Lately news about Cameroon in the mainstream media has focused predominantly on the relatively secondary issue of the country’s French government forcing the French language onto the country’s only English-speaking region.
What’s been under reported is that the Cameroon telecommunications companies have cut off Internet connection to southern Cameroon — creating Internet refugees. Businesses, students, and families, have been forced to migrate to other regions for Internet access.
The government has also stopped transactions of companies like Money gram and Western union from operating in southern Cameroon, making it impossible for families in the diaspora to send money to support their love ones back home. Most families depend on those funds for food, shelter, health and education.
This is all in addition to the massacres many Cameroonians are calling an impending genocide and frustration with 34 years of incompetence, high corruption, human rights abuses, and state terrorism against the people of Cameroon.
Moderated by IPS Events Coordinator, Netfa Freeman.
And don’t miss our March 16th evening film showing of “Death in Geneva” about the poisoning of Cameroonian leader Felix Moumié followed by a discussion of it’s relevance today.