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Amindeh Blaise Atabong

Amindeh Blaise Atabong is an award-winning journalist based in Yaoundé, Cameroon, known for his investigative reporting and in-depth coverage of politics, security, and social issues in Central and West Africa. With over 10 years of experience across print, radio broadcast, and multimedia, Amindeh has a track record of uncovering groundbreaking stories. His work has illuminated the humanitarian crisis in Cameroon, including the impact of Boko Haram attacks, which have led to internal displacement and a severe food crisis. He has reported on the resilience of communities in northern Cameroon, such as the establishment of grain banks with the support of NGOs like RELUFA, and the challenges faced by the University of Maiduguri in Nigeria amidst an insurgency.

Amindeh's journalism has earned him recognition, including the Kurt Schork Award in International Journalism and an award from the British High Commission in Cameroon in 2016 for exposing a scam involving security officials and a fake Red Cross agent. His reporting has taken him beyond Cameroon's borders, such as to the Central African Republic to investigate the smuggling of conflict diamonds. Amindeh has contributed to respected international news organizations, including Quartz, Reuters, dpa - Deutsche Presse-Agentur, Semafor, The Times, African Arguments, Jeune Afrique, Equal Times, amongst other . His reporting on the internet blackouts in Cameroon's Anglophone regions, the country's worst train crash in Eseka, and the deep-seated issues of marginalization and economic disparity that fuel the Anglophone crisis, has provided valuable insights into the region's complex socio-political landscape.

His work not only sheds light on current events but also offers historical and cultural context, underscoring the significance of local initiatives and the profound impact of government policies on various crises.

 
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FEATURE - Cameroon cleanup lets flood-hit residents sleep with "both eyes closed"

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LESSONS IN RESISTANCE: The university that even Boko Haram couldn’t shut

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Cameroon sabotages own digital economy plan with internet shutdown

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DIVIDED: Cameroon’s Anglophone crisis isn’t about language, but economic deprivation

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JUST #KEEPITON: Cameroon is disrupting the internet in its English-speaking regions to stifle protests again

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Can community grain banks help Cameroon tackle its chronic food insecurity?

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‘Digital refugees’, repression and the death penalty – Cameroon’s escalating language conflict

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CAMEROUN VS CAMEROON: Mass protests in Cameroon are exposing the fragility of its dual French-English system

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M.I.A Cameroonians are furious with their ‘absent’ president after a national tragedy

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The Gombo Bug: Elements and Implications on the Cameroon Media Landscape. The Case of South West Media Organs

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