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About Ndi
Ndi Eugene Ndi is a seasoned journalist based in Yaounde, Cameroon, with a keen focus on environmental conservation, indigenous rights, and sports journalism. As the editor of NewsWatch, a local bi-monthly tabloid in the Central African State, Ndi has established himself as a prominent voice in the media landscape. His work often explores the intricate relationship between environmental issues and human rights, particularly through his in-depth coverage of the displacement of indigenous tribes in Cameroon due to commercial interests.

In addition to his editorial role, Ndi serves as a correspondent for the Nation Media Group in Kenya, contributing to a range of publications including the Nation Daily, Daily Monitor, The East African, The Citizen, Business Daily, and Africa Review. His reporting extends to major sporting events, where he has notably chronicled the triumphs of Cameroon's national football team, including their victory in the 2017 African Cup of Nations.

Ndi's articles provide a critical lens on the complexities of forest management in the Congo Basin, underscoring the impact of international trade on local communities. His journalistic endeavors not only inform and engage readers but also advocate for the preservation of the environment and the rights of indigenous populations, reflecting his commitment to impactful storytelling in the realm of journalism and media.
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Ahead of COP28, African youths demand more climate adaptation funds

04 Apr 2024  |  fairplanet.org
The article discusses the impact of climate change on Africa and the continent's need for adaptation finance. It highlights the story of Felicia Motia, a Cameroonian advocating for sustainable agriculture, and includes insights from other young African leaders who attended the Youth Forum on Adaptation Finance in Africa (YOFAFA 2023). They emphasize the disproportionate effects of climate change on Africa, despite its minimal contribution to global emissions, and call for increased adaptation finance. The article references the UNDP Global Climate Promise, the Global Center on Adaptation, and the African Development Bank, among others, to underline the financial and environmental challenges Africa faces due to climate change. It also mentions the upcoming COP28 conference, where the youth's position on adaptation finance will be presented. Experts commend the youth's efforts but suggest a deeper focus on structural issues for transformative climate finance.

Chad violence sparks new political fears for Africa

01 Mar 2024  |  Nation
Violence in Chad, including the death of opposition leader Yaya Dillo, has raised new political concerns in Africa. The African Union Commission, led by Moussa Faki Mahamat, expressed regret and called for peaceful resolutions. The violence erupted when the army fired on opposition members, and the government reported several deaths after repelling an attack by the Socialist Party Without Borders. The incident occurred amidst preparations for presidential elections, with Chad under a junta since the former president's death in April 2021. FACT, a Libya-based group, condemned Dillo's assassination and called for justice against the junta.

Chad violence causes new political scare for Africa

01 Mar 2024  |  theeastafrican.co.ke
Violence in Chad has escalated, leading to the death of opposition leader Yaya Dillo and others. African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat, originally from Chad, expressed regret over the incidents. The violence began when the army fired on activists from the Socialist Party Without Borders, who had attacked the National Agency for State Security following the arrest of party member Ahmed Torabi. The government has linked Torabi to an assassination attempt on the president of the Supreme Court. Chad, currently under a junta, is preparing for presidential elections, with junta leader Mahamat Idriss Deby Itno and the late Yaya Dillo expected as candidates. The Front for Change and Concord in Chad condemned Dillo's assassination and called for justice against the junta.

Ahead of COP28, African youths demand more climate adaptation funds

06 Feb 2024  |  FairPlanet
The article discusses the impact of climate change on Africa and the continent's need for adaptation finance. It highlights the story of Felicia Motia, a Cameroonian advocating for sustainable agriculture, and includes insights from other young African leaders who attended the Youth Forum on Adaptation Finance in Africa (YOFAFA 2023). They emphasize the disproportionate effects of climate change on Africa, despite its minimal contribution to global emissions, and call for increased adaptation finance. The article references the UNDP Global Climate Promise, the Global Center on Adaptation, and the African Development Bank, among others, to underline the financial and environmental challenges Africa faces due to climate change. It also mentions the upcoming COP28 conference, where the youth's position on adaptation finance will be presented. Experts commend the youth's efforts but suggest a deeper focus on structural issues for transformative climate finance.

