Category Archives: Environment

Meet The Wretches Of Bangem

On the atlas of Cameroon, Bangem is a small, poor forgotten country. Of the more than 1.2 billion people worldwide still living on less than $1.25 a day, according to the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the Bangem people are part of the wretched lot. By Azore Opio Bangem’s is a sophisticated tale of how an […]

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Plastic Business Booms From Nigeria

Huge stocks of plastic packaging are now pouring into Cameroon from Calabar in Nigeria through the Tiko Wharf in Fako Division, Southwest Region. By Regina Leke “We no longer complain too much about the absence of plastic packaging. After the ban, it was hard to find plastic wrappings because Cameroonian companies stopped producing them. However, […]

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Poor Waste Management Worries Minister

The Minister’s worry is being fired by the need to arrest environmental degradation due to poor handling of waste. By Anu Paul The irresponsible management of waste in the country and the need to tackle the problem for environmental safety and the health of the population has gotten on the nerves of Hele Pierre, Minister […]

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Lebialem Senator Promises Full Environmental Protection

Senator Fon Fontem Njifua Lucas has promised that the protection and management of the rich biodiversity Lebialem Highlands will be his priority as he takes up duty.  By Regina Fonjia Leke Senator Njifua was speaking July 6 in Menji, the chief town of Lebialem Division.  According to the Senator, Lebialem remains one of the richest […]

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Agro-forestry Boosting Farmers’ Yields

The system of farming (agro-forestry) whereby multipurpose tree species such as Acacia, Leucaena and Caliandra are intercropped with other plants is boosting crops yields in the mountain areas of Cameroon where farmers are faced with droughts emanating from climate change. By Regina Fonjia Leke In the face of the increasing climate change adversities – dried […]

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