Cameroon: an African “Meiji restoration”

  Traditional chiefs, or kings, are an integral part of the political organization of the country. Officially functioning as auxiliaries of the central government, they are often the only face of the authorities which people in the countryside are exposed to. The more influential kings are true figures of authority for their people, more influential(…)

Cameroon: Schizophrenic tropics

  Cameroon is a country of stunning natural beauty, with tropical beaches, lush rainforest, dry savannah and fertile highlands. Home to 256 tribes, each with their own dialect and culture, some highly sophisticated. Host to one of Africa’s last “Big Men”, who has been president since 1982. Colonized by three nations. The Germans were here(…)