Samuel Eto'o's Overbearing Influence on Cameroon's National Football Team

02 Feb 2024  |  Nation
Samuel Eto'o, a celebrated former footballer and current president of the Cameroon Football Federation (Fecafoot), is facing criticism for his excessive involvement in the national team's affairs. Eto'o, who has a history of influencing team decisions, has been accused of overstepping his role by giving tactical instructions and undermining the coaching staff, including head coach Rigobert Song. This behavior was evident during the Africa Cup of Nations and the FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Critics, including journalist Jean Bruno Tagne and former Cameroon international Alexandre Song, argue that Eto'o's actions do not allow the team the freedom to operate independently. The situation escalated with the sidelining of goalkeeper Andre Onana after a disagreement with Eto'o, highlighting the tension within the team.

In Yaounde

30 Jan 2024  |  Nation
The article discusses the disappointing performance of the Cameroon national football team, the Indomitable Lions, at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations. The team was eliminated by Nigeria in the last 16 stage, which led to a national postmortem on their performance. A significant focus is on the situation with goalkeeper Andre Onana, who had a previous fallout with head coach Rigobert Song and had retired from international football, only to return after the intervention of Cameroon's President Paul Biya. Onana's late arrival at the tournament due to club commitments with Manchester United and his subsequent benching led to speculation of a rift with Fecafoot President Samuel Eto'o. The article also includes comments from Alexandre Song, a former Cameroon international, on the team's management decisions.

In Yaounde

30 Jan 2024  |  Nation
The article discusses the disappointing performance of the Cameroon national football team, the Indomitable Lions, at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations. The team was eliminated by Nigeria in the last 16 stage, which led to a national postmortem on their performance. A significant focus is on the situation with goalkeeper Andre Onana, who had a previous fallout with head coach Rigobert Song and had retired from international football, only to return after the intervention of Cameroon's President Paul Biya. Onana's late arrival at the tournament due to club commitments with Manchester United and his subsequent benching led to speculation of a rift with Fecafoot President Samuel Eto'o. The article also includes comments from Alexandre Song, a former Cameroon international, on the team's management decisions.

In Yaounde

28 Jan 2024  |  Nation
Cameroon's national football team, the Indomitable Lions, faced a disappointing defeat against Nigeria with a score of 0-2 in the Africa Cup of Nations, leading to their elimination from the tournament. Fans expressed their dissatisfaction with the team's performance and are calling for the dismissal of the technical staff, including coach Rigobert Song. Despite making it to the knockout stage, the team's play was criticized for being uncoordinated and tactless. Former Indomitable Lions midfielder Alexandre Song also criticized the team's performance. The debate over Rigobert Song's qualifications has been reignited, with fans and former sports editor Njie Enow Ebai calling for his sacking on social media. However, Song has stated that he is still under contract and will assess the situation before making any decisions.

Cameroon's football crisis: More than just a game

27 Jan 2024  |  The East African
The article by NDI EUGENE NDI discusses the decline of Cameroon's football performance, linking it to political issues and corruption within the country's football federation. Cameroon's early exit from the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) has raised questions about the selection process of the national team, with allegations of cronyism and corruption. The article highlights the role of the Cameroon Football Federation (Fecafoot) president Samuel Eto'o and head coach Rigobert Song in the team selection, suggesting that personal relationships and loyalty to the regime may influence decisions. It also touches on Cameroon's history of corruption in sports, including match-fixing allegations against Eto'o and the monetization of player selection by coaches. The article suggests that these issues have undermined the country's football success and have led to a lack of meritocracy in the national team's composition.

Cameroon to Face Nigeria in Round of 16 Clash

26 Jan 2024  |  Nation
Cameroon and Nigeria are set to clash in a round of 16 match at the Felix Houphouet-Boigny Stadium in Abidjan, a venue with historical significance as Cameroon won their first continental crown there in 1984. Cameroon has a history of defeating Nigeria in Afcon finals, with victories in 1984, 1998, and 2000, but Nigeria eliminated Cameroon in the round of 16 in the 2019 tournament in Egypt. Fans in Cameroon are optimistic about their team's chances, with Peter Nkemechi predicting a comfortable win. No special incentives have been announced by the Cameroon government for the team. Godlove Nfor, a land surveyor and veteran football player, criticized the performance of the Indomitable Lions, pointing out issues in the midfield and attack, and also noted that Nigeria's attack has been weak, with star player Victor Osimhen only scoring one goal.

