Non-Boring #Tech4Good Meetings for Nonprofits   
NetSquared organizers bring together the nonprofit technology community for face-to-face meetings ... but we all know that meetings are boring! Admit it, you sometimes dread going to those all-staff assemblies. Luckily for you, our NetSquared leaders are super creative when planning their #Tech4Good events. "Meetings" come in diverse and innovative formats like Mississauga, Canada's Geek Talk — Coffee and Convo; Pangani, Tanzania's Social Media Surgery ; and Birmingham, United Kingdom's Summer Tech for Good Social in a local pub. Join us at your local group. It will be fun — we promise! Find your closest NetSquared group Upcoming Tech for Good Events This roundup of face-to-face nonprofit tech events includes meetups from NetSquared , NTEN's Tech Clubs , and other awesome organizations. If you're holding monthly events gathering the #nptech community, let me know , and I'll include you in the next community calendar. Or, apply today to start your own NetSquared group. Africa The targets need to be linked like so: --> Jump to events in North America or go international with events in Africa and Middle East Asia and Pacific Rim Europe and United Kingdom Central and South America ## North America ## Africa ## Europe ## Asia and Pacific Rim --> North America Monday, July 3, 2017 Mississauga, Ontario: Geek Talk — Coffee and Convo Wednesday, July 5, 2017 San Francisco, California: Code for America Civic Hack Night Thursday, July 6, 2017 San Francisco, California: Tech for Good Monthly Mixer Friday, July 07, 2017 Saint Paul, Minnesota: Tips and Tools to Doll Up Your Data | Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (Free) Tuesday, July 11, 2017 Naples, Florida: How to use Technology to Communicate and Manage Volunteers Vancouver, British Columbia: Full Spectrum Civic Engagement Columbus, Ohio: Nonprofit IT Forum Boston, Massachusetts: Tech Networks of Boston Roundtable: Nonprofit Organizations, Civic Data, and Civic Faith Phoenix, Arizona: Phoenix: QuickBooks Made Easy Wednesday, July 12, 2017 Los Angeles, California: Summer Social Phoenix, Arizona: Data Management: What Nonprofits Need to Know San Francisco, California: Code for America Civic Hack Night Monday, July 17, 2017 Kitchener, Ontario: Mail Management Tuesday, July 18, 2017 Greensburg, Pennsylvania: Bagels and Bytes — Westmoreland Marietta, Georgia: Easy SEO Fixes for Your Nonprofit Jasper, Indiana: Social Media Wednesday, July 19, 2017 San Francisco, California: Code for America Civic Hack Night Portland, Oregon: QuickBooks Made Easy Thursday, July 20, 2017 Seattle, Washington: QuickBooks Made Easy Friday, July 21, 2017 San Francisco, California: Mobile Apps for Change Demo Day at the Salvation Army Monday, July 24, 2017 Nanaimo, British Columbia: "Free Money" (Microsoft Volume Licensing and Google for Nonprofits) Tuesday, July 25, 2017 Buffalo, New York: Why Nonprofits Should Use TechSoup and NetSquared Houston, Texas: Net2Houston Refresh! Wednesday, July 26, 2017 San Francisco, California: Code for America Civic Hack Night Friday, July 28, 2017 Seattle, Washington: Roundtable for New Nonprofit Executives Tuesday, August 1, 2017 Naples, Florida: Tech4Good SWFL Meeting Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Bagels and Bytes — Allegheny Wednesday, August 2, 2017 San Francisco, California: Code for America Civic Hack Night Phoenix, Arizona: Defining and Targeting Your Audience: Marketing for Nonprofits Thursday, August 3, 2017 Cleveland, Ohio: How to Remarket to Website Visitors via Facebook and Twitter Monday, August 7, 2017 Mississauga, Ontario: Geek Talk — Coffee and Convo Tuesday, August 8, 2017 Columbus, Ohio: Nonprofit IT Forum Ottawa, Ontario: Review Progress on Data Analysis Projects Wednesday, August 9, 2017 San Francisco, California: Code for America Civic Hack Night Los Angeles, California: Web Accessibility: Designing Inclusive User Experiences Friday, August 11, 2017 Saint Paul, Minnesota: Optimizing Your Communications for Mobile | Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (Free) Wednesday, August 16, 2017 San Francisco, California: Code for America Civic Hack Night Research Triangle Park, North Carolina: The Internet of Things: You Only Live Twice? Tuesday, August 22, 2017 Houston, Texas: Net2Houston Refresh! Wednesday, August 23, 2017 San Francisco, California: Code for America Civic Hack Night Asia and Pacific Rim Saturday, July 15, 2017 Jakarta, Indonesia: Strategy of Data Collection for Nonprofits Tuesday, August 15, 2017 Jakarta, Indonesia: YouTube for Nonprofits Africa and Middle East Saturday, July 1, 2017 Bunda, Tanzania: Microsoft Cloud Computing Monday, July 3, 2017 Beirut, Lebanon: Lebanon's Digital Big Bang — An AltCity Info Session Friday, July 7, 2017 Mukono, Uganda: Second Term 2017 Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Kibiribiri Primary School Saturday, July 8, 2017 Bunda, Tanzania: Microsoft Cloud Computing Wednesday, July 12, 2017 Bamenda, Cameroon: How to Create Digital Stories Friday, July 14, 2017 Mukono, Uganda Second Term 2017 Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Kibiribiri Primary School Second Term 2017 Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Saint John Kaama Primary Saturday, July 15, 2017 Bunda, Tanzania: Microsoft Cloud Computing Friday, July 21, 2017 Mukono, Uganda Second Term 2017 Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Kibiribiri Primary School Second Term 2017 Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Saint John Kaama Primary Saturday, July 22, 2017 Bunda, Tanzania: Microsoft Cloud Computing Friday, July 28, 2017 Port Harcourt, Nigeria: Creating Apps and Other Tech Mukono, Uganda: Second Term 2017 Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Saint John Kaama Primary Saturday, July 29, 2017 Bunda, Tanzania: Microsoft Cloud Computing Pangani, Tanzania: Social Media Surgery: WhatsApp for Farmers and Livestock Keepers Sunday, July 30, 2017 Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members Friday, August 4, 2017 Mukono, Uganda: Second Term 2017 Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Kibiribiri Primary School Saturday, August 5, 2017 Bunda, Tanzania: Microsoft Cloud Computing Wednesday, August 9, 2017 Bamenda, Cameroon: How to Create Digital Stories Friday, August 11, 2017 Mukono, Uganda Second Term 2017 Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Kibiribiri Primary School Second Term 2017 Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Saint John Kaama Primary Saturday, August 12, 2017 Bunda, Tanzania: Microsoft Cloud Computing Friday, August 18, 2017 Mukono, Uganda Second Term 2017 Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Kibiribiri Primary School Second Term 2017 Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Saint John Kaama Primary Saturday, August 19, 2017 Bunda, Tanzania: Microsoft Cloud Computing Friday, August 25, 2017 Mukono, Uganda: Second Term 2017 Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Kibiribiri Primary School Second Term 2017 Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Saint John Kaama Primary Saturday, August 26, 2017 Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members Sunday, August 27, 2017 Pangani, Tanzania: Social Media Surgery: Instagram for Farmers and Livestock Keepers Europe and United Kingdom Saturday, July 1, 2017 Saint-Étienne , France: Rencontres Mondiales du Logiciel Libre 2017 Monday, July 3, 2017 Edinburgh, United Kingdom: One Digital Meetup Leith Tuesday, July 4, 2017 Saint-Étienne , France: Rencontres Professionnelles du Logiciel Libre Monday, July 10, 2017 Birmingham, United Kingdom: Data Analysis for Nonprofits Tuesday, July 11, 2017 West Bridgford, United Kingdom: User Research and Service Design — Lunch and Learn for Nottinghamshire County Council Staff Wednesday, July 12, 2017 Cambridge, United Kingdom Social Media Surgery — Hands-on Help with Social Media Tech for Good — Law and Justice Tuesday, July 18, 2017 Bath, United Kingdom: Design for All — Technology for Everyone, Accessibility, and User Experience Thursday, July 20, 2017 Milngavie, United Kingdom: One Digital Meetup Milngavie Tuesday, July 25, 2017 Renens, Switzerland: OpenLab: Visite du Fablab de Renens Dublin, Ireland: Design Thinking For Good: IBM Health Corps Tuesday, August 1, 2017 West Bridgford, United Kingdom: Organisation Design — Lunch and Learn for Nottinghamshire County Council Staff Wednesday, August 9, 2017 Cambridge, United Kingdom: Social Media Surgery — Hands-on Help with Social Media Monday, August 14, 2017 Birmingham, United Kingdom: Summer Tech for Good Social Tuesday, August 29, 2017 Paudex, Switzerland: RdV4-0.ch: 2. Objets Connectés — IoT Renens, Switzerland: OpenLab: Visite du Fablab de Renens Thursday, August 31, 2017 Edinburgh, United Kingdom: One Digital Meetup Edinburgh Image : Michele Mateus / CC BY Siobhan Aspinall with Umbrella at The Digital Nonprofit 201 : Elijah van der Giessen via Michele Mateus / CC BY-NC 2.0 --> spanhidden
          Huawei Marine Selected for Cameroon-Brazil Subsea cable   
Huawei Marine, the joint venture between Huawei Technologies and UK-based Global Marine Systems, announced it has been contracted by China Unicom and Cameroon government-owned infrastructure operator Camtel to construct the South Atlantic Inter Link (SAIL), marking the official commencement of the SAIL cable system implementation phase.

Funded with investment from China Unicom and Camtel, the SAIL system will link Cameroon and Brazil and span around 6,000 km. The cable system will comprise 4 fibre pairs and offer a design capacity of 32 Tbit/s based on Huawei Marine’s advanced 100 Gbit/s technology.

The SAIL system will be the first direct access cable to connect Africa and South America, and on completion is designed to provide a reliable, high-quality intercontinental communications infrastructure between the two developing regions.



  • Huawei Marine originally announced that it had been commissioned to construct the Cameroon-Brazil cable system, initially called Cameroon-Brazil Cable System (CBCS), in October 2015.
  • Also in 2015, Huawei Marine announced it had started marine installation of the Nigeria-Cameroon Submarine Cable System (NCSCS), Cameroon's first wholly-owned submarine cable and part funded by the Cameroon government. Spanning around 1,100 km, the NCSCS directly connects Kribi in Cameroon with Lagos in Nigeria and will deliver 12.8 Tbit/s of capacity.
  • Camtel states that to date it has deployed more than 8,000 km of fibre that connects the ten regional chief towns in Cameroon, as well as around 60 divisional/sub-divisional chief towns and hundreds of rural communities; it also provides connectivity to CEMAC region countries including Chad. The company is aiming to build a network spanning over 20,000 km.


          AIMS Rwanda Graduation 2017   
The African institute for mathematical Sciences Rwanda Centre graduated its first ever cohort of students at a graduation ceremony held at the AIMS center in Kigali, Rwanda on 22nd June  2017 Forty-four students from 10 African countries, namely; Cameroon, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Sudan, Burundi, Nigeria, Zambia, Kenya and Tanzania received their Master’s of Science in Mathematical Sciences ...
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          Cameroon: Sex Workers Brush Off Beatings to Send Clients for HIV Tests   
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Yaounde -While one in 25 people in Cameroon are living with HIV, more then a third of the country's sex workers are infected, meaning they hold the key to halting the spread of the virus
          CRTV: Adelè Mballa limogée de la direction de l'information   
Adèle Mbala, La Présentatrice Du 20h30
Au terme d’une session extraoridinaire du Conseil d’administration de la Cameroon radio-télévision
tenue hier jeudi 29 juin 2017 à Yaoundé, de nouveaux responsables ont été nommés à la Direction centrale Radio et TV, à la tête des stations régionales et des chaines de proximité FM.

Si certains anciens responsables comme Ibrahim Cherif (Directeur central TV) et Alain Belibi (Directeur central radio) ont été maintenus, l’on note le limogeage, entre autres, d’Adelè Mballa qui perd son poste de Directeur de l’information TV, tout comme Jean Marie Nka limogé de ses fonctions de Rédacteur-en-chef.

Période difficile pour ces deux responsables qui se trouvaient dans le circuit de la diffusion du vrai faux premier gouvernement français de l’ère Emmanuel Macron au journal 20h30 de la Crtv-TV édition du lundi 15 mai 2017.

A travers le nouvel orgingramme mis sur pied par les administrateurs de la Crtv, on voit apparaitre de nouvelles divisions comme la Division des nouveaux Médias confiée à Mireille Bissek, l'actuel Délégué régional de la Communication au Littoral.
Ci-dessous la vidéo de la grosse bourde de la CRTV commise par Adèle Mballa Atangana
https://www.facebook.com/CamerounPageAccueil/videos/1236651429765995/




          Pitch Perfect’s 3 Andy Allo Set To Perform In Australia!   
Andy Allo is not only set to co-star in Pitch Perfect 3, but is also going to be touring Australia! Cameroon-born singer and songwriter Andy Allo is an artist who is truly paving a path with a sound and vibe that is uniquely her own. Andy released her first album, ‘UnFresh’ in 2009 and two […]

          UN agency 'alarmed' by forced refugee returns to Nigeria from Cameroon   
Publisher: UN News Service - Document type: Country News
          Some random and (very) stray observations   
So many reality shows on TV. MTV Splitsvilla is great if you love to check out fights on the street between two random people. MTV Roadies is great if you are an adult but your brain is still 8 years old. If you are into dance and you get kicks by watching people dance in outrageous costumes, then I suggest you don’t sleep for more than 3 hours a day because there are reality dance shows all the time. There is something called In Your Fest. Do check it out. It is extreme crap. Next thing, cookery shows on music channels. Presenting VJ Juhi’s culinary delights on Channel V’s Red Hot Chilli Peppers every Saturday at 11.30 a.m. By the time it boils, you check out this cool track – The latest bollywood movie song played for the ten thousandth time. Launchpad is the only saving grace right now, but I dread the day when Launchpad will have to hunt for bands. Good bands take years to develop, and a launchpad every year will mean bad bands and crap music that will be polished and decorated for television.


Elections, the biggest reality show, are hitting the house this month. Channel V is running a campaign called “Vote ya Vaat”. The idea is simple, you vote or else you will be in a very bad shape because this very cruel, evil government will be elected and you will be persecuted and left deformed and malfunctioning beyond any hope of repair. There was a time when the campaigns would go “VOTE FOR ME” and now they take the easy way out and just about everyone says “GO VOTE”. Politicians come on Channel V – self proclaimed youth icons – and ask you to vote. I suspect they cut the part where they say “For Me” and just show the first part where they say “Vote”. Times of India – that great epitome of freedom, justice and equality – have gotten into the act with some Lead India type campaign. I have made up my mind. I will vote. Hence, we will get a clean, honest and efficient government this time. Obviously. Don’t vote for change, and don’t vote for an upset, just go and vote.


My favourite sporting nation has always been Argentina, thanks to Maradona and Sabatini. Now, Argentina lost to Bolivia 1-6 on April fool’s Day. It was soccer (not tennis) but then besides the inauspicious day (any astrologer would agree), I feel it was the altitude that got to the Argentineans. Playing in La Paz is no joke, and although Bolivia is ranked 50 places below Argentina in the FIFA rankings, they are the number one team when you play in La Paz. Teach the Bolivians to hold a bat, and they will give the Indian team a run for their money in cricket atop La Paz.


Maneka Gandhi has been in the news lately, thanks to Varun Gandhi and Mayawati. I used to get moved by the tales of cruelty towards animals narrated by Maneka Gandhi on TV in the series called “Heads and Tails”. It was touching, but it did not change my life (or my non-veg diet) and I did not fall in love with animals. At home, we never had pets when I was small. Maybe that’s why I was and I still am, indifferent to the two pets we have right now – a dog and a cat. My sis is into pets big time and hence the pets exist. The cat is no problem. We have had a pet cat for quite some time now. When one cat would die, my sister would get another. Almost like recycling. Cats don’t bark. Dogs do. And the one pet dog we have, does bark loud and for no reason. That is one reason I am not very appreciative of the pet dog. For some reason, he starts howling and screaming in the middle of nothing. It’s not like he has seen a stranger or something unfamiliar. Maybe it’s his innate desire to get some attention in this world where everyone is so focussed on avoiding pink slips amidst the economic meltdown. But I don’t get it. Why does the dog make dumb, loud, crazy noises when everything else around is still? One more reason the cat scores is the fact that she does not come near you sniffing your feet in anticipation of an egg coming out of your toes any moment. The dog does. Now I love my pet dog as long as he stays away from me. I have this ‘you live and let me live’ policy. It can be also interpreted as a ‘you leave me alone and I leave you alone’ policy. The dog does not get it.


And yeah, the good old lady Madonna has been stopped from adopting another baby from Malawi. I don’t think she is doing the right thing by adopting a second baby from the same country. Just for kicks, she should be asked to adopt from some other country. There is Djibouti, Chad, Niger, Cameroon, Lesotho and many countries to choose from. Madonna is a funny one. If you are a young woman, Madonna will smooch you. If you are older, she probably wants you as a nanny. If you are a child, Madonna will adopt you. And if you are a guy, she might marry you. Okay, if you are a young guy, she might be looking at just a brief fling. But still wherever you go, Madonna may get you. She always is in the papers or somewhere near you. Omnipresent, I say.


Remember Jack and the beanstalk? If you ever make a movie on the story, remember to cast Dev Patel as the beanstalk. By the way, the beanstalk is dating the 4th sexiest woman in the world. Wow! Imagine the fate of Frieda Pinto’s classmates at St. Xavier’s. I’m sure some of them were thinking of Megan Fox and Angelina Jolie when the 4th sexiest woman in the world was sitting next to them in class. The most important lesson from it all – never ignore any girls in your vicinity, you never know when they might climb up on the sexy rating scale (whatever that is!)


It will be time to bid adieu to Goa soon. Just when I am getting into the groove, its Mumbai calling... bah!!!
          Twin suicide blasts kill 3 near N. Cameroon mosque   
Twin suicide blasts kill 3 near N. Cameroon mosqueSuspected Boko Haram militants blew themselves up near a mosque, where Muslims gathered for morning prayers
          Chad   
Chad is a landlocked country in the Northern part of Africa. It is bordered by Sudan, Libya, Niger and Cameroon and the Central African Republic. The northern part of Chad is in the Sahara, the southern part is in the Sahel. Most of Chad is dry and arid. [...]
          Africa: Building On Local Skills   
[Africa In Fact] In a wood-panelled room on the Jinhua campus of Zhejiang Normal University, by the picture-perfect Xinyue Lake, is a wonderful and surprising secret: one of the most valuable collections of African artefacts in the People's Republic of China. The collection includes fetish objects from the Congo River basin circa 1000 AD, ceremonial masks from the Sahel desert circa 1600 and a fertility doll from the 1950s in Cameroon, among other items.
          Interview with Aelred Fokwen, Director of Marketing & Communications, National Financial Credit Bank   

NFC Bank aims to make life easy for its customers in the Central African country of Cameroon. In a complex and demanding world, this is a tall order, but as Aelred Fokwen explains, NFC has been remarkably successful, drawing in many members of the country’s enormous population of previously unbanked who benefit from the bank’s commitment to branch expansion and digital solutions.

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          6/30/2017: Premier League: Joel sure of bigger Kop role   

JOEL MATIP insists he will have an even bigger impact at Liverpool in the coming season. The Cameroon defender impressed in his debut campaign at Anfield following a free transfer from Schalke last summer. Matip, 25, formed a solid partnership at the...
          Jet with 115 aboard feared crashed   
(CNN) — Searchers in Cameroon on Saturday were working to track down a missing Nairobi-bound Kenya Airways flight reported to have gone down in a forested area southwest of the Cameroonian capital of Yaounde. African media reports say Kenya Airways Flight KQ 507 — which was carrying 115 crew and passengers — crashed near Yaounde. […]
          This Week's Interesting Music Releases - June 30, 2017   
Beach House

Beach House's B-sides And Rarities and Washed Out's Mister Mellow are the two new releases I can wholeheartedly recommend this week.

Reissues include vinyl editions of The Cure's Greatest Hits and Harry Nilsson's Nilsson Schmilsson.

Archival recordings include live performances by Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, and R.E.M.

What new music are you looking forward to or enjoying this week?


This week's interesting music releases:

ABBA: Gold (gold-colored vinyl) (reissue) [vinyl]
The Acacia Strain: Gravebloom
Beach Boys: 1967 - Sunshine Tomorrow
Beach House: B-sides And Rarities
A Blaze of Feather: Ultralife
Baio: Man Of The World
Bill Evans Trio: Sunday at the Village Vanguard (remastered) [vinyl]
Bruce Springsteen: Hammersmith Odeon, London '75
Calvin Harris: Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1
Catherine Wheel: Ferment (reissue) [vinyl]
Cellar Darling: This Is the Sound
Coathangers: Parasite (Sea Green Vinyl w/ etching) [vinyl]
Cody ChesnuTT: My Love Divine Degree
Coheed and Cambria: Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV, Volume One: From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness by Coheed and Cambria (2005-09-19)
Cranberries: Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We? (reissue) [vinyl]
The Cure: Greatest Hits (reissue) [vinyl]
Danny Elfman: Rabbit & Rogue (Original Ballet Score) (CD and DVD)
Dave Matthews Band: Live At Red Rocks 8.15.95 (reissue) [vinyl]
The Dear Hunter: Act I, II & III
Depeche Mode: Playing The Angel (reissue)
Dokken: Beast from the East (remastered)
Doldrums: Esc
Elton John:: Honky Chateau (remastered) [vinyl]
Elton John:: Tumbleweed Connection (remastered) [vinyl]
Floating Points: Mojave Desert
Jay-Z: 4:44
Harry Nilsson: Nilsson Schmilsson (reissue) [vinyl]
Imagine Dragons: Evolve: Deluxe Edition
Jesse Malin: Meet Me at the End of the World
Jim Lauderdale: London Southern
John Zorn: Midsummer Moons
Judy Garland: 5 Classic Albums (remastered)
LANY: LANY
Laurel Halo: Dust
Little Steven & the Disciples of Soul: Soulfire [vinyl]
Mark Kozelek & Sean Yeaton: Yellow Kitchen
Matthew Sweet: Tomorrow Forever [vinyl]
Max Richter: Infra (reissue) [vinyl]
Neil Young: Bottom Line 1974
of Montreal: Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer? (180-Gram Red & Yellow Vinyl) (reissue) [vinyl]
Origin: Unparalleled Universe
R.E.M.: Live At The Olympia in Dublin (CD and DVD)
Roger Clyne: Native Heart
Saint Etienne: Sound of Water (reissue)
Shakey Graves: Shakey Graves And The Horse He Rode In On (Nobody's Fool & The Donor Blues EP) [vinyl]
Slaid Cleaves: Ghost on the Car Radio
Stevie Wonder: Original Musiquarium I (remastered) [vinyl]
Stone Sour: Hydrograd
Sworn In: All Smiles
TLC: TLC
Tom Petty: Psychotic Reaction
Various Artists: The House - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Various Artists: Master of None Season 2 (A Netflix Original Series Soundtrack)
Various Artists: Pop Makossa: Invasive Dance Beat of Cameroon
Washed Out: Mister Mellow


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          Cameroonian writer, Imbolo Mbue’s Behold the Dreamer is Oprah’s Book Club latest selection   

Imbolo Mbue is no doubt living the dreams many writers wish for. From a $1 million book deal to winning the PEN/Faulkner Award and now having her book selected by Oprah Winfrey for the Oprah Winfrey Book Club. Ee at TIA can only keep wishing for more opportunities to break the ceiling. Congratulations Imbolo Mbue.

From This Is Africa, the leading forum for African opinion, arts and music.


          Green Cameroon Plants 500 Trees around Mount Cameroon   
Green Cameroon plants more than 500 trees in the Mount Cameroon Forest Region.   Wednesday the 28th of June 2017 marked a very busy day for the staff of Green Cameroon and the Communities of Woteke, Ewonda and Bonakand. Under
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          Eto'o scores in Cameroon win   
Cameroon, Namibia, Uganda, Rwanda and Malawi each recorded victories on Saturday in qualifying for South Africa 2008.

          CONTRIBUTION OF BANKING SECTOR TO AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTIVITY IN NIGERIA   

  CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION   1.1 INTRODUCTION Nigeria, which spans an area of 924,000 square kilometers, is bordered by the Gulf of Guinea, Cameroon, Benin, Niger, and Chad. The topography ranges from mangrove swampland along the coast to tropical rain forest and savannah to the north. Nigeria is ...read more
          How a new group is trying to counter negative perceptions about Somali-American day cares in Minnesota   

The preschoolers at the St. Paul-based Kids Garden Day Care rose from their seats and rushed to embrace Mohamed Gelle when he stepped into their classroom on Thursday. 

They jumped up and down, laughed and shouted, “We miss you!”

Then Gelle looked each one of them in the eye and asked how their day was. 

“Good,” they replied as they rushed back to their seats.

Gelle founded Kids Garden in 2010, and today it has more than 300 children ages six months to 12 years old — kids whose parents immigrated from Somalia, Ethiopia, Nigeria and Cameroon.

Child care has become a popular business among Somali-Americans in Minnesota. A little over a decade ago, there were barely any such facilities owned by Somalis. Today, there are nearly 90 Somali-owned registered day care centers operate across the state. 

In recent years, however, many of those centers have come under intense scrutiny. Several places in the Twin Cities metro area have closed after federal agencies raided them as part of a criminal fraud investigations. And many Somali day care owners now say their businesses have suffered from a negative image — even among the state's Somali-American community.

In response, a group of 76 Somali-American day care owners recently banded together to form The Minnesota Minority Childcare Association (MMCA), which is aimed at fighting misconceptions about their businesses, improving child care centers and educating owners about regulatory and compliance issues. 

“A lot of the Somali centers haven’t learned about all the rules and regulations that all the centers are supposed to have,” said Gelle, who’s also a vice-chair of the association. “This is one of the ways that they can get together and share what needs to happen at the centers.”

The formation of the association came after state and federal authorities accused several Somali-owned day care businesses of overbilling the state and its Child Care Assistance Program, which helps low-income families pay for child care.

In 2016, for example, Abdirizak Ahmed Gayre of Minneapolis and Ibrahim Awgab Osman of New Hope were charged with billing the state more than $1 million for work their day care centers didn’t actually do, according a Hennepin County complaint.

Several similar cases were also reported in 2015, 2016 and 2017 — incidents that members of MMCA say cast a shadow over all Somali-owned centers. “Not all owners are corrupt,” said Isaak Geedi, chairman of the association and owner of the Bloomington-based We Care Child Care. “The majority of them are actually hard-working individuals that are making ends meet.”

Mustafa Jumale
MinnPost photo by Ibrahim Hirsi
Mustafa Jumale

To address the problem, Geedi, Gelle and other owners realized they had to come together, organize and engage with the state’s Department of Human Services, which administers the Child Care Assistance Program. “The DHS has had a negative perception about Somali childcare centers,” said Geedi. 

In the group’s discussions with DHS, Geedi said, the department has expressed concerns about the fraud cases, but also with some of the ways Somali-run day care businesses recruited and retained their clients: hiring parents to work at the same day cares their children attend.  

The MMCA has worked to address DHS' concerns, but the main reason it was created was to educate day care owners about regulatory compliance to improve the educational program offered at the centers. “We don’t tolerate fraud,” Geedi said. “If we hear somebody is doing something wrong, we want to reach out to them and make sure they get educated. If they continue, we’ll expel them from the association and take a legal stand against them.” 

In the last legislative session, MMCA also started a new effort to collaborate with DHS to help Somali-owned day care centers, and the association even hired a lobbyist, Mustafa Jumale, who has been serving as a liaison between the centers and the Legislature. “Members of the association are recognized by the legislators,” said Jumale. “They call us; they text us. We have a seat at the table, which we didn’t have before. And I think that’s the brilliance of the Minnesota Minority Childcare Association.”


