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Tracking surveillance planes and drones in Somalia

Tracking surveillance planes and drones in Somalia

We used an antenna to track planes that were flying over Somalia, analysing massive amounts of data to find out a few planes flying in perfect circles. These planes…

Emmanuel 14 August 2020

Diversity in media that reports on Africa

International newsrooms that report on Africa are often full of white journalists (and I’m one of them). But just how white or how ethnically diverse are they?…

Emmanuel 12 August 2020
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
Ebola business in Congo

Ebola business in Congo

I looked at militarisation and mismanagement (‘Ebola Business’) in the Ebola response in the Democratic Republic of Congo through several articles. One…

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
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