Francis Tazoacha

About Tazoacha Francis

Francis Tazoacha is the Director of Peace and Security at the Nkafu Policy Institute. He has a Master’s Degree in Natural Resources and Peace from the United Nations University for Peace in San Jose, Costa Rica.

The Military Agreement of April 2022 Between Cameroon and Russia: What is the Impact on Relations Between Cameroon and its Western Partners?

By |2022-09-30T16:00:43+00:00September 30th, 2022|Categories: Governance & Democracy Initiative|Tags: , , |

On April 12, 2022, Cameroon and Russia signed a military cooperation agreement for five years. This agreement is signed in the context of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, where Western countries are against Russia and her "allies." The signing of such an agreement appeared to be an affront to Cameroon's Western partners supporting Ukraine.

Civil Society Organisations as a Driving Force In Peace Negotiations In North West and South West Regions of Cameroon

By |2022-09-14T08:10:16+00:00September 5th, 2022|Categories: Peace & Security, Publications|

Nelson Mandela once said, “Negotiation and discussions are the greatest weapons we have for promoting peace and development” (Leap To Success 2012).

Cameroon Welcomes Emmanuel Macron: A Visit Amid Multidimensional Challenges

By |2022-08-12T09:25:29+00:00August 12th, 2022|Categories: Governance & Democracy Initiative, Publications|Tags: , , |

The press conference given by President Biya and President Macron gave an insight into the content of their one-on-one exchanges. Many points of convergence emerged on subjects relating to bilateral cooperation and international current affairs.

Gender-Based Violence: Beyond the Crises in Cameroon and Effects on Mental Well-Being

By |2022-07-12T09:05:15+00:00July 12th, 2022|Categories: Education & Health Policy, Publications|Tags: , , |

However, Gender-based violence in Cameroon has been an existing reality prior to these crises and occurs even in areas where guns are silent. As a result, the mental health condition of the abused women and girls may be affected, including depression, anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and substance use disorder.

On the Resurgence of Military Coups d’états in Africa

By |2022-05-23T15:00:51+00:00May 19th, 2022|Categories: Peace & Security, Publications|Tags: |

Given that the international and regional bodies have not adequately addressed the civilian coups in which elections are rigged, presidential term limits prolonged, and or transforming the presidency into a monarchy, this has prompted the military to take over with the claim of redressing the situation.

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