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Cameroonian Agro-Forestry Centre Wins FCFA 2.5m UN Prize

By Franca Sulem (UY1 Student On Internship) The United Nations Development Programme, UNDP and its partners, have awarded the Equator Prize, worth 5,000 US dollars (about FCFA 2.5 million), to the Riba Agro-forestry Resource Centre (RARC). The Yaounde Hilton Hotel, April 12, hosted the official award ceremony, almost eight months after RARC’s Coordinator; George Kangong, initially received the prize ...Full Article

Tree Named In Honour Of Cameroonian Woman

By Nformi Sonde Kinsai A UK-based institution, the Royal Botanic Gardens, RBG, Kew-London, has named a local tree specie in honour of Mary Fosi Mbantenkhu, former Technical Adviser in ...Full Article

Nigeria-Cameroon Chimpanzee Facing Extinction

By Azore Opio Man’s closest living relatives; the apes, monkeys and other primates are on the brink of extinction. Amongst the most endangered subspecies of them on the African ...Full Article

US Ambassador Wants Illegal Loggers, Poachers Prosecuted

By Marceline Chick & Sixtus Mbom US Ambassador to Cameroon, Robert P. Jackson, has called for the prosecution of those who perpetrate illegal logging and poaching in Cameroon. US ...Full Article

UDP Chair Wins American Biographical Institute Award

By Chris Mbunwe El Hadj Lawan Bako, National Chairman of the United Democratic Party, UDP, has won the American Biographical Institute, ABI, Man of the Year 2011 Distinction Award. ...Full Article

6 Pygmies Shot As Rangers Pursue Poachers

By Fidelis Pegue Manga Seven people, amongst them, six Baka pygmies, were recently (March 12) shot and wounded in Salapoumbe Subdivision in the East Region. This follows an upsurge ...Full Article

Environment Ministry Maps Out Decent Work For Women

By Franca Ma-ih Sulem Yon* Officials of the Ministry of Environment and Nature Protection, MINEP, have said the acquisition of environmental knowledge by women is pivotal in enhancing decency ...Full Article

Gov’t Suspends 72 Logging Companies

By Ntaryike Divine Jr. Cameroon’s Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife has frozen the activities of 72 logging companies scattered across the country’s timber-rich southern regions. The sanctioned companies include ...Full Article

20 Tusks Seized As 5 Poachers Are Arrested

By Pegue Manga Some 20 elephant tusks were recently seized aboard a truck in Ntam, a village located southwest of Nki National Park on the east of Cameroon’s border ...Full Article

Israel To Help Curb Pesticide Pollution In Central Africa

By Divine Ntaryike Jr. in Douala Efforts at curbing the impacts of pollution engendered by farmers’ usage of pesticides in Central Africa will, henceforth, benefit support from Israel. The ...Full Article
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