Cameroon face Nigeria in titanic clash of arch-rivals

25 Jan 2024  |  Nation
Cameroon's national football team, the Indomitable Lions, have advanced to the knockout stage of the Africa Cup of Nations despite a rocky start, finishing second in Group 'C'. They are set to face Nigeria's Super Eagles, who also qualified for the knockout stage by finishing second in Group 'A'. The upcoming match in Abidjan is highly anticipated as a clash between long-standing rivals. Cameroon and Nigeria have a history of intense matches, including Cameroon's victory in 1984 and Nigeria's win in the 2019 Afcon Round of 16. The match is generating significant discussion and predictions among fans and sports journalists, with expectations of a tough battle. Key players like Aboubakar Vincent and Clinton Njie are expected to boost Cameroon's chances.

Equatorial Guinea declares holiday after Afcon victory

23 Jan 2024  |  The East African
Equatorial Guinea's national football team, the Nzalang Nacional, achieved a remarkable 4-0 victory over Cote d’Ivoire in the Africa Cup of Nations 2023. In celebration, President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbatsogo declared a public holiday and awarded the team a €1 million bonus. Vice President Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue also promised €200,000 for the four goals scored. The win was a significant upset, with Equatorial Guinea finishing top of their group. Despite the loss, Cote d’Ivoire still has a chance to qualify for the knockout stages as one of the best third-placed teams. Equatorial Guinea's coach, Juan Micha, expressed the team's focus on continuing their strong performance in the tournament.

Lake Chad Basin: From a watering hole to a vortex of refugees

29 Dec 2023  |  Nation
The article discusses the severe humanitarian crisis in the Lake Chad Basin, affecting Nigeria, Chad, Niger, and Cameroon. It highlights the displacement of millions due to violence from groups like Boko Haram and ISWAP, internal conflicts, and climate change-induced resource scarcity. The UNHCR reports a staggering number of refugees and internally displaced persons in the region, with Cameroon hosting over 486,000 refugees and asylum seekers. The MNJTF, established by the African Union, has reduced violent attacks but struggles with internal strife and coups in member countries. The article also touches on the financial challenges faced by humanitarian efforts, with the UNHCR Cameroon Multi-Country Office being underfunded. Despite these challenges, some refugees express a desire to return home, and the UNHCR facilitates repatriation while not promoting it. The broader context of forced displacement across Africa is also mentioned, with over 40.4 million people displaced, underscoring the continent's escalating humanitarian emergencies.

Lake Chad Basin: From a watering hole to a vortex of refugees

29 Dec 2023  |  nation.africa
The article discusses the severe humanitarian crisis in the Lake Chad Basin, affecting Nigeria, Chad, Niger, and Cameroon. It highlights the displacement of millions due to violence from groups like Boko Haram and ISWAP, internal conflicts, and climate change-induced resource scarcity. The UNHCR reports a staggering number of refugees and internally displaced persons in the region, with Cameroon hosting over 486,000 refugees and asylum seekers. The MNJTF, established by the African Union, has reduced violent attacks but struggles with internal strife and coups in member countries. The article also touches on the financial challenges faced by humanitarian efforts, with the UNHCR Cameroon Multi-Country Office being underfunded. Despite these challenges, some refugees express a desire to return home, and the UNHCR facilitates repatriation while not promoting it. The broader context of forced displacement across Africa is also mentioned, with over 40.4 million people displaced, underscoring the continent's escalating humanitarian emergencies.

In Cameroon, a Forgotten Conflict and the Ongoing Struggle for Survival

08 Dec 2023  |  nation.africa
The article discusses the ongoing conflict in Cameroon's Anglophone region, which has been largely overlooked by the international community. It recounts the harrowing experience of a woman named Martha and her children, who survived an attack by gunmen. The conflict began in late 2016 when separatists sought independence from the French-speaking majority, leading to violence against civilians. Human Rights Watch reports at least 4,000 civilian deaths and over 712,000 displacements. The government condemns the attacks, while international efforts for peace talks have been met with resistance from Cameroon's government. The conflict's roots trace back to colonial times, with the current crisis escalating from protests in 2016. Despite some international attention and attempts at mediation, the violence continues with significant humanitarian consequences.

