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Julie Owono

Cameroonian citizen living in Paris.
Holds a Postgraduate degree in International Law at the Sorbonne Law School, preparing the Bar exam. Aspiring lawyer, currently consultant in International Relations, interested in issues related to development and Governance in Africa, ICT4D.
Grew up in Moscow and worked at the International Organisation for Migration in Lao People's Democratic Republic.

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Latest posts by Julie Owono

12 January 2012

Cameroon: Essayist and Blogger Arrested and Charged with Robbery

Enoh Meyomesse, a Cameroonian writer and blogger, was arrested on November 22, 2011, at Nsimalen airport in Yaoundé, Cameroon on his way back from Singapore. Charged with robbery by the...

4 January 2012

Cameroon: Violent Clashes Between Motorbike Taxi Drivers and Douala Citizens

On December 31, 2011 in the popular district of Deido in Douala, the economic capital of Cameroon, riots broke out between the inhabitants of the district and motorbike taxi drivers,...

9 December 2011

D.R. of Congo: Congolese Diaspora Erupts Against Kabila

While the DR of Congo awaits the final tally of the presidential and parliamentary elections, the Congolese Diaspora, although not allowed to vote, has shown its commitment to making its...

18 November 2011

Gabon's UNESCO Bailout: International Solidarity at What Price?

Ali Bongo, President of Gabon, has agreed to offer $2 million USD to UNESCO, following the launch of an emergency fund to compensate for the loss of funding from the...

11 November 2011

Gabon: Bongo Indulges With Football Match Against Brazil

The Brazilian national football team came to Libreville, Gabon for a friendlly football match against the Gabonese national team on November 10. The social challenges the team witnessed are in...

3 November 2011

France: Satirical Magazine's Office Burnt Down After Mocking Sharia

During the night of November 2, the Paris head office of satirical French weekly Charlie Hebdo was attacked and burnt down. This happened on the same day an issue of...

27 October 2011

France: New Visa Restrictions for Foreign University Graduates

France has taken a legal step which makes it more difficult for foreign students who have graduated from French universities to work on French territory and thus change their student...

20 October 2011

Cameroon: Election Irregularities Noted by US Ambassador in Yaoundé

Cameroon: Biya Tipped to Win After Temporary Results Are Leaked

Weekly newspaper Le Messager has published a leak of Cameroon's temporary presidential election results in an article, which tips current incumbent Paul Biya to win. Julie Owono reports on netizens'...

13 October 2011

Cameroon: Diaspora Fail to Participate in Elections

Seven million Cameroonian voters were called to elect their next president on October 9, 2011. However, the question of the abstention seems to be the great winner of this ballot,...

6 October 2011

Cameroon: Controversies Around the Electoral Campaign

The Central African Republic of Cameroon has entered the last week of the presidential campaign. While international election monitors arrived in the country to observe the elections, the electoral campaign...

29 September 2011

Cameroon: Calm Before the Storm?

Cameroon's presidential election will take place on October 9, but the lack of stake in the outcome felt by the general population is leading to a lack of interest. The...

Cameroon: Attempted Mutiny in the Economic Capital?

26 July 2011

Republic of Congo: Is the New ‘Made In Africa’ Tablet Actually Chinese?

A new ‘made in Africa' tablet computer from the Republic of Congo was announced in June 2011 to much fanfare. While technical innovation in Africa is worth celebrating, it's worth...

6 July 2011

Togo: Fragile Truce Emerges After Five Weeks of Student Protests

West African country Togo's students' struggle for better education conditions is now in its fifth week and despite a recent truce, tensions remains high in the capital Lomé. Amongst the...

29 June 2011

Republic of Congo: Local Company To Produce First African Android Tablet

France-Senegal: Anti-Wade Demonstrators Arrested by French Police

Senegal is eight months from its presidential elections in February 2012. The country's civil society has already protested against various attempts by the incumbent president, 85 year-old Abdoulaye Wade, to...

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