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Dibussi Tande

Dibussi Tande is a leading Cameroonian blogger who publishes the award-winning blog, “Scribbles from the Den” [www.dibussi.com]. A former Associate Editor of Cameroon Life Magazine and Cameroon Today, he has contributed to a variety of print and online publications such as the BBC's Focus on Africa magazine, Rhodes Journalism Review, and Pambazuka News. He has given numerous conference presentations on the use of social media for political activism and social advocacy in Africa. He has published two poetry collections and a book on politics and collective memory in Cameroon.

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Latest posts by Dibussi Tande

6 August 2014

Cameroon Just Witnessed a Brutal Islamist Attack. But You Wouldn’t Know It Watching Network TV.

When the most brutal attack by the Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram in Cameroon took place, citizens had to turn to foreign media and social networking sites for news.

1 August 2014

Weighing the War Against Boko Haram After an Attack Leaves 31 Cameroonian Elites Dead or Kidnapped

On July 27, 2014 the terrorist group Boko Haram managed to kidnap the wife of Cameroon's Vice Prime Minister, Ahmadou Ali, and kill his family members.

29 June 2014

Cameroon's Marc Vivien Foé, ‘One of the Greatest Talents Ever in Football’

More than a decade ago, Marc Vivien Foé collapsed and died at the Stade Gerland in Lyon, France, during the Confederations Cup semi-final game between Cameroon and Columbia.

20 June 2014

Why Some Cameroonians Protested the Visit of This Cote d'Ivoire ‘Warlord’

National Assembly President Guillaume Soro, who led the rebellion against Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo that sparked civil war in Cote d’Ivoire, was greeted as a unwelcome "rebel."

13 June 2014

How a Spat Over Prize Money Nearly Kept Cameroon from Playing in the World Cup

The Indomitable Lions players refused to leave their hotel unless they were paid their share of the World Cup prize money that FIFA gives to each participating country.

22 May 2014

Cameroon's President Blames Boko Haram for Attacking While Soldiers Are Asleep

On the eve of the Paris summit for security in Nigeria, the Nigerian militant group Boko Haram crossed over into Cameroon despite the heavy presence of security forces.

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