…Or as my good friend Morack asked me, “Why aren’t you writing about these Cameroon elections?”...
A few years ago, a close friend was going through a rough patch. He had just broken up with his sweetheart and was having a hard time getting over it. One day, while I was talking to him on the phone, he told me that he was feeling better since he started seeing a...Continue reading
First of all, I would like to announce that the Toronto Raptors will be NBA Champions at the end of this 2018-2019 season. I know I made a huge mistake when I tried to make predictions earlier this year, but this time it’s the right one! The Raptors will be crowned NBA Champions in...Continue reading
The 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) is scheduled to take place in Cameroon next June, but it may not take place in my beloved country because Ahmad Ahmad, the new president of the African Football Confederation (CAF), dreams of awarding the tournament to Morocco. The Malagasy is indebted to the the Maghreb country...Continue reading
How do you make Cameroon better? That question has been on my mind a lot lately. Cameroon, like most African countries, has tremendous potential, but unfortunately it’s on that is poorly harnessed, if at all. You can’t help but get frustrated when you see such waste....
When Rwanda decided to increase import tariffs for second-hand clothes (twelvefold!) and second-hand footwear (tenfold!), I was clapped profusely. Did you know that East Africa accounts for an eighth of the global import market for worn and used clothing? By increasing import duties, Rwandan President Paul Kagame hopes to strengthen the textile industry in...Continue reading
When I opined on the ten best French rappers, most readers were quick to disparaged my picks and the ranking. Although it was far from perfect, that article has a special place in my heart because it is the one that has generated the most discussions. Since I like hip-hop and its debates, I...Continue reading
Back in 2008, I was on a promo run for my album Persona Non Grata and I gave an interview to the Kamerhihop site. When the journalist asked me what I thought about the state of Cameroonian Hip-Hop, I replied that I didn’t quite follow the movement. Undeterred, he pressed on and asked me...Continue reading
Samuel Eto’o is the main character in my book entitled Un Lion Parmi Les Hommes (A Lion Among Men). I met him several times during his many visits to Nairobi (Kenya). I was his interpreter then and this privileged position allowed me to discover his human side. Much has been said about Samuel Eto’o,...Continue reading
A few months ago, President Donald Trump shocked the entire world when he used the term “shithole” to refer to Haiti and African countries. Trump then added that he would rather have more immigrants from countries like Norway. The outburst simply shows that, in the American President’s mind, there’s a clear hierarchy when it...Continue reading