Cameroon | Fighting the Devils’ Land Grab Pact

 How the people of South West Cameroon resisted sell-out leaders, corrupt politicians and land-grabbing businessmen.By Chief Bisong Etahoben For six years, the people and nobles of South West Cameroon have been resisting efforts by local officials and businessmen to sell their land to American palm oil company Herakles. Chief Bisong Etahoben kept a diary.SUNDAY NOVEMBER 2, … Read more…

Cameroon | The Missing Gold

Officially, Cameroon produces only 2004 kilograms of gold per year. Unofficially, it’s 180 000.By  Chief Bisong Etahoben Sixty-something Beteki Andjoun, a miner from the gold-rich region of Kambele in Cameroon, complains bitterly about the Chinese company that ‘treats him like a slave.’ If he had the means, the equipment and the manpower, he would exploit … Read more…

Macbeth in Cameroon

How ambition and fear fuel witchcraft in politicsBy  Chief Bisong Etahoben Where power is seen to come from witchcraft, and witchcraft is called upon to slay one’s enemies, good governance doesn’t feature, explains Chief Bisong Etahoben. The Paul Biya regime in Cameroon bears much of the features of the ill-fated King Macbeth, who also derived … Read more…

More From the Series

CHAPTER 1: THE LAST RESOURCE, THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO | DISEASE AND REPETITIVE ABORTIONS

CHAPTER 2: THE LAST RESOURCE, KENYA | Fighting for daily life

CHAPTER 3: THE LAST RESOURCE, LIBERIA |Surviving amid predators and hunger

CHAPTER 4: THE LAST RESOURCE, MALI | Exposed to evil

CHAPTER 6: THE LAST RESOURCE, SOUTH AFRICA | Apartheid and the useless men in our lives

CHAPTER 7: THE LAST RESOURCE, UGANDA | A very public secret

CHAPTER 8: THE LAST RESOURCE, ZIMBABWE | After dark

CONCLUSION