          Boko Haram: Nigerian camps under strain from returning refugees   
A total of 889 Nigerian refugees arrived in Banki from the Minawao camp in Cameroon on June 17
          Boko Haram terrorists slaughter hundreds--perhaps thousands--of Nigerians; US cable news too busy in Paris   

Photo via The Telegraph

Here are terrorists brutally murdering--burning alive!--not just dozens, but as many as two thousand human beings in Baga, Nigeria. Same week as the AQAP attack in Paris. Just more deadly by orders of magnitude (and they're busily wiping out people in Cameroon now).

And yet... Did you see 24/7 cable news coverage of this horrific slaughter, as we saw of the Paris murders?

Can you guess why? Go on, guess.

UPDATE:

Amnesty International has details. Awful, sick-making details. And satellite shots that give one a clearer appreciation for the scope of these shocking attacks (click to enlarge):



          Technical Audit Expert (TAE) at IHS Towers   
IHS Towers, is the largest independent mobile telecommunications infrastructure provider in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Founded in 2001, IHS provides services across the full tower value chain - collocation on owned towers, deployment and managed services.Today IHS Towers has operations in Nigeria, Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Zambia and Rwanda. Following the recent acquisitions of MTN and Etisalat's tower portfolios in Nigeria, IHS owns over 23,300 towers in Africa.
          Friday Open Thread: African Dances   
GOOD MORNING AND HAPPY FRIDAY P.O.U.!!   ASSIKO  The Assiko is a popular dance from the South of Cameroon. Originally based in the Bassa country, this rhythmed dance takes its name from two words: ISI, changed into ASSI, which means earth or ground; and KOO meaning foot. The Assiko is danced dressed in a simple […]
          La Tunisie et le Sénégal co-organisateurs de l’Afrobasket-2017   
L’Afrobasket-2017 se déroulera finalement du 8 au 16 septembre conjointement en Tunisie et au Sénégal, suite au désistement de l’Angola, a appris APA vendredi, auprès de l’agence Tunis Afrique Presse (TAP)Les deux pays abriteront chacun des rencontres de groupes (4 … Continue reading
          New York: fusillade dans un hôpital, un mort et six blessés   
Un homme a ouvert le feu vendredi après-midi dans un grand hôpital du Bronx, à New York, tuant une médecin et blessant six autres personnes, avant de se donner la mort, selon les autorités new-yorkaises. Le tireur était lui aussi … Continue reading
          Ayah Paul hospitalisé après un malaise   
Le magistrat retraité a été hospitalisé d’urgence après avoir fait un malaise cardiaque, selon son fils Abine Ayah Ayah. L’ancien avocat général de la Cour suprême, Ayah Paul Abine, serait sous soins dans un hôpital de la ville de Yaoundé. … Continue reading
          Rihanna a craqué pour le milliardaire saoudien Hassan Jameel   
Rihanna a craqué pour le milliardaire saoudien Hassan Jameel L’été est entré officiellement le 21 juin dernier. Tout le monde ou presque est en vacance, même les stars prennent du bon temps. C’est le cas de la mégastar Rihanna qui … Continue reading
          Les recettes budgétaires internes en baisse de 5,2% au premier trimestre 2017   
701,3 milliards de francs Cfa. C’est le montant des recettes collectées sur le territoire camerounais au premier trimestre 2017. Selon le rapport d’étape de l’exécution du budget 2017 de l’Etat, ces recettes sont en baisse de 5,2% (soit un peu … Continue reading
          Cameroon: National Development - Government, Diaspora Take Commitments   
[Cameroon Tribune] Prime Minister Philemon Yang on behalf of President Paul Biya chaired the opening ceremony of the Forum for the Diaspora in Yaounde on June 28, 2017.
          FIFA unveils dates for Nigeria, Cameroon matches   
The Federation of International Football Association FIFA has fixed the Group B 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon for Thursday, 31 August, 2017 in Uyo. FIFA announced the date for the game on Friday on their official website. The reverse fixture in Yaoundé is billed for Monday, September 4. […]
          A Not So Different World: An African Student’s Love Letter to American HBCU’s   

In this personal essay, Cameroonian writer Kangsen Feka Wakai recalls his time as an African immigrant at a Historically Black College.

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          Agatha Achindu: Five things I wish I had known about balancing parenthood with running a business   
I didn't plan to start a baby food company. This business found me. I grew up on a farm in Cameroon, West Africa, eating simple, homemade dishes filled with fresh vegetables and fruits. I wanted the same for my children. So I began...
          مشاهدة مباراة مصر والكاميرون بث مباشر   
مشاهدة مباراة مصر والكاميرون بث مباشر


اول المجموعة الثالثة مصر X ثانى المجموعة الرابعة الكاميرون
فى مدينة بينجويلا الساعة 6.00 مساءً بتوقيت مصر يوم 25 / 1 / 2010



انتظروا المباراة يوم 25 /1
سيتم وضع القنوات الناقلة للمباراة
فى نفس الصفحة





اخبار خاصة بالمباراة
حقازز انها مباراة ليست سهلة على الفريقين المصرى والكاميرونى حيث يدل المنتخب الكاميرونى صراع للاخد بالثار
من المنتخب المصرى الذى ابعده عن النسخة السابقة من كاس العالم بعد تعادله معه فى الكاميرون بهدف محمد شوقى الشهير
ثم انتصارين متتاليين فى امم افريقيا بغانا 2008 فى المباراة الافتتاحية للمجموعة الثالثة حيث حقق المنتخب المصرى انتصارا غاليا
لن ينساه التاريخ بالفوز 4-2 ثم فى نهائى نفس البطولة 1-0 بعد هدف ابو تريكة التاريخى الذى جاء من تمريرة ومراوغة بين سونج و زيدان ..

يدخل المنتخب المصرى اللقاء وهو متصدر المجموعة الثالثة بعد ان اثبت جدارته وقوته بانه جاء للفوز باللقب الثالث على التوالى
حيث فاز على المنتخب النيجيرى 3-1 و على موزمبيق 2-0 وعلى بنين 2-0

اما منتخب الكاميرون كان اداءه ضعيفا للغاية لانه انتظر الجولة الاخيرة لكى يتاهئل وبفارق الاهداف بين ثلات فرق تساوت فى عدد النقاط
فقد خسرت الكاميرون امام الجابون 0-1 وفازت على زامبيا 3-2 وتعادلت مع تونس 2-2

سنتعرف على هوية المتاهل من تلك المجموعة عندما نتابع المباراة يوم 25/1 على مدونة العاشق
تستطيع ان تشاهد مباراة مصر والكاميرون على الانترنت بدون انقطاع او اشتراك ومجانا
شاهد مباراة مصر والكاميرون فى كاس امم افريقيا - انجولا 2010
بث مباشر اون لاين للمباراة على النت
Egypt - Cameroon
سيب تعليق وقولنا مين هيكسب ويعدى لدور ل 4
وشاهد مباراة مصر والكاميرون ..


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The original drafts. Germany and his dog felt too intimidating in this scrapped version. If I were offered a beer by a tall person like this, I'd be too scared.
          Can “Behold the Dreamers” Become a Feature Film?   

Behold the Dreamers is the first book from Imbolo Mbue, a native of Cameroon who has since become a citizen of the United States. She signed the deal for the book with Random House in 2014, which was followed by its release in 2016 and its winning the PEN/Faulkner Award in 2017. Recently, Oprah Winfrey chose the book for her book club, which came as welcome news to Mbue, who is an avid follower of her recommendations. In fact, it is possible that she might have never started writing if it wasn’t for Oprah’s book club, which introduced her to

Can “Behold the Dreamers” Become a Feature Film?


          GRAPHIC PHOTOS: More Gory Photos From The Massacre Of Fulanis on Mambilla Plateau, Taraba State   


Earlier this month Queendoosh.com shared the news on how some fulani herdsmen, children and pregnant women were killed, over 300 animals slaughtered and about 120 houses set ablaze in attacks carried out on Fulani settlements in the early hours of Sunday, June 18 , of which the governor of Taraba was accused of been behind the recent attack right?
Well, a Nigerian journalist, Mr Adoh has posted more photos from the militia massacre of the Fulanis on the Mambilla Plateau in Sardauna Local Government Area of Taraba State. 


Meanwhile, Brig.-Gen. Benjamin Ahanotu,, the Acting General Officer Commanding (GOC) 3 Division of the Nigerian Army, Jos, has condemned the role of traditional rulers and community leaders in the crisis on Mambilla Plateau.

Ahanotu expressed the view at the palace of the Chief of Mambilla, Dr Shehu Audu Baju II, last Saturday.

He said that after visiting scenes of the killings that he was shocked by what he saw and likened the crisis to the activities of Boko Haram terrorists.
"Even Boko Haram did not slaughter women and children but here I saw young children and pregnant women’’ killed. We should know that the victims are fellow Nigerians and indigenes of this area who should be treated with dignity,” he said.
Ahanotu said that traditional rulers and community leaders failed to take proactive measures to prevent the crisis.
He said that throughout the crisis, Mambila village heads and community leaders did not assist the wounded but watched them die helplessly.
"As elders, they did not also make any effort to convey the injured to hospitals, making the victim to lose confidence in the system and seek medical attention in neighbouring Cameroon Republic. As leaders of the people, you should be able carry everyone along, irrespective of their ethnic, religious or political affiliation,” he stressed.
Ahanotu said that soldiers had been deployed to flashpoints across the Local Government Area and called on the Traditional Council to support them.

He called on the warring parties to embark on reconciliation and confidence building measures to ensure that the victims returned to their homes and resume their normal business.

More photos below...










          When your parents hate your career choices   
Tama Vakeesan was born in Switzerland – to Tamil parents from Sri Lanka. Both she and her friend Aceko, who’s from Cameroon, had trouble convincing their parents to support their career choices. Aceko succesfully switched from banking to professional dancing, and went on to win the “Red Bull Beat It" competition in 2016. (SRF Kulturplatz/swissinfo.ch)
          2017 Confederations Cup Final: Chile v Germany Preview   

Confed-Final-Preview

Our football writer gives insight into the 2017 Confederations Cup final between Chile and Germany.

Germany and Chile lock horns for the 2017 Confederations Cup crown on Sunday evening. The two teams have produced some scintillating performances throughout the tournament and the ultimate game of the competition promises to be nothing short of incredible! 

Chile’s fairy tale refuses to end after getting the better of Argentina in two consecutive Copa America finals to qualify for the Confederations Cup, as well as defeating the European champions in the semi-finals. On the other hand, Joachim Low’s youthful German side is firing on all cylinders. The latest of their victims being Mexico whom they hammered 4-1 last time out.


2017 Confederations Cup Final | Sunday 02 July | Zenit Arena | 20:00

To Win (90 Mins)
Chile 19/10 | Draw 22/10 | Germany 14/10

Chile
La Roja boasts big name superstars such as Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez, Manchester City’s Claudio Bravo, Bayern Munich’s Arturo Vidal and the Mexican-based Vargas. The team had never won any major tournament until this golden generation of players came into the picture. They have now ruled South America for the last two years and are on the cusp of intercontinental glory.

Chile’s road to the final has been an interesting one. They won only one of their three group stage games, beating African champions, Cameroon 2-0, before drawing 1-1 against both Australia and Sunday’s opponents, Germany.

Their sternest test so far has been against Portugal in the semi-finals where they managed to win on penalties. After a goalless draw, Claudio Bravo’s heroics came to the fore as he saved all three of Portugal’s penalties to help his team to a well-deserved and hard-fought victory.

The only cause of concern for me has been Claudio Bravo’s style of play. Every goalkeeper that has played under Pep Guardiola must possess short passing skills to ensure that the team plays out from the back. That has been a big problem for the Chilean defenders as they're used to more direct football, where knocking the ball about in the vicinity of your goal is considered a great risk. Especially against a tactically astute German team, which knows how to press defenders that can cause them problems.


Germany
We were all surprised when big name players were not called up to the team but the youngsters have risen to the occasion. Joachim Low has been very fantastic in terms of phasing in new, young players. Before the tournament, very few fans knew who Timo Werner was, but we all do now.

Die Mannschaft come flying into the final after a convincing 4-1 demolition of Mexico. They won two of their group stage matches, beating Cameroon 3-1 and Australia 3-2.  The only match they dropped points against was Sunday’s opponents, Chile, which ended in a 1-1 stalemate.

Germany are a tactically flexible side. They can always devise a gameplan, which suits a particular match. Having played against Chile in the group stages and coming back from a goal down to salvage a draw, they should have a trick up their sleeve.

Players like Joshua Kimmich, Julian Draxler, Emre Can, Marc-Andre Ter Stegen add the much-needed experience to the side. It's difficult for any team in the world to beat this footballing nation.

Verdict: Germany Win (14/10)
Chile will be no pushovers and they know that this is a very rare chance for them to win such a major tournament. On the other hand, Die Mannschaft is a perfectly balanced team comprising of players from fantastic development structures over three different generations and I'm leaning towards Germany winning this one.

Written by Benedict Ngwenya for @Hollywoodbets

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I dont know about you but God has been kind and I discovered mine couple of days ago..... I heard from my Rohit last week and we got together the day before....As a matter of fact he,s lying in bed totally pooped out from our encounter after lunch today and we,ve been at it all afternoon...now thats what I call PARADISE. We lost touch with each other soon after school and then bumped into each other in HongKong much later on Nathan Road ,,while I was on a shopping spree with my wife and he with his. In short ,, we exchanged pleasantries and also our business cards. Some days later I had a call from him asking me if we could get together. It was as if I had found KOHINOOR DIAMOND.... I was perplexed and didnt know if it was all a dream or real. To cut a long story short we did meet up in Delhi and got together in Meridian hotel where we stayed for three whole days ...totally freaked out on each other till none of us had even a drop of cum left. We had such wild lovemaking that would put the best of North Africans or Blacks Or whatever to shame. Although both of us were worried about our marital status and although we had initial inhibitions whether it was right or whatever yet we just freaked out and believe u me it was the best time of my life..and his , too ..or so he told me and I could make out he was not shamming. God has his own ways and I discovered this....it was a very pleasant surprise to be together with the guy of my dreams... Now for the extraordinary bit.....For the first time ever after being forewarned about the rigours of AIDS....We both drank each other's cum many times as if we couldnt do without it.....Mind you..No tests no nothing...it was plain simple love.....We both trusted and just gave into each other. Please dont forget that we both are married people and such things are unheard of in India. I have no idea if I,m ill and I,m sure he is no different. But we both made love in good faith..like old times and I have no regrets whatsoever. Our next encounter is scheduled for Dusseldorf in Germany where I,ve invited him to be my guest for 2 weeks and thereafter , if all goes well, I,ll visit him in Paris where he is working as a Marketing manager and living alone. I want everyone to know that I,ve been with some of the best guys from the world over without having to pay a penny ,save for times when I,ve spent on maybe a meal. I,ve never EVER paid a dime for sex and I,ve had the best of guys of all shapes, sizes and colour from all over....and I,ve NEVER EVER been blackmailed by anyone including the dozen odd Nigerians or the dozen odd Ghanaians or cameroonians or kenyans that I went around with.....mind you ....Not ONE. God be with you all. Cheers.
          Comment on A List of 60 Free Courses Granting Certificates from Great Universities (Some Starting This Week!) by Bella   
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          Coton Sport - Wydad Casablanca   
Cameroonian team Coton Sport host Moroccan team Wydad Casablanca for the 5th round match of Group D of the CAF Champions League 2017 season. Brief Analysis - the first leg of the match ended 2:0 in favor of the visitors Wydad Casablanca, the home team...
          2014 FIFA World Cup Logo [PDF – FIFA Brasil 2014]   
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          Cameroon-China - Another Step in Growing Relations   
[Cameroon Tribune] President Paul Biya and the Chinese Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs on June 28, 2017 discussed ways of fostering bilateral relations.
          Chan Eagles to Kick-Start Nigeria's Preparation for Cameroon Showdown   
[Guardian] Super Eagles Coach, Gernot Rohr will begin his preparation for Nigeria's Russia 2018 World Cup qualifiers against Cameroon with home-based players, officials of the team have disclosed.
          2018 FIFA W/Cup - 'Cameroon, Not Nigeria 'Ll Be in Russia'   
[Vanguard] Cameroon captain, Benjamin Moukandjo is confident that they will beat the Super Eagles of Nigeria to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
          Who Won the Women’s World Cup of Arm-Folding?   

Watching the 2015 Women’s World Cup has been an exciting ride. Viewers got to cheer for more teams than have competed than ever before, including eight debutants. We’ve watched the world’s best female footballers score masterful goals (including two games featuring multiple hat tricks). And we’ve witnessed, once again, the repeated triumph of hundreds of elite athletes turning 90 degrees while folding their arms.

As with their male counterparts last year, the arm-fold is the means by which Women’s World Cup players introduce themselves to the estimated 1 billion people watching around the globe. It's the arm-fold that determines whether a player comes across as the life of the party (like Ecuador’s Denise Pesantes) or as someone who’s dying to get away from a conversation with a mansplainer (like Japan’s Saori Ariyoshi).

For a gesture that takes literally two seconds, a decent arm-fold requires surprisingly precise timing. There’s a fine line between folding your arms too quickly (like Mexico’s Kenti Robles), folding your arms too slowly (like Nigeria’s Asisat Oshoala), and folding your arms way too slowly (like Cameroon’s Raissa Feudjio).

In the men’s World Cup, my colleague Dan Kois wrote last year, “The primary issue is where your hands should go.” This remains an open question in this year’s World Cup. Wayward fingers undermine the integrity of the pose for Josée Bélanger of Canada, peeking out from behind her tricep for a distracting second. And Australian Stephanie Catley’s attempt to adjust her hands underneath her arms makes her arms look oddly jiggly, as if made not of rock-hard muscle but of Jell-O.

So the key, clearly, is to be decisive about finger and hand placement. But this still leaves players with lots of choices. Choices like cradling your fists inside your elbows (à la Canada’s Adriana Leon), or shoving your hands, Mary Katherine Gallagher-like, into your armpits (as does Angela Clavijo of Colombia). You could show off all your fingers, like Dzsenifer Marozsán of Germany, or you could present an alluring mystery: Does Tan Ruyin of China even have fingers?!

Even when you nail the technical aspects—timing, sequence, limb placement—there remains a question of attitude. Do you want to fold your arms in a friendly manner, or do you want to use the opportunity to show off what a badass you are? A majority of players in this year’s tournament elect to smile, like Brazil’s Monica, who beams with the satisfaction of a teenager in an after-school special who’s just dissuaded her best friend from trying drugs. But there’s a fine line between Monica's confident smile and the forced, desperate grin of her teammate Luciana, who looks as though she's posing for an elementary school portrait.

To avoid ambiguous signals, some players keep their faces stern. In the best cases, serious expressions convey confidence, competence, and a hint of intimidation, like Wendie Renard of France.

But this tactic can also have unfortunate results, as with Norwegian Ingrid Moe Wold, who looks like a robot learning how to act human, or American Hope Solo, who is flat-out terrifying.

To be fair, not all arm-folding mishaps are a result of players’ actions. England captain Steph Houghton’s arm-fold is most memorable for the cameraperson’s apparent failure to adjust the angle of the camera to fit her height.

So who successfully navigates the rocky shoals of turning to the left and folding one’s arms? American captain Abby Wambach’s experience in the international arena shows in her arm-fold, which is pure, unruffled swagger. And newcomer Cathy Bou Ndjouh of Cameroon leaves no doubts as to her professionalism with her arm-fold, which is powerful and poised.

Some players let their arm-fold convey their sheer joy at being at the World Cup—players like Dutch skipper Mandy van den Berg, who radiates a sense of accomplishment, and Colombian defender Nataly Arias, who shows off a hundred-watt smile worthy of a homecoming queen.

I’m partial to the pithy, self-assured arm-fold of Ji Soyun of South Korea, who resembles nothing so much as a 1950s television superhero.

But even better than these fine examples is the sly, conspiratorial arm-fold of Costa Rica captain Shirley Cruz. Cruz turns and folds her arms as though to say, “You and I both know this is silly, but this is the biggest women’s sporting event in the world. Let’s try to make the most of it, shall we?” Shirley Cruz wins the Women’s World Cup of Arm-Folding.


          Family Reunions, another taste!   
Isleib family gathering, circa 1960

LUCY BURDETTE: So interesting that Ingrid invited us to contribute to a post on reunions during the same month that I was attending two! These were family reunions, one for my 90-year-old uncle, and one for John's 100 year old cousin (and yes, he has amazing genes.) I thought you might enjoy a little peek into my family's behavior during a get-together. 

John and Lucy with birthday boy




Uncle Don was my father's only brother, four years younger. They were devoted to each other – when my father was ailing, Don called every single day for several years running.

Years ago, when John and I were first married, he was attending his first extended family party with me, a 50th wedding anniversary for Don and his bride, Carol. John's family is absorbed (some might say obsessed) with sports. So he wanted to know what equipment to bring along for the weekend. Tennis rackets? Golf clubs? Ping-pong paddles? My cousin Steve responded: when you're with the Isleibs, all you need is a knife and fork.


This get together didn't let us down in the food department. The three daughters in law and their daughters cooked all the food – an amazing feast! (Here are my three cousins and Uncle Don in line.)









My cousin Tom, who you may remember from his appearance several years ago as our resident Limerick genius, is very interested in genealogy. He made this chart for his father. 





But much to the dismay of my siblings and me, we were not on it. And I have to confess that we were not gracious about our absence, although he explained very reasonably that he didn't have room. 




We felt compelled to follow up the next morning with a rejoinder.







Then there was a very clever quiz about my uncle's life – here's one of the questions:

2. What was the most disgusting food Don has eaten in his foreign travels, or at home?

a. Brains of a live monkey in Sumatra
b. Insect “paste” on unleavened bread in Cameroon
c. Fish with a parasitic worm in its flesh from Arthur Treacher’s Fish ‘n’ Chips in Lansing
d. Roasted goat’s eyeball in Zambia




And finally there came a wonderful game called where in the world is Don Isleib? And a gift exchange, for which we were asked to bring a gift related to some aspect of his life.





Here's the birthday boy, exhausted by his big weekend! So that's my family in a nutshell--food, clever wordplay, lots of laughing and teasing.


What would your family gathering be like?
          DOWNLOAD VIDEO: Stanley Enow – Adore You Ft. Mr Eazi   

DOWNLOAD MP4/VIDEO: Stanley Enow – Adore You Ft. Mr Eazi The famous Cameroonian act, Stanley Enow realeased the long awaiting visual to his recent single which features the Nigerian star boy act Mr Eazi on the same song dubbed ”Adore You” Watch Above

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          "Gwneuthurwyr Newid"   
Atgoffodd gyfeiriad at araith Bill Clinton i Gynhadledd flynyddol y Blaid Lafur ar y neges gyntaf ar flog Amanwy y term gwleidyddol hynod hwnnw - change makers (neu wneuthurwyr newid). Mae'n derm sydd yn anesmwyth i 'nghlust i. Wrth astudio mwy a mwy o hanes, dwi'n gweld "actorion" mewn sefyllfaoedd yn hollol gaeth i'w hamgylchiadau ac yn methu ymddwyn ar unrhyw fath o egwyddor yn llawer amlach na'r hyn byddai rhywun yn ei ddisgwyl.

Mae ieithwedd newid yn daten boeth yng ngwleidyddiaeth Prydain ar hyn o bryd. Mae'r SNP yn addo newid yn yr Alban ac mae pawb ar bigau'r drain am y newid mawr yn Downing Street. Yn y discourse (oes na air Cymraeg da am discourse?) Prydeinig cyhoeddus presennol, mae na frwydr sylweddol dros newid.

Pan atebais fy nghwestiwn fy hun am beth fyddai argraff fwyaf parhaol degawd Tony Blair wrth y llyw tua pythefnos yn ôl, cynigais mai'r newid yn y ffordd mae'r Senedd (a'r Cabinet) yn ymwneud â llywodraethu oedd hynny. Beth oedd prif thema araith Gordon Brown wedi i John McDonnell a Michael Meacher fethu cael digon o bleidleisiau i gefnogi ymgyrch i arwain y Blaid Lafur ond ceisio newid y ffordd mae'r llywodraeth yn ymwneud â'r Senedd a'r boblogaeth yn lledaenach.

Mae hynny'n rhywbeth sydd yn codi'n aml yn y darn cyfoglyd yma'n y Guardian am Brown yn ogystal. Mae sefyllfa Brown yn un anodd - ar yr un llaw, mae'r Blaid Lafur wedi ennill tri etholiad cyffredinol yn olynol ac fe ddylai Brown, felly, fod ddigon parod i gymryd y clod am lwyddiannau'r llywodraeth. Ar y llaw arall, mae Llafur yn dra amhoblogaidd (er eu bod nhw'n dringo'r polau piniwn, maen nhw'n dal i fod ar ei hôl hi) ac os y clyma Brown ei hun yn rhy dynn at y gorffennol, fe allai'r gwrthbleidiau roi'r bai arno am yr hyn sydd wedi mynd o'i le. Yn symlach na hynny, hyd yn oed, fe allai'r gwrthbleidiau ddweud bod angen cael gwared ohonno jyst er mwyn cael gwared ohonno, h.y ei fod wedi mynd yn stêl.

Tacteg David Cameron yw ceisio lliwio'i hun fel gwir etifedd llwyddiannau Blair a gwneud i Brown ymddangos yn hen ffasiwn ac amharod i barhau gyda diwygiadau e.e yn y gwasanaethau cyhoeddus. Dyna oedd union ddadl George Osbourne y bore 'ma (Mercher) ar Today (gwrandewch eto yma) - disgrifio Llafur fel plaid sy'n llithro'n ôl i'r chwith ac hawlio'r tir canol yn ô'r i'r Blaid Geidwadol. Byddai dewis y Toriaid i greu'r llywodraeth newydd yn dod â'r newid sydd ei angen ar ôl deng mlynedd o Lafur, ond fe fyddai'r rhannau gorau o etifeddiaeth Tony Blair (fel rhoi mwy o bwer i ddoctoriaid ayb) yn aros - mae Osbourne wedi dadlau hyn ers tro, gweler e.e. Y ddwy hollt enfawr yn ei ddadl bore ma oedd dweud mai dod â dewis i'r gwasanaethau cyhoeddus oedd un o lwyddiannau Blair a hwythau wedi gollwng y Patients' Passport a rwdlan gwadu bod polisi newydd y blaid ar ysgolion gramadeg yn mynd yn erbyn yr egwyddor o ledu dewis ymhellach.

Dwi'n meddwl bod George Osbourne yn wleidydd da - mae'n amlwg yn ddyn clyfar iawn - ond wn i ddim pa mor llwyddiannus bydd rhoi'r cyd-destun yma i'r ddadl. Wedi dweud hynny, wn i ddim pa lwyddiant ddaw i Brown chwaith. Mae'r ddwy garfan yn trio defnyddio'r un ddadl i hudo'r cyhoedd. "Fe fydd y pethau sy'n gas gyda chi yn mynd - fyddai ddim yn sbinio fel Tony - ond fi oedd yn gyfrifiol am y pethau gorau i gyd yn ystod y degawd diwethaf." "Fe fydd y peth sy'n gas gyda chi yn mynd - y Blaid Lafur - a ni fydd yn cadw'r pethau gorau i gyd am y degawd diwethaf i fynd."

Does na ddim digon le i'r ddwy blaid ddadlau mor debyg i'w gilydd. Mae'r gair newid yn enwedig yn cael ei wasgu'n ddifrifol. Tair munud oedd cyfweliad Osbourne y bore ma, a hynny ar y rhaglen lle mae'n debygol o gael yr amser hwyaf i siarad. Fe fydd hi'n ddiddorol gweld sut bydd ieithwedd newid a pharhâd yn ffurfio discourse ymgyrch yr etholiad cyffredinol nesaf.