In Cameroon, a Forgotten Conflict and the Ongoing Struggle for Survival

08 Dec 2023  |  Nation
The article discusses the ongoing conflict in Cameroon's Anglophone region, which has been largely overlooked by the international community. It recounts the harrowing experience of a woman named Martha and her children, who survived an attack by gunmen. The conflict began in late 2016 when separatists sought independence from the French-speaking majority, leading to violence against civilians. Human Rights Watch reports at least 4,000 civilian deaths and over 712,000 displacements. The government condemns the attacks, while international efforts for peace talks have been met with resistance from Cameroon's government. The conflict's roots trace back to colonial times, with the current crisis escalating from protests in 2016. Despite some international attention and attempts at mediation, the violence continues with significant humanitarian consequences.

Cameroon's crafty autocrat Paul Biya’s 40 years in power

03 Nov 2023  |  The East African
Cameroonian President Paul Biya marks 40 years in power, being the world's oldest head of state after Queen Elizabeth II's death. His tenure has seen Cameroon transition from a single-party to a multiparty state, with over 300 political parties. Critics accuse Biya of authoritarianism and corruption, citing constitutional amendments that removed presidential term limits and regional electoral powers. Despite the opposition's push for democracy in the 1990s, they argue that Biya has regressed the democratic process. Biya's supporters, however, highlight his role in modernizing the electoral process and improving the education and health sectors. Biya, now nearly 90, has limited public appearances and is known for his calculated political maneuvers.

Gabon coup puts neighbours on edge

31 Aug 2023  |  The East African
The article reports on the military coup in Gabon that ousted President Ali Bongo and the regional response to this event. Bongo's removal came after his re-election victory, which was declared by the local electoral commission but is seen as part of a pattern of flawed elections in the region. Neighboring leaders, including Cameroon's President Paul Biya and Equatorial Guinea's Teodoro Obiang Nguema, have similarly maintained power for decades amid election rigging allegations. The Central African monetary bloc, CEMAC, and the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) condemned the coup. Angola's President Joao Lourenço, who is also the chair of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR), called for attention to the situation and urged for political solutions. The ECCAS is planning an urgent summit to address the leadership vacuum and ensure the continuity of the organization's activities.

Gabon coup puts neighbours on edge

31 Aug 2023  |  theeastafrican.co.ke
The article reports on the military coup in Gabon that ousted President Ali Bongo and the regional response to this event. Bongo's removal came after his re-election victory, which was declared by the local electoral commission but is seen as part of a pattern of flawed elections in the region. Neighboring leaders, including Cameroon's President Paul Biya and Equatorial Guinea's Teodoro Obiang Nguema, have similarly maintained power for decades amid election rigging allegations. The Central African monetary bloc, CEMAC, and the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) condemned the coup. Angola's President Joao Lourenço, who is also the chair of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR), called for attention to the situation and urged for political solutions. The ECCAS is planning an urgent summit to address the leadership vacuum and ensure the continuity of the organization's activities.

Six members of Cameroon ruling party kidnapped

21 May 2023  |  Nation
Six members of the ruling Cameroon People's Democratic Movement (CPDM) were kidnapped in the North West region after participating in National Day activities. The kidnappers demand a ransom of over $82,000 for Stephen Ujambeng, a local CPDM official. The separatist conflict in the Anglophone regions, which has claimed over 6,000 lives since 2017, continues to escalate. The separatists aim to form an independent country called Ambazonia, while the government urges unity. The conflict has displaced 800,000 people, with significant risks for women and children.

