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  • When Guinea, Cameroon and Angola Call the Shots

    03/12/2003 12:08:22 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 6 replies · 184+ views ^ | Wednesday, March 12, 2003 | By Chris Weinkopf
    When Guinea, Cameroon and Angola Call the ShotsBy Chris | March 12, 2003 OUTSIDE OF THE WORLD CUP, Americans don’t much hear about countries like Guinea, Cameroon, and Angola—and for good reason. Other than their ability to field competitive soccer teams, they are known for little more than human-rights abuses and political corruption. Between them, the three have an average life expectancy of 46 years and a literacy rate of 47 percent. On Freedom House’s most recent annual ratings of political rights and civil liberties, all three received the "not free" designation. Yet upon these three nations—and, of course,...
  • France's de Villepin begins African tour to win UN support on Iraq

    03/10/2003 12:58:18 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 2 replies · 176+ views
    Agence France-Presse | March 10, 2003
    LUANDA (AFP) - French Foreign Minister Dominique de Villepin arrived in Angola on a lightning tour of the three African nations on the UN Security Council to win support for France's position on Iraq. De Villepin is to meet President Jose Eduardo Dos Santos before heading off to Cameroon and Guinea later Monday as France rallies support to block a UN resolution that would authorise the use of force against Baghdad. He is expected to tell leaders of the three nations that there is little point in backing the US-British-Spanish resolution as France will be sure to use its...
  • Baroness goes on an African safari to woo top decision makers (SECURITY COUNCIL VOTES UPDATE)

    03/02/2003 5:48:07 PM PST · by MadIvan · 6 replies · 300+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | March 3, 2003 | JAMES ASTILL
    AFTER a frenzied five-day tour of Guinea, Angola and Cameroon, it was not clear whether the Minister of State for Africa, Baroness Amos, had won any commitments from the countries that hold the key to winning UN backing for a war on Iraq. "I am very satisfied," is all the baroness would say in the wake of a final meeting with Cameroon’s president, Paul Biya, in Yaounde. "I’ve gone through with each of the presidents our position on Iraq, and in particular on the second resolution." Her hectic schedule was a sign of the desperate scramble to win the loyalties...
  • World Court: Disputed Oil-Rich Region Belongs to Cameroon

    10/10/2002 11:19:24 AM PDT · by Asmodeus · 16 replies · 320+ views
    VOA News ^ | 10 October 2002
    The United Nations' world court has ruled in favor of Cameroon - awarding it sovereignty over the long disputed oil-rich Bakassi peninsula. In its ruling Thursday, the International Court of Justice agreed with Cameroon's argument that the area was part of its territory under an early 20th century treaty between German and British colonial powers in West Africa. The decision is a defeat for Nigeria which for years has fought Cameroon for control of the region. At stake are major oil reserves believed to lie in the border area, as well as rich fish stocks. Both nations have troops stationed...
  • Team hopes to unlock mysteries of Cameroon’s granite strongholds!

    08/17/2002 9:23:34 AM PDT · by vannrox · 20 replies · 478+ views
    University of Calgary ^ | August 15, 2002 | Greg Harris, Media Relations
    UNIVERSITY COMMUNICATIONS |PH: (403) 220-3500 | FAX: (403) 282-8413 Greg Harris, Media Relations (403) 220-3506 (403) 540-7306 (cell)August 15, 2002Centuries-old African structures have never been excavated U of C-led team hopes to unlock mysteries of Cameroon’s granite strongholdsA University of Calgary archaeologist is leading the first expedition to excavate the so-called Strongholds of Cameroon, which are some of the most remarkable stone-built structures anywhere in Africa.Located in the Mandara Mountains of northern Cameroon, the strongholds range in size from small standalone structures, to complex, castle-sized fortresses with  platforms, terraces and covered passageways. The curving walls on some of the...