(Allen i ddim ysgrifennu neges am newid mewn cyd-destun Blair/Cameroonaidd heb sôn am y clip isod, er ei fod ychydig yn predictable)


           Renewable energy potentials in Cameroon: prospects and challenges    
Wirba, Asan Vernyuy and Abubakar Mas'ud, Abdullahi and Muhammad-Sukki, Firdaus and Ahmad, Salman and Mat Tahar, Razman and Abdul Rahim, Ruzairi and Munir, Abu Bakar and Karim, Md. Ershadul (2015) Renewable energy potentials in Cameroon: prospects and challenges. Renewable Energy, 76 . pp. 560-565. ISSN 0960-1481
          ELECTIONS AS A LEVEL PLAYING FIELD   
By Tikum Mbah Azonga


A contribution to the ongoing debate on FACEBOOK about the forthcoming presidential election in Cameroon and incumbent President Paul Biya`s supposed role in it.


Victory in politics comes from action. It does not come from rhetoric alone. It is not enough to simply WISH that Biya goes and you expect to get up from your bed the following morning and find him gone. Elections are round the corner. What have you done concretely in preparation? Apart from Biya, there are at least ten other candidates. Are you throwing in your weight behind any of them and giving that one total support? Or better still, are you running as your own candidate, instead of expressing wishes at the sidelines while the real battle goes on with you only as a commentator. The SDF for instance is `doing something about it`, by being there and challenging and opposing and arguing. They are engaged, they are committed. They may not make it now, but if they persist, they may make it some day. It might not be them as such but their children. . It doesn’t matter. People come and go but the nation remains. Biya is at least present and fighting his own battle. The best arena on which to challenge him and effect change is through the ballot box. Shouting and insults and emotions will not change anything.

Copyright 2011
          SNAPSHOT OF THE CAMEROON ECONOMY   
By Tikum Mbah Azonga

This paper is an adaptation of an earlier one I delivered on the Cameroon Radio Television (CRTV) national radio station on the 3rd of April 2003. The paper was broadcast on the occasion of the meeting of the National Monetary and Financial Committee at that time. The piece was one of the daily political commentaries I delivered on the 6.30 a.m. prime time national and world news on CRTV, Yaoundé, between 2002 and 2005.

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Whenever the National Monetary and Financial Committee meets, it is an event which economic operators and international donors such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank., monitor very closely because the meeting leads to a reading, if not an analysis of the state of the nation’s economic health, as it were. On the occasion, statistical analyses are done in comparison to previous periods and projections duly made for the period ahead. As such, the forum serves as a vital barometer for measuring the state of the economy.

One major revelation that has emerged from the current meeting is that the Cameroonian economy is alive and kicking. Growth rate is positive, standing at 4 per cent, although falling short of the projected 5.3 per cent. Inflation on the other hand has performed better than expected, standing at 3 per cent, instead of 4 per cent as expected. Real term growth which had marked some key sectors in recent years has continued to firm up. The sector includes telecommunications with one major change within it being the mushrooming of call boxes all over the country. As a matter of fact, the speed with which call boxes as a business have taken hold of the country is breathtaking, compared with the abysmal failure that led to public telephone booths being swept away some years ago, almost as soon as they were installed by the State. Not only were the booths shunned by the public, but they were also largely vandalized by them. Call boxes, on the other hand, have literally received a warm embrace from the public. Perhaps this is because as a privatized business in which those who are capable are allowed to operate, and they do so with their personal touches so that the user can pick and choose.

Public transport is another domain that has done well, with more and more inter-city bus companies taking their place on the market. Concerning urban transportation, taxi fares have remained relatively stable for over ten years at the rate of 150 Francs CFA per drop, on average. In the big towns such as Douala and Yaoundé, private bus companies and motor bike taxis are helping to solve the problem of congestion. Agriculture has continued to be the mainstay of the bulk of Cameroon’s active population. The decades-long support from the oil sector oil has continued unabated, even if there have been fluctuations in production quantities. Nonetheless, there is some feeling of disappointment on the part of some observers who feel that President Paul Biya has failed to lift the veil of secrecy his predecessor, Ahmadou Ahidjo, threw over oil production revenue.

Cameroon’s balance of trade deficit was cut from -CFA114.6bn in 2001 to –CFA64.7 bn last year. The overall situation of the world’s economy has been favorable, thus lending the national economy a shot in the arm. For instance, the world economy has grown at 2.8 per cent, better than the 202 per cent growth rate registered two years previously. In the CEMAC region, GDP stood at 3.7 per cent, with projections for this year put at 4 per cent. Inflation is expected to level at 3 per cent. Furthermore, it is expected that once the Douala Stock Exchange goes fully operational, the overall reading of the economy will improve even further.

Even so, it has not all been a bed of roses for Cameroon’s economy. The vexatious question of endemic power cuts from the national supplier, AES Sonel has put a sour taste in the mouth of many a Cameroonian and even businessman. The aluminum parastatal, ALUCAM, for instance, has been so rocked by inconsistent electricity supply that it now functions on only 30 per cent of its normal capacity. What is even more baffling about AES Sonel is that it is largely a “private” sector company which bought over the former SONEL when it was put up for privatization by the government. Paradoxically, many are those who wonder today why in the days when SONEL was owned by Cameroon and run by Cameroonians, power users were never subjected to such “torture”. On another sad note, the national carrier, Cameroon Airlines, has seen its turnover drop by 8.3 per cent to 37.9bn, mainly as a result of stiff competition from airlines such as SN Brussels and Swiss International Airlines. Although privatization has taken place at SONEL – despite the hitch – the same result is still awaited of the national telecommunications giant, CAMTEL, and its water distribution counterpart, SNEC.

The state would do well to address these thorny issues, in order to place the economy on a better footing. Even so, no amount of first aid is likely to yield the desired results unless it is accompanied by indispensable accompanying cleaning up measures such as good governance, including and especially the intensification of the fight against corruption. It is only then that sustained economic growth can have any meaning for the country.
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          Hong Kong: Carrie Lam, louée pour sa compétence, haïe par les démocrates   
Carrie Lam, première femme à diriger le gouvernement de Hong Kong, a face à elle une tâche ardue: apaiser les tensions politiques. Mais ses opposants craignent qu’elle n’aggrave les lignes de fracture dans l’ex-colonie britannique. Les partisans de Mme Lam, … Continue reading
          A Madrid, une marche mondiale LGBT très festive et surveillée   
Avec 52 chars et un slogan, “Viva la vida”, des centaines de milliers de manifestants s’apprêtaient samedi à participer à Madrid à la plus importante marche mondiale pour les droits des personnes homosexuelles, bi et trans (LGBT). A partir de … Continue reading
          Le président chinois met les Hongkongais en garde contre les défis « inadmissibles »   
Xi Jinping a affirmé samedi que Hong Kong était aujourd’hui plus libre qu’avant, tout en mettant en garde contre des défis “inadmissibles” à l’autorité de Pékin, 20 ans après la rétrocession de l’ex-colonie britannique. Le président chinois a lancé cet … Continue reading
          L’Irak s’attend à une victoire rapide de ses troupes à Mossoul   
L’Irak s’attend à une victoire rapide de ses troupes à Mossoul contre l’organisation jihadiste Etat islamique (EI), qui subit également des revers en Syrie. Trois ans après s’être emparés de vastes régions dans ces deux pays meurtris par des conflits, … Continue reading
          Hommage européen pour Helmut Kohl, citoyen d’honneur de l’Europe   
L’Union européenne rend samedi un hommage inédit à l’ancien chancelier allemand Helmut Kohl, décédé le 16 juin à l’âge de 87 ans, avec une cérémonie organisée dans l’hémicycle du Parlement européen à Strasbourg avant ses funérailles en Allemagne. L’Union européenne … Continue reading
          6,3 milliards de FCFA collectés au titre de la vignette automobile   
APA – Douala (Cameroun) – Plus de 6,3 milliards de francs CFA ont déjà été collectés au titre du paiement du timbre automobile pour les six premiers mois de l’année, une enveloppe qui n’est pas non loin des 7 milliards … Continue reading
          Reconfiguration du capital de la société d’électricité ENEO   
APA – Douala (Cameroun) – La société Energy of Cameroon (ENEO), filiale du holding britannique Actis, a procédé à la reconfiguration de son capital, avec l’entrée du personnel dans l’actionnariat à hauteur de 5%, pour une enveloppe de 3,2 milliards … Continue reading
          Western Cameroon King visits Texas Tech Library [+video]   
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – Today the Texas Tech Libraries hosted King Fo’Zoo II, from the Awing tribe in Western Cameroon. The trip was a way for Fo’Zoo II to learn of western practices in agriculture from the Southwest Collection/ Special … Continue reading
          25.06.2017 - Confederations Cup 2017 - Germany v. Cameroon - HIGHLIGHTS - 720p - English - HTTP *NO SPOILERS*   
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          22.06.2017 - Confederations Cup 2017 - Cameroon v. Australia - HIGHLIGHTS - 720p - English - HTTP *NO SPOILERS*   
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          18.06.2017 - Confederations Cup 2017 - Cameroon v. Chile - HIGHLIGHTS - 720p - English - HTTP *NO SPOILERS*   
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           Germany down 10-man Cameroon, Chile draw against Australia   
Germany's Joachim Loew said he is looking forward to facing Mexico on Thursday in the Confederations Cup semi-finals after the world champions pipped ...
          Involuntary refugee returns to Nigeria must be avoided – UNHCR   
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is alarmed over a fresh incident of forced returns of refugees from Cameroon into northeast Nigeria. This follows similar incidents earlier in the year, and more recently, repeated warnings that refugees are returning to a dangerous situation in which conditions do not yet exist to make returns safe and sustainable. […]
          Indonesia Uses “One Map” to Resolve Land Conflicts: Q&A with Adi Pradana and Gita Syahrani   

Indonesia Uses “One Map” to Resolve Land Conflicts: Q&A with Adi Pradana and Gita Syahrani

WRI Vice President for Communications Lawrence Macdonald recently visited Indonesia to learn about the interplay between land rights and deforestation. This is the third of three posts about the farmers, companies, officials and researchers working towards One Map.

What happens when government agencies, companies, and citizens clash over land rights--and each has a legal document to back its claim? WRI Indonesia is supporting implementation of the national government’s One Map Policy, an innovative approach to solving such disputes. The WRI Indonesia team is working with communities in four provinces—Riau, South Sumatra, Papua and South Papua—to help compile unified maps and bring competing stakeholders together to forge solutions.

Lawrence MacDonald discussed the One Map Policy and WRI’s role with Adi Pradana, One Map Initiative Governance Manager, and Gita Syahrani, Sustainable Commodities and Business Manager, in a WRI Podcast following a recent visit to a sub-district in South Sumatra that is struggling with just these problems. Here are excerpts from their conversation.

Q: Can you give an example of how Indonesia’s current maps lead to misunderstanding?

Gita: During our recent trip to South Sumatra, we met a community fighting over boundaries with a palm oil plantation. The company feels that it has rights over that land, because they have a legal document. But the community feels they weren't consulted, and their legal papers contradict the company's claims. Things like that are common when you don't have a proper One Map.

Adi: In Indonesia, the government manages most forests, and it can give away licenses. But we are talking about 120 million acres. There are limits to the government's capacity to monitor and manage this land. With hundreds of thousands of forest villages, you cannot just give the land to companies without letting communities participate in management. Of course the villagers want access. That's where the conflict arises. And it's not only about clearing the forest, it's about getting access to other forest resources as well. It could be medicine...

Gita: It could be rivers and streams, it could be honey, it could be a lot of other forms of livelihood.

Q: The power is very unequal. When you set up these multi-stakeholder discussions, what’s in it for the plantation owners? Why would they participate?

Adi: There are costs to conflicts. If you don't have clear boundaries between concessions and communities – and people encroach into the plantation – it costs the company to manage that. Companies may lose income because staff spend time dealing with conflicts instead of focusing on maintenance and operations, or they may suffer loses because of reputational risks and damage to property.

Gita: Certainty is very valuable to the private sector. The cost of conflict and the cost of always being worried about what might happen must reflected in company books. One company in Central Kalimantan had to pay 31 times for one piece of land because the recipients didn’t feel that the payments were fair and kept pressing for more.

Adi: Interestingly, it’s not always the weaker party that needs our help in strengthening its power or leverage. The One Map process also involves working with the powerful to help them strengthen their powers of empathy and cooperation.

Why did you choose Papua as an area to work in?

Gita: That’s the last frontier. If you want to protect primary forests, then Papua is the place to go. It's where the majority of the remaining forest of Indonesia is located. Papua is under a lot of threats. The deforestation rate is actually rising significantly. So, we need to go in now.

<p>Farmers listen in on a discussion of land disputes at the Musi Banuasin sub-district office in South Sumatra. Photo by WRI</p>

Farmers listen in on a discussion of land disputes at the Musi Banuasin sub-district office in South Sumatra. Photo by WRI

Do you anticipate working with indigenous communities in Papua?

Adi: They’re going to lead our work there. Because the region has a long history of conflict, we need to work in a very inclusive way. We plan to collaborate with local NGOs and work with our partners, not to reinvent the wheel, but to support their efforts and build on their results.

Gita: The national government is showing signs of progress on these issues. The newly combined Ministry of Environment and Forestry has established a Directorate of Social Forestry, which focuses on people. This is a first for Indonesia – to acknowledge that not only do people matter, but that indigenous people matter. Our Constitutional Court issued a decision recently that indigenous forests are now excluded from state forests. Under the decision, indigenous communities already have title to the land.

Will these lessons from the work in Indonesia be of interest to other countries?

Gita: Definitely. A lot of the things we are doing resonate with our colleagues in Brazil and in the Congo Basin. Countries all over the world – Myanmar, Cameroon, Kenya – have similar initiatives, many of them inspired by Indonesia. We see One Map as a viable solution in addressing land conflicts in many contexts. Connecting the dots in these places could help a lot of people, including us. We are still learning.


          Lions take away the positives   

After picking up a point in Russia, Cameroon and Hugo Broos leave the FIFA Confederations Cup with sights set on being back in 12 months time, a stronger unit for it.


          Birthday boy Teikeu in love with Russia   

Adolphe Teikeu is more than just Cameroon’s defensive linchpin at the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017; he is also the Indomitable Lions’ tour guide in Russia, a country he fell in love with as soon as he decided to play his club football there. 


          International Day at UH Maui College   

As part of International Education Week, UH Maui College wants everyone to celebrate international education and exchange this Wednesday, Nov. 18. The festivities will be held in the Pilina Building’s Multi-Purpose Room. There will be cultural dances, singing, music, activities and world games from places like Cameroon, Venezuela, India, Japan and more. Refreshments will be served. Free. 10am-4pm. UH Maui […]

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          Cable Compendium: a guide to the week’s submarine and terrestrial developments   
Mumbai-based telecoms provider *Reliance Jio Infocomm* has revealed that the *Asia Africa Europe-1 (AAE-1)* submarine cable system has entered commercial operations. The 25,000km network – owned by a consortium of 19 global service providers – connects Asia, the Middle East, East Africa and Europe. AAE-1 is described as ‘the longest 100Gbps technology-based submarine system’ and offers design capacity of over 40Tbps. The fibre-optic system landed in Pakistan earlier this week, with 19 international terminal stations – out of a total of 21 (20 landing points and a land extension in Singapore) – now live. AAE-1 consortium member *Retelit* of Italy disclosed that the last section of the system connecting the Hong Kong PoP will be completed ‘immediately after the summer’. *A trio of companies – China-based operator *China Unicom*, Cameroonian state-owned telecoms provider *CamTel* and equipment vendor *Huawei Marine* – have signed an agreement to construct the *South Atlantic Inter Link (SAIL)* system aiming to connect Kribi (Cameroon) and Fortaleza (Brazil). Adopting Huawei Marine’s advanced 100G technology, the 6,000km system will feature four fibre pairs with a design capacity of 32Tbps. When completed, the network – which is aiming to be the ‘first direct access cable connecting Africa and South America’ – will provide reliable, high-quality telecoms infrastructure to support growth in the two developing regions. As previously reported by TeleGeography’s Cable Compendium, in December 2016 *Nexans* disclosed that it will supply the required submarine repeatered optical cables (ROC) for the SAIL system. The cables will be manufactured and tested at Nexans’ Rognan factory in Norway, with contract delivery scheduled to be completed by the end of 2017.*The *TKO Express* system connecting Hong Kong’s data centre campuses of Chai Wan and Tseung Kwan O (TKO) has entered operations. The construction of the cable system – which features 1,728 fibre cores – was completed earlier this year, with full end-to-end testing of the system commencing on 20 February. TKO Express is owned and operated by Asian dark fibre and Ethernet provider *Superloop*. The cable was manufactured in *Prysmian’s* Calais (France) factory and was airlifted to Sydney (Australia) for the application of additional layers of moisture barriers and aluminium tape, with final sheath applied in the group’s Liverpool (Australia) plant. The whole manufacturing process took a total of six months.*The government of the Solomon Islands and the newly established *Solomon Islands Submarine Cable Company (SISCC)* have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with *Huawei International* for the deployment of the *Solomon Islands Submarine Cable (SISC)* linking the South Pacific nation to the rest of the world. Under the turnkey contract, Huawei will deploy a 3,400km fibre-optic cable from Sydney to Honiara, comprising two optical fibre pairs with potential capacity of 2.5Tbps, in addition to a 600km domestic network linking Noro in the Western Province and Auki (Malaita Province) with Honiara. The planned system – expected to be ready for service (RFS) in early 2019 – also includes a Branching Unit for a possible use by another regional operator.*Internet services in Congo-Brazzaville have now been restored, following a two-week disruption to the *WACS* system caused by a fishing vessel 12km from Pointe-Noire in mid-June, AfricaNews writes. During the system repair, services were offered using VSAT links connected via a cable from Kinshasa in the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).*Three East African Community (EAC) member countries – *Uganda*, *Rwanda* and *Tanzania* – have agreed to speed up interconnectivity between their respective National Fibre Networks. Mr Bagiire Vincent Waiswa, Permanent Secretary of Uganda’s *Ministry of ICT and National Guidance*, told the Daily News that negotiations between the sector ministries are currently being finalised to ensure that the interconnection was completed within the set timeframe: ‘In some cases, road networks had already been connected. What now remains is interconnection of ICT between the three countries. We are looking forward that the exercise will be completed soon. These are the final steps.’*Lastly, *GTT Communications* has agreed to acquire US-based service provider *Global Capacity* from owner Pivotal Group for USD100 million in cash and 1.85 million shares of GTT common stock. The announcement comes hot on the heels of GTT’s planned takeover of *Perseus* (revealed earlier this month) and a deal to acquire *Hibernia Networks* (announced in November 2016). Global Capacity operates a software-defined backbone network, dubbed *One Marketplace*, which covers 98% of US businesses (85% of global businesses). The deal will expand GTT’s overall footprint with last-mile connectivity to more than 9.6 million US commercial addresses, from 41 data centres and 1,750 central office PoPs. *We welcome your feedback about the *Cable Compendium*. If you have any questions, topic suggestions, or corrections, please email *editors@commsupdate.com*
          Huawei Marine secures SAIL subsea cable contract   

For a segment of the market that doesn't yet actually exist, the South Atlantic subsea cable business seems to be quite popular. Yesterday Huawei Marine inked a deal with China Unicom and Camtel to build the South Atlantic Inter Link, or SAIL, which will be a cable between Africa and South America. 

SAIL will connect the popular landing city of Fortaleza, Brazil with Cameroon, spanning some 6,000km. The plans call for four fiber pairs with an initial design capacity of 32Tbps.

Camtel and Cameroon are aiming to make the country an infrastructure hub for Africa, and have...

          Anglophone Problem: US May Stop Security Aid To Cameroon   
By Bouddih Adams A Member of Congress of the United States of America has requested investigation into the brutality and impunity of Cameroon Government security forces. Findings may cause the US to stop assistance to Cameroon. In his letter, Donald M. Payne, Jr. of the House of Representatives of the Congress of the United States of America tells the Honourable Rex W. Tillerson, Secretary, US Department of State: “I am concerned by reports of violence in Western Cameroon where the Government has violently cracked down on Anglophone protests and target this community in various ways. The following allegations are deeply troubling: the disproportionate use of force to disperse demonstrators in Bamenda; the banning of Anglophone activists’ groups; the arrest and criminal prosecution of advocates charged under a broad definition of terrorism; direction by the Cameroonian Government to cut off internet services in the Anglophone Regions for three months, and threats of imprisonment of journalists.” The Congressman observes that the US has been doling significant security assistance to Cameroon, the last one being as recent as in December 2016 of “at least $ 130 million (about FCFA 75 billion) … to help it counter Boko Haram.” He asserts that: “The State Department’s most recent annual human rights report on Cameroon states that; “police, gendarmerie and BIR officials reportedly detained and tortured persons.” He observes that; “The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights has implicated the BIR in some of these abuses.” According to the Congressman, the “Leahy Laws prohibit US security assistance to foreign security forces when there is credible and verifiable information that the recipient unit has committed a “Gross Violation of Human Rights” (GVHR). If the State Departments concludes that allegations of GVHR by the BIR and other State security forces are factual, and the Department’s human rights report suggests that it has done so in at least several instances, then, it must suspend US assistance to the implicated units.” The Congressman further requested; “regular updates of steps taken by the US and Cameroonian officials to end security forces abuses and impunity in Cameroon.” Meantime, images of people including students being brutalised in Buea and Bamenda by State security forces abound as they went viral since the peaceful demonstration of students of the University of Buea and Anglophone lawyers and teachers’ strike that has been on for about eight months now. The Anglophones are protesting against marginalisation, oppression and suppression by successive Francophone led regimes in the Cameroons and thus requesting for the statehood they had before unification with French Cameroon.
          CPDM Militants Attack Biya Over Non-appointment Of Their Sons, Daughters   
By Maxcel Fokwen High ranking members of the Cameroon People’s Democratic Movement, CPDM, in Meme Division, Southwest Region have expressed worry over the non-appointment of their kith and kin to positions of responsibility, despite their continuous support for the political configuration. Reactions in this light surfaced as the New Senior Divisional Officer, SDO for Meme, Chamberlin Ntou’ou Ndong, toured the Division to acquaint himself with the population of his administrative unit. On June 22, the CPDM Section President for Meme III, George Musima Lobe, raised the issue about Konye Sub Division. Musima told the SDO that though Konye is the bastion of the CPDM in Meme, it cannot boast of any son or daughter appointed to any post of responsibility. The Mayor lamented that ever since the administrative unit was created, the regime in power has won all elections, but Konye cannot boast of a General Manager, Board Chairman, Secretary of State, Minister or an appointee in any high post of responsibility. The Barrister cum politician drew the attention of the administration to the current political configuration of councils in Meme Division to strengthen his argument. According to him, Konye remains the lone Council in the Division with a purely CPDM board unlike others which have a mixture of other political parties. Lamenting over the situation, the Mayor averred that the situation is akin to saying that the people of Konye cast their votes for the CPDM for others to be appointed. In the same line, the CPDM Section President of Meme IC, Isaac Mukwelle Nguba, June 27 decried the same predicament for Kumba III. Speaking on behalf of the elite of Kumba III at the esplanade of the Council Chambers as the SDO came visiting, the medic said sons and daughters of the Sub Division have not been considered for appointment. Mukwelle questioned the reason for the neglect, asserting that if it comes to education, expertise and curriculum vitae, the locals of Kumba III Sub Division are ripe for any such appointments. His worry equally settled on the issue of the lack of Board Chairs, General Managers of State corporations and persons ranking as such. “We are not empowered as a people. No Minister, no General Manager, no Director General…What does it take that we don’t have in the name of Jesus,” Mukwelle wondered. On these occasions, the SDO advised the people of the respective administrative units to shun petition writing. According to Ntou’ou Ndong, each time a son or daughter is appointed even to the position of a headmaster, the same elite will flood competent administrative offices with petitions against that appointee. The administrator charged the elite to shun such behaviours and work towards improving the situation of their brothers and sisters to be given posts of responsibility.
          Where Is SCNC Leader, Nfor Ngala Nfor?   
By Chris Mbunwe The whereabouts of the firebrand Southern Cameroons National Council, SCNC, Leader, Nfor Ngala Nfor, is raising suspicious eyebrows in the Northwest and Southwest Regions of Cameroon. Nfor Ngala Nfor’s last public outing was some three months ago at the Nkwen Baptist Church, where he worships every Sunday. When this reporter visited Nfor Nfor’s residence situated at Ntabessi neighbourhood in Nkwen Bamenda, the place was virtually deserted as only some children were around but would not comment on the where about of their father. Talking to The Post, former SCNC Secretary General, Ngewi Asungwain, who is also being hunted disclosed that Nfor Nfor is operating underground, following the banning of SCNC and its activities in Cameroon by the Government.
          Samuel E’too To Be Jailed For 10 Year.   
Former Cameroonian international football star and Champion of The UEFA Cup Mr. Samuel Eto’o could face up to an estimate of 11 years in prison if found guilty. This follows news that while playing in Spain for Barcelona, the player avoided huge sums of money tax evasions for a very long time. It is reported […]
          Comment on 2017-2018 Calendar for entrance examination Cameroon institutions of State Universities 2017-2018 academic year. by Sopse Dawud churikeh   
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          Comment on MINFOPRA position du dossier: Monitor your documents online at dossier.minfopra.gov.cm MINFOPRA Cameroon by Eveline Nyemkuna Njafuh   
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          Comment on National Medicine Concours Cameroon 2017-2018 specialization in medicine. by Ambe Clovis   
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          VIDEO: Stanley Enow – Adore You Ft. Mr Eazi   

The famous Cameroonian act, Stanley Enow realeased the long awaiting visual to his recent single which features the Nigerian star boy act Mr Eazi on the same song dubbed ”Adore You” Watch Below DOWNLOAD AUDIO

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          Re: 'Paradise Discovered, At Last'   
I dont know about you but God has been kind and I discovered mine couple of days ago..... I heard from my Rohit last week and we got together the day before....As a matter of fact he,s lying in bed totally pooped out from our encounter after lunch today and we,ve been at it all afternoon...now thats what I call PARADISE. We lost touch with each other soon after school and then bumped into each other in HongKong much later on Nathan Road ,,while I was on a shopping spree with my wife and he with his. In short ,, we exchanged pleasantries and also our business cards. Some days later I had a call from him asking me if we could get together. It was as if I had found KOHINOOR DIAMOND.... I was perplexed and didnt know if it was all a dream or real. To cut a long story short we did meet up in Delhi and got together in Meridian hotel where we stayed for three whole days ...totally freaked out on each other till none of us had even a drop of cum left. We had such wild lovemaking that would put the best of North Africans or Blacks Or whatever to shame. Although both of us were worried about our marital status and although we had initial inhibitions whether it was right or whatever yet we just freaked out and believe u me it was the best time of my life..and his , too ..or so he told me and I could make out he was not shamming. God has his own ways and I discovered this....it was a very pleasant surprise to be together with the guy of my dreams... Now for the extraordinary bit.....For the first time ever after being forewarned about the rigours of AIDS....We both drank each other's cum many times as if we couldnt do without it.....Mind you..No tests no nothing...it was plain simple love.....We both trusted and just gave into each other. Please dont forget that we both are married people and such things are unheard of in India. I have no idea if I,m ill and I,m sure he is no different. But we both made love in good faith..like old times and I have no regrets whatsoever. Our next encounter is scheduled for Dusseldorf in Germany where I,ve invited him to be my guest for 2 weeks and thereafter , if all goes well, I,ll visit him in Paris where he is working as a Marketing manager and living alone. I want everyone to know that I,ve been with some of the best guys from the world over without having to pay a penny ,save for times when I,ve spent on maybe a meal. I,ve never EVER paid a dime for sex and I,ve had the best of guys of all shapes, sizes and colour from all over....and I,ve NEVER EVER been blackmailed by anyone including the dozen odd Nigerians or the dozen odd Ghanaians or cameroonians or kenyans that I went around with.....mind you ....Not ONE. God be with you all. Cheers.
          John Danfulani: Testing El Rufia’s Draconian Decisions In The Courts [MUST READ]   

he judicial branch of government is a major component in all living and functional democracies. The main schedule of this arm, which is commonly called the courts, is; interpretation of the laws, and adjudication of frictions between layers of authorities as well as government versus individuals and vice versa. In legal parlances, it is said, this branch, is the last hope of a common man/woman. From 29th May 2015 to date, Mr. Nasir El Rufai has taken far reaching decisions that don’t add up to even legal Lilliputians. Under the pretext of reforms, ministries, departments, and parastatal were turned inside-out and upside down. It is irrefutable that most of his actions were pillared on what he called EXECUTIVE ORDER. The import of this is; those decisions didn’t pass through the scrutiny of the Kaduna State House of Assembly – thus, all legal righteousnesses were not observed. At this juncture, let us walk through some of his decisions that ought to be tested in the courts of law: 1. Surreptitious reduction of ministries, departments and agencies that were established by acts of the state assembly. 2. Retirement of State Permanent Secretaries and LGA Directors of Personnel and Treasurers without following state and LGA service rules. 3. Continued appointment of Caretaker Committees (now sole administrators) in all the 23 LGA. 4. Hunting, fraternizing, negotiating, and compensating Fulani Militia committing genocide in Southern Kaduna in Mali, Senegal, Cameroon, Chad and Niger republics. 5. His multiple orders to Police Commissioners to invade people’s residences without search warrants from courts. 6. Burying of over 300 Shias in a mass grave, massacred over 100 kilometers away from their mass graves. 7. Banning of Islamic Movement In Nigeria in the state and subsequent demolition of their homes, worship centres, and schools. 8. Closing of some tertiary institutions in Kafanchan under the pretext of lack of security. 9. Slamming of 24/7 curfew for almost two weeks during which militia ran over some villages, despite the curfew. 10. Sacking hundreds of district heads, over 1000 village heads. And dissolution of their districts and village councils. 11. His definition of hate speech and persecution of people under his parochial and skewed perception of Hate Speech. 12. Demolition of private homes without a justifiable reason like acquiring such spaces for public good or danger such structures are posing to the public. 13. Abuse of judicial processes while persecuting persons viewed as enemies of his elitist and exclusive policies. 14. Banning of peaceful processions and assembly in the state. And using of security agencies in dispersing people enjoying their rights. There is much wisdom for Civil Society Organizations(CSOs), senior citizens of the state, opposition parties and individuals to drag Mr.El-rufai and the state government to competent courts of law to ascertain the legality or otherwise of afore-listed decisions. There is this notion flying around and about that going to court will be effort in futility because he has a track record of disregarding judicial pronouncements. People hoisting this notion are only trigger shy because they ought to know that getting judgments against him will be vital in the long run. It is a known fact that his immunity will expire on 29th May 2019 or same date in 2023. After that time, he will account for most of the decision taken while in office. And punitive measures pronounced by judges will come to force. Lest we forget, rights violations or related issues don’t die because local and international rights watchdogs have long memory like Mr. Snake and never forgive transgressions. Where is Charles Gange Taylor today? What was the end of ultra Serbs nationalist Slobodan Milosovich? Where is the Bosnian Serb nationalist Dr. Radovan Karazdzic? These gross human rights violators are cooling their wicked heels in The Hague, today. Or have joined their ancestors in the great beyond while standing trials. Just recently, the Chief prosecutor of international criminal court (ICC) visited Nigeria and the Shia massacre of December 2015 was top in her agenda. Is that not a sign that El-rufai and some people have started their long journeys to Hague? Our reluctance in testing/scaling his decisions will be unkind to people that placed their lives online and paid supreme sacrifices to enthroning democracy in Nigeria. We will be letting down foreign powers that used their taxpayers monies to helping activists and pro-democracy groups that brought the end of military rule in Nigeria. However, it is better late than never. Can we get started? John Danfulani, Ph.D., is a university lecturer at Kaduna State University and human rights activist. He can be reached by email HERE.  The opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the author. 

