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TAKE ACTION: Let the Senseless Killings Stop

I have watched with growing dismay, shock and sadness at the recent happenings in my country- Cameroon  With each passing day, we hear news of killings and mayhem in the country. The most recent being the cowardly, sickening slaughter of close to 50 youths in Santa.  Everytime I think of those youngsters, my eyes well up with tears. You see, I was born and spent a better part of my high school years in Bamenda and it was one of the best experiences of my youth. Life was carefree and innocent and the only things we worried about then were what life will become when we get to the University and being ‘punished’ by seniors for not doing our chores - never the thought that you could be murdered in the middle of the night.
I cannot bear to think of the terror the youngsters must have felt, the fear, the pain. Their lives prematurely cut short. They are dead – they will never graduate, get a job, start a business, get married, have their own children. All that was taken away from them in a…

SOCIAL INJUSTICE IN CAMEROON

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HORRIBLE IMAGES
We may pretend not to talk about this because of fear of being arrested, killed or because we want to keep our jobs. Every action of injustice must be denounce. It's high time we wait for this carnage to continue going on in English Cameroon. In my recent post, I talk of ways to ending poverty and hunger and this is one of the cause.


After the First World War, German Cameroon was partitioned between Britain and France in 1919 with the two partitions known respectively as Anglophone and Francophone parts of Cameroon. The educational system in Cameroon after independence and re-unification in 1961 till date continued to reflect this bicultural pattern though with persistent attempts of assimilation by the Francophone sub-system (Konings & Nyamnjoh, 2003). Contrary to expectations at reunification, this did not provide for the respect, preservation of cultural heritage, identity and equal partnership of both parties. On the contrary it turned out to be a gradual …

How youths can achieve zero hunger, reduce poverty and earn world peace

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1. Know your rights: You might not be able to vote yet, but all children and youth hold national and international rights. These rights are only of use to you if you are informed about them. 2. Learn about local issues: Is a roadblock affecting your commute to school? Are the new taxes affecting your family’s livelihood? Whatever the case, learning the issue will help in creating solutions that will have an impact on you. 3. Speak out: Speaking your mind online (through social media), and/or offline (at local meetings and gatherings) helps you assert yourself and your interests. Also, you never know who might be listening. Think before posting. Social media has a long memory and things can never truly be deleted. 4. Network: There are many inspiring youth like you around the world. Reach out to them. Learn about their efforts and initiatives, they might also work for you! Start connecting with: www.nayd.org, or join us on Facebook:https://www.Facebook.com/group/NAYD member 5. Spread …

Living together

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Living together with dirt has become part of us. We usually find it very difficult tolerate fellow human being and tend to live together with dirts that are harmful to our body and our environment.He said it was regrettablee that most people had to be forced to clean their environment. It is sad therefore that as a people, we have to be told and ordered to clean our environment. A dirty environment pollutes, causes sickness and impoverishes us as a people.Network of African Youths for Development is calling on all citizens to clean their surroundings as a habit. The Sanitation exercise should not be seen as a forced labour. People should stop defecating in the open to avoid contaminating our sources of water. we should imbibe the habit of proper disposal of waste, because a clean environment is necessary for healthy living.

The government should reintroduce the weekly sanitation exercise in all in towns and cities to regain its past glory of being the clean as before. The government …

Our environment hates us

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We as humans have become dependent on luxuries such as cars, houses, and even our cell phones. But what does our love for manufactured metallic and plastic goods do to the environment? Human activity can be directly attributed to the cause of hundreds of extinctions in the last two centuries, versus the millions of years that extinctions naturally occur. As we progress through the 21st century, humans have changed the world in unprecedented ways. Human impact on the environment has become one of the main topics for university staff all over the world. While they search for the answer, the public needs to do its part. At least, you need to be aware of all the factors that contribute to this state and share the knowledge.  Here are 10 ways that humans have impacted the environment, and what that could mean for the future. 1. OverpopulationSurvival used to mean repopulating. That, however, is quickly becoming true for the opposite as we reach the maximumcarrying capacitythat our planet …

The greatest challenges of sustainable development

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The greatest challenge for the sustainable development goals(SDGs) is to eradicate poverty and hunger while maintaining sustainable food security for all in a crowded and dramatically unequal world. Although the world has succeeded in reducing poverty in accordance with the millennium development goal (MDG) targets, food security and adequate nutrition have not been achieved. The MDGs failed to treat food as a human right. Experience shows us that neither markets nor governments protect access to sufficient and nutritious food for everyone. Only accountability by those who produce food and regulate society can hope to achieve this protection, and this means that access to food needs to be treated as a human right, and not just as a policy goal or an outcome of a productive economy. Several constitutions and courts in Latin America have recently moved in this direction by making the right to food a legally enforceable right, but the international system, including the UN, still lags b…