Category: Cameroon

African democracy in retreat: autocratic threat growing

     

African democracy is in for a bumpy 2019, with the continent’s political trajectory moving in the wrong direction, according to analysts Nic Cheeseman and Jeffrey Smith. In Tanzania, President John Magufuli has clamped down on… Read more »

Cameroon ‘in free fall’: civilians fear looming bloodbath

     

Cameroon’s president, Paul Biya, has announced (HT: Foreign Policy) his country defeated the terrorist group Boko Haram four years after first declaring war Biya is scheduled to visit Buea, a… Read more »

CVE report: non-violent Islamist groups ‘a recruitment pool for jihadists’

     

  Non-violent Islamist groups have acted as a recruitment pool for dozens of jihadists who have gone on to join al-Qaeda, Islamic State and similar extremist groups, according to research… Read more »

New monitoring tool shows shrinking civic space

     

While many rights groups have raised concern over the global decline in democracy, we have not had a compete, global picture of the levels of respect for civic space –… Read more »