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          Re: 'Paradise Discovered, At Last'   
I dont know about you but God has been kind and I discovered mine couple of days ago..... I heard from my Rohit last week and we got together the day before....As a matter of fact he,s lying in bed totally pooped out from our encounter after lunch today and we,ve been at it all afternoon...now thats what I call PARADISE. We lost touch with each other soon after school and then bumped into each other in HongKong much later on Nathan Road ,,while I was on a shopping spree with my wife and he with his. In short ,, we exchanged pleasantries and also our business cards. Some days later I had a call from him asking me if we could get together. It was as if I had found KOHINOOR DIAMOND.... I was perplexed and didnt know if it was all a dream or real. To cut a long story short we did meet up in Delhi and got together in Meridian hotel where we stayed for three whole days ...totally freaked out on each other till none of us had even a drop of cum left. We had such wild lovemaking that would put the best of North Africans or Blacks Or whatever to shame. Although both of us were worried about our marital status and although we had initial inhibitions whether it was right or whatever yet we just freaked out and believe u me it was the best time of my life..and his , too ..or so he told me and I could make out he was not shamming. God has his own ways and I discovered this....it was a very pleasant surprise to be together with the guy of my dreams... Now for the extraordinary bit.....For the first time ever after being forewarned about the rigours of AIDS....We both drank each other's cum many times as if we couldnt do without it.....Mind you..No tests no nothing...it was plain simple love.....We both trusted and just gave into each other. Please dont forget that we both are married people and such things are unheard of in India. I have no idea if I,m ill and I,m sure he is no different. But we both made love in good faith..like old times and I have no regrets whatsoever. Our next encounter is scheduled for Dusseldorf in Germany where I,ve invited him to be my guest for 2 weeks and thereafter , if all goes well, I,ll visit him in Paris where he is working as a Marketing manager and living alone. I want everyone to know that I,ve been with some of the best guys from the world over without having to pay a penny ,save for times when I,ve spent on maybe a meal. I,ve never EVER paid a dime for sex and I,ve had the best of guys of all shapes, sizes and colour from all over....and I,ve NEVER EVER been blackmailed by anyone including the dozen odd Nigerians or the dozen odd Ghanaians or cameroonians or kenyans that I went around with.....mind you ....Not ONE. God be with you all. Cheers.
          Eliminating Lymphatic Filariasis in Cameroon   
PLOS NTDs Editors-in-Chief Peter Hotez and Serap Aksoy discuss new research and the global effort towards eliminating lymphatic filariasis. One of the most significant, yet often unheralded, accomplishments from the 2000-2015 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)
          BREAKING NEWS: Boko Haram: 4 Soldiers Killed, 3 Injured By IED Explosion In Borno   
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An officer and three soldiers on patrol in Borno on Thursday have died after encountering a buried IED between Kangarwa and Alagarno village, the Army has confirmed.
Army Spokesman, Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman, confirmed the incident in a statement on Friday. He said three other soldiers sustained injuries, while stating that the vehicle was damaged.
Usman added that three terrorists who planted the bombs were discovered and neutralised.

The army spokesman added that troops stationed at Banki in Borno rendered humanitarian assistance to over 887 Nigerian refugees who returned from Cameroon since Tuesday.
According to Usman, one Jada Hachaba who was abducted by Boko Haram was handed over to her mother at Gulak in Adamawa.
The army spokesman explained that Hachaba escaped from the terrorists’ captivity.
At Buni Yadi in Yobe, Usman said troops discovered a 122mm D30 unexploded ordinance inside an uncompleted building at the Federal Low-Cost Housing Estate.

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          Nigeria/Cameroon: The FIFA Confederations Cup - Cameroon and Germany   
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          Agatha Achindu: Five things I wish I had known about balancing parenthood with running a business   
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          Mapper of the Month : Jorieke Vyncke (Belgium)   

Jorieke, a 28 years old Belgian, has spend a lot of time the past few years to support local OpenStreetMap communities all over the world. She worked on several projects in Africa, Europe and Asia to train people and to promote OpenStreetMap by local and international players.

Jorieke at the  Mapfugees in Duinkerke

Where and when did you discover OpenStreetMap?

I discovered OpenStreetMap at the end of 2010, "you will enjoy it", and YES ! I showed OpenStreetMap to my two brothers and together with them I mapped our village Wechelderzande Thanks to my student job as mailman, it was very easy, I knew half of the house numbers in the village by heart! Some time later, I discovered HOT, the Humanitarian OpenStreetmap Team, and Map Kibera. As social agoge, who had the ambition to work internationally and who was enormously interested in participation and spatiality, it simply had to interest me. My studies in 'Conflict and Development' gave me the opportunity to delve deeper in this type of mapping. I even got the chance to work for 6 weeks in Bangladesh for my master thesis. It gave me the possibility to talk with students and professors in architecture and spatial planning, the local OpenStreetMap community and a lot of people living in slums. And yes, it was them who really convinced me to use OpenStreetMap as a tool in humanitarian and development contexts. Precisely because they can put their neighborhood on the map themselves. After this project, everything went fast, a few months later I flew for the first time to Africa for the Eurosha project, in which HOT was one of the partners. And it never really stopped since then...

Do you use OpenStreetMap yourself?

Of course ! The apps OsmAnd and Maps.ME have "saved" me several times when I am abroad. You should see the faces of the taxi drivers in Bamako or Abidjan, when I can navigate them without problems to my destination. And when you show them the apps, their surprise is complete. "OpenStreetMap for taxi drivers", would make a nice little project :-) Those apps also give me confidence when I walk around in an unknown neighborhood, because now you know where you are and where you want to go.

Besides this personal use, I also often use OpenStreetMap for my work. For example, during my last project in Côte d'Ivoire, the complete logistic planning was based on OpenStreetMap. Check out one of the maps I made with Umap for this purpose.

I was very gratefull for HOT's Ebola activation! The western part of the Côte d'Ivoire is about perfect! With a few corrections by people that knew the region very well, we got the logistics running smoothly. Other parts of the country were harder, driving around for 40 kilometers to get in that particular village, was not uncommon.

GisDay 2015 met OpenStreetMap Mali

How and where do you map?

Most of the time I map were I am or were I have been. This means a lot in Belgium, but also in places where I had worked or had spend a vacation. Most of the time, I map the basics: roads, buildings, residential areas or points of interests. I leave more complex stuff such as relations or boundaries to other mappers. [JOSM](josm.openstreetmap.de) is indispensable for me. The main reason is that this editor does not require a constant internet connection! One can download data and aerial images, work for a few hours without network and electricity, and upload the data afterwards. This comes in handy when you are somewhere remotely in Africa! I am also a fan of less popular projects on the Tasking Manager. During a sudden natural disaster, a lot of attention goes to that one area at that particular moment, but there are a lot of countries with a forgotten crisis, such as Tchad, Mali or [South Sudan(http://www.openstreetmap.org/relation/1656678). There is a gigantic need for maps in those countries as well.

What is your largest accomplishment as a mapper?

Bangui! I lived and worked there for 3 months, participating in the Eurosha project at the end of 2012. Bangui is the capital of the Central African Republic (CAR). Before my stay, Bangui was hardly noticeable on the map. When I had to leave the country, it was there, and the data could be used by humanitarian organisations in times of crisis. The adrenaline was pumping through my body when we got a phone call in Cameroon from UN OCHA on the day of the coup when the whole city was looted, to ask whether we could help them. Of course we could!!!

At this moment there is a map of Bangui, which includes all health facilities and also in other parts of the country the map is improving via HOT remote mapping projects.

I am also very proud of the week I spend in Lubumbashi with Medecins Sans Frontiers (MSF): https://hotosm.org/updates/2014-04-01_a_week_in_lubumbashi_drc . Although I did not map a lot myself during that period, I instructed people to map for me :-) At the end of the week, around 15 students were walking around to collect data and we got tremendous help from remote mappers. After 4 days more than 60 people from around the world helped us. This synergy with Ivan Gayton of MSF, myself and the students in the field and the remote mappers, was the first seed from which the Missing Maps projects was born a few months later.

Data collection in Bangui

What is your motivation to map?

The community and the enormous passion of the people, which shows in small things. Some examples: Someone visiting a meetup with a bus that takes him 30 minutes more, simply because he had not mapped that particular route yet. The sparkle in someone's eye when her first edit appears on the map. The fire in the email discussions on the mailing lists, ...

But also how all this chaos, somehow coordinates to the result we see today on OpenStreetMap. A database build by ordinary people, but feeding economic development, and a key stone in some humanitarian projects.

OpenStreetMap is for me a great example of the inspiring "commons based economy" of Michel Bauwens.

Besides mapping, do you do other OpenStreetMap related tasks?

Since the spring of 2015, I am in the board of HOT. Besides that, I spend quite some time to answer all kinds of emails and to bring the right people in contact with one another. From time to time I do some translations, update the wiki and make a post on osm.be . I also speak on conferences, co-organise meetups and mapathons. At this moment I am busy with the organisation of the HOTsummit and the State of the Map conference.

To conclude, is there anything else you want to mention?

Do not be afraid, just make that first edit. Everybody can participate in OpenStreetMap, I am the living proof of that!


          Les Astres vs Unisport Bafang, Jul 02, 2017 – Live Stream, Score, Prediction   
Cameroon Elite One, Les Astres – Unisport Bafang, Sunday, 8:30 am ET Short Preview The neighbours in a tournament table will play in a very interesting match (ranked 14 and 13). One and the other teams get a very uncertain game. Les Astres will have a poor advantage in this game. Recently, the team did […]
          Goretzka blitz flattens Mexico   
Germany booked their place in the Confederations Cup final as Leon Goretzka scored twice in a devastating opening spell in Thursdays 4-1 semifinal win over Mexico.

Attacking midfielder Goretzka ran riot in Sochi with goals on six and eight minutes before Timo Werner and substitute Amin Younes netted in the second half.

Marco Fabian scored Mexicos stunning consolation in the 89th minute with a thunderbolt free-kick from long range.

World champions Germany will face Chile in Sundays final in St Petersburg while Mexico play Portugal in Moscows third-place play-off.

"We now need to reward ourselves for our hard work and we want to get the title," said Goretzka.

The Germans drew 1-1 with Copa America champions Chile when the teams met last Thursday in Kazan.

"We already played them in the group stage and we know they are good, they are one of the best teams in the competition I have seen so far," said Germany captain Julian Draxler.

Goretzka and Werner are now the tournaments joint top-scorers with three goals a-piece in Russia.

Germany head coach Joachim Loew pulled a surprise before kick-off by naming 20-year-old Benjamin Henrichs on the right wing for only his third international and first start in Russia.

The bold move paid off as Henrichs pounced on an early mistake and his pass found Goretzka sprinting towards the box.

The Schalke forward took the ball in his stride and stroked his shot past Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa on six minutes.

Goretzka struck again soon after when Werners pass split the Mexican defence open and he drove home.

The early goals sparked life into comeback kings Mexico, who fought back in all three group stage matches to beat New Zealand and Russia after scrambling a draw with Portugal.

Midfielder Giovani dos Santos was a constant first-half threat.

When Draxler was caught napping on the edge of the area, Dos Santos robbed him of possession, but fired just wide.

LA Galaxys Dos Santos and his Villarreal namesake Jonathan Dos Santos forced Germany goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen into a double save with half an hour gone.

Javier Hernandez squandered Mexicos best chance when his effort flew agonisingly over the woodwork just a few minutes later.

Mexico sustained the pressure and Hector Herreras free-kick had to be tipped over the bar by Ter Stegen.

It stayed 2-0 at the break, but Mexico had 62 percent possession in the first half and 10 shots to Germanys five.

The world champions tightened their defence accordingly for the second half and Ter Stegen was rock-solid in denying Mexicos half-chances.

It was three shortly before the hour mark when Draxlers pass into the area found Jonas Hector, who drew Ochoa for Werner to tap home for his third goal in Russia after Sundays double against Cameroon.
Goretzka was replaced by Liverpool midfielder Emre Can for the final 23 minutes as Loew rested him for Sundays final.

With 15 minutes left, Raul Jimenez headed against the crossbar with Ter Stegen beaten.

There was nothing on when Fabian stepped up for a free-kick just inside the German half, but his strike rocketed into the top corner.

The Germans were briefly rattled, but replacement Younes settled any nerves with a fourth goal in injury-time.

          Vanaja Jasphine Honored For Her Fight Against Human Trafficking    
The State Department's 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report was released earlier this week. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Sister Vanaja Jasphine about her efforts to combat human trafficking in Cameroon.
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          Cameroon: Heavenly Tribal Messiah Workshop   
  By Nchia Kamran, FFWPU Cameroon A 3-day workshop for Heavenly Tribal Messiah candidates was held from the 22nd to the 24th of June 2017 at the national headquarters of the FFWPU Cameroon.  There were 10 families who participated in this workshop. This workshop was held to launch the Heavenly Tribal Messiah Academy...
          Cameroon: 7-Day Divine Principle Workshop   
Prepared by FFWPU Cameroon Family Federation for World Peace and Unification organized a 7—Day Divine Principle workshop in its headquarter in Yaounde from the 19th to the 25th of June 2017. This was in conformity with the national plan to organize a 7—Day Divine Principle workshop every month. This time around three regions...
          Douala AC v AS Matelots   
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          Yaounde II v National Polytechnic   
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          Cameroon Will Beat Nigeria To Russia 2018 Ticket – Moukandjo   

Cameroon captain, Benjamin Moukandjo, has boasted that the Indomitable Lions will beat the Super Eagles of Nigeria to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

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          Chance viewing of Yothu Yindi sparks DJ's journey from Cameroon to Central Australia   
Cameroonian immigrant Charles Mbouti lives two very different lives one as a DJ and another as a mentor to Indigenous youth.
          Cameroun: Opérations de maintien de la paix - L'ONU serre la ceinture   
[Cameroon Tribune] Plusieurs missions de l'Organisation des Nations unies déployées à travers le monde devraient connaitre une coupe drastique de leur budget et une réduction de leurs effectifs.
          Eto’o, Xavi, Fabregas Arrive Argentina For Messi’s Wedding Party [Photos]   

Cameroon legend and former Barcelona striker Samuel Eto’o has joined the growing list of footballers who will be present at Lionel Messi’s wedding party. The Antalyspor forward shared a picture on Instagram confirming he landed in Rosario with former teammates Gerard Pique, Xavi, Puyol, Jordi Alba and Cesc Fabregas for the much-anticipated party in City Center, the largest city in the […]

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          Eto’o, Xavi, Fabregas Arrive Argentina For Messi’s Wedding Party [Photos]   

Cameroon legend and former Barcelona striker Samuel Eto’o has joined the growing list of footballers who will be present at Lionel Messi’s wedding party. The Antalyspor forward shared a picture on Instagram confirming he landed in Rosario with former teammates Gerard Pique, Xavi, Puyol, Jordi Alba and Cesc Fabregas for the much-anticipated party in City Center, the largest city in the […]

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          Vanaja Jasphine Honored For Her Fight Against Human Trafficking    
The State Department's 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report was released earlier this week. Scott Simon talks with Sister Vanaja Jasphine about her efforts to combat such trafficking in Cameroon.
          Cameroon > Professionals : Alice NKOM   
Extract : Alice Nkom is a Cameroonian Lawyer well known for her advocacy towards decriminalization of homosexuality in Cameroon. She was the first woman to become a lawyer in Cameroon....
          Human Rights Watch Country Profiles: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity   

The following are excerpts from the Human Rights Watch 2017 World Report  that relate to the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people. The report, released in January 2017, documented events of 2016. In some cases, we have added updates from the first half of 2017.

The countries are all listed below in alphabetical order. This compilation is not comprehensive. If a country is not listed, that means there was no mention of LGBTI/SOGI issues for that country in the 2017 World Report. For example, many of the smaller Caribbean countries and some African countries are omitted due to research limitations, but most have anti-LGBT laws on the books and pervasive homophobia and transphobia. On the other hand, several countries that are not included here made progress in the 2016-2017 period: Belize, Nauru and the Seychelles all decriminalized consensual same-sex conduct, for example. Human Rights Watch has only recently begun investigating the rights of intersex people, so there are few references to intersex rights.

This is a living document which will be updated regularly to reflect new events and further Human Rights Watch research.

Last updated: June 23, 2017

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Argentina

In 2010, Argentina became the first Latin American country to legalize same-sex marriage. The Civil Marriage Law allows same-sex couples to enter into civil marriages and affords them the legal protections of marriage enjoyed by opposite sex couples, including adoption rights and pension benefits. Since 2010, nearly 15,000 same-sex couples have married nationwide. In 2012, the landmark Gender Identity Law established the right of individuals over the age of 18 to choose their gender identity, undergo gender reassignment, and revise official documents without any prior judicial or medical approval.

Armenia

Activists reported that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LBGTI) people face discrimination, harassment, and violence. The government has not addressed hate speech or discrimination against LGBTI people. Gender identity and sexual orientation are not included as protected grounds in anti-discrimination or hate speech laws, limiting legal recourse for many crimes against LGBTI people. Following the October 2015 Rainbow forum, organized by Armenian LGBTI-friendly groups to discuss protection and promotion of minority rights, anonymous people targeted some participants with intimidation and threats, mostly on social media, including to burn and kill them. Authorities refused to launch a criminal investigation into the threats, citing lack of evidence. In June 2016, the LGBT rights group, PINK Armenia, published a survey revealing that 90 percent of the population is hostile to LGBTI people and support limits on their rights. In July 2016, PINK Armenia released a report documenting 46 cases of violence and discrimination against LGBTI people in 2015. The government has not taken meaningful steps to combat stereotypes and discrimination against LGBTI people.

Australia

Australia does not recognize the right of same-sex couples to marry. The Australian government announced a plebiscite on the right of same-sex couples to marry, but political opponents blocked it, arguing a plebiscite is expensive and wasteful and that the issue should be determined by a parliamentary free vote.

Australia continued its policy of intercepting asylum seekers and forcibly transferring them to Nauru and, until 2016, to Manus Island in Papua New Guinea. Asylum seekers or refugees perceived to be lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or intersex (LGBTI) face harassment and abuse despite the recent decriminalization of same-sex conduct in Nauru. In Papua New Guinea, such conduct remains criminalized.

Bangladesh

Bangladesh witnessed a spate of violent attacks against secular bloggers, academics, gay rights activists, foreigners, and members of religious minorities in 2016. Prominent gay activists Xulhaz Mannan, the founder of Roopbaan, Bangladesh’s first lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) magazine, and Mahbub Rabby Tonoy, the general secretary of the group, were  murdered in April. Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) claimed responsibility for the killings. Fearing for their lives, many LGBT activists sought temporary refuge outside the country.

“Carnal intercourse against the order of nature” carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison. In May 2017, police raided a private gathering of gay and bisexual men, and allegedly paraded them in front of media, exposing them to their families and the public. Authorities said they declined to press charges under the colonial-era sodomy law because they did not catch the men in the act of sexual intercourse. The government has twice rejected recommendations to repeal the colonial-era law during its Universal Periodic Review at the UN Human Rights Council. The Bangladesh cabinet in 2014 declared legal recognition of a third gender category for hijras—a traditional cultural identity for transgender people who, assigned male at birth, do not identify as men—but the absence of a definition of the term or procedure for gaining recognition of third gender status led to abuses in implementation of the legal change. In June and July 2015, a group of hijras were subjected to harassment and invasive and abusive physical examinations at a government hospital as a requirement to join a government employment program. The Bangladesh National Human Rights Commission in 2017 agreed with LGBT civil society groups to establish a desk at the commission for reporting SOGI-related issues.

Belarus

Parliament adopted a vaguely worded bill in May 2016 on “protecting children from information harmful for their health and development.” These provisions may be used to restrict dissemination of neutral or positive information about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people as “discrediting the institution of the family.”

Bolivia

In May 2016, the Plurinational Assembly passed a bill that allows people to revise the gender noted on their identification documents without prior judicial approval. Same-sex couples in Bolivia are not allowed to marry or engage in civil unions. The 2009 constitution defines marriage as the union of a man and a woman.

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sarajevo Open Centre, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rights organization, documented 23 cases of hate speech and incitement of violence and hate and two crimes and incidents motivated by prejudice on the basis of sexual orientation and/or gender identity in the first three months of 2016. The reaction of authorities to these incidents is generally inadequate. There was no progress in police investigations into the 2014 attack on a film festival that Sarajevo Open Centre organized.

In its annual progress on Bosnia and Herzegovina published in November, the European Commission highlighted the failure of authorities to amend the constitution, in breach of the European Convention on Human Rights and to implement rulings by the Constitutional Court. The report also identified inadequate legal protection for LGBTI persons and the failure of authorities to protect adequately the rights of minorities and to ensure media freedom.

Brazil

Brazil’s Supreme Court approved same-sex marriage in 2011 and it upheld the right of same-sex couples to adopt children in 2015. But the Chamber of Deputies was, at time of writing, debating a bill that would define a family as a union between a man and a woman. The national Human Rights Ombudsman’s Office received 1,983 complaints of violence, discrimination, and other abuses experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons in 2015. In the first half of 2016 the ombudsman received 879 such complaints.

Burma

Burma’s national penal code criminalizes consensual same-sex behavior between adult men. In recent years police have arrested gay men and transgender women assembling in public places, and politicians have called for the “education” of gay people.

Cameroon

Cameroon’s penal code punishes “sexual relations between persons of the same sex” with up to five years in prison. The law is regularly enforced, and in previous years, the Cameroonian authorities have subjected men arrested under this law to forced anal examinations. Although the number of arrests appeared to decrease for several years, activists reported a new uptick in arrests and prosecutions in 2016.

Chile

A “civil union” bill presented by former President Sebastián Piñera in 2011 that provides legal recognition and protection for same-sex couples became law in April 2015 and went into effect in October 2015. In September 2016, the Senate Human Rights Commission approved a bill to recognize the gender identity of transgender people, with a Senate vote expected in December.

China

China has no law protecting people from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, and there is no legal recognition of same-sex partnership. Possibly because their activism is not considered threatening to the state, LGBT individuals enjoyed some success advancing legal cases in 2016. In January, a Hunan court heard a case filed by Sun Wenlin against the local Bureau of Civil Affairs, which had refused to marry Sun and his male partner. Though the court ruled against Sun in April, his case—the first gay marriage lawsuit accepted by Chinese courts—attracted wide media attention. In June, a Henan court accepted a case filed by Yu Hu against a mental health hospital that had subjected him to 19 days of involuntary “therapy” to “cure” his homosexuality. Also in June, a Guangdong university student, Qiu Bai, sued the provincial education department over textbooks that depict homosexuality as an illness. Qiu filed a similar suit in 2015, though she withdrew it later because the department had promised to look into the matter. She decided to sue again after the authorities’ pledge failed to materialize. In June, China voted against a UN resolution creating an expert post dedicated to addressing violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Colombia

In September 2016, the Council of the State—one of Colombia’s high courts—annulled the 2012 re-election of Alejandro Ordoñez as the country’s inspector general and dismissed him from office. Under Colombian law, the inspector general is charged with protecting human rights, but during his seven years in office, Ordoñez repeatedly sought to undermine the rights of women and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people.

In recent years, authorities in Colombia have taken several steps to recognize the rights of LGBT people. In June 2015, the Justice Ministry issued a decree allowing people to revise the gender noted on their identification documents without prior judicial approval. In November 2015, the Constitutional Court ruled that sexual orientation could not be used to prohibit someone from adopting a child, although a legislative proposal to hold a referendum on this issue remained pending at time of writing. In April 2016, the Constitutional Court upheld the right of same-sex couples to marry. In October 2016, FARC leaders met with conservative politicians and agreed to promote a definition of the family as formed by a man and a woman. The FARC backtracked after meeting with LGBT representatives days later. Conservative politicians and evangelist leaders had attacked the peace agreement claiming that it would “destroy families.” Between January and June 2016, the Ombudsman’s Office received 89 reports of cases of violence against LGBTI people.

Cote d’Ivoire

No law prohibits discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation, gender identity, or intersex status. Côte d’Ivoire does not criminalize same-sex conduct, but the criminal code establishes higher penalties for same-sex couples convicted of public acts of indecency. Two men were in November convicted of public indecency and sentenced to three-month prison terms after being accused of same-sex sexual acts. Two gay men were assaulted in June 2016 after a photo was published of them signing a book of condolences to the victims of a shooting at a gay nightclub in Florida, US.

Croatia

In February, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) ruled that Croatia discriminated on grounds of sexual orientation against a woman from Bosnia and Herzegovina, by denying her the right to a residence permit in Croatia to join her female partner.

