Producing biochar and organic fertilizer in Cameroon
21 July 2023 | 12:20 pm
Hubard Stephny, a 29-year-old petroleum engineer, has turned into a pioneer of green energy and organic fertilizer in Cameroon. He is bringing his green ideas to communities and is training them.
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Child protection officials in Cameroon say poverty is driving many children to start begging and hawking on the streets. As a result, the English-speaking region of Bamenda is grappling with a spike in child hawkers.
Germany is restructuring its agriculture to make one-third of all farms organic by 2030. But as inflation rises, farmers are demanding more government support. They are set to flock to Berlin to make their voices heard.
When people in Cameroon break a bone or have a skeletal disorder, they mostly turn to traditional masseurs who are also bone setters. Although doctors warn of the dangers of the practice, these masseurs are beloved in Cameroon. DW meets one of them.
The attack was claimed by an Anglophone separatist group that wants to break away from the majority French-speaking country.
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Separatists in Cameroon's Anglophone region have threatened to arrest journalists over protests against the killing of reporter Anye Nde Nsoh — the third journalist killed in the Central African nation this year.
A project provides solar-powered sewing machines to socially disadvantaged women in rural villages. In addition to the machines, the young women receive seamstress training.
Abductions are a new fundraising method used by separatists, analysts say. Over 30 women were taken last week for "allowing themselves to be manipulated by Cameroon's government," according to the insurgents themselves.
John Fru Ndi, who formed Cameroon's first opposition party and battled President Paul Biya at the ballot box for decades, has died aged 81 his party has said.
Cameroonian journalist and whistleblower Paul Chouta was abducted and left for dead by unknown attackers in March 2022. His colleague Martinez Zogo was killed under similar circumstances in 2023. Today, Chouta is determined to seek justice for both himself and his friend.
With an increasing number of journalists imprisoned, harassed or even killed in recent years, Cameroon has come under fire for the state of its media freedom. DW speaks with young journalists, government officials and media representatives to find out why working in the media industry has become so dangerous.
Amnesty International has reported that security forces, separatist rebels and ethnic militiamen – from both side of the country's linguistic divide – have committed "atrocities" in the English-speaking regions of western Cameroon, including executions, torture and rape.
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