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36 Years of Rocky ‘Stability’ in Paul Biya’s Cameroon

36 Years of Rocky ‘Stability’ in Paul Biya’s Cameroon

Paul Biya, the president of Cameroon has managed to stay in power for 36 years - and it's no easy feat. In an article for the World Politics Review, I look at…

Emmanuel 4 October 2018
Anatomy of a Killing in Cameroon

Anatomy of a Killing in Cameroon

A movie shot on a phone went viral last July. It shows two women, a little girl and a baby escorted by several soldiers. The soldiers smack a women in the face.…

Emmanuel 24 September 2018
From farmers to fighters - an anglophone armed group

From farmers to fighters - an anglophone armed group

I spent a week with an armed group called the Ambazonia Defense Forces (ADF). Since October 2017, this group has been fighting against the Cameroonian army army…

Emmanuel 2 August 2018
Burning Cameroon: Images you're not meant to see

Burning Cameroon: Images you're not meant to see

Since October 2017, over 180,000 people were displaced by the conflict between anglophone separatists and the Cameroonian army. Cameroon’s security forces have…

Emmanuel 25 June 2018
Paul Biya, Cameroon’s Roaming President

Paul Biya, Cameroon’s Roaming President

Cameroonian president Paul Biya has long been known for his travels abroad for private business. With two Cameroonian journalists we calculated just how much time…

Emmanuel 18 February 2018
Special mention for my article on conflict minerals

Special mention for my article on conflict minerals

The Frontline Club gave a Special Mention to my article on the hidden cost of conflict minerals for IRIN. I also wrote a follow up to this article that reveals how…

Emmanuel 7 November 2017
Burning down the house: Myanmar’s destructive charcoal trade

Burning down the house: Myanmar’s destructive charcoal trade

I investigated how charcoal is illegally harvested in Myanmar and then smuggled to China to make cosmetics, alloys and electronics.  In China,…

Emmanuel 26 October 2017
The Mines Minister, his wife and the Australian company Sundance resources

The Mines Minister, his wife and the Australian company Sundance resources

(Published in French in Le Monde Afrique) In a Yaoundé notary's office in 2007, a handful of people gathered to close a deal worth over 10 million…

Emmanuel 24 September 2017
Quebec's real estate, new hotspot for the wealth of Africa’s rulers?

Quebec's real estate, new hotspot for the wealth of Africa’s rulers?

Politically-exposed Africans and their friends invested a total of $26 million in Québec's real estate since 2000. We uncovered investments by a dozen…

Emmanuel 4 June 2017
Advocates ignored evidence on conflict minerals

Advocates ignored evidence on conflict minerals

Leading non-profits advocating against conflict minerals in Congo have ignored evidence that the policies they pushed for harmed artisanal miners.  For…

Emmanuel 6 April 2017
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