Kenyan athlete Charles Kipsang collapses, dies in Cameroon mountain run

27 Feb 2023  |  nation.africa
Kenyan distance runner Charles Kipkorir Kipsang collapsed and died after completing the Mount Cameroon Race of Hope. Despite initially leading the race and being the first to reach the summit, he finished 16th and collapsed while receiving his award. Governor Bernard Okalia Bilai confirmed the incident, noting Kipsang's potential to make history as the first Kenyan winner. Athletics Kenya expressed condolences and is in contact with Cameroonian authorities. The race had over 550 athletes from 11 countries. No Kenyan had finished on the podium since 2018, and the recent deaths of other athletes like Kelvin Kiptum were also mentioned.

Cameroon suspends Russian ridesharing app Yango

10 Feb 2023  |  theeastafrican.co.ke
The Cameroonian government has suspended the Russian ridesharing app Yango for not complying with national transport regulations. Yango, which began operations in 2021, is popular in Cameroon and other African countries for its affordability and safety. The Transport Minister, Jean Ernest Massena Ngalle Bibehe, called for the app to meet standards, following complaints of unfair competition by unionists. Consumers and organizations like the Cameroon Consumers League and the National Federation of Professional Drivers' Unions have expressed dissatisfaction with the decision, citing Yango's quality service and modernization of the transport sector. Traditional taxis in Cameroon's major cities are often in poor condition, making Yango an attractive alternative for many.

Cameroon restricts border movement over deaths in Equatorial Guinea

10 Feb 2023  |  www.theeastafrican.co.ke
Cameroon has imposed movement restrictions along its border with Equatorial Guinea due to several unexplained deaths from hemorrhagic fever in the Kie-Ntem province. Health Minister Manaouda Malachie announced the measures, which include multisector investigations and strengthened epidemiological surveillance with support from WHO and the Atlanta CDC. Equatorial Guinea's Vice President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mangue has ordered a quarantine of the affected province as a precaution while investigations continue.

Suspects in gruesome murder of Cameroon journalist arrested

26 Jan 2023  |  www.theeastafrican.co.ke
Several suspects have been arrested in connection with the abduction and murder of Cameroonian journalist Martinez Zogo, as announced by the secretary-general at the presidency, Ferdinand Ngoh Ngoh. The arrests followed President Paul Biya's ordered investigations. The head of the country’s General Directorate of External Intelligence is among those detained. A commission of inquiry is working to determine the suspects' involvement. Zogo's decomposed body was found near Yaounde on January 22, 2023. The Committee to Protect Journalists has called for transparency and credible proceedings in the investigation.

Gabon foreign affairs minister Adamo dies during Cabinet meeting

20 Jan 2023  |  www.htsyndication.com
Gabon's Foreign Affairs Minister Michael Moussa Adamo died from a heart attack during a cabinet meeting in Libreville on January 20. President Ali Bongo Ondimba confirmed the death, praising Adamo as a great diplomat, statesman, and a loyal friend. Adamo, 62, served as Gabon's ambassador to the United States until 2020 and was appointed as Defence minister before becoming Foreign minister last year.

Indomitable Lions return home with lessons from Qatar

04 Dec 2022  |  nation.africa
The Cameroon national football team returned home after being eliminated from the FIFA World Cup in Qatar, finishing third in Group 'G'. Despite a historic win against Brazil, mistakes and questionable decisions, such as the exclusion of defender Michael Ngadeu Ngadjui and issues with goalkeeper Andre Onana, were highlighted. Coach Rigobert Song Bahanag's future is uncertain as Yaounde begins reviews. FIFA has ordered the Cameroon Football Federation to compensate former coach Toni Conceicao for wrongful termination.

Envoys host viewing parties for England tie in Nairobi, Yaounde

30 Nov 2022  |  nation.africa
England secured a 3-0 victory over Wales in a Group 'B' match, with Marcus Rashford and Phil Foden contributing to the win in the second half at Ahmad bin Ali Stadium. England topped the group with seven points, two ahead of the United States.

Cameroon star kicked out of World Cup camp

29 Nov 2022  |  nation.africa
Cameroon's goalkeeper Onana, who plays for Inter Milan, was excluded from the national team's World Cup squad against Serbia due to indiscipline. Coach Rigobert Song, who did not elaborate on the specific issues, indicated that Onana had chosen not to play in the second game. However, reports suggest a disagreement between Song and Onana over the goalkeeper's playing style.