Ecuador

In 2016, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights ruled against Ecuador in a case determining that it is discriminatory to punish officers who allegedly have homosexual sex on military installations.

Egypt

Sexual relations outside marriage are criminalized. Since 2013, authorities have pursued a campaign to intimidate, track, and arrest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people, including entrapment using social media applications. Police regularly used forced anal examinations in prosecutions of those suspected of homosexual sex. Solidarity With Egypt LGBTQ+, an advocacy group, said it had recorded 114 criminal investigations involving 274 LGBT individuals launched between the end of 2013 and November 2016, 66 of which involved the authorities’ use of social media.

Estonia

The government failed to adopt amendments that would allow the Co-Habitation Act to fully enter into force in 2016. The act is progressive legislation that extends the rights of marriage to unmarried—including same-sex—couples, encompassing, among other things, child adoption and property rights.

Gambia

The government continued to resist calls to repeal laws that criminalize homosexuality, including an October 2014 law that introduced a series of new “aggravated homosexuality” offenses that impose sentences of up to life in prison. The criminalization of same-sex conduct leaves lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Gambians at risk of arbitrary arrest and detention, although fewer arrests and physical abuse of LGBT Gambians were reported in 2016.

Georgia

In August, President Giorgi Margvelashvili blocked a referendum bid on defining marriage as a union of a man and a woman, saying that the issue is already covered in the civil code. Kvirikashvili vowed to pursue a constitutional definition of marriage after the October elections, arguing that this would help counter alleged Western efforts to spread same-sex marriage “propaganda” in Georgia. Local rights groups feared this effort would further marginalize the LGBT community and intensify anti-LGBT prejudice. Authorities declined a request by LGBT activists to hold an event to mark International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO) on Tbilisi’s main thoroughfare, stating it was already booked for a procession by Orthodox groups to mark Family Day, an annual event established by the Orthodox Church in 2014. Activists refused to celebrate IDAHO in the alternative venue offered. The Women’s Initiatives Supporting Group (WISG), a local LGBTI rights group, said it documented almost 20 cases of attacks against transgender people in 2016. In October, a transgender woman was beaten and stabbed in what rights groups suspected was a hate crime. Police arrested a suspect on attempted murder charges, and the public defender urged authorities to examine a possible hate motive.

Honduras

Rampant crime and impunity for human rights abuses remain the norm in Honduras. Despite a downward trend in recent years, the murder rate is among the highest in the world. Journalists, peasant activists, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals are among those most vulnerable to violence.

In June 2016, several United Nations agencies working in Honduras urged the government to investigate killings of LGBTI activists and noted that sexual violence against LGBTI individuals forces them into “internal displacement” or to flee the country in search of international protection.

Hungary

In August 2016, a lower court sentenced a right-wing extremist to 10 years’ imprisonment for violent attacks between 2007 and 2009, including throwing Molotov cocktails at the homes of socialist MPs and an attack on a gay bar in Budapest.

In July, the ECtHR ruled that Hungary had arbitrarily detained an Iranian gay man and failed to take into account his vulnerability in detention arising from his sexual orientation.

India

In February 2016, the Supreme Court of India allowed a challenge to section 377 of the penal code to proceed, referring the case to a five-judge bench. The colonial-era provision, which the court had upheld in 2013, criminalizes same-sex relations between adults. In June, several well-known LGBT professionals filed a petition in Supreme Court arguing that section 377 violates the right to life and personal liberty, but the Supreme Court deferred the petition to the Chief Justice. In August, the government introduced a new bill in parliament on the rights of transgender persons. The bill was flawed, however, by provisions that were inconsistent with the 2014 Supreme Court ruling that recognized transgender individuals as a third gender and found them eligible for quotas in jobs and education.

India’s voting record on rights issues at the UN was disappointing. In July, the government abstained on a resolution that created a UN expert post to address discrimination against LGBT persons and voted in favor of amendments to weaken the mandate, saying India’s Supreme Court was still to decide on the issue of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights.

Indonesia

Starting in January 2016, high-ranking Indonesian officials made a series of vitriolic anti-LGBT statements and policy pronouncements, fueling increased threats and at times violent attacks on LGBT activists and individuals. In some cases, the threats and violence occurred in the presence, and with the tacit support, of government officials or security forces. State institutions, including the National Broadcasting Commission and the National Child Protection Commission, issued censorship directives banning information and broadcasts that portrayed the lives of LGBT people as “normal” as well as so-called propaganda about LGBT lives. Ministries proposed discriminatory and regressive anti-LGBT laws. An ongoing case in the Constitutional Court is considering a petition that proposed amending the criminal code to criminalize sex outside of marriage and same-sex sexual relations. During the initial hearings, the petitioners—led by a group called the Family Love Alliance—put forward ill-informed and bigoted testimony similar to the anti-LGBT rhetoric espoused by Indonesian officials and politicians earlier that year. The government, the respondent in the case, said criminalizing sex out of wedlock would make “the sinner a criminal, and the government authoritarian,” a view echoed in testimony by the National Commission on Violence Against Women and other groups opposed to the petition. At time of writing the court had not yet ruled on the petition. While president Joko Widodo, or “Jokowi” in October 2016 declared that police must protect LGBT people and not discriminate against them, he failed to uphold that principle in action. In 2017, police raided at least two private gatherings of gay and bisexual men on the pretense of the discriminatory anti-pornography law, which construes gay sex as “deviant” and prescribes increased punishments for it, and Sharia police publicly flogged two gay men for private, consensual sex in Aceh province.

Iran

Under Iranian law, many nonviolent crimes, such as “insulting the Prophet,” apostasy, same-sex relations, adultery, and drug-related offenses, are punishable by death.

In March, the United Nations Children’s Rights Committee noted that flogging was still a lawful punishment for boys and girls convicted of certain crimes. The committee noted reports that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) children had been subjected to electric shocks to “cure” them.

Iraq

ISIS’s Diwan al-Hisba (Moral Policing Administration) and online media apparatuses have publicly announced 27 executions of allegedly gay men, at least nine of them in Iraq. The main method ISIS used to execute these men has been to throw them off the roofs of high-rise buildings.

Iraq’s penal code does not prohibit same-sex intimacy, although article 394 makes it illegal to engage in extra-marital sexual relations. Due to the fact that the law does not expressly allow same-sex marriage, it effectively prohibits all same-sex relations. In July 2016 Moqtada al-Sadr, the prominent Shia opposition cleric, stated that although same-sex relationships are not acceptable, individuals who do not conform to gender norms suffer from “psychological problems,” and should not be attacked.

Israel/Palestine

There are different legal systems in occupied Palestinian Territory. The British Mandate Criminal Code Ordinance, No. 74 of 1936 is in force in Gaza. In the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, the Jordanian Penal Code of 1960 applies, and does not contain provisions prohibiting adult consensual same-sex conduct. In Gaza, having “unnatural intercourse” of a sexual nature, understood to include same-sex relationships, is a crime punishable by up to 10 years in prison. In February 2016, Hamas’s armed wing executed one of its fighters ostensibly for “behavioral and moral violations,” which Hamas officials acknowledged meant same-sex relations.

Italy

As of May 2016, same-sex couples may have their relationships legally recognized as civil unions, though they do not have the right to adopt.

Japan

A bipartisan parliamentary group established in March 2015 continued to discuss legislation to address discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, but at time of writing it had yet to come up with an agreed draft bill. Japanese law treats those requesting legal recognition as transgender as having a “Gender Identity Disorder” and requires obtaining such medical diagnosis. It also requires forced sterilization, compulsory single status, not having any underage children, and being 20 years or older. While same-sex marriage is not legally recognized in Japan, Tokyo’s Shibuya ward in April 2015 became the first municipality to pass a regulation recognizing same-sex partnerships, with more municipalities recognizing such partnerships in 2016 and 2017. Bullying is a problem in Japanese schools generally, and particularly so against LGBT students. In April 2016, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) for the first time released a guidebook for teachers regarding sexual orientation and gender identity. And in 2017, MEXT announced amendments to the national bullying prevention policy to include specific mention of LGBT students for the first time.

Jamaica

Jamaica is moving toward a revision of its rape law, which currently defines rape as the penetration of the vagina with the penis without consent. A proposal has been floated for a new law that is gender neutral. The absence of a gender-neutral rape law has been put forth in the past by politicians as justification for retaining Jamaica’s colonial-era “buggery” law, which criminalizes both consensual and non-consensual sex between men. The possible promulgation of a gender-neutral law on rape or sexual assault may therefore be a first step toward decriminalization of consensual same-sex conduct.

Kazakhstan

Surveys of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people reveal that many hide their sexual orientation or gender identity—including to healthcare providers—out of fear of reprisals or discrimination. When LGBT people report abuse, they often face indifference and hostility from authorities. Transgender people must undergo humiliating and invasive procedures—including coerced sterilization—to change gender on official documents. Without identity documents, transgender people struggle to access employment, healthcare, and education. The UN Human Rights Committee called on the government to end discrimination and violence against LGBT people and review gender-reassignment surgery procedures.

Kenya

Kenya’s penal code prohibits “carnal knowledge against the order of nature,” generally understood as consensual sex between men, and “indecent practices between males.” Civil society organizations and activists filed two landmark constitutional petitions against these sections in April and June 2016, arguing that the laws violate constitutional rights, including the rights to equality and nondiscrimination, human dignity, freedom and security of the person, privacy, and health. Kenya continued the prosecution of two men on charges of “carnal knowledge” after police arbitrarily arrested them in Kwale County in February 2015. The case remained open but was suspended pending the ruling of a constitutional petition filed by the two men, asserting that state officials had violated their rights by subjecting them to a forced anal examination. The High Court rejected the petition on the grounds that the men consented to the examination, ignoring that the men were in police custody and not able to provide free and informed consent. The men have appealed the ruling. The government appealed a 2015 High Court decision ordering the Non-Governmental Organizations Board to register the National Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (NGLHRC), a civil society group. Parties were awaiting a hearing date at time of writing. The Kenya Film Classification Board overstepped its jurisdiction in asking YouTube to remove a locally produced video addressing same-sex relationships, prohibiting an alleged lesbian speed-dating event, and attempting to ban a podcast with alleged lesbian content.

In May 2017, the Attorney General established a “Taskforce on Policy, Legal, Institutional and Administrative Reforms Regarding Intersex Persons in Kenya.” Its mandate includes to “recommend comprehensive reforms to safeguard the interests of intersex persons.” The secretariat of the task force is based at the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights. The task force will be open to receiving submissions on best practices from around the world, and there is a strong possibility that it will result in the establishment of policies that protect the rights of intersex people. While it will not directly address SOGI related rights, the task force may produce a rights-based framework around intersex people with aspects that will be transferrable to the advancement of LGBT rights.

Kyrgyzstan

LGBT people in Kyrgyzstan experience ill-treatment, extortion, and discrimination by both state and non-state actors. There is widespread impunity for these abuses. On May 24, 2016, the law, order and fighting crime parliamentary committee returned Kyrgyzstan’s anti-LGBT bill, which would ban “propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations,” for a repeat second reading, where it then stalled. The bill appears aimed at silencing anyone seeking to openly share information about same-sex relations in Kyrgyzstan. Following a live debate on LGBT rights on national television, Kyrgyzstan’s State Committee on National Security on June 14 summoned the editor-in-chief of Kloop.kg, an online media portal, for questioning about its coverage of the show. The television’s supervisory board also formally reprimanded its general director for airing the content. Also in June, Kyrgyzstan voted against a resolution at the UN Human Rights Council establishing the mandate of an independent expert to address violence and discrimination against LGBT people.

Latvia

According to Latvian LGBT activists, the authorities used a 2015 law on “constitutional morality education” to censor discussion about LGBT people in at least two schools in 2016.

Lebanon

Sexual relations outside of marriage—adultery and fornication—are criminalized under Lebanon’s penal code. Furthermore, article 534 of the penal code punishes “any sexual intercourse contrary to the order of nature” with up to one year in prison. In recent years, authorities conducted raids to arrest persons allegedly involved in same-sex conduct, some of whom were subjected to torture including forced anal examinations. In February 2016, a Syrian refugee, arrested by Lebanese Military Intelligence officers apparently on suspicion he was gay, was allegedly tortured while detained at Military Intelligence, Ministry of Defense, Military Police, and Jounieh police centers. In January 2017, a judge in Metn challenged the legal basis of the arrest of men for same-sex conduct, declaring that homosexuality is “not a criminal offence,” although under Lebanon’s legal system, the ruling does not create a binding precedent.

Malaysia

Discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people is pervasive in Malaysia. Article 377A of the penal code criminalizes same-sex activity between men with punishments of up to 20 years in prison and whipping. Numerous Sharia-based laws and regulations prohibiting a “man posing as a woman,” sexual relations between women, and sexual relations between men effectively criminalize LGBT people.

Both government and private actors attempted to limit expression in support of LGBT rights. In February 2017, JAKIM (the Ministry for Islamic Development) endorsed so-called “conversion therapy,” claiming that gays should seek guidance from God, “repent,” and enter into heterosexual marriages. In March, the Film Censorship Board demanded that Disney edit out four minutes of the children’s film “Beauty and the Beast” because of a “gay moment.” Disney refused to make any cuts to the film, and the board eventually backed down and allowed the unedited film to be screened in Malaysia. In May, Taylor’s University in Subang Jaya canceled a three-day Pride celebration organized by Pelangi, an LGBT rights organization. In June, the Ministry of Health, in response to strident criticism from activists and the general public, reframed the terms of a youth video competition on sexual and reproductive health, removing language and criteria that stigmatized LGBT identities in favor of language that appears to affirm them.

In February 2017 Sameera, a transgender woman, was murdered in Kuantan. In June, an 18-year-old in Penang, T. Nhaveen, died after a group of teenagers allegedly beat and raped him while taunting him with insults such as “pondan,” a derogatory Malay term for an effeminate male, a gay male, or a transgender woman.

Mexico

Same-sex marriage has been legal in Mexico City since 2010. Since then, nine states have legalized it; in 2015, the Supreme Court opened the door to recognition in all states by ruling that the definition of marriage as a union only between a man and a woman constitutes discrimination and thus violates Mexico’s Constitution. In May 2016, President Peña Nieto introduced a bill to legalize same-sex marriage, to remove sexual orientation and gender identity as barriers to adoption, and to recognize gender identity through the reissuance of birth notices, without a doctor’s involvement. Two committees in the Chamber of Deputies voted against the initiative in November.

Morocco/Western Sahara

Moroccan courts continued to jail persons for same-sex conduct under article 489 of the penal code, which prohibits “lewd or unnatural acts with an individual of the same sex.” A Beni Mellal court convicted two men of homosexuality after a group of youths on March 9 burst into the home of one and pushed the two men naked into the street, filming the assault and later posting the clip online. The two men were freed after spending one month in prison; in April, a court imposed prison terms on two of their attackers. On October 27, police in Marrakesh arrested two girls aged 16 and 17 who were reported for cuddling in a private home. They were jailed for one week and charged under article 489, then provisionally released. In December, they were acquitted.

Authorities require but often refuse to issue permits for foreign broadcast media to film in Morocco. On April 3, police detained and then expelled a crew of the French news program “Le Petit Journal” as it tried to film in a neighborhood of Beni Mellal where the abovementioned gay-bashing assault had taken place.

Nepal

In line with a 2007 Supreme Court decision and a subsequent court order, the government in 2015 began issuing passports in three genders: “male,” “female,” and “other.” Some with “other” passports have successfully traveled abroad with their travel documents recognized by foreign governments. The new constitution recognizes that citizenship is available in three genders, and protects “gender and sexual minorities” in clauses related to equality before the law and social justice. Activists remain frustrated with the lack of implementation of a Supreme Court-mandated committee recommendation that the government recognize same-sex relationships.

Netherlands

At the start of 2016, NGOs reported threats and discrimination against LGBT asylum seekers at asylum facilities, and a Dutch independent monitoring body, the Dutch Board for Protection of Human Rights, found in February that LGBT asylum seekers at a large facility face discrimination.

Nigeria

The passage of the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Act, SSMPA in January 2014, has far reaching effects on members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. The law is used to legitimize abuses against LGBT people, including mob violence, sexual abuse, unlawful arrests, torture and extortion by police. On February 13, the police arrested a homosexual couple in the federal capital for allegedly attempting to conduct a wedding. The wedding sponsors and the hotel venue owner were also arrested. The penalty for entering into a gay marriage under the SSMPA is 14 years. Ironically, former President Jonathan who defied global pressure before signing the bill into law, said belatedly in June 2016 that “with the clear knowledge that the issue of sexual orientation is still evolving, the nation may, at the appropriate time, revisit the law.”

In November 2015, the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights urged the Nigerian government to review the SSMPA in order to prohibit violence and discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity and ensure access to HIV prevention, treatment, and care services for LGBT individuals.

Pakistan

In 2009, Pakistan’s Supreme Court called for improved police response to cases involving transgender people, and to ensure the rights of transgender people to basic education, employment, and protection. However, despite the court order, violent attacks on transgender and intersex women in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province surged in 2016, with unknown assailants frequently targeting those involved in activism. Official responses have been inadequate. Human rights groups in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have recorded dozens of threats to, and attacks on, people and property, including abuses while in police custody. In September 2016, the National Commission for Human Rights called on the government to investigate the attacks, and in 2016 and 2017 local governments and parliament hearings reflected an increased amount of attention to the plight of transgender women—including a unanimous resolution in the Khyber Pakhdunkhwa assembly calling for voting rights for transgender people.

Papua New Guinea

The PNG criminal code outlaws sex “against the order of nature,” which has been interpreted to apply to consensual same-sex acts, and is punishable by up to 14 years’ imprisonment. Gay asylum seekers on Manus Island have reported being shunned, sexually abused, or assaulted by other asylum seekers.

In May, during the periodic review of PNG’s human rights record at the UN Human Rights Council, countries made more than 150 recommendations on sues including ratification of international treaties, establishing a national human rights commission, promoting gender equality, addressing domestic violence and sorcery-related violence, decriminalizing consensual same-sex relations, and abolishing or placing a moratorium on the death penalty. In September, PNG responded that it would ratify all core human rights treaties “on the basis of priorities” and that, while there are challenges to implementing reforms, it is committed to establishing a human rights commission, improving gender equality, and addressing domestic violence and sorcery-related violence. It also noted, however, that “LGBT is currently not a priority of the Government” and that the “death penalty is in our national law, however despite this, the current government directive is not to implement until further directions are issued.”

Peru

In March 2015, Congress rejected a bill to recognize civil unions for same-sex couples. In September 2016, a Congressional supporter of President Kuczynski announced that he would introduce a new legislative proposal to recognize same-sex civil unions.

People in Peru are required to appear before a judge in order to revise the gender noted on their identification documents. In an August 2016 report, the human rights ombudsman noted that courts had rejected most of these requests, often applying inconsistent criteria.

Philippines

The House of Representatives began consideration of House Bill 267, the “Anti SOGI (Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity) Discrimination Act” in June 2016. If approved, it will criminalize discrimination in the employment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals, and prohibit schools from refusing to register or expelling students on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. The Senate has introduced companion legislation, Senate Bill No. 935, otherwise known as the Anti-Discrimination Bill (ADB), which had its first hearing in August. House Bill 267 will also sensitize police and law enforcement officers on LGBT issues and train them to attend to complaints. These initiatives are essential given that LGBT rights advocacy groups have warned that hate crimes against LGBT people are on the rise and that the Philippines has recorded the highest number of murders of transgender individuals in Southeast Asia since 2008. The bill would also prohibit anti-LGBT discrimination in access to health care.

Russia

Authorities continued to implement discriminatory policies and laws against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. In March, police found journalist and theater critic Dmitry Tsilikin dead in his St. Petersburg apartment from stab wounds. The perpetrator, arrested a week later, confessed that he planned to blackmail Tsilikin about his homosexuality, but killed him during a confrontation. The police did not categorize the killing as a hate crime. In January, a court in Murmansk, northwestern Russia, found LGBT activist Sergei Alekseenko guilty of violating the discriminatory “gay propaganda” law which prohibits allowing children access to positive information about LGBT relationships. The court called several publications on the website of an LGBT organization formerly run by Alekseenko “gay propaganda” and fined him 100,000 rubles (US$1,300). Authorities continued legal action against Deti-404, an online support group for LGBT children. In April, a court in the Siberian town of Barnaul ruled to ban the website. As of November, Deti 404’s website remained blocked. In September, a court in Siberia ruled to block BlueSystem.ru, a highly popular LGBT news site. As of November, the site was blocked.

In February 2017 and stretching through at least the first week in April, law enforcement and security officials in Russia’s Chechen Republic launched an unprecedented anti-gay purge. They rounded up dozens of men on suspicion of being gay, held them in unofficial detention facilities for days, humiliated, starved, and tortured them. They forcibly disappeared some of the men. Others were returned to their families barely alive from beatings. Their captors exposed them to their families as gay and encouraged their relatives to carry out so-called “honor killings.” Although Chechnya’s leader, Ramzan Kadyrov has denied the round-ups, there is evidence that high-level officials in Chechnya sanctioned them. Russia’s federal government pledged to investigate, but intense and well-founded fear of official retaliation and honor killings, and overwhelming stigma will prevent many victims from coming forward.

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia has no written laws concerning sexual orientation or gender identity, but judges use principles of uncodified Islamic law to sanction people suspected of committing sexual relations outside marriage, including adultery, extramarital and homosexual sex, or other “immoral” acts. If such activity occurs online, judges and prosecutors utilize vague provisions of the country’s anti-cybercrime law that criminalize online activity impinging on “public order, religious values, public morals, and privacy.” In February 2016, the Saudi Gazette reported that the Bureau of Investigation and Public Prosecution is considering requesting the death penalty for anyone “using social media to solicit homosexual acts.”

In February 2017, Saudi police arrested 35 Pakistani citizens, some of whom were transgender women. One of them died in detention. Her family said her body bore signs of torture, while the Saudi authorities said she had died of a heart attack.

Serbia (Kosovo)

Attacks and harassment of human rights defenders continued. According to local LGBT and human rights organizations, the majority of attacks and threats against members of the LGBT community go unreported with only known LGBT activists filing complaints. In June, in Vojvodina in Northeast Serbia, an LGBT activist was attacked and kicked in the head by four unidentified perpetrators. No one had been prosecuted at time of writing. In August, LGBT activist Boban Stojanovic, one of the Belgrade Pride organizers, was punched and called a “fag” in downtown Belgrade by two unidentified men. Police were investigating at time of writing. Hundreds of police officers deployed in Belgrade to protect the LGBT Pride march in September, which occurred without violence. This was a marked improvement from previous years when protesters attacked the parade, or the government had cancelled the event citing security concerns instead of providing adequate security.

The Kosovo Constitution protects against sexual orientation-based discrimination and a 2015 anti-discrimination law enumerates protections for both sexual orientation and gender identity; however, implementation remains weak.

Singapore

The rights of Singapore’s LGBT community are severely restricted. Sexual relations between two male persons remains a criminal offense, and there are no legal protections against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. The Media Development Authority effectively prohibits all positive depictions of LGBT lives on television or radio. The annual Pink Dot Festival in support of LGBT rights celebrated its eighth year in Hong Lim Park in June 2016, supported by the sponsorship of corporations including Google, Barclays, J.P. Morgan, Goldman Sachs, BP, Bloomberg, Twitter, Apple, and Facebook. A few days after the event, the Ministry of Home Affairs warned multinational companies to stop funding the event, saying such support constitutes “foreign interference” with domestic affairs. In October, the Ministry of Home Affairs announced that, under newly promulgated rules, any entity that is not incorporated in Singapore and does not have a majority of Singapore citizens on its board is now required to apply for a permit to sponsor an event in Hong Lim Park.

Associations of more than 10 people are required to register with the government, and the Registrar of Societies has broad authority to deny registration if he determines the group could be “prejudicial to public peace, welfare or good order.” The Registrar of Societies has refused to allow any lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transsexual (LGBT) organization to register as a society on the ground that “it is contrary to the public interest to grant legitimacy to the promotion of homosexual activities or viewpoints.”

All films and videos shown in Singapore must be pre-approved by the Board of Film Censors. Theater productions must also obtain a license under the Public Entertainment and Meetings Act, and to do so must submit their scripts for approval. In June 2016, a production of “Les Miserables” was forced to delete a scene containing a same-sex kiss.

South Africa

South Africa has a progressive constitution that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and protects the human rights of LGBTI people. The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development has taken significant steps to improve coordination between government and civil society in combatting violence (including rape and murder) against lesbians and transgender men. On September 6, Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba announced that due to widespread homophobic attitudes within South African society, and to protect the rights of LGBTI people, homophobic US pastor Steven Anderson and members of his church were banned from entering the country because they promote hate speech and advocate social violence. He said constitutional and legislative guarantees, including the rights of LGBTI persons, must be respected by all. Domestic LGBTI groups lauded the decision. In June 2017, at the 8th South African AIDS Conference, the South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) launched the national HIV framework for LGBTI people. South Africa is the first country in the world to launch an HIV framework specifically for LGBT people as part of its national strategic plan. The objective is to “reverse the burden of disease from HIV, STIs and TB and to promote a rights and evidence-based environment for LGBTI people in South Africa.”

Some of South Africa’s votes at the United Nations were contrary to the country’s stated human rights principles. For example, in July, South Africa voted against a UN Human Rights Council resolution on the protection of human rights on the internet and abstained on a key HRC vote to appoint an independent expert on sexual orientation and gender identity. The abstention went against the country’s strong constitutional protections and domestic laws around sexual orientation and gender identity. But on November 21, in the UN General Assembly committee, South Africa voted to allow Vitit Muntabhorn, the newly appointed UN expert on sexual orientation and gender identity, to continue his work. The vote was taken after the African Group put forward a resolution to stop the operations of the UN expert who was appointed in September by the Human Rights Council.

Sri Lanka

State and non-state discrimination and abuses against the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) population persist. Sections 365 and 365A of the Sri Lankan Penal Code prohibit “carnal knowledge against the order of nature” and “gross indecency,” commonly understood in Sri Lanka to criminalize all same-sex relations between consenting adults. Sri Lankan law does not specifically criminalize transgender or intersex people. But no laws ensure that their rights are protected, and police have used several criminal offenses and regulations to target LGBTI people, particularly transgender women and men who have sex with men (MSM) involved in sex work. These include a law against “cheat[ing] by personation,” and the vaguely worded Vagrants’ Ordinance, which prohibits soliciting or committing acts of “gross indecency,” or being “incorrigible rogues” procuring “illicit or unnatural intercourse.” Some trans women and MSM said that repeated harassment by police, including instances of arbitrary detention and mistreatment, had eroded their trust in Sri Lankan authorities, and made it unlikely that they would report a crime. Several people also reported discriminatory treatment at the hands of medical authorities, leading many transgender people to self-medicate rather than seeking professional assistance.

Syria

News reports in 2016 indicate that ISIS continues to execute men accused of homosexuality. In one reported case from Deir al-Zour governorate, a 15-year-old boy was thrown from a building in January 2016 after he was accused of being gay. At least 25 men have been murdered by ISIS in Syria on suspicion of homosexuality or for sodomy, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Tanzania

Tanzanian law criminalizes consensual sexual conduct between adult males, with a penalty of 30 years to life in prison, one of the most severe punishments for same-sex intimacy in the world. Zanzibar has slightly different laws but criminalizes both male homosexual conduct and lesbianism. The laws are rarely applied, but police and other authorities use them as a pretext to extort, abuse and marginalize LGBTI people. 

Under the government of John Magufuli, Tanzania has seen an unprecedented crackdown on LGBT people. The government has shut down HIV outreach services and drop-in centers targeting men who have sex with men (MSM); banned the import of water-based lubricants, an important HIV prevention tool; and threatened to shut down LGBT organizations. Police in Zanzibar arrested nine young men, charged them with homosexual conduct, and subjected them to forced anal examinations at a government hospital in December 2016. They were released on bail, but the cases remain open. Another young man was arrested in Dar es Salaam in March 2017, and was also subjected to a forced anal exam. In June 2017, President Magufuli publicly condemned same-sex relationships.

Tunisia

The penal code punishes consensual same-sex conduct with up to three years in prison. Anal testing is used as the main evidence in order to convict men for homosexuality. In two high-profile cases in 2015, at least seven young men were arrested and subjected to anal examinations by forensic doctors, whose reports were used as evidence to convict them of sodomy and imprison them, even though it is well-documented that such exams lack medical value. On appeal, their sentences were reduced to two months in the first case, and one month in the second.

Tunisia has thus far been unwilling to consider decriminalization of consensual same-sex conduct but, in its 2017 UPR review, accepted a recommendation to end forced anal examinations. This positive development followed months of advocacy from Tunisian and international human rights groups. The United Nations Committee against Torture, in its 2016 evaluation of Tunisia, condemned the use of anal examinations as to prove homosexual conduct. Shortly before the UPR review, the national medical council issued a circular calling on medical personnel to stop conducting anal examinations without consent.

Turkey

Authorities frequently impose arbitrary bans on public assemblies and violently disperse peaceful demonstrations. For the second year running, the Istanbul governor’s office banned the annual Istanbul Gay and Trans Pride marches in June 2016, citing concerns about security threats and public order.

Turkmenistan

Under Turkmen law homosexual conduct is punishable by up to two years in prison. Widespread prejudice leads to homosexuality being treated as a disease, including by medical institutions and judicial authorities. Law enforcement officials and medical personnel subject persons detained and charged with sodomy to forced anal examinations, with the purported objective of finding “proof” of homosexual conduct.

Uganda

After nine years, the Constitutional Court finally ruled in November on a challenge to a limitation on the mandate of the Equal Opportunities Commission, which barred it from investigating any matter involving behavior “considered to be immoral and socially harmful, or unacceptable by the majority of the cultural and social communities in Uganda.” The judges determined the limitation was unconstitutional and violated the right to a fair hearing. Perversely, this provision had meant that the very mechanism designed to protect people from discrimination could blatantly discriminate against women, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people, sex workers, and anyone else who might not have been perceived to reflect the views of the majority.

Same-sex conduct remains criminalized under Uganda’s colonial-era law, which prohibits “carnal knowledge” among people of the same sex. The new NGO law raises concerns about the criminalization of legitimate advocacy on the rights of LGBTI people. In August, police unlawfully raided a peaceful pageant that was part of Gay Pride celebrations in Kampala. Police locked the venue’s gates, arrested activists, and beat and humiliated hundreds of people, violating rights to association and assembly. Police continue to carry out forced anal examinations on men and transgender women accused of consensual same-sex conduct. These examinations lack evidentiary value and are a form of cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment that may amount to torture.

Ukraine

Since 2014, the government has introduced several progressive policies supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people, but anti-LGBT sentiment remains strong among high-level government officials and the public. In March 2016, about 200 anti-gay, far-right supporters attacked a venue in Lviv hosting a LGBT equality festival, eventually causing the event to be cancelled. The Kyiv LGBT Pride march held in June took place without the violence against participants that had marred it in previous years. Ultra-nationalist groups had threatened to make the march a “bloody mess.” Around 6,000 police officers protected the 1,500 march participants. The first LGBT Pride march took place in Odesa in August. Local authorities initially attempted to ban it, but relented when organizers changed the route. Police arrested four ultra-nationalists who attempted to disrupt the event. A new draft of the amended labor code does not include an anti-discrimination provision that would protect LGBT people in the workplace.

United Arab Emirates

The UAE’s penal code does not explicitly prohibit homosexuality. However, article 356 of the penal code criminalizes (but does not define) “indecency,” and provid

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          Tiote’s death is a lesson to all of us – Kanu    

Former Super Eagles striker, Kanu Nwankwo, has urged Africans to become more aware of heart-related diseases, following the untimely death of Ivory Coast international, Cheick Tiote.


Tiote collapsed and died last month while training with his Chinese club, Beijing Enterprises.

Kanu recalled how Cameroon’s Marc-Vivien Foe slumped and passed away, while playing at the 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup.

The 40-year-old who established the Kanu Heart Foundation, also revealed his plans to build five specialist hospitals across five African nations including Nigeria.

“I’m talking to friends so we can do something to create awareness to try to help children in Africa,” Kanu told BBCSport.

“Tiote’s death was not good news. It’s not the first time it is happening.

“We lost Marc-Vivien Foe. He died and nothing was done. Tiote is gone and nothing is being done.

“One man can not do everything. What happened to Tiote is a lesson to us all. We can’t let it go on like this.

“We should talk more about it, information needs to get out there because the problem is huge.

“Our dream is to build a hospital in Nigeria and four other countries in Africa.

“The funds have been the issue but if we can make it happen it’s going to help a lot because right now we are taking the kids to India and it cost a lot.”

          Female suicide bombers kill one in Cameroon's Far North   
One civilian was killed and two others injured today when four female bombers blew themselves up in Cameroon's Far North, an area regularly targeted by Boko Haram jihadists. Reported by DNA 48 minutes ago.
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          Boko Haram fighters found posing as refugees   
Boko Haram fighters found posing as refugees
IDPs camp
Boko Haram fighters have been found among refugees returning to northeast Nigeria from neighbouring Cameroon, the Borno State Emergency Management Agency said on Saturday.
“At least nine Boko Haram insurgents and 100 accomplices were identified among 920 Nigerian refugees who returned from Marwa in Cameroon on Wednesday,” the agency’s head, Ahmed Satomi told AFP.
“They were arrested during screening of the returnees at the (Nigerian) border town of Banki by security personnel.”
The eight-year conflict in northeast Nigeria has left at least 20,000 people dead and forced more than 2.6 million others to flee their homes.
Most of those who have fled have remained in Nigeria, staying with distant relatives and friends or in sprawling camps for the displaced.
Others have fled across the border into Niger, Chad and Cameroon around Lake Chad where the four countries meet, which have also been hit by suicide and bomb attacks.
Earlier this week, the UN refugee agency voiced concerns that Cameroon was forcing Nigerians to return because of the pressure it puts on already over-stretched services at camps.
The UNHCR representative to Nigeria and the west African bloc ECOWAS, Jose Antonio Canhandula, said a spate of recent attacks in northern Cameroon had made the authorities there “nervous”.
But he told AFP in an interview on Friday that it was “not the time to repatriate” and that Cameroon had a responsibility to give asylum to those who have fled.
“In managing security they (Cameroon) are forgetting they also have to manage asylum,” he said, adding that by forcing back Nigerians, they were sending them “back to the fire”.
Satomi said the returning refugees identified the accomplices as having worked for Boko Haram “in different capacities” when their villages were under Islamist control.
Some of those detained may have been forced to work for the group, he conceded.
“So far, 800 of the returnees have been screened but more are coming. It will be a continuous process,” he added.

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One civilian was killed and two others injured Saturday when four female bombers blew themselves up in Cameroon’s Far North, an area regularly targeted by Boko Haram jihadists, local sources told AFP. The incident took place in Mora, near the northwestern border with Nigeria, during the early hours of Saturday morning, when four female bombers […]
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          Nwankwo Kanu Speaks On Cheick Tiote’s Death   

Olympic Gold medalist and former Super Eagles striker, Kanu Nwankwo, also known as Papilo has said the untimely death of Ivory Coast midfielder, Cheick Tiote, should be wake up call to heart-related diseases in Africa. Tiote collapsed and died last month while training with his Chinese club, Beijing Enterprises. Kanu recalled how Cameroon’s Marc-Vivien Foe […]

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          Commentaires sur Cameroun – Terrorisme : Sept morts dans des attentats attribués à la secte islamiste Boko Haram dans l’Extrême-Nord par Cameroon Dech   
On espère qu' avec les changements à la tête des commandements de cette région militaire et de l ' état- major central,les choses vont changer! C' est là qu' on sent que la mort de l' ancien général de cette zone couplée à l' absence du président Buhari au Nigéria sont pour beaucoup dans cette recrudescence des attentats!
          Intervention in Mali-Another free ride for China?   

Very reluctantly, we are told, President Francois Holland was forced to order French troops to intervene in Mali, a former West African colony. There was no other way to ward off disaster, to prevent yet another failed African state from becoming a haven for terrorists linked to Al Qaeda. France had strong cultural, economic and military links to the region that couldn’t be ignored.
The risks of France’s vague, open-ended venture—which the U.S. has already indicated it will support--are already being debated. But what I find particularly ironic is that the country that has probably most to gain from the intervention--is China. 
Why?
Because, by thwarting the rebels’ drive, France and its partners-to-be will be preserving the security not only of Mali’s rickety regime, but of Mali’s neighbors as well, also former French colonies, none of which can make a serious claim to stability.
But in every one of those countries, China does big business—in several of them, very big business.
 --In Niger,for instance, where France has a program of military cooperation, a Chinese company operates what is China’s largest uranium mine, at Azelik—breaking what was a defacto monopoly on Niger’s reserves once enjoyed by France.
China also runs a major oilfield and has signed a deal to upgrade the country’s power supplies.
--In Chad,where per capital income is about $900 per year, the French have a large  airforce base that is being used for their offensive in Mali. The Chinese have a different kind of operation: their national petroleum corporation is backing a $1 billion dollar project, to lay 300 kilometers of pipelines from oilfields in Southern Chad to a Chinese-built refinery near the capital, Ndjamena. The refinery is jointly owned by China and Chad. China is also building a new international airport nearby.
- The Ivory Coast, once a jewel of the French colonial crown, also has a French military base, and lots of French business interests. But just two days before President Holland intervened in Mali, it was announced in Abidjan, that China and the Ivory Coast had agreed on a massive $500 million low-interest loan from China’s Export Import bank—to finance the construction of a hydropower station-- by a Chinese engineering firm--that will be the largest in the country and will export power to neighboring countries.  
China is also drilling for oil in the Cameroon, building an airport and port in Mauritania, importing cotton from Burkina Faso, making huge deals for iron ore in Guinea and Sierra Leone, while building schools, hospitals, stadiums, not to mention railway lines all over the continent.
So why is China willing to make such massive gambles in a part of the world where governments seem to change from week to week, and huge countries like Mali, which used to be considered one of West Africa’s most stable regimes, can disintegrate into chaos almost overnight?
Part of it is that China, to fuel its soaring economy, is willing to get along with just about anyone in power. They’re not out to organize coups, overthrow regimes or impose their views. 
And in much of West Africa, at least, they’ve probably been bolstered by the thought that, when the chips were down, highly trained and equipped French and American troops would help keep chaos at bay. Indeed, the Pentagon is building small, discrete bases—known as lily-pads--across the continent, and has also assigned more than three American thousand troops to work with and train African solders to deal with “terrorist” threats, like the one that’s just exploded in Mali.  
If the presence of those foreign troops ultimately rubs the native population the wrong way, due to anything from cultural differences to civilian deaths in collateral damage, it’s the French and/or Americans and their African military allies who will have to take the heat.
Without any of their own boots on the ground, without helicopter gun ships or drones in the air, and not a single base outside of China, it won’t be the Chinese.
That’s how it’s been in many other parts of the world, particularly the Middle East: the Chinese have had a free ride, with the U.S. and its allies patrolling key trade routes, intervening in the name of political stability.
At least, that’s the way it was. But with the French and other NATO countries more reluctant to intervene than ever, and with the U.S. military facing major budget cuts, the day will soon come when China will have to pick to pick up its own security tab, protect its own trade routes, become at least one of the cops on the global beat.
China’s leaders may know that. Which is part of the reason for their on-going military build up, particularly the navy. They’ve already made a deal to train Afghan soldiers, for instance, now that the U.S. is pulling out.
That may all make a lot of sense—from China’s view.
But how on earth will the U.S. adapt?


          Four Female Suicide Bombers Kill One, Injure Two Others   

One civilian was killed and two others injured on Saturday when four female bombers blew themselves up in Cameroon’s Far North.

The post Four Female Suicide Bombers Kill One, Injure Two Others appeared first on Concise News.


          TerraSonic 07-01-2017    
Playlist:

Toli The Femm Nameless- See Line - See Line 10
Antibalas- Che Che Cole - Government Magic
- voicebreak -
Lord Echo- Makossa No 3 - Harmonies
Bei Bei Shawn Lee- Purple River - Year Of The Funky
nol Bykgnen- Deniz st Kprr feat Kardaslar - Uzelli Psychedelic Anadolu
Maharaja- Maro Jailo - Gypsy Caravan
- voicebreak -
The Police- SOS the Spy From Cairo Remix - SOS the Spy From Cairo Remix
Co Fee- La Burrita De Eliseo - Going Back To Cali Cut Chemists Colombian Crates
Bernard Ntone- Mussoliki - Pop Makossa The Invasive Dance Beat Of Cameroon 1976 1984
Eli Alex Wondergem- Sunday Morning - Buying Our Freedom EP
Oy- Market Place - No Problem Saloon Deluxe Version
- voicebreak -
Zona Norte- La Reyna De La Villa - La Reyna De La Villa Queen Of The Ghetto Ep
Barbara- Conquistador Del Carton - Chicas Vol 2 Spanish Female Singers 19631978
Dexter Story- Eastern Prayer feat Nia Andrews - Wondem
- voicebreak -
Yousuke Nakano- Strange Party - Joint Statement


playlist URL: http://www.afterfm.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/playlist.listing/showInstanceID/81/playlistDate/2017-07-01
          SPORT: Africa World Cup Qualifier: Tackling a confident and energized Lion   

  By George Onmonya Daniel   Beating the Lions of Cameroon will mean Nigeria will have nine points and an automatic qualification to Russian 2018 World Cup. With nine points...

The post SPORT: Africa World Cup Qualifier: Tackling a confident and energized Lion appeared first on Montage Africa Magazine.


          Cameroonians call for death of Boko Haram leader   
Protesters marched in Cameroon's capital on Saturday and called for the death of the leader of Boko Haram, the radical Islamist group that is terrorising parts of the country.
          7/2/2017: SPORT: NZ Select get revenge in China   

New Zealand Select wrapped up their six-game basketball tour of China on a positive note, downing Cameroon 73-69 in Shenzhen on Friday evening. New Zealand finished the trip with a 5-1 record and will take plenty of positives from the tour. Having lost...
           Female suicide bombers kill one in Cameroon's Far North    
One civilian was killed and two others injured Saturday when four female bombers blew themselves up in Cameroon's Far North, an area regularly targeted by...
          Who is your [HERO]? KimuTaku: "Messi" "I 'super love' soccer"   

1: クリス ★@\(^o^)/:2014/07/08(火) 17:50:01.02 ID:???0.net
The "monster drama" HERO which got 30% for all episodes broadcast in 2001 is coming back. When they were talking about making a sequel, Kimura said: "I was like, 'You've got to be kidding me'. It's been a long time and I never thought that they'd do this again. I would be lying if I said that I'm not feeling any pressure from this.".

His jean-wearing character Kohei Kuryu, an unorthodox prosecutor has aged as well. Kimura said that he didn't change the way he's portraying the character but said "with more experience under his belt, I felt that the character shouldn't be rough-edged as he used to be".

It may seem like he's always taking the long route, but Kuryu's prosecution style is as relentless as ever. "He's not really efficient. But I'm thinking that this attitude of ignoring your ego and desires is alright, especially for someone who decides whether a person should go to trial or not.".

When asked about what the viewers should look out for, he said: "Well, there's not a single person here who has special abilities in this one, but I hope people will understand the meaning of the title HERO".

Q. The World Cup still isn't over. Do you like soccer?
A. Cho suki desu. I did some martial arts when I was little, but if I had the chance to choose what to do, I would have wanted to play soccer. I'm from the Captain Tsubasa generation, so I wore jerseys in the same manner, and albeit unnecessary, I'd shout 'Deyaaaa!' whenever I would kick the ball.

Q. Kimura-san, who is your [HERO]? (Chiba prefecture, 14-y/o Moe-chan)
A. Guys like Argentina's Messi and Brazil's Neymar. They may be a whole lot younger than me but I think they're unconditionally cool. That's true with all sports athletes in any field. I can't choose them all."

Q. How do you memorize long lines? (Ibaraki prefecture, 53-y/o Hiromi Usami-san)
A. Determination. I'd actually like to know if there's a trick to it. Maji de.


http://blog-imgs-69.fc2.com/2/c/h/2chmatonet/HERO.jpg


2 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/07/08(火) 17:50:54.20 ID:AAEeItyZ0.net
木村のサッカー好きは有名だろ
It's pretty well-known that Kimura likes soccer
http://livedoor.blogimg.jp/fcjackal/imgs/1/b/1bdc5a26.jpg
4 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/07/08(火) 17:51:54.08 ID:cUwUWGE00.net
焼き豚が↓
Yaki-butas would like to say a word 
7 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/07/08(火) 17:53:37.12 ID:38J7d3VS0.net
メッシはチビ界のHEROだからな
Well, Messi is the HERO of the chibi world after all
http://cdn.wowow.co.jp/sports/liga/img/news/img_news_Messi_09.jpg
8 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/07/08(火) 17:53:57.09 ID:cmMSqKcZ0.net
メッシ「あんた誰だよ」
Messi: "Who tf are you?"
http://blog-imgs-30.fc2.com/k/b/r/kbrand/20111220e5ef98e1.jpg

35 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/07/08(火) 17:59:34.74 ID:1r3OVL9Q0.net
>>8
キムタクは外国での知名度が全然ないからなー
キムタクかっこつけだから人並みに野心があるだろうになんで赤西みたいに海外進出企てようとか思わなかったんだろう

KimuTaku's such an unknown overseas. KimuTaku tries to act cool so I'm sure he's got ambitions, but I wonder why he never planned on going global like Akanishi?
47 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/07/08(火) 18:02:02.52 ID:AGpL6Lgk0.net
>>35
赤西が海外で知名度あるとおもってんの?
You think Akanishi's even popular overseas?
73 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/07/08(火) 18:08:32.57 ID:eFuteaFk0.net
>>47
文盲
Can't read, huh








9 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/07/08(火) 17:54:19.74 ID:Q3BCgGxb0.net
メッシって引退したらなにするんだろ
I wonder what Messi would do once he retires

12 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/07/08(火) 17:55:29.75 ID:cL3Cd+w80.net
>>9
お前と一緒で遊んで暮らすんじゃね。
Maybe he'll live and play together with you.
14 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/07/08(火) 17:55:46.28 ID:en/F/yH40.net
>>9
ペレ
Like Pele








10 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/07/08(火) 17:54:36.80 ID:RbunB3E8i.net
40男が「超好き」とか言うなよ… こういうところが痛々しいんだよ…
A 40-y/o man shouldn't be using the word "Cho suki" (super love)... Things like this are what make him pathetic...
21 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/07/08(火) 17:57:47.30 ID:slgjf1tP0.net
背の低い・・・

いやなんでもない

Short...

nah, nothing
23 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/07/08(火) 17:57:59.80 ID:JsBTcobKO.net
チビで短足だから共感してるんだな
Messi's a short-legged squirt so he probably felt a sort of kinship with him
24 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/07/08(火) 17:58:17.01 ID:WPSiFn0v0.net
香取じゃなくてキムタクが出れば良かったのに
KimuTaku should be in the soccer shows, not Katori
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bq2cRtYCAAAQyqL.jpg:large
28 :名無しさん@恐縮です:2014/07/08(火) 18:03:32.07 ID:K323q+jZV
ニワカ
Gloryhunter
30 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/07/08(火) 17:59:10.65 ID:xYZeGXB70.net
好きな野球選手は松井とイチローと答えそうw
And when asked who his favorite baseball player is, I think he'll say Matsui or Ichiro w
31 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/07/08(火) 17:59:18.89 ID:s8kh9G/v0.net
最近ミュラーが好きって言ってた女の子がいたな
キムタク負けてるぞ

Hey, there are girls these days who are saying they like Müller recently.
You're losing to them, KimuTaku.
32 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/07/08(火) 17:59:21.58 ID:fDMvJFoz0.net
ニワカの鏡だな
He's the role model of all gloryhunters
36 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/07/08(火) 18:00:03.09 ID:z3o6TNVp0.net
木村拓哉「野球の何が面白いのかわからない」
ビートたけし「サッカーW杯見ちゃうと、野球は何だこれと思う 」
小池徹平「野球なんか見ないです」
辰吉丈一郎「野球はヒマすぎる。全然おもしろいとは思わなかった」
長澤まさみ「野球はオジサンが見るマイナーなイメージ」
高橋愛「野球=じじいというイメージ」
川村ひかる「野球選手はダメですよね。ブヨブヨしていて気持ち悪いです・・・」
オセロ松嶋「見難いやん、ボールちっこいねん。あいまい、ストライクが曖昧。審判のサジ加減やから」
石原慎太郎 「オレ、野球って嫌いなんだよな。ぜんぜん面白くないし」
田原総一郎「野球なんてスポーツじゃない。動いてるのピッチャーだけじゃないか」
森田剛「野球ってつまんないじゃないですか」
瑛太「(瑛太君は野球は見るの?)野球は見ません。興味ないです」

Takuya Kimura: "I don't get what's so fun about baseball."
Beat Takeshi: "After seeing the World Cup, you'd suddenly think 'Da heck is this' when you watch baseball."
Teppei Koike: "I don't watch something like baseball."
Joichiro Tatsuyoshi: "Baseball is too boring. Never have I thought that it was interesting."
Masami Nagasawa: "Baseball has this minor image that it's only watched by old men."
Ai Takahashi: "My image is baseball = grandpas."
Hikaru Kawamura: "Baseball players are no good. They're all so flabby and disgusting..."
Othello Matsushima: "It's hard to watch, the ball is too small. It's vague, strikes are too vague since it all depends on the umpire's decision."
Shintaro Ishihara: "I hate baseball. It's no fun at all."
Soichiro Tahara: "Baseball isn't sports. The pitcher's the only one moving."
Go Morita: "But baseball's boring."
Eita: (Do you watch baseball?) "I don't watch baseball. Not interested."
38 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/07/08(火) 18:00:18.31 ID:7eDSxci/0.net
キャプテン翼ってそんな特徴的なジャージの着方してたかな? 記憶にあるのは日向のユニフォーム袖まくりくらいしかない。
Were characters wearing jerseys in a peculiar way in Captain Tsubasa? The only one that's left an impression was Hyuga's folded sleeves.
http://ortega27.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/816882_1285932114H53b.jpg
40 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/07/08(火) 18:00:28.50 ID:z+9/xowE0.net
木村のミーハーっぷり異常
そこらのスイーツミーハー女の比にならない

Kimura's such a gloryhunting fanboy. The sweet bandwagon fangirls out there in the streets can't even compare.
42 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/07/08(火) 18:01:16.05 ID:hUzfLF6I0.net
> 演じ方は変えていないつもりだが

えっ!?変えられるんですかー!??

> didn't change the way he's portraying the character

Eh!? He can actually change it-----!??
45 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/07/08(火) 18:01:54.98 ID:7rSfDNV90.net
相変わらず浅いなあw
Shallow, as usual w
56 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/07/08(火) 18:03:34.48 ID:5IJ8xdNw0.net
サッカー好き芸能人
・キムタク
・ミスチル
・ナオトインティライミ
・NEWS手越
・関ジャニ村上
・片瀬那奈
・AKB指原
・AKB大島優子
・MIWA
・小島瑠璃子

 焼き豚悔しいか?wwwwwwwwww

Celebs who like soccer
- KimuTaku
- MisChil
- Naoto Inti Raymi
- NEWS Tegoshi
- Kanjani Murakami
- Nana Katase
- AKB Sashihara
- AKB Yuko Oshima
- MIWA
- Ruriko Kojima

Yaki-butas, you jelly? wwwwwwww

63 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/07/08(火) 18:05:33.99 ID:9kApoU6V0.net
>>56
ロクなのいないなw
Not a single decent soul in there w








57 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/07/08(火) 18:03:43.75 ID:ztLfxaHd0.net
HEROの久生もサッカー好きだったな
最終回で久生が出した問題で松たか子がカメルーンの選手全員言ってたの覚えてる

If I recall, Kuryu of HERO also likes soccer. I remember the finale where Takako Matsu mentioned all the names of the Cameroon team when Kuryu asked her.
58 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/07/08(火) 18:03:49.95 ID:0j2lbMq00.net
とかいってハメス・ロドリゲスとか言ったら叩くんだろ。
And I bet you guys would bash him if he says James Rodriguez.
http://www.asahicom.jp/articles/images/AS20140621000342_comm.jpg
61 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/07/08(火) 18:04:29.39 ID:ZIBdw2vn0.net
この言わされてる感
Feels like he's being forced to say these things
70 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/07/08(火) 18:07:54.54 ID:Tl1bge24O.net
まぁ
あわよくば
視聴率 30%超えを 狙っているんだろうが

良くて 22
悪くて 13
こんなもんだろ

Well, I think they're aiming for 30% if things go well, but 22% if it does well, 13% if it doesn't.  Might only be this much.
71 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/07/08(火) 18:07:56.10 ID:M4urEbrT0.net
松たか子、大塚寧々、阿部寛、勝村政信がいないHEROはHEROじゃない
HERO without Takako Matsu, Nene Ohtsuka, Hiroshi Abe, and Masanobu Katsumura is not HERO
72 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/07/08(火) 18:08:01.12 ID:2cQijyDp0.net
アンドロイドが最低視聴率になった途端、最高視聴率だったHEROに媚びるって必死すぎ。
They're so desperate here, leeching onto HERO which got the highest ratings after Ando Lloyd which got the lowest ratings.
81 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/07/08(火) 18:10:31.04 ID:ocmPSHW60.net
阿部ちゃんがビッグになっちゃったからもう出せないよな もはやキムタコより格上だし
They can't put Abe-chan in here anymore since he's gotten so big. He's now on a higher standing than KimuTako.
84 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/07/08(火) 18:12:05.45 ID:ntbw2G3e0.net
阿部もやっとHEROのイメージ払しょくしたんだから昔にもどしたくないさ 昔は主演なんかゼロの俳優だったんだから
Abe himself has finally swept away the image of HERO so he just doesn't want to go back.
He used to be an actor with zero leading roles in the past.

93 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/07/08(火) 18:15:08.26 ID:eFuteaFk0.net
>>84
え?
Eh?










128 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/07/08(火) 18:31:48.40 ID:UJ1Ckuwo0.net
☆民放連続ドラマ視聴率トップ10と名台詞(1990年以降)

*1 42.2% 半沢直樹        倍返しだ!
*2 41.3% ビューティフルライフ  ちょ待てよ!
*3 40.0% 家政婦のミタ       承知しました
*4 37.8% ひとつ屋根の下    あんちゃ~ん
*5 37.6% GOOD LUCK!   ちょ待てよ!
*6 37.2% 家なき子         同情するなら金をくれ
*7 36.8% HERO          ちょ待てよ!
*8 36.7% ロングバケーション   ちょ待てよ!
*9 36.7% 101回目のプロポーズ 僕はしにましぇん
10 35.7% GTO            ポイズン

Top 10 dramas (ratings-wise) and catch phrases (1990~)

1. 42.2% Hanzawa Naoki - Bai gaeshi da!
2. 41.3% Beautiful Life - Cho mate yo!
3. 40.0% Kaseifu no Mita - Shouchi shimashita
4. 37.8% Hitotsu Yane no Shita - Ancha~n
5. 37.6% GOOD LUCK! - Cho mate yo!
6. 37.2% Ie naki ko - Doujou suru nara kane wo kure
7. 36.8% HERO - Cho mate yo!
8. 36.7% Long Vacation - Cho mate yo!
9. 36.7% 101 kaime no Propose - Boku wa shimashien
10. 35.7% GTO - Poison







96 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/07/08(火) 18:15:19.04 ID:uSC/vns5O.net
かつては脇役だった阿部寛堺雅人に抜かされたわけだけれども再び勝てるだろうか
He's been surpassed by Hiroshi Abe and Masato Sakai, his former supporting actors, but will he be able to defeat them again?
74 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/07/08(火) 18:08:45.23 ID:ARNa1Mj20.net
昔はバティがーとかよく話してたしアルゼンチン好きなのな
He used talk about Batistuta a lot in the past, maybe he just likes Argentina
http://livedoor.blogimg.jp/pachitown-samurai/imgs/3/6/364e9ea1.jpg
85 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/07/08(火) 18:12:09.68 ID:7KvnB1J30.net
イケメンの趣味サッカー率は高いな
There's a high rate of ikemens who like soccer
94 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/07/08(火) 18:15:17.68 ID:XGh663d10.net

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          Boko Haram fighters found posing as refugees   

IDPs camp Boko Haram fighters have been found among refugees returning to northeast Nigeria from neighbouring Cameroon, the Borno State Emergency Management Agency said on Saturday. “At least nine Boko Haram insurgents and 100 accomplices were identified among 920 Nigerian refugees who returned from Marwa in Cameroon on Wednesday,” the agency’s head, Ahmed Satomi told ...

