Leadership (Nigeria): AUN, 8 Others To Build Database On Boko Haram Insurgency

Leadership (Nigeria): AUN, 8 Others To Build Database On Boko Haram Insurgency. “The American University of Nigeria (AUN) and a consortium of nine universities in Canada and the Lake Chad basin countries of Nigeria, Chad, Niger, and Cameroon has secured a preliminary grant of C$198,000 to build a massive database on the Boko Haram insurrection in the Lake Chad basin.”

Quartz: The internet, slow and sketchy, is back in Cameroon’s Anglophone regions—for now

Quartz: The internet, slow and sketchy, is back in Cameroon’s Anglophone regions—for now. “Access Now, a global advocacy group that has been pushing leaders to stop disrupting the internet under the #KeepItOn campaign, confirmed the internet was back as of Thursday (Mar. 1). While social media sites were back, users continued to complain about pages uploading slowly while some websites still couldn’t be accessed without a virtual private network.”

Quartz: Cameroon is disrupting the internet in its English-speaking regions to stifle protests again

Quartz: Cameroon is disrupting the internet in its English-speaking regions to stifle protests again. “Cameroon has once again disrupted internet connection it its restive North West and South West Anglophone regions in the wake of fresh mass protests. The interference has largely affected social media sites like WhatsApp, Facebook and Twitter.”

Cameroon Government Launches Campaign Against Social Media

The government of Cameroon has launched a campaign against social media. “The government of Cameroon has launched a campaign against social media, which according to the government-controlled daily, Cameroon Tribune, is ‘fast becoming a threat to peace and a secret instrument of manipulation’ promoting ‘character destruction, destabilisation of public opinion and deformation of facts among others.'”