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The largest tech gathering in Cameroon, SILICON MOUNTAIN CONFERENCE will happen from November 9th -13th 2021 in Buea, South West Region of Cameroon. The organizing committee is rounding off with preparations for the historic event themed, “THE SHOWCASE.” Though envisaged to harbour over 2000 participants, many who do not understand the tech ecosystem doubt the activities of the community members. Lately, it is common to find a non-techie term Silicon mountain community members scammers, computer repairers, thieves or even computer vendors. What Is The Silicon Mountain Exactly and how did it come into existence? Since the early 2000s, computer enthusiasts like Churchill Mambe, Valery Colong (Co-founder of ActivSpaces), Otto Akama, Churchill Nanje Mambe (Founder, Njorku), Fua Tse (Founder, Zinger Systems), Tata Cyril had dreams of having a community where tech lovers can come together and learn from each other. Then support structures like Activsapces popped up and served as a…

My Cameroonian Hospital Experience It was my first time passing a night in a hospital as a patient. In my 24 years as an African girl, all I did was rely on traditional medicines and home prescribed medicines. Why I Don’t Like Going to the Hospital I had the notion that hospitals were expensive: Let’s find out if it’s true in this Blog post. I knew I was a strong girl who didn’t get sick easily. This is true for me because you will hardly hear I am ill or at the hospital. Hospitals are for the ‘AJEBOTAS’ (Well-to-do), so we knew. It is not like I have not been visiting the hospital to consult or buy medicines, I have. The thing is I have never passed a night there as a patient. They are expensive at times and the smell of medicines irritate. For me, ailments are contagious. I…

How did this start? Back then in August 2019, Eduