Salihu, Nuhu

Paralegal extension in North-West Cameroon

The most pressing development problem in Cameroon is seen to arise from its politics, rather than it's economy or natural resource base. Processes of democratisation have stalled, human rights abuses are commonplace and the judiciary has been unable to obtain autonomy from the government. Despite recognition by the national constitution, minority groups are regarded as second-class citizens, particularly those without strong attachment to the land such as pastoralists. This includes the Mborooro-Fulani who have been systematically exploited by both state and ômiddlemenö.