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Israeli mercenaries in Cameroon

Israeli mercenaries in Cameroon

Over the past two decades, Israeli mercenaries have been training the BIR, an elite unit of the Cameroonian army. Their names were mostly kept secret. The BIR are…

Emmanuel 29 June 2020
Investigating the Ebola response in DRC

Investigating the Ebola response in DRC

I did two investigations and a few articles regarding the Ebola response in the Democratic Republic of Congo. One investigation for The New Humanitarian showed that…

Emmanuel 6 March 2020
Systematic torture in an army basement in Yaoundé, Cameroon

Systematic torture in an army basement in Yaoundé, Cameroon

About a hundred people were tortured by security forces in Cameroon's capital, Yaoundé. In an article for African Arguments, I revealed that detainees were systematically…

Emmanuel 7 May 2019
The lost Ebola blood

The lost Ebola blood

Where are the samples extracted from patients during the 2014-2016 Ebola outbreak in West Africa? To investigate this, I did nearly a hundred freedom of information…

Emmanuel 11 February 2019
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 the…

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 by Frontline Club for my article on conflict minerals

Special mention by Frontline Club 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
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