Category Archives: Cameroon

Achille Mbembe on the Elections in Cameroon

Achille Mbembe recently did an interview about the elections in Cameroon for Slate Magazine. He offers a harsh critique of the current regime and trenchant observations about the election as “non-event.” You can read the interview in French here. An English translation is available here. What are your reactions to this interpretation? What paths forward are there for the population of Cameroon? For broader discussions about politics in Africa, you can visit the excellent blog Africa is a Country, which has a recent post about the interview.