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News Cameroon Social: Cameroon: Social Media Used to Fight Misinformation

Published on: Tuesday 16 June 2020
Cameroon: Social Media Used to Fight Misinformation
News source: https://allafrica.com/stories/202006170196.html

Cameroon is one of the African countries worst hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and has been struggling against misinformation and fake news on the virus.  Cameroon’s  digital  first responders have taken to social media to  counteract the misinformation.  

News Cameroon Social: Cameroon’s First Responders Go Digital to Beat Misinformation

Published on: Tuesday 16 June 2020
Cameroon’s First Responders Go Digital to Beat Misinformation
News source: https://africa.com/cameroons-first%E2%80%AFresponders-go-digital-to-beat-misinformation%E2%80%AF/

The COVID-19 pandemic has flooded Cameroon’s health workers with questions  about the virus and about false rumors that hospitals ...

News Cameroon Social: In Cameroon, Social Media Used to Fight Misinformation

Published on: Monday 15 June 2020
In Cameroon, Social Media Used to Fight Misinformation
News source: https://www.voanews.com/covid-19-pandemic/cameroon-social-media-used-fight-misinformation

Cameroon is one of the African countries worst hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and has been struggling against misinformation and fake news on the virus.  Cameroon’s  digital  first responders have taken to social media to  counteract the misinformation.    The COVID-19 pandemic has flooded Cameroon’s health workers with questions  about the virus and about false rumors that hospitals are  overwhelmed,  and  that  testing is either not available or costly.    The director of Cameroon’s National Social Insurance Fund  Hospital,  Professor Anne  Njom Nlend, took  to Twitter to counteract the fake news

News Cameroon Social: How school feeding persists in spite of Cameroon’s coronavirus closures

Published on: Thursday 28 May 2020
How school feeding persists in spite of Cameroon’s coronavirus closures
News source: https://reliefweb.int/report/cameroon/how-school-feeding-persists-spite-cameroon-s-coronavirus-closures

English News and Press Release on Cameroon about Education, Food and Nutrition, Children, Epidemic and more; published on 26 May 2020 by WFP ...

News Cameroon Social: Cameroon ruling party sweeps by-elections in anglophone regions

Published on: Tuesday 07 April 2020
Cameroon ruling party sweeps by-elections in anglophone regions
News source: https://news.yahoo.com/cameroon-ruling-party-sweeps-elections-anglophone-regions-175535660.html

Yaoundé (AFP) - Cameroon's ruling party has swept all 13 seats in parliamentary by-elections held late last month in the conflict-wracked anglophone west of the country, the constitutional council announced Tuesday. Long-ruling President Paul Biya's People's Democratic Movement (RDPC) won

News Cameroon Social: Russia spreading false information in Libya, Cameroon, six others —Facebook

Published on: Wednesday 30 October 2019
Russia spreading false information in Libya, Cameroon, six others —Facebook
News source: https://punchng.com/russia-spreading-false-information-in-libya-cameroon-six-others-facebook/

The accounts originated in Russia and targeted Madagascar, Central African Republic, Mozambique, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Sudan and Libya, according to Facebook. The ...

News Cameroon Social: Fact-check: A flooded classroom in Kenya, Ghana or Cameroon?

Published on: Saturday 02 November 2019
Fact-check: A flooded classroom in Kenya, Ghana or Cameroon?
News source: https://www.thenews.com.pk/latest/549854-fact-check-a-flooded-classroom-in-kenya-ghana-or-cameroon

A video of students seated in a flooded classroom with a dilapidated roof, hardly protecting them from the heavy downpour, has been shared in numerous African countries in social media posts decrying ...

News Cameroon Social: Cameroon rescuers hunt for victims after deadly landslide

Published on: Wednesday 30 October 2019
Cameroon rescuers hunt for victims after deadly landslide
News source: https://news.yahoo.com/cameroon-rescuers-hunt-victims-deadly-landslide-152911359.html

Yaoundé (AFP) - Cameroon rescue workers resumed a grim search for victims Wednesday after torrential rains triggered a mudslide that swept homes off a hillside, killing dozens of people including children. A number of residents are still missing after part of a hill collapsed in the mudslide that hit

News Cameroon Social: Cameroon: Virtues of Social Cohesion Reiterated

Published on: Sunday 20 October 2019
Cameroon: Virtues of Social Cohesion Reiterated
News source: https://allafrica.com/stories/201910210298.html

Following the social tension that recently erupted in Sangmelima ... Minister Atanga Nji urged the population to always use the justice system in situations of misunderstanding because Cameroon is a ...

