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  • It’s All About Language: Tech Entrepreneurs Suffer Through Cameroon’s Internet Shutdown

    Cameroon’s internet shutdown By Tom Jackson, 11:20 am AFKI Original

    President Paul Biya promised to increase technology jobs by investing in infrastructure, but Cameroon had been slow in its digital transformation. Stakeholders believe investors will be reluctant to back local companies there as a result of the internet shutdown. The government shutdown is expected to damage the many startups that were getting themselves investment ready in the country. By restricting internet access, “the government is sending the wrong messages to investors … they are undermining the future of its people.”

  • 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Paul Biya

    By Keren Mikva, 1:29 pm AFKI Original

    Cameroonian President Paul Biya has not always been the most popular political figure in Africa, but is most definitely one of the most entrenched, having been in power since 1982. The 81-year-old represents the People’s Democratic Movement party, and shows no sign of giving up his elected office in the near future. Here are ten things you may not have known about Paul Biya.

  • Doing Business In Africa: Cameroon

    By Jeffrey Cavanaugh, 1:15 am AFKI Original

    Cameroon should be a rich country but its political and legal systems monopolize resources and opportunities for its ruling elite. The recent boom in global commodity prices and Chinese appetite for natural resources have been a godsend for Cameroon’s rulers. Resulting high prices have kept the economy growing. There are many areas of opportunity in the country for those looking to invest.

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