Posts Categorized: Cameroon

Abandoned Mining Pits Pose Risks to Families in Cameroon

The Joining Hands network in Cameroon RELUFA has produced a short documentary on the issue of abandoned mining pits in Eastern Cameroon. RELUFA is working to ensure that the mining code is being enforced and that mining companies are following through on their contractual obligations to safely close mining operations and reclaim lands that have… Read more »

Conflict harms livelihoods in Cameroon

The Anglophone crisis and Russian invasion of Ukraine continue to negatively impact food security and subsistence By Jaff Bamenjo and Enjema Esunge | RELUFA Nkah Ngu Loveline, a 42-year-old petti food stuff trader, originally from Bali-Nyonga in the Northwest Region of Cameroon, sells her goods in Obili, a popular neighborhood in Yaounde, the capital of… Read more »

Risks to Fisheries and Land Resources in Coastal Communities in Cameroon

The Nlende Dibè and Eboundja I villages are both found in the Ocean Division, South Region, Cameroon. Their inhabitants mainly rely on fishing and agriculture for food security and income. Unfortunately, these coastal communities face increasing pressure on the land and its resources, and are exposed to risks affecting their access to both fisheries and… Read more »

The Pitfalls of Mining in Cameroon

By Josephine Maidjane, Guy Le Brun and Jaff Bamenjo | RELUFA, Cameroon The East Region of Cameroon has attracted local artisanal miners for decades in search of gold and diamonds, working with rudimentary tools. And since 2016, semi-mechanized mining companies, primarily from Asia and South Africa have started to flock to the zone. Semi-mechanized mining… Read more »

RELUFA publishes report on diamond mining sites in Cameroon

The Republic of Cameroon is a participant of the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme. The Kimberley Process is meant to increase transparency and oversight in the diamond industry, as well as eliminate conflict diamonds. RELUFA, the Joining Hands network in Cameroon, is a member of the Kimberley Process Civil Society Coalition (KPCSC). The KPCSC observes the… Read more »

All those affected by war deserve our equal concern and support

By Jaff Bamenjo | RELUFA, Joining Hands Cameroon On the 24th of February 2022, the Russian military invaded Ukraine generating an international outcry and concern for the atrocities and sufferings inflicted on the civilian population. Millions of people have been leaving Ukrainian towns and cities to neighbor countries in Europe such as Poland, Hungary, Moldova,… Read more »

Alleviating Poverty Amid Conflict in Cameroon

By Jaff Bamenjo, RELUFA Coordinator, and Maidjane Josephine, RELUFA Intern Cameroon was long considered a haven of peace in the conflict-ridden region of Central Africa. But today, 6 out of the 10 regions in the country are affected by insecurity or conflict. In the Far North Sahel Region, Boko Haram, an Islamic Sect claiming to… Read more »

International Day of Farmers’ Struggles 2021

  We observe the International Day of Farmers Struggles on April 17, which is tomorrow. This year we are highlighting the work of our partner CISEGD in Cameroon that is working to improve food and nutrition security in Batibo in the Northwest region of Cameroon. Not only are they faced with a global pandemic but… Read more »

Human Rights Atrocities Continue in Cameroon

By Jaff Bamenjo |RELUFA Cameroon Warning: Disturbing Images March 24 is the day that we observe the International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims. According to the United Nations, “This is a day to honor the memory of victims of gross and systematic… Read more »

Broadcasting Voices

Radio is an important tool for development and advocacy Contributions by Agnes Mirembe (ARUWE), Juslene Tyresias (MPP) and Jaff Bamenjo (RELUFA) February 13 marks World Radio Day – a day to celebrate accessible information, learning, and connection. Radio has always played an important role in the development and advocacy work of the Presbyterian Hunger Program’s… Read more »