News Cameroon Social: Separatist Leaders Shun Cameroon's 'National Dialogue'

Published on: Thursday 26 September 2019
Separatist Leaders Shun Cameroon's 'National Dialogue'
News source: https://www.voanews.com/africa/separatist-leaders-shun-cameroons-national-dialogue

Next week, Cameroon's government will host what it calls a national dialogue on the separatist crisis in its Northwest and Southwest regions.  However, U.S.- and Europe-based separatist leaders invited to the talks say they will not take part in any dialogue unless it is held outside Cameroon with non-Cameroonians as mediators.  The government has stated it will not accept a foreign mediator. The week-long dialogue on the separatist crisis is due to begin Monday in Yaounde.  The government says it has invited more than 1,000 people, including lawmakers, clergy, teachers, and civil society

News Cameroon Social: Cameroon's Silicon Mountain Tech Startups Struggle With Insurgency

Published on: Thursday 26 September 2019
Cameroon's Silicon Mountain Tech Startups Struggle With Insurgency
News source: https://www.ibtimes.com/cameroons-silicon-mountain-tech-startups-struggle-insurgency-2834382

one of the workers in the ActivSpaces area modelled on Silicon Valley at the foot of Mount Cameroon, but his voice lacks conviction. The ambitious Silicon Mountain project bears the economic and ...

News Cameroon Social: Cameroon: Project to promote social cohesion launched in Donga Mantung

Published on: Saturday 28 September 2019
Cameroon: Project to promote social cohesion launched in Donga Mantung
News source: https://www.journalducameroun.com/en/cameroon-project-to-promote-social-cohesion-launched-in-donga-mantung/

The first phase of a project to promote social and economic cohesion in Donga Mantung Division, North West Region of Cameroon has been launched. The project was launched at the Nkambe Community hall ...

News Cameroon Social: Cameroon: Equatorial Guinea’s President Dispatches Special Envoy To Yaoundé Over Alleged Border Wall

Published on: Saturday 17 August 2019
Cameroon: Equatorial Guinea’s President Dispatches Special Envoy To Yaoundé Over Alleged Border Wall
News source: http://www.cameroon-info.net/article/cameroon-equatorial-guineas-president-dispatches-special-envoy-to-yaounde-over-alleged-border-wall-350298.html

The construction of a border wall between Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea is said to be the fabrication and wild imagination of social media activists, officials have said. This is what emerged from ...

News Cameroon Social: Cameroon: « Hate Speech Kills Living Together, Creates Social Conflicts"

Published on: Wednesday 07 August 2019
Cameroon: « Hate Speech Kills Living Together, Creates Social Conflicts"
News source: https://allafrica.com/stories/201908080161.html

Professor Elvis Ngolle Ngolle, Political scientist. For some time now in Cameroon, there is an upsurge of hate speeches disseminated through social media networks, audio-visual and print media.

News Cameroon Social: The rise of the use of sport bikes in Cameroon [Inspire Africa]

Published on: Monday 29 July 2019
The rise of the use of sport bikes in Cameroon [Inspire Africa]
News source: http://www.africanews.com/2019/07/30/the-rise-of-the-use-of-sport-bikes-in-cameroon-inspire-africa/

it’s the rise of the use of sport bikes in Cameroon. And, could robots be the answer in solving some of Africa’s urban city challenge? Plus, a passionate month of African football has just ended, but ...

News Cameroon Social: Crackdown, separatist uprising inflame Cameroon prisons

Published on: Wednesday 24 July 2019
Crackdown, separatist uprising inflame Cameroon prisons
News source: https://www.vanguardngr.com/2019/07/crackdown-separatist-uprising-inflame-cameroon-prisons/

Cameroon’s President Paul Biya on October 13 ... On Monday, videos spread across social media of prisoners ransacking and burning the Kondengui jail library and a sewing workshop before security ...

News Cameroon Social: Riot in Cameroon's central prison

Published on: Tuesday 23 July 2019
Riot in Cameroon's central prison
News source: https://www.africanews.com/2019/07/23/riot-in-yaounde-central-prison/

Four inmates are reported dead after chaos erupted at the Kondengui Central prison in Cameroon’s capital, Yaounde. This was confirmed by the spokesperson for the country’s main opposition party, the ...

News Cameroon Social: Rep Kind visits Cameroon, calls on government to end violence, civil conflict

Published on: Tuesday 09 July 2019
Rep Kind visits Cameroon, calls on government to end violence, civil conflict
News source: https://lacrossetribune.com/news/local/rep-kind-visits-cameroon-calls-on-government-to-end-violence/article_2919eb51-d690-563d-a170-c4d5ffdb3b02.html

The roots of the conflict can be traced to differences in language and educational and social structures shaped by colonialism. Cameroon was colonized by Germany before it was ceded to the French ...