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          WeCashUp une innovation made in Cameroon   
WeCashUp est une plateforme de paiement sans carte bancaire créée par la startup Infinity Space, née au Cameroun et dont Cédric Atangana, jeune Camerounais de 25 ans, diplômé de Polytech Marseille en Génie Industriel et Informatique (promo 2015), en est le fondateur.  Entièrement pensée par son fondateur, WeCashUp entend répondre à plusieurs besoins fondamentaux tels […]
          Post: The City Ghettos of Today-Helsinki   
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European ghetto-installation will be constructed to Helsinki in September
Welcome to participate in the work-in-progress installation, workshops, discussions and a seminar
 
The City Ghettos of Today is a unique artistic initiative exploring the concept of ‘ghetto’ in 7 European cities. The activities of the project will take place in Helsinki between 8.9. and 20.9. These include a transforming installation that will form its contents in multidisciplinary workshops collaboratively with an international team of artists and local participants, a seminar that presents the cases of the project in the different cities, a series of workshops and public interview-discussions and two public performances related to the collectively built installation.
 
At the heart of the project lies a desire to construct together meaningful experiences and new ways of understanding the concept of ghettos in different European cities. Do spatial, invisible or abstract walls separate groups of people from other groups? Why, when and how this happens in the different cities?
 
The installation consists of different sized tubes that transform into containers for sounds and voices, video screens or corridors for actors. The collective building process of the installation is combined with dialogical meetings with representatives of different communities in each city. Instead of being an independent and finalized work of art, the installation is a travelling tool for exploring the theme during the collective period of creation. In Helsinki the approach on the ghetto-concept concentrates on limits that make it difficult to share different types of knowledge. With whom can individuals from varied backgrounds share their knowledge, visions and practices and what kind of communities does this process form?
 
The programme of interviews was planned together with Sivuvalo project´s multilingual writers residing in Finland and other partners of the project.
 
In Helsinki the installation will be built to Cultural Centre Stoa 9.9.-19.9. in workshops open for participants from Helsinki. A seminar presenting the project cases of Warsaw, Bologna, Paris and other cities will take place at Lavaklubi of the National Theatre 16.9. at 2-6 pm. A performance related to the installation will take place at Stoa 17.9. at 6 pm and at Shopping  Centre Forum 19.9. at 5 pm. A final installation that compiles the materials from the project´s seven cities will be constructed in Warsaw in january 2015.
 
The Helsinki-based members of the artist team are Alejandro Olarte, electroacoustic musician and composer-educator-researcher from Colombia, Marek Pluciennik, video artist from Poland, Walter Fondo, actor and association activist from Cameroon, and Eveliina Heinonen, drama educator born in Finland and Roxana Crisólogo, a poet born in Peru. The artistic director of the international project is Pietro Floridia, a theatre director and multidisciplinary artist from Bologna. In September, a team of artists coming from the project´s different cities will guide the building process of the installation Helsinki together with the local team.
 
Project partners in Finland are Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Cultural Centre Stoa, Citizen´s Forum, Helinä Rautavaara Museum, Ptarmigan ry, Pacunet ry, National Theatre´s audience development and Sivuvalo-project of multilingual writers. Project is financially supported by European Commission – Program Europe for Citizens and co-financed by Evens Foundation. Helsinki project is supported by Arts Promotion Centre, Citizen´s Forum and from Pacunet´s part, Ministry of Culture and Education.
 
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          Again, Boko Haram Kills 4 Soldiers in Borno   

Nigerian Army on Friday confirmed the loss of four soldiers in Borno State Thursday when their patrol vehicle ran into an IED buried on the road between Kangarwa and Alagarno village.


The army spokesman, Brigadier General Sani Usman, confirmed the incident in a statement while giving an update on troops’ operations in the North-East.

Usman said three other soldiers sustained injuries, while the patrol vehicle was completely damaged.


He said three suspected terrorists who planted the explosive and hid themselves had been “fished out” and “neutralised”.

The army spokesman said apart from clearance operations, troops stationed at Banki in Borno rendered humanitarian assistance to over 887 Nigerian refugees who returned from Cameroon since Tuesday. 

- NAN

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          NEWS TO PONDER, SHARE AND WONDER   
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United States
GOP Resists Obama's Push for Tax Rise to Head Off Cuts
Obama Fleshes Out Plans for Infrastructure Projects
Obama considers urging the Supreme Court to overturn California’s ban on gay marriage
White House announces online espionage response policy
US issues final word on essential benefits under "Obamacare"
Anonymous thrown into China-US cyberwar scandal
Pentagon informs Congress of plans to furlough 800K civilian workers
In wake of Benghazi, rapid response Marine unit heading to Europe
US issues worldwide caution to its citizens of terror threats
Body found in restaurant rubble after Kansas City explosion
Why Americans Might Be Better Off If Their Burgers Were Made Of Horsemeat
Sex-Change Surgery Available Through Many US Colleges
Majority of US citizens say illegal immigrants should be deported
Hundreds of thousands march in Puerto Rico against gay rights
 
 

Russia
Putin Invites G20 Leaders to St. Petersburg Summit
Migrant workers call on Putin for amnesty
Lavrov: Time to end the war in Syria
Moscow: N. Korea sanctions can only impact nuclear program
IMF warns of higher inflation, slower GDP growth in Russia
Russia's missing billions revealed
Russia Tries To Remove Images of New Drone From the Internet
Russian Military to Develop Anti-Meteorite Defenses
Russia investigates 25 cases of Defense Ministry fraud - Prosecutor General
MP resigns after bloggers disclose his Florida property
Russia escalating attacks on free expression a year on from Pussy Riot protest
‘Ample Evidence’ Linking Ukraine Ex-President to Journalist Murder
French Specialists Resume Work at Chernobyl Disaster Site
Ukraine: Embezzlement At State Orphanages
Belarus Phases Out Russian Warplanes, Radars
 
 

China
Xi Jinping's campaign to purge Communist Party 'won't be easy'
Incumbent cabinet holds final meeting
China's central banker skips retirement bar to stay on
Manila to tackle sea row 'with or without China' at UN
Attacks originating from US rank 1st among overseas hackings in China
Photos show new activity at N Korea nuclear site
Spy agencies scrounge for details on North Korean nuclear test
North Korea: A nuclear 7-Eleven?
N Korean propaganda video shows Obama in flames
US Envoy Opposes S Korean Nuclear Armament
Rise in online fan clubs extolling China's party leaders
After China's multibillion-dollar cleanup, water still unfit to drink
Smog in Pearl River Delta 'worse than in Beijing'
Maoists Block Deal to Break Nepal's Long Political Deadlock
 
 

Cameron to pay respects to victims of Amritsar massacre
Cameron's India trip hits wobble with concern over helicopter deal
Sars-like virus death reported in UK
New coronavirus can infect human lungs as easily as cold virus
Magdalene laundries: Ireland to apologise to survivors
Iranian torture guard refused UK citizenship
Britain expands "bigger than burgers" horsemeat tests
Regulator warns Britain 'on the brink' of energy crisis
Scotland 'faces EU funding cut'
Tanker drivers in Scotland vote to strike
Belfast Orange Order warns members over flag protests
One in four Africans attacked in Ireland
 
 

Berlusconi accused of trying to buy votes days before election
After Bulgarian Protests, Prime Minister Resigns
Greek police fire tear gas on anti-austerity protesters
Greece welcomes Hollande with ‘news blackout’
Dutch experiment in legalised prostitution a disaster
Thieves in Belgium pull off most spectacular and dramatic diamond heist in years
Iceland considers dropping its currency
Lawmakers Threaten to Veto Tightened Budget
EU reinforces sanctions against DPRK
To Revive Honey Bees, Europe Proposes a Pesticide Ban
Anti-austerity strike to bring Greece to a standstill
Italy politicians make final drive for votes before poll
 
 

Berlusconi's possible comeback a nightmare for Angela Merkel
Merkel's Rainbow Problem: On Gay Rights, Chancellor Still a Conservative
German Officials Signal Berlusconi Isn't Their Man
Germany Sends Troops to Mali
German police raid firms over Ponzi scheme
Germany: Court Backs Adoption by Same-Sex Couples
Net activists slam Germany's open data portal
NSU victims' families want more than sympathy
Security staff at Hamburg airport to strike Wednesday in pay dispute
Swiss mayoral candidate 'pro-Hamas, pro-Iran'
Outgoing chairman of Switzerland's Novartis foregoes $78 million golden parachute deal
Norway is Afraid of Foreign Spies
 
 

Hollande: French soldier killed in northern Mali
Hollande confirms seven kidnapped in Cameroon
Hollande urges investment in Greece, growth in Europe
Hollande: France will miss 2013 growth target
French Kidnapped in Cameroon Were Taken Into Nigeria
France saw 58 percent rise in anti-Semitic attacks in 2012
Man arrested for serial attacks on Paris Chinese
France to unfreeze development aid to Mali
France Charges 11 In Alleged Kurdish Extortion Ring
 
 
War For Global Energy Supremacy-World War III
Syrian rebels threaten Hezbollah with 48-hour deadline
Syrian military reportedly shoots down Israel drone
US direct military support to Mali likely to continue after elections
Mortars Explode Near Assad Palace in Damascus
Missile kills more than 30 in Syria
Typhoid breaks out in rebel-held eastern Syria
Foreign Arms Supplies to Syrian Rebels Expanding
Pro-Assad militia now key to Syrian government’s war strategy
Russia's double dealing on arms to Assad regime leaves UK isolated over Syria
Syrian Rebels Threaten to Attack Lebanon Over Border Dispute
 
Insight Into Today’s News
Billionaires Continue To Dump Stocks
G20 issues empty declaration against currency wars
Norway Enters The Currency Wars
The Second-Mortgage Shell Game
The Last Liberal Branch of Government
US/NATO occupation of Afghanistan unraveling
Goodbye? We’ve Lost Who We Are?
US Schools Go Into Full Prison Mode
Hornady Addresses Ammo Shortage: We’re working 24/7
US Media Yet Again Conceals Newsworthy Government Secrets
 

Former foreign minister Livni joins Netanyahu coalition
Prisoner X: Benjamin Netanyahu adds to mystery
Secretary Kerry to skip Israel in first trip
Turkey, Israel Cut 1st Defense Deal Since Freezing Ties
Israel Seeks to Curb Weapons Flow to Gaza
West Bank protesters rally for release of deteriorating prisoners
Palestinian Prisoner's Hunger Strike Reaches 211th Day
Fatah Official Warns of Violence if Prisoners Aren't Freed
'Iron Dome' may be instrumental in peace process
Head of Israeli IVF unit arrested in Romania
 
 

 
 

Security deteriorating in Egypt due to political instability
Opposition Sets Conditions For Dialogue With Morsi
Morsi's advisory team less diverse after months of walkouts
Morsi Issues Presidential Decree to Appoint New Mufti
Strike, Protests Hit Egypt's Port Said for 3rd Day
Egyptians protest at Libyan border over new visa rules
Egypt ministry appeals against order to block YouTube
Egypt files new charges against Mubarak's last premier
2 Sunni groups halt roles in Bahrain crisis talks
A Palace Rift in Bahrain Bedevils Key US Navy Base
 

Iran to Conduct Military Drills Over 3 Days
Reformists Meet Khamenei To Improve 'Internal Climate'
Rivals Forced to Apologize to Supreme Leader
Ahmadinejad threat to cancel Iranian poll
Iran Pushes Nuclear-Free Mideast Plans
Syrian Prime Minister Claims Iran is Now “Occupying” Syria
MPs say sovereignty over three Persian Gulf islands is non-negotiable
Iran protests Berlin film award for banned Jafar Panahi
Fatwa Issued Against 3G Internet Operator in Iran
Iran FM Spurns Western 'Gold Trade' Offer
Stung by 'Argo,' Iran Backs Conference Denouncing 'Hollywoodism'
 
 

The State Department's 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report was released earlier this week. Scott Simon talks with Sister Vanaja Jasphine about her efforts to combat such trafficking in Cameroon.


          Vanaja Jasphine Honored For Her Fight Against Human Trafficking    
The State Department's 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report was released earlier this week. Scott Simon talks with Sister Vanaja Jasphine about her efforts to combat such trafficking in Cameroon.
          Israël frappe une position de l’armée en Syrie   
Israël a frappé samedi une position de l’armée syrienne après que deux projectiles en provenance du territoire syrien se sont abattus sur le plateau du Golan occupé par l’Etat hébreu, a annoncé l’armée. « Les forces israéliennes ont ciblé la batterie … Continue reading
          Grooving With Blog Visitor's In The Abroad....   
Hanging out with Blog readers based ''In the Abroad''.... These are the first photos..more coming......... BV CHIM-OMA BV FRAU JULIET BEHIND ARE BVS ROSEFLOWER AND CHIM-OMA IN FRONT IS OUR CAMEROONIAN FRIEND: ANONYMOUS BVS
          Vanaja Jasphine Honored For Her Fight Against Human Trafficking    
The State Department's 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report was released earlier this week. Scott Simon talks with Sister Vanaja Jasphine about her efforts to combat such trafficking in Cameroon.
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          Re: 'Paradise Discovered, At Last'   
I dont know about you but God has been kind and I discovered mine couple of days ago..... I heard from my Rohit last week and we got together the day before....As a matter of fact he,s lying in bed totally pooped out from our encounter after lunch today and we,ve been at it all afternoon...now thats what I call PARADISE. We lost touch with each other soon after school and then bumped into each other in HongKong much later on Nathan Road ,,while I was on a shopping spree with my wife and he with his. In short ,, we exchanged pleasantries and also our business cards. Some days later I had a call from him asking me if we could get together. It was as if I had found KOHINOOR DIAMOND.... I was perplexed and didnt know if it was all a dream or real. To cut a long story short we did meet up in Delhi and got together in Meridian hotel where we stayed for three whole days ...totally freaked out on each other till none of us had even a drop of cum left. We had such wild lovemaking that would put the best of North Africans or Blacks Or whatever to shame. Although both of us were worried about our marital status and although we had initial inhibitions whether it was right or whatever yet we just freaked out and believe u me it was the best time of my life..and his , too ..or so he told me and I could make out he was not shamming. God has his own ways and I discovered this....it was a very pleasant surprise to be together with the guy of my dreams... Now for the extraordinary bit.....For the first time ever after being forewarned about the rigours of AIDS....We both drank each other's cum many times as if we couldnt do without it.....Mind you..No tests no nothing...it was plain simple love.....We both trusted and just gave into each other. Please dont forget that we both are married people and such things are unheard of in India. I have no idea if I,m ill and I,m sure he is no different. But we both made love in good faith..like old times and I have no regrets whatsoever. Our next encounter is scheduled for Dusseldorf in Germany where I,ve invited him to be my guest for 2 weeks and thereafter , if all goes well, I,ll visit him in Paris where he is working as a Marketing manager and living alone. I want everyone to know that I,ve been with some of the best guys from the world over without having to pay a penny ,save for times when I,ve spent on maybe a meal. I,ve never EVER paid a dime for sex and I,ve had the best of guys of all shapes, sizes and colour from all over....and I,ve NEVER EVER been blackmailed by anyone including the dozen odd Nigerians or the dozen odd Ghanaians or cameroonians or kenyans that I went around with.....mind you ....Not ONE. God be with you all. Cheers.
          One killed, two injured as female suicide bombers attack   

One civilian was killed and two others injured Saturday when four female bombers blew themselves up in Cameroon’s Far North,...

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          Female suicide bombers kill one in Cameroon’s Far North   
One civilian was killed and two others injured Saturday when four female bombers blew themselves up in Cameroon’s Far North,...
          Socapalm pleading with Cameroon gov’t to get an increase higher than 30% on the price of palm oil   
On 11 May 2017, the Managing Director of the Société Camerounaise de Palmeraies (Socapalm), Dominique Cornet, made a request to...
          Concerned Ex-seminarians Petition THE VATICAN On Genocide in Anglophone Cameroon(cont..)   
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          Vidal says beating Germany would make Chile world's best   

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — Arturo Vidal and Chile want to be the unofficial world champions.

It may be only the Confederations Cup on the line when Chile faces Germany in Sunday's final, but the combative midfielder wants to claim the bragging rights over his German teammates at Bayern Munich.

It could be the third title in as many years for Chile's golden generation of players. They racked up Copa America wins in 2015 and 2016, beating Lionel Messi's Argentina in both finals, and defeated Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal on penalties in Wednesday's Confederations Cup semifinal.

"We have proven our value on the pitch. We beat Argentina, which is one of the best teams and a few days ago we beat Portugal, the European champion," Vidal said. "So tomorrow, if we win we will be the best team in the world."

Germany coach Joachim Loew said Chile was far outperforming expectations.

"We wonder about how so many good players come from Chile," he said. "If such a small country can take such a prominent role in football ... that's a great, great achievement"

Fatigue could be an issue for a Chile team that has played eight games in a month and went to penalties against Portugal, but Vidal hopes the will to win can make up for any tired legs.

"Our fuel reserves never run empty," he said. "Today we are ahead of the final and the pleasure is a unique situation in football."

Sunday's final will pitch youth against experience, with an experimental Germany side taking on a Chile team that has kept the same key players for several years.

The Confederations Cup is FIFA's dress rehearsal for the World Cup, but for Germany it's an audition.

Loew's young players know they're fighting each other for a chance in next year's World Cup squad, when key players from the victorious 2014 side like Toni Kroos, Mesut Ozil and Thomas Mueller are set to return. The German under-21 team's European Championship win on Friday means younger players are staking a claim to a World Cup place too.

Chile and Germany drew 1-1 in the group stage, with Lars Stindl canceling out Alexis Sanchez's sixth-minute opener for Chile.

Loew said his team was left in "disarray" by Chile's fast-starting, hard-charging style, before recovering later on. He'll rotate his team after Thursday's 4-1 semifinal win over Mexico.

"There will be changes," Loew said. His rotations so far have yielded explosive contributions from formerly fringe players.

Germany's lively start against Mexico was in part due to the speed of right wing back Benjamin Henrichs, who had played just 16 minutes in the group stage. On his only appearance, Kerem Demirbay opened the scoring goal in a 3-1 win over Cameroon, and substitute Amin Younes scored in a late cameo appearance against Mexico.

Loew faced criticism at home ahead of the Confederations Cup for leaving out big-name players.

"I feel vindicated," he said Saturday. "What will happen this year is still on another page. The players who have played here have made a very favorable impression."

Chile coach Juan Antonio Pizzi said his team wouldn't underestimate the young Germans, whose time at top clubs made them wise beyond their years.

"While it is true that because of their age they can seem like beginners or youngsters, they have a lot of experience despite their youth," he said. "That makes them a formidable opponent."

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AP Sports Writer Graham Dunbar also contributed to this story.

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Chile's Arturo Vidal scores a penalty during a shootout at the end of the Confederations Cup, semifinal soccer match between Portugal and Chile, at the Kazan Arena, Russia, Wednesday, June 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

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Chile's Arturo Vidal celebrates after scoring a penalty during the Confederations Cup, semifinal soccer match between Portugal and Chile, at the Kazan Arena, Russia, Wednesday, June 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

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Chile's Arturo Vidal, left, tackles Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo during the Confederations Cup, semifinal soccer match between Portugal and Chile, at the Kazan Arena, Russia, Wednesday, June 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

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Chile's Arturo Vidal attends a news conference at the St. Petersburg Stadium, Russia, Saturday, July 1, 2017. Chile and Germany will play the Confederations Cup final soccer match scheduled for Sunday, July 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)

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Chile coach Juan Antonio Pizzi, right, and midfielder Arturo Vidal attend a news conference at the St. Petersburg Stadium, Russia, Saturday, July 1, 2017. Chile and Germany will play the Confederations Cup final soccer match scheduled for Sunday, July 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)

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          Russia praised for football hosting as doping casts shadow   

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — Russia won praise on Saturday for a successful World Cup warm-up tournament, though it has faced new questions about past doping issues.

Germany captain Julian Draxler joined FIFA President Gianni Infantino in thanking Russia ahead of the Confederations Cup final on Sunday when the 2014 World Cup winner plays South American champion Chile.

"Thank you for your brilliant organization, for the many helping hands along the way, and for always making us feel safe," Draxler said in a statement published Saturday by the Germany team.

Infantino said later at a news conference in St. Petersburg stadium that "everything ran perfectly" in Russia.

"We were hearing about violence, about incidents, about hooligans, about racism — but we had nothing," Infantino said, referring to pre-tournament questions that have dogged football in the host nation.

Still, the doping shadow cast on Russian sports by a series of World Anti-Doping Agency investigation reports since 2015 also re-emerged during the two-week World Cup dress rehearsal.

FIFA is aware of 155 potentially suspect samples given by players in Russia that need to be tested, WADA-appointed investigator Richard McLaren has told German broadcaster ARD.

Infantino, who was flanked by Russian deputy prime minister Vitaly Mutko, said Saturday he could not set a timetable for Russian cases that the FIFA disciplinary committee must handle arising from McLaren reports.

However, key judgments on the Canadian law professor's allegations against Russia are looming and could be announced within weeks.

An International Olympic Committee panel is preparing to announce its first verdicts involving Russian athletes at the 2014 Winter Games who are suspected of benefiting from a state-backed doping conspiracy operating at the Olympic laboratory in Sochi.

"We are waiting as well for these reports," Infantino acknowledged Saturday.

Though the IOC panel will look only at Sochi Olympic cases, its rulings will help define the integrity of McLaren's evidence and witnesses that Russian officials have repeatedly sought to discredit.

"If something comes out about (football player) samples having been tampered or whatever then there will be sanctions obviously," Infantino said.

Mutko, who chairs the 2018 World Cup organizing committee and was linked in McLaren evidence to covering up one football doping case, again dismissed claims of a government-run program.

"If I perform a Russian dance here in front of you, will you stop asking these questions or not?" he said through a translator.

"We will never let down this respectable and powerful organization," Mutko said earlier, praising FIFA.

In other comments Saturday:

(asterisk)On video review trials in Russia, Infantino acknowledged that referees' ability to communicate their decisions to players and fans is the main focus for improvement.

The FIFA president is a big supporter of video assistance, and believes "nothing is standing in the way" of using it at the World Cup.

(asterisk)Infantino is less sure about the future of the Confederations Cup on FIFA's slate of tournaments: "At this stage there is not more to say."

(asterisk)Around 27,000 non-Russian used Fan IDs at the tournament — the document allowing ticket-holders visa-free entry into Russia. A breakdown by nationality was not given. Fewer than 100 fans from Cameroon or New Zealand could be seen at their games.

Russian organizers said a total of 440,000 Fan IDs had been issued for the 16-game Confederations Cup.

(asterisk)FIFA officials are satisfied that only two yellow cards for dissent were shown in the first 14 games, suggesting that players are more accepting of referees' decisions and authority.

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FIFA President Gianni Infantino speaks during a news conference at the St. Petersburg Stadium, Russia, Saturday, July 1, 2017. Chile and Germany will play the Confederations Cup final soccer match scheduled for Sunday, July 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)

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Russian Deputy-Prime minister and head of the World Cup 2018 organizing committee Vitaly Mutko, attends a news conference at the St. Petersburg Stadium, Russia, Saturday, July 1, 2017. Chile and Germany will play the Confederations Cup final soccer match scheduled for Sunday, July 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)

