Cameroon Grassfields

Sabga hill 2009 Map of Cameroon

Misaje Town

Misaje 2001 Map of Misaje

Grassfields Groups

Annual dances LakabumAnnual dances, Lakabum 2000 Grassfields FarmersGrassfields farmers, Misaje 2001


Hausa MuslimsMuslim youth association, Misaje 2002 Hausa WomenHausa women preparing snacks for sale, Misaje 2001


Mbororo CompoundMbororo compound, Misaje 2001 Mbororo WomanMbororo selling milk, Misaje 2001


Mbororo womenMbororo women marching on Cameroon National Day, Misaje 2001 UN Indigenous ForumAfrican meeting at the annual session of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Geneva 2008

Cameroonian Migrants in Gabon

Cameroonian MigrantMigrant portrait in the centre of Libreville, 2009 Cameroonian MigrantCameroonian store in Ntoum, 2009

Cameroonian Migrants in South Africa

Cameroonian MigrantAdvert Cameroonian import/export company, Cape Town, 2009 Cameroonian MigrantSuccessfull migrant celebrating his University degree back home, Sabga 2009

Cameroonian Migrants in Dubai

Cameroonian MigrantElectronic store for Africans run by Indians, Dubai 2011 Cameroonian MigrantMigrants sharing bed space, Dubai 2011

African Migrants in Guangzhou, China

Baohan Street, Guangzhou, photo by Li Dong, 2013
Baohan Street, Guangzhou, photo by Li Dong, 2013


Wall painting at Nkambe palace, Nkambe 2001
Poster of Cameroonian video production, 2007

Selected Links

The Mbororo Social and Cultural Development Association (MBOSCUDA) is a Cameroonian non-governmental organisation that runs development programmes for the Mbororo. It was formed in 1992 and concentrates on children's education, women's empowerment and the strengthening of civil society. I have observed and collaborated with MBOSCUDA for many years.

The following documentaries illustrate the lives of Mbororo people in Cameroon as well as the work of MBOSCUDA:

Village Aid is a British-based international development charity that supports development programmes in West Africa. In Cameroon it works in collaboration with the Mbororo Social and Cultural Development Association (MBOSCUDA) running educational and advocacy programmes for the Mbororo.

The Justice and Dignity Campaign is a Facebook site that provides material on the ambivalent relationship between the Cameroonian entrepreneur Baba Ahmadou Danpullo and the Mbororo community in northwest Cameroon.

Cameroon Field Station is an English website run by Japanese researchers related to the University of Kyoto. It provides information on their previous and current research activities in Cameroon. is a privately run charity based in Switzerland that supports schools, orphanages and hospitals in Cameroon. It facilitates the delivery of donations in cash and kind and documents their utilisation. I appreciate their relentless efforts.

The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) is an advisory body to the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), with a mandate to discuss indigenous issues related to economic and social development, culture, the environment, education, health and human rights. It involves the participation of numerous representatives of indigenous peoples, including the Mbororo of Cameroon, Chad and Niger.

The Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP) was established by the Human Rights Council in 2007. It provides the Human Rights Council with thematic advice in the form of studies and research on the rights of Indigenous peoples. It is the follow-up institution of the UN Working Group on the Draft Declaration after the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was adopted in September 2007.

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is an inter-governmental organisation that works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. It provides services and advice to governments and migrants, and is also represented in Cameroon. In 2009 it published a report on Cameroon's migration profile - the most recent resource on Cameroonian migration data.

For academic references, please check my publications.