameroon-the-end-of-the-abse
entee-commander-in-chief-beacon
Key Words: Central Region, International terrorism, Strategic interests, National sovereignty, Militarism.

Summary & Comment: There is no gainsaying that Boko Haram and the threats of international terrorism posed grave danger requiring appropriate response from regional stakeholders. However, this author picks issues with the approach adopted by Cameroon’s President, pointing out that inviting the USA into the war as he did the French before, without informing his people . . . [expand]
3. Longer, analytical article. Cameroon’s double-edged sword: How emerging military – society interaction is laying the foundation for regime change
Author: Charles Akong Date Written: 27 September 2015
Primary Category: Central Region Document Origin: author
Secondary Category: Western Region Source URL: http://Charles Akong: Global Affairs Blogger @ htt
tp://mettaboy.blogspot.com/
Key Words: Cameroon,society, patriotism, Bita, army,

Summary & Comment: Relationship between citizens and their army is changing fast like never before in Cameroon, with unintended implications for peace and stability...A perennial and wide gulf has therefore existed between the army and majority of the population in areas of politics and democracy...The army has therefore become the army of the people, emerging as an . . . [expand]
4. Time to Stay Glued to the Lofty Objective of Freedom at Last!
Author: John Mbah Akuroh Date Written: 1 June 2015
Primary Category: Central Region Document Origin: Times Journal
Secondary Category: Human Rights Source URL: http://None.
Key Words: Cameroon, Anglophone problem, Freedom, Southern Cameroons

Summary & Comment: This editorial piece throws light on the potential motives of a few Anglophone elites in Cameroon Who argue against steps recently taken by common law lawyers to fix an increasingly failing union between Anglophones and Francophones. The author argues that it is a waste to have so much knowledge and devote it to sophistry and the perpetration of sl . . . [expand]
5. The Stable and United Republics of US State Department Land.
Author: Boh Herbert Date Written: 21 May 2015
Primary Category: Central Region Document Origin: Cameroon Journal.
Secondary Category: AU/NEPAD Source URL: http://www.cameroonjournal.com
Key Words: Cameroon, History, US State Department,, Stability, National Unity.

Summary & Comment: Writing to the Cameroonian president on the occasion of her national day this 20th May, Secretary Kerry notes that Cameroonians are celebrating "43 years of unity", during which they have “sought to build a stable, prosperous, and democratic society.” Given the wide-scale marginalisation of Anglophones in the country and the subsequent ca . . . [expand]
6. Humanitarian crisis in Cameroon for displaced women and children
Author: Gwain Colbert Date Written: 7 May 2015
Primary Category: Central Region Document Origin: Pambazuka News
Secondary Category: Human Rights Source URL: http://www.pambazuka.net
Key Words: Central Region, Cameroon, IDPs, Refugees, Boko Haram, Humanitarian Assistance.

Summary & Comment: The activities of the Boko Haram sect have created a humanitarian crisis for Cameroon in two folds: Refugees flowing from neighbouring countries and internally displaced persons from its attacks within the country. This article uncovers evidence that the Biya regime disproportionately focuses on the refugee crisis, to the detriment of the IDPs. It . . . [expand]
7. Longer, analytical article. Cameroon: No shortage of recruits for Boko Haram in Cameroon’s far north
Author: Monde Kingsley Nfor Date Written: 5 March 2015
Primary Category: Central Region Document Origin: IRIN NEWS
Secondary Category: Youth & Children Source URL: http://www.irinnews.org
Key Words: Cameroon, children, conflict, economy, Boko Haram, recruitment

Summary & Comment: With many schools closed and economic activities grounded to a halt, children and young men in Northern Cameroon are being lured by Boko Haram’s promise of money and opportunities. Local officials and the military are fighting back. Is it already too late? MUB

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