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FIFA President Gianni Infantino and Russian Deputy-Prime minister and head of the World Cup 2018 organizing committee Vitaly Mutko, foreground, are reflected in a screen during a news conference at the St. Petersburg Stadium, Russia, Saturday, July 1, 2017. Chile and Germany will play the Confederations Cup final soccer match scheduled for Sunday, July 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
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          Meeting de Paris : Ben Youssef Meïté remporte la finale du 100 m masculin   
Le sprinteur ivoirien Ben Youssef Meïté a remporté, samedi, à Paris (France) la finale du 100 mètres masculin lors de la 7è étape de la ligue de diamant (IAAF Diamond League 2017).Le champion d’Afrique en titre sur 100 m a … Continue reading
          Taekwondo: Ruth Gbagbi, la guerrière africaine sur le toit du monde (Portrait)   
Surnommée la  » guerrière africaine » par les journalistes commentateurs de la World taekwondo fédération (WTF), la jeune internationale ivoirienne de 23 ans, Ruth Marie Christelle Gbagbi a accédé, depuis vendredi, au sommet du taekwondo mondial en décrochant la médaille d’or … Continue reading
          Un nouvel Airbus A320 d’Air Côte d’Ivoire « sera à Abidjan le 18 juillet » (compagnie)   
Un nouvel appareil de type Airbus A320 de Air Côte d’Ivoire « sera à Abidjan le 18 juillet » 2017, a appris APA samedi auprès de la direction générale de la compagnie aérienne nationale. »L’avion sera à Abidjan le 18 juillet », a affirmé … Continue reading
          Un G5 Sahel pour concrétiser une force antitjihadiste, en quête de fonds   
Les chefs d’État du G5 Sahel (Mauritanie, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger et Tchad), avec le président français Emmanuel Macron, se réunissent dimanche à Bamako pour concrétiser leur projet de force conjointe contre les groupes jihadistes, qui reste à financer. Le … Continue reading
          Communications Analyst at UNDP   
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), helps developing countries attract and use aid effectively. In all our activities, we encourage the protection of human rights, capacity development and the empowerment of women. Job ID: 10831 Location: Maiduguri Grade: SB4 Vacancy Type: Service Contract (SC) Contract Duration: Initial Duration of One Year Background The violence in the North Eastern Nigeria has caused over 27,000 deaths, the displacement of over 2 million people and 2,000 missing persons with spillover effects in the Lake Chad Basin (Chad, Cameroon and Niger). About 50% of the 7 million people in need (Nigeria alone) are located in inaccessible and remote areas and thus limiting the effectiveness of humanitarian and development assistance in affected sites. The ongoing crisis is extremely complex and has had devastating effects on infrastructure and every single endeavor of human life, while further aggravating the weak economic development of the North-East. The goal of recovery efforts therefore needs to be the immediate rebuilding of community resilience webs / networks. UNDP is thus conceiving and implementing early recovery support integrally for IDP's, hosting and home communities, focusing substantively on: 1 repair and restoration / "building back better" of all types of essential infrastructure while generating as much employment as possible 2 support to livelihoods and business 3 support to peace, reconciliation and good governance including return and reintegration of fighters. The UNDP early recovery programme for the North East of Nigeria is managed by the Sub Office in Borno as an integrated area-based programme, combining all pre-existing and future project elements (projects) under one conceptual, programmatic and management umbrella. The complex crisis in North East Nigeria has led to the destruction of the social fabric and community resilience across the region. Duties and Responsibilities Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Head of UNDP Recovery Sub-office in NE Nigeria, the Communications Analyst implements the sub-office communications strategy, as well as provides inputs to the design, management and implementation of the Country Office communications and publication strategies which are geared to influence the development agenda, promote public and media outreach and mobilize political and financial support for UNDP. The Communications Analyst guides and supports project-based communications staff (if any) and works in close collaboration with the sub-office implementation teams, communications staff of other UN Agencies, UNDP HQs staff (Communications Office) and Government officials, international and local media, subject matter experts, multi-lateral and bi-lateral donors and civil society in Maiduguri ensuring the successful implementation of the sub-office communications strategy. A communications strategy tightly linked to program priorities helps position the sub-office in key development markets, notably early recovery and resilience, as a leader in ways that boost demand for various service lines and increase overall business opportunities. Summary of Key Functions Planning and design of internal and external sub-office strategies for communications and outreach. Implementation of the communications, publications and audio-visual knowledge products sub-office strategy and work plans. Supervision and development of sub-office website, social media accounts, intranet and web-based knowledge management systems. Support to business development and resource mobilization for UNDP's early recovery programme. Facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing. 1.) Ensures planning and design of internal and external sub-office strategies for communications and outreach focusing on the achievement of the following results: Preparation and conduct of communications needs assessments for the sub-office. Drafting/editing of sub-office communications and outreach strategy in line with the CO communications strategy. Analysis of requirements and synthesis of proposals on ways to integrate advocacy and communications strategies into all aspects of UNDP's programme development and implementation. 2.) Ensures implementation of the communications, publications and audio-visual knowledge products sub-office strategy and work plans focusing on the achievement of the following results: Implementation of the communications, publications and audio-visual knowledge products sub-office strategy. Identification of storylines for publications and drafting of substantive articles contributing to debates on key early recovery and resilience issues. In consultation with relevant sub-office units, co-ordinate with communications solutions agencies (creative agencies, film-makers and radio content production agencies, PR agencies, media agencies, design studios for creative outputs), for scheduling of tasks, execution as per timelines and plans. Review and processing of product development up to completion stage. Co-ordinate with sub-office teams for timely effective implementation of mass media plans, collate and document feedback on impact-oriented success stories and follow-up with external agencies for corrective course of action, when necessary. 3.) Supervision and development of sub-office webpage, social media accounts, intranet and web-based knowledge management systems focusing on the achievement of the following results: Supervision of the design and maintenance of the office web sites based on CO and corporate requirements in cooperation with CO communications and ICT staff. Preparation of the content for websites, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts to ensure consistency of the materials. 4.) Support to business development and resource mobilization for UNDP's early recovery programme focusing on achievement of the following results: Packaging and submission of programme initiatives, proposals and reports for donor review in collaboration with sub-office staff and supervisor. Maintenance of increased coverage and understanding of the UNDP's early recovery work in the country through regular media contacts and provision of newsworthy information to national public and, where possible, donors. Organization of roundtable discussions, press conferences, briefing sessions, interviews, launches, etc. Ensures access for journalists to subject matter experts as well as organizing media field missions to ensure appropriate visibility for UNDP early recovery and resilience work in Nigeria. Drafting/production of regular newsletter to donors. Preparation of donor reports, civic education and community awareness where appropriate to support projects Effective responses to inquiries for public information materials. 5.) Ensures facilitation of knowledge building and sharing focusing on achievement of the following results: Identification and synthesis of best practices and lessons learned linked to early recovery and resilience. Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice including corporate communications repositories. Provide writing, editorial and design support for communication and public information needs of the sub-office and outreach-oriented reports and documents. Impact of Results The key results have an impact on creation of effective communications and dissemination of information on UNDP as UN's global development network. In particular, the key results have an impact on implementation of UNDP communications and publication strategies with a view to delivering sustained visibility among domestic audiences of UNDP early recovery programmes and projects in NE Nigeria, as well as reaching resource mobilization targets. Competencies Functional Competencies: Advocacy/Advancing a Policy-Oriented Agenda Preparing information for advocacy: Identifies and communicates relevant information for a variety of audiences for advocating UNDP's mandate Maintains a functioning network of contacts with a variety of stakeholders to promote a better understanding of UNDP's mandate and to support advocacy efforts Building Strategic Partnerships Maintaining a network of contacts: Maintains an established network of contacts for general information sharing and to remain up-to-date on partnership related issues Analyzes and selects materials for strengthening strategic alliances with partners and stakeholders Establishes and nurtures positive communication with partners Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing Basic research and analysis: Generates new ideas and approaches, researches best practices and proposes new, more effective ways of doing things Documents and analyses innovative strategies and new approaches Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise Fundamental knowledge of own discipline: Understands and applies fundamental concepts and principles of a professional discipline or technical specialty relating to the position Possesses basic knowledge of organizational policies and procedures relating to the position and applies them consistently in work tasks Analyzes the requirements and synthesizes proposals Strives to keep job knowledge up-to-date through self-directed study and other means of learning Demonstrates good knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments Creating Visibility for UNDP/Supporting UNDP's Capacity to Advocate Research and data analysis: Promotes awareness of UNDP's centrally to development through dissemination of information and materials Maintains networks and knowledge assets for use in visibility and image activities Global Leadership and Advocacy for UNDP's Goals Preparing information for global advocacy: Identifies and communicates relevant information for advocacy for UNDP's goals for a variety of audiences Maintains a functioning network of contacts in the media and civil society, to promote a better understanding of UNDP's mandate and to support advocacy efforts Conceptual Innovation in the Provision of Technical Expertise Research and analysis: Keeps updated in his/her area of substantive expertise Identifies opportunities for conceptual innovation Client Orientation Establishing effective client relationships: Researches potential solutions to internal and external client needs and reports back in a timely, succinct and appropriate fashion Organizes and prioritizes work schedule to meet client needs and deadlines Establishes, builds and sustains effective relationships within the work unit and with internal and external clients Core Competencies: Demonstrating/safeguarding ethics and integrity Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment Self-development, initiative-taking Acting as a team player and facilitating team work Facilitating and encouraging open communication in the team, communicating effectively Creating synergies through self-control Managing conflict Learning and sharing knowledge and encourage the learning of others. Promoting learning and knowledge management/sharing is the responsibility of each staff member. Informed and transparent decision making Required Skills and Experience Education: Master's degree in Media Relations, Journalism, Publishing Experience: 2 years of relevant experience at the national or international level in public relations, communications or advocacy. Previous experience with a multilateral or international organization is helpful but not mandatory. Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, good knowledge and experience in handling of web-based management systems. Language Requirements: Proficiency in both oral and written English Knowledge of local language is an advantage
          WASH Project Manager at Solidarites International   
Solidarites International - For over 35 years, the humanitarian aid organization Solidarites International has been committed to providing aid in the event of conflict and natural disasters. Our mission is to provide aid as quickly and as efficiently as possible to endangered populations by meeting their vital needs: drinking water, food and shelter. Location: Ngala, Borno About the Mission SI started a program in Borno State with funding from DG ECHO and OFDA. The goal of the program was to address the immediate needs of populations affected by the current political and military crisis. These projects have been followed by extensions from April 2017, including the area of Dikwa. A WASH response is provided to displaced and host communities in Maiduguri suburbs, IDP camps and soon host communities of Monguno town and IDP camps in Dikwa. Water access is being improved through drilling and borehole rehabilitation. Sanitation and environment health is tackled through latrine construction and hygiene promotion. Moreover, emergency shelter kits are planned to be distributed in Dikwa to new IDP arrivals and 150 transitional shelters to be built in Monguno. In Ngala, SI developed a first WASH intervention remotely from Maiduguri in Ngala IDP camp and plans now to open a base in Cameroon (Fotokol), with regular movements to Ngala which is 10 minutes by car in order to support IDPs in camps and host communities. The state of Borno gathers alone the largest part of internally displaced persons (1,7 million). About 1,4 million displaced people are in need of aid assistance in Borno. Access is a significant challenge and some programs are monitored remotely. Besides, a high number of aid actors are now operating in the area and coordination is still weak. IDPs in host communities: IDPs in host communities represent the vast majority of displaced people living in Maiduguri (92%). Situation in host communities is not homogenous and despite the efforts of the humanitarian community, there is no comprehensive assessment that could catch the picture in the entire city. Many areas are not covered by humanitarian assistance and some are still not assessed. In the different LGAs, information on host communities are insufficient and needs are not well enough identified. Camp like settings: Majority of IDPs live in camp-like settings, protected by the army and with restriction of movements, even if some movements outside the settlement are authorized in the majority of the camps to allow IDPs to carry out livelihood activities. Humanitarian situation is critical with basic needs not covered for IDPs. WASH facilities are not enough, WFP food funds are reaching their maximum covering 1.3 millions persons and health structures are not enough in capacity to cover all the needs. Water supply situation varies from one settlement to another with some of them having access to a few functioning boreholes and others being dependent on water trucking. RUWASSA (Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency) is active in some of those areas to drill or rehabilitate boreholes. Malnutrition rates are way higher than the emergency rates and according to the "cadre harmonisé", 50 000 people could be in situation of famine. Organization of the mission The Nigeria mission is currently stabilizing its opening process. Due to projects' expansion, a substantial increase in base staffing is ongoing. The mission has a coordination team based in Maiduguri, operational bases in Maiduguri, Monguno, Dikwa and soon in Fotokol. The program coordination team is constituted of a Deputy Country Director, WASH and Shelter advisors, a MEAL advisor and a grant manager. In Maiduguri the team is currently composed of one Field Coordinator, a project Manager, a Base Logistician and an Administrator. The Dikwa base is opening and is composed of one Administrative and Logistics Base Manager, one Wash activity responsible and will host the current opened position of MultiSectorial Program Manager. The Monguno base is composed of an Administrative and Logistics Base Manager and a Project Manager. About the Job The Wash program manager is responsible for implementing and achieving the objectives defined in the operation proposals in Ngala. (S)he is responsible for overseeing operational teams assigned to the program. (S)he guarantees the good performance and the quality of the program(s) implemented, and, where appropriate, proposes adjustments or developments to ensure relevance. Your Profile Education: Academic and practical knowledge of water, sanitation and hygiene. Master's Degree in Project Management or Social Sciences or other related fields, ideally completed with a certificate/training in project management. Experience: Minimum of 2 years of international experience, preferably in emergency or humanitarian contexts; experience in sensitive environments (post-conflict, conflict), IDP/refugee camp experience is an added value. Technical skills and knowledge: Perfect knowledge of the project cycle management. Management of teams, especially multicultural, patience, diplomacy, tact and sensitivity in working in tense environments and capacity to analyze and report on security situation; good social skills to work as part of a large team. Transferable skills: Experience in training a small team. Languages: Good English and French command (spoken and written) essential; Haussa and Kanuri a strong asset. Other desirable qualities: Autonomy - Sense of diplomacy SI Will Offer A salaried post: According to experience from 1600 euros gross per month, plus 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly, and a monthly Per Diem. Accompanied with 600 usd monthly per diem. Social and medical cover: Expatriates benefit from an insurance package which reimburses all healthcare expenses (including medical and surgical expenses, dental care and ophthalmological expenses, repatriation) and a welfare system including war risks. Essential vaccination and antimalarial treatment costs are refunded. Vacation: During the assignment, the expatriate is entitled to R&R every three months: two weeks at three months with a 500 euro allowance and two weeks at six months with a plane ticket back home covered by Solidarités. After 6 weeks one the field, expatriate will be encouraged to take 1 week in Abuja (3 days off and 2 days in office)
          Logistician/Administrator at Solidarites International   
Solidarites International - For over 35 years, the humanitarian aid organization Solidarites International has been committed to providing aid in the event of conflict and natural disasters. Our mission is to provide aid as quickly and as efficiently as possible to endangered populations by meeting their vital needs: drinking water, food and shelter. Location: Ngala, Borno About the Mission SI started a program in Borno State with funding from DG ECHO and OFDA. The goal of the program was to address the immediate needs of populations affected by the current political and military crisis. These projects have been followed by extensions from April 2017, including the area of Dikwa. A WASH response is provided to displaced and host communities in Maiduguri suburbs, IDP camps and soon host communities of Monguno town and IDP camps in Dikwa. Water access is being improved through drilling and borehole rehabilitation. Sanitation and environment health is tackled through latrine construction and hygiene promotion. Moreover, emergency shelter kits are planned to be distributed in Dikwa to new IDP arrivals and 150 transitional shelters to be built in Monguno. In Ngala, SI developed a first WASH intervention remotely from Maiduguri in Ngala IDP camp and plans now to open a base in Cameroon (Fotokol), with regular movements to Ngala which is 10 minutes by car in order to support IDPs in camps and host communities. The state of Borno gathers alone the largest part of internally displaced persons (1,7 million). About 1,4 million displaced people are in need of aid assistance in Borno. Access is a significant challenge and some programs are monitored remotely. Besides, a high number of aid actors are now operating in the area and coordination is still weak. IDPs in Host Communities: IDPs in host communities represent the vast majority of displaced people living in Maiduguri (92%). Situation in host communities is not homogenous and despite the efforts of the humanitarian community, there is no comprehensive assessment that could catch the picture in the entire city. Many areas are not covered by humanitarian assistance and some are still not assessed. In the different LGAs, information on host communities are insufficient and needs are not well enough identified. Camp like Settings: Majority of IDPs live in camp-like settings, protected by the army and with restriction of movements, even if some movements outside the settlement are authorized in the majority of the camps to allow IDPs to carry out livelihood activities. Humanitarian situation is critical with basic needs not covered for IDPs. WASH facilities are not enough, WFP food funds are reaching their maximum covering 1.3 millions persons and health structures are not enough in capacity to cover all the needs. Water supply situation varies from one settlement to another with some of them having access to a few functioning boreholes and others being dependent on water trucking. RUWASSA (Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency) is active in some of those areas to drill or rehabilitate boreholes. Malnutrition rates are way higher than the emergency rates and according to the "cadre harmonisé", 50 000 people could be in situation of famine. Organization of the Mission The Nigeria mission is currently stabilizing its opening process. Due to projects' expansion, a substantial increase in base staffing is ongoing. The mission has a coordination team based in Maiduguri, operational bases in Maiduguri, Monguno, Dikwa and soon in Fotokol. The program coordination team is constituted of a Deputy Country Director, WASH and Shelter advisors, a MEAL advisor and a grant manager. In Maiduguri the team is currently composed of one Field Coordinator, a project Manager, a Base Logistician and an Administrator. The Dikwa base is opening and is composed of one Administrative and Logistics Base Manager, one Wash activity responsible and will host the current opened position of MultiSectorial Program Manager. The Monguno base is composed of an Administrative and Logistics Base Manager and a Project Manager. About the Job The base manager ensures the representation of Solidarités International by order of the head of mission on a base or in a geographic zone. He/she is in charge of life on the base and ensures good communication between the different services. He/she is the security referent on the base, and he/she ensures compliance with all of Solidarités International's rules and procedures. Under the supervision of the administrative coordinator and of the Logistics Coordinator, he carries out administrative, accounting, financial and logistics management of his/her base, in compliance with donor and SOLIDARITES International procedures. He/she organizes logistics and administrative support to the programs and the Administrator - Logistician is charged with ensuring that Solidarités International's Human Resources policy is properly implemented as well as of the supervision of all the logistics and administrative activities at the base level. He supports monitors and trains the members of his administrative team. Your Profile Education: Bachelor degree in accounting, administration, and/or logistic or related field and at least one year proven experience in administrative, financial and logistics management. Experience: Minimum of 2 years of international experience, preferably in emergency or humanitarian contexts; experience in sensitive environments (post-conflict, conflict), IDP/refugee camp experience is an added value. Technical Skills and Knowledge: Knowledge in administrative, human resources and financial management. Knowledge in procurement, fleet (car) and premises (energy, ICT, security) management. Knowledge of Solidarites International rules and procedures in terms of all human resources, financial and logistic matters (finance, accountancy, cash management, HR processes, purchase process...) preferred. Software to manage: SAGA - HOMERE and Excel; Transferable Skills: Management of teams, especially multicultural, patience, diplomacy, tact and sensitivity in working in tense environments and capacity to analyze and report on security situation; good social skills to work as part of a large team. Languages: Good English and French command (spoken and written) essential; Hausa and Kanuri a strong asset. Other desirable qualities: Autonomy - Sense of diplomacy SI Will Offer A salaried post: According to experience from 1800 euros gross per month, plus 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly, and a monthly Per Diem. Accompanied with 600 Usd monthly per diem. Social and medical cover: Expatriates benefit from an insurance package which reimburses all healthcare expenses (including medical and surgical expenses, dental care and ophthalmological expenses, repatriation) and a welfare system including war risks. Essential vaccination and antimalarial treatment costs are refunded. Vacation: During the assignment, the expatriate is entitled to R&R every three months: two weeks at three months with a 500 euro allowance and two weeks at six months with a plane ticket back home covered by Solidarités. After 6 weeks one the field, expatriate will be encouraged to take 1 week in Abuja (3 days off and 2 days in office)
          Israël: Ehud Olmert, ancien Premier ministre, libéré de prison   
L’ancien Premier ministre israélien Ehud Olmert, qui a passé un an et quatre mois en prison pour corruption, a été libéré dimanche, a constaté un journaliste de l’AFP. Au pouvoir de 2006 à 2009, Ehud Olmert, 71 ans, détenu depuis … Continue reading
          Al-Qaïda au Mali rend publique la vidéo de six otages (SITE)   
La branche d’Al-Qaïda au Mali a publié une vidéo de six otages étrangers, dont l’Australien Arthur Kenneth Elliott, âgé de 82 ans, et la Française Sophie Pétronin, a annoncé SITE, un centre américain spécialisé dans la surveillance en ligne de … Continue reading
          Trump attaque encore les médias et justifie son usage des réseaux sociaux   
Donald Trump a de nouveau attaqué samedi les grands médias américains qu’il accuse de diffuser la “haine” envers lui et a justifié son usage intensif des réseaux sociaux pour répliquer à ses détracteurs. Le président des Etats-Unis a notamment poursuivi … Continue reading
          Nine Boko Haram Members Found Among Refugees From Cameroon   
The Borno State Emergency Management Agency said on Saturday that some members of Boko Haram fighters have been found among refugees returning to Nigeria from neighbouring Cameroon. The Agency said no fewer than nine Boko Haram members and about 100 collaborators were discovered among the returning refugees. “At least nine Boko Haram insurgents and 100 […]
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          Mexique: au moins 30 morts dans l’État du Sinaloa en 24 heures   
De violents affrontements dans l’État du Sinaloa (nord du Mexique), théâtre depuis des mois d’une guerre interne au sein du cartel d’”El Chapo”, célèbre narcotrafiquant arrêté l’an dernier, ont fait au moins 30 morts en 24 heures. Les faits se … Continue reading
          Brésil: un baron de la cocaïne arrêté après 30 ans de traque   
La police brésilienne a annoncé samedi avoir arrêté Luiz Carlos da Rocha, l’un des plus importants responsables du trafic de cocaïne en Amérique du Sud, après une traque de 30 ans au cours de laquelle il a eu recours à … Continue reading
          Al-Qaïda au Mali rend publique la vidéo de six otages   
La branche d’Al-Qaïda au Mali a publié une vidéo de six otages étrangers, dont l’Australien Arthur Kenneth Elliott, âgé de 82 ans, et la Française Sophie Pétronin, a annoncé SITE, un centre américain spécialisé dans la surveillance en ligne de … Continue reading
          Les Astres FC De Douala v Unisport FC de Bafang   
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          Tunisie: manifestation contre la pollution dans une cité industrielle du sud   
Un millier de personnes ont manifesté dans la ville tunisienne de Gabès (sud-est) contre la pollution environnementale engendrée par le phosphogypse rejeté à la mer par les usines de transformation de phosphate. Implanté à Gabès depuis les années 1970, le … Continue reading
          En Algérie, les éboueurs de la mer au chevet des plages   
En équipement de plongée ou en tenue de plage, mains protégées par des gants, hommes, femmes et enfants se sont mués samedi en “éboueurs de la mer” sur une plage de l’est d’Alger jonchée de déchets. Sur la plage de … Continue reading
          Japon: élections locales, Tokyo en ligne de mire   
Le Japon votait dimanche lors d’élections locales qui pourraient avoir des conséquences au niveau national à Tokyo, où la gouverneure défie le parti du Premier ministre Shinzo Abe dont la popularité recule. Les bureaux de vote ont ouvert dimanche à … Continue reading
          Syrie: au moins 9 morts dans l’attentat suicide de Damas   
Au moins neuf personnes ont été tuées et 15 blessées dans l’attentat suicide qui a frappé l’est de la capitale syrienne Damas dimanche matin, a indiqué l’Observatoire syrien des droits de l’Homme (OSDH). « Neuf personnes ont été tuées, dont des … Continue reading
          Sommet pour concrétiser une force antijihadiste au Sahel   
Les chefs d’État de cinq pays du Sahel et le président français Emmanuel Macron se réunissent réunis dimanche à Bamako pour concrétiser leur projet de force conjointe contre les groupes jihadistes. Le dirigeant français est arrivé dans la nuit, rejoignant … Continue reading
          Cameroun, Parcours: L’embarrassant Joseph Wirba   
Après une sortie remarquée au cours de la session parlementaire de novembre 2016, le député du Sdf avait disparu. On le disait en exil hors du pays pendant qu’on annonçait également un mandat d’arrêt contre lui. Mercredi dernier il est … Continue reading
          Venezuela: l’opposition marque dans la rue 3 mois de manifestations   
L’opposition au président vénézuélien Nicolas Maduro a de nouveau manifesté samedi à Caracas, trois mois jour pour jour après le début de la vague de protestation dans laquelle 89 personnes ont péri. Environ 3.000 personnes ont convergé vers l’autoroute qui … Continue reading
          BREAKING!! This Is The Real Reason Why France Supported Biafra During Nigerian Civil War   
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A controversial French support to Biafra as it fought to break away from Nigeria between 1967 and 1970 was not in defence of Biafra’s secession cause — even though it had a humanitarian appeal.
Instead, it was based on that European country’s desire to have access to the region’s oil, recently-declassified war-time memos compiled by the U.S. Central Investigation Agency, CIA, say.
“France supported Biafra because of the oil and ERAP, but not the Ibo revolution,” said Jean Mauricheau-Beaupre, French secretary general for African and Malagasy Affairs, referring to Emergency Response Action Plan, ERAP.
The February 10, 1969 memo quotes Mr. Mauricheau-Beaupre, the equivalent of a minister at the time, as saying French support was merely given to a “handful of Biafra bourgeoisie in return for oil”.
As the hope of Biafra breaking away increasingly seemed lost, the French minister ruled out the possibility of a guerilla war in the region, saying there was no popular support in the region.
“The real Ibo mentality is much farther to the left than that of Ojukwu and even if we had won, there would have been the problem of keeping him in power in the face of leftist infiltration,” he said, referring to the Biafran warlord, Chukwuemeka Ojukwu.
At a time renewed agitation for a Biafran state has reached an extraordinarily feverish pitch, the declassified American intelligence shed light on how external interests largely shaped a three-year atrocious war that left over a one million Nigerians dead 50 years ago.
Amongst nations that took sides in the war, only France, Gabon, Tanzania and Ivory Coast openly backed Biafra, at that time comprising present south east and parts of south south Nigerian states.
The federal government received help mainly from the United Kingdom and Russia, as it struggled to thwart Biafra’s exit.
Both sides received huge cash support, arms and ammunition, and relief materials from their backers.
Altogether, France sent $30 million worth of material to Biafra, and lent then Ivory Coast’s President Houphouet-Boigny $3 million to aid Biafra operations, said then French Minister of National Defense, Michel Debre, and Mr. Mauricheau-Beauprea, according to the diplomatic cables.
Details of French arms supplies remain classified till date.
But the CIA file said on January 13, 1970, as the war wound down, Mr. Mauricheau-Beaupre and Mr. Debre, the national defence minister, decided to remove stocks of French-supplied arms and divide same to French bases at Douala and Abidjan.
France resolved there was no chance of supporting a Biafran guerrilla resistance, CIA noted.
“The rationale for this position as expressed by Mauricheau-Beaupre to individuals concerned with executing Biafran operations was as follows: ‘France supported Biafra because of the oil and ERAP, but not the Ibo revolution,” the cable said.
The telegram containing these intelligence was forwarded to U.S. President Richard Nixon’s deputy assistant for national security affair.
Richard Helms, the director of CIA at the time, said there was “cynicism on the part of the French” to support a Biafran guerrilla resistance.
Later, the CIA noted the war had stalemated with federal troops surrounding the Biafran enclave. Yet, it analysed that despite the federal military’s superiority in personnel and material, there was “very little prospect that either side, by itself, can win militarily in the next six months unless Biafra’s arms supply is cut off”.
“A prolonged stale-mate or ceasefire could well result in the replacement of the present moderate leadership by military leaders who would be proponents of a ruthless, all out military victory and less concerned about international opinion,” the CIA said of the military ruler, Yakubu Gowon.
It also noted that Mr. Ojukwu, a former lieutenant colonel, had the strong support of a people who seemed determined to win self-determination.
“The Biafran leaders have successfully—-if cynically—exploited the issue of starvation to win political sympathy abroad. They believe time is on their side and that either (a) the FMG coalition will collapse or (b) outside sympathy for their plight will bring about a solution favourable to them,” it wrote.
Foreign powers and interests
The CIA said the British government supported the federal military government with “non-sophisticated arms sales”, while the Soviets became a major arms suppliers at the outset of the war.
The U.S. on its part embargoed arms sales to both sides, in a war that also created opportunity for influence peddling between the west and the east.
“The FMG gives frequent assurances that the Soviet involvement is only a matter of wartime necessity and portends no political realignment of Nigeria’s traditional pro-Western stance. We have no evidence that the FMG has thus far granted any significant political concessions in return for Soviet arms. However, Soviet prestige and acceptance has increased,” the CIA wrote.  

“Soviet intentions are unclear. They probably consider Nigeria a target of opportunity to extend their influence at Western expense and relatively little cost to themselves. Whether requested or not, they have not gone beyond the provision of military equipment, including aircraft and the training of pilots.”
“Although disappointed and perhaps somewhat embarrassed–at slow FMG military progress, they appear willing to continue their support in the belief that prolonged fighting and FMG frustrations will increase the political value of their help,” the report said of Russia.
At the Organization of African Unity (OAU), all but four members (Ivory Coast, Gabon, Tanzania, Zambia, that recognized Biafra in 1968), shifted support to the Federal Military Government by 1969 and regarded the civil war as an internal question which should be solved within an African (OAU) frame-work.
For the United Nations, there was no role for it in the war, beyond the participation by UNICEF and other specialized agencies in the relief effort.
The U.S. said it regarded the civil war as primarily a Nigerian and African problem, but continued to recognise the FMG; imposed an arms embargo on both sides; contributed $30 million to the international relief effort; voiced political support for a negotiated settlement in the context of one Nigeria with workable safeguards for Ibo protection.
The French decision to supply arms clandestinely to Biafra probably saved the rebellion when it appeared near defeat last summer, the CIA cable noted, saying President De Gaulleʼs motives were mixed.
First, France hoped to acquire British and American oil concessions in the oil-rich Niger Delta, and could have been motivated by the possibility of the breaking up of an Anglophone federation which could have exerted a powerful influence in a West Africa it had strong interests.
“So far, the French have stopped short of outright recognition. They deny giving arms. We simply do not know how far the French are prepared to go in support of Biafran independence,” the U.S. said.
Ojukwu’s first destination revealed
Mr. Ojukwu fled as the stronghold city of Enugu fell under federal control. The CIA said his first stop was Gabon, contrary to the commonly known fact that he travelled to Ivory Coast.
In Libreville, the Gabonese capital, Mr. Ojukwu lived in a private villa and told French agents he departed Nigeria according to the wishes of his general staff, Phillip Effiong, and to spare his people from extermination.
Christopher Onyekwelu, Biafran finance representative in Europe and brother-in- law of Mr. Ojukwu, was given a round-trip ticket to Libreville on January 13 by the French general secretariat for African and Malagasy Affairs in Paris.
He was to join Mr. Ojukwu in Libreville a day later. Separately, C.C. Mojekwu, Biafra’s representative in Lisbon, Portugal, also departed by air for Libreville.
Later, French secretary general for African and Malagasy Affairs, Jacques Foccart, left Yaoundé where he was attending Cameroon’s tenth anniversary celebrations to meet with Mr. Ojukwu in Libreville.
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