Pounce or peril: Mountain to climb for Indomitable Lions

27 Nov 2022  |  nation.africa
Cameroon's national football team, the Indomitable Lions, face a crucial match against Serbia in the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, following a loss to Switzerland. A victory is essential to maintain their chances of advancing to the round of 16. Sports reporter Dewah Fabrice emphasizes the need for teamwork over individual play, and coach Rigobert Song is preparing the team psychologically. Cameroon's Minister of Sports, Narcisse Mouelle Kombi, also visited the team to offer encouragement.

Switzerland keep Cameroonians waiting for first win in 20 years

25 Nov 2022  |  Nation
Cameroon lost their opening Group G match 0-1 to Switzerland at the 2022 Fifa World Cup in Qatar, with Cameroonian-Swiss Breel Embolo scoring the winning goal. The defeat has sparked widespread discussion among fans and sports journalists in Cameroon, with mixed opinions on the team's performance and coaching decisions. Despite the loss, some supporters remain hopeful, drawing parallels to Spain's 2010 World Cup victory after an initial defeat. Cameroon will face Serbia in their next group game.

Indomitable Lions’ camp serene ahead of opening tie

23 Nov 2022  |  nation.africa
The Indomitable Lions of Cameroon are maintaining a calm atmosphere in their camp ahead of their opening match. Despite not qualifying for the 2006 World Cup and finishing 31st and 32nd in the 2010 and 2014 tournaments, Samuel Eto'o, serving as an ambassador for Qatar Legacy, has expressed a positive outlook, predicting that Cameroon will win the World Cup final against Morocco on December 18.

President Biya rallies ‘Indomitable Lions’ ahead of opener

22 Nov 2022  |  nation.africa
Cameroon's President Paul Biya has expressed support for the national football team, the Indomitable Lions, as they prepare for their World Cup opener against Switzerland. In a letter, he praised their past achievements and urged commitment and determination. The team, led by coach Rigobert Song and captain Aboubakar Vincent, is participating in their eighth World Cup. Assistant coach Sebastien Migne emphasized the team's spirit, reminiscent of their last qualification match. Cameroon aims to surpass their quarter-final record, a feat also targeted by Switzerland.

Cameroon carries Africa’s hopes in the World Cup

19 Nov 2022  |  Nation
Cameroon's national football team, the Indomitable Lions, drew 1-1 with Panama in their last friendly match before the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Despite the draw, fans are optimistic about the team's improved style of play. Africa's hopes are particularly pinned on Cameroon after Senegal's star forward Sadio Mane was ruled out due to injury. Other African nations in the tournament include Ghana, Morocco, and Tunisia. Rigobert Song, Cameroon's coach, and Samuel Eto'o, the president of FECAFOOT, aim to lead the team to success, compensating for past World Cup disappointments. Cameroon has faced controversies in the lead-up to the World Cup, including a legal dispute with French kit manufacturer Le Coq Sportif.

Thousands in Cameroon displaced, lose homes in Boko Haram attacks

02 Nov 2022  |  www.theeastafrican.co.ke
Boko Haram attacks have displaced thousands in Cameroon, causing significant humanitarian crises. Karou Modou, a victim, recounts her harrowing experience and the challenges of rebuilding life in IDP sites. The World Food Programme (WFP) is aiding displaced families through initiatives aimed at improving food security and livelihoods, though funding limitations restrict their reach. Princess Sarah Zeid of Jordan emphasizes the need for better support for these communities. The ongoing insurgency continues to affect many, including Ali Aisha, who hopes for better opportunities at the IDP settlement.

Chad and rebels sign peace deal in Qatar ahead of national dialogue

08 Aug 2022  |  theeastafrican.co.ke
Chad's transitional junta government signed a peace agreement with opposition rebel groups in Doha, Qatar, which is expected to facilitate national reconciliation talks in Ndjamena on August 20. The agreement, announced by Qatar's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is the result of months-long negotiations and includes a permanent ceasefire and a commitment to civilian disarmament. However, nine rebel groups, including the prominent FACT, did not sign the accord, citing unmet demands. The interim military government, led by Mahamat Idriss Deby after the death of his father Idriss Deby, has not shown progress towards the promised democratic elections.

