Cameroon mainstream media and toxic masculinity
By Comfort Mussa Yesterday I went to the news stand for my daily supply of newspapers. I was drawn to The Guardian Post edition 1070. It had a bold headline at the top of the cover page which read “Pastor jailed for sucking minor’s breast” Yes!! I told myself it […]
MTN Cameroon accused of delaying police investigations
By Comfort Mussa Recently, a nine year old girl (Happi Pretty) in Bamenda,Cameroon was kidnapped, and she died in kidnappers’ custody. The news shocked the city of Bamenda and the story made headlines in in Bamenda and across Cameroon. According to a report in the national daily,Cameroon Tribune, a police […]
IS THE ANSWER TO THE QUESTION OF CONTINUOUS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE FINALLY HERE?
By Ngobesing Linda Neh WHY THE CYCLE OF VIOLENCE MAY NEVER BREAK …The most disheartening part of the story is that when she arrived at the hospital; she said the injury in her eye was sustained as she split wood. Really? Was she splitting the wood on her eyes […]
Poem – Broken Temple
By Comfort Mussa I’m just thinking aloud About the ‘man of god’ who abused a virgin A virgin whose body was the temple of God The God, who gives immunity to his servants saying ‘touch not my prophets… This prophet, is a ‘god of men’ Men, who see only […]
Cameroon Public health care below expectations
‘Public Health: Heath Care Below Expectations’ this article in Cameroon Tribune the national daily made my day. Cameroon Tribune is considered more or less like the PR paper for the government so things must be very bad at the public hospitals for them to write that “The services rendered in […]
Cameroon , toilet outage and its deadly effects
The Bamenda Main Market (in the city where I live) has approximately 5000 traders occupying about one thousand shops. The traders in the market and the thousands of people who shop there have access to just four toilets provided by the local council. Some inner city apartments don’t have toilets […]
Speaking up is just one part of the solution.
Although advocates for women’s rights in Cameroon encourage rape victims to speak out, socio economic realities on the ground still makes it difficult for victims to seek for justice. Recently, I came face to face with this reality as we tried to help a close friend who had been raped. […]
Priorities for combating violence against women in Cameroon
By Comfort Mussa Yaounde, Cameroon – As part of week long activities to mark IWD 2014, the British High Commission in Yaounde organized a roundtable discussion on the priorities for combating violence against women in Cameroon – chaired by the Chargé D’Affaires, Mrs. Allison Marriott. Speaking on behalf of the Minister […]
Woman eh – Girl power !
By Comfort Mussa Have you ever wondered about what young girls in Cameroon have to say about Violence against Women and girls? I have. I was more than happy when my friend & CEO of Gender Danger, Chi Yvonne Leina told me that this year for IWD commemoration in Cameroon, […]
Burkina Faso blocks start up of Africa’s first free clitoral repair “pleasure hospital”
By Misha Hussian (Thomson Reuters Foundation) BOBO DIOULASSO, Burkina Faso (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Africa’s first hospital to offer free clitoral repair for victims of female genital mutilation (FGM) opened its doors in Burkina Faso on Friday, but no patients were admitted because the government refused to allow foreign doctors […]