Kumi Naidoo

Africa Review

Security forces shooting dead unarmed protesters, arbitrary arrests, detentions, torture, disappearances, harassment and intimidation are some of the reported human rights abuses that have been continuing for more than four months now in the English-speaking regions of Cameroon.

It is now two months since the heinous attacks in the United States of America. Much has happened since then and will have profound implications for civil society organisations around the world. The Bush Administration has abandoned, in part at least, its earlier reluctance for engaging with global governance institutions such as the United Nations and has constructed a broad, albeit shaky, coalition for a war against terrorism. This period has also seen the curtailment of civil liberties in ...read more