Cameroon name provisional squad to face Kenya, Burundi in 2023 Afcon qualifiers

17 May 2022  |  Nation
Cameroon's head coach Rigobert Song has announced a 34-man provisional squad for the upcoming 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Kenya and Burundi. The squad includes new players such as Georges-Kévin Nkoudou, Didier Lamkel Zé, and Franck Mbella Etouga. Cameroon will play Kenya on June 4 and Burundi on June 8. Kenya's participation is uncertain due to a Fifa ban that needs to be lifted. The qualifiers will take place from June 1 to 13, with additional rounds in September and the final two rounds in March next year, leading up to the Afcon finals in Ivory Coast in June.

Egypt protest appointment of Afcon semi-final referee

02 Feb 2022  |  nation.africa
The Egyptian Football Association has filed a complaint with the Confederation of African Football protesting the appointment of Gambian referee Bakary Gassama for their semi-final match against Cameroon in the Africa Cup of Nations. Gassama has previously officiated games at the tournament and World Cups. CAF also fined Egypt $100,000 for not attending a pre-match press conference, with $50,000 of the fine suspended contingent on no further infractions.

Players born abroad fuelling title push for teams at Afcon

27 Jan 2022  |  nation.africa
The Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) has seen an increase in players born abroad, particularly in Europe, contributing to their home countries' teams. More than half of the Algerian team, for example, were born or trained in France. The 2021 edition of Afcon features over 30 percent of players born in Europe, with a significant number from France. Teams like Comoros and Equatorial Guinea have benefited from their diaspora players. Analysts believe that these players bring technical and tactical improvements to the African game. Traditional football powerhouses like Egypt, Malawi, and Ethiopia, however, have squads composed entirely of players born in their home countries.

Holders Algeria fight for dear life to remain in Afcon

20 Jan 2022  |  nation.africa
Algeria's national football team is at risk of being eliminated early from the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations as they face Ivory Coast in a must-win match. After losing to Equatorial Guinea and drawing with Sierra Leone, Algeria sits at the bottom of Group E. The group has seen several surprises, including a last-minute equalizer by Sierra Leone against Ivory Coast and a historic win by Equatorial Guinea over Algeria. Ivory Coast coach Patrice Beaumelle has expressed continued trust in goalkeeper Badra Ali Sangare despite a critical mistake and personal loss.

Indigenous Tribes in Cameroon Seek to Reclaim Ancestral Lands from Agro-Industrial Firms

02 Aug 2020  |  The East African
The article discusses the plight of the Bakas and Bagyelis, indigenous tribes in Cameroon, who were displaced from their ancestral lands by the government to make way for Hevecam, a rubber-producing company. The tribes, traditionally hunter-gatherers, have been relocated to a camp that does not support their lifestyle, leading to a loss of income and cultural practices. The Congo Basin Rainforest, where they lived, is rich in biodiversity but is threatened by poor forestry governance and illegal logging. The article highlights the need for better laws to protect indigenous rights and for their involvement in forest management decisions. Initiatives by NGOs, governments, and international agreements like the EU's FLEGT are mentioned as efforts to combat illegal logging and promote sustainable practices. The article also touches on the role of Chinese imports and investments in African timber and land use, and the establishment of platforms to address these issues.

Linguistic divide threatens to tear Cameroon apart

Fans defy scorching sun and tight security to cheer the Indomitable Lions

07 Feb 2017  |  Nation
Cameroon's national football team, the Indomitable Lions, received a hero's welcome upon their return to Yaoundé after winning the 2017 African Cup of Nations. Despite a delay due to bad weather, fans gathered at the Yaoundé Nsimalen International airport to celebrate the team's victory. The team, coached by Hugo Broos, defeated Egypt 2-1 in the final, with goals from Nicholas Nkoulou and Vincent Aboubakar. The win was particularly impressive given the absence of some star players and the presence of many newcomers in the squad. The victory sparked nationwide celebrations and the team is set to meet President Paul Biya. Cameroon will also participate in the Fifa Confederations Cup in Russia.
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