A global ceasefire as the pandemic rages: Who will heed the call?

March 30, 2020

As wars and low-intensity conflicts in Syria, Yemen, South Sudan, and many other countries drag on amidst the coronavirus pandemic, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has sparked hopes for a global ceasefire. On Monday, March 23, Guterres issued a call for “a global ceasefire in all corners of the world … The fury of the […]

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Journalist released in Cameroon

November 9, 2018

Cameroonian authorities released journalist Mimi Mefo after almost two weeks of detention over accusations of propagating false news and committing cyber crimes. Cameroon is divided between the western Anglophone regions and the eastern Francophone regions, and is in the grips of an increasingly violent separatist crisis. Mefo, who works for the privately owned broadcaster Equinoxe TV […]

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U.S. trains Cameroon troops amid human-rights investigation

October 5, 2018

The United States military continues to train Cameroonian troops as authorities investigate atrocities allegedly committed by government soldiers. Two videos that went viral in July 2018 prompted Cameroonian officials to arrest seven soldiers. One of the videos shows the shooting of two women and two small children; it may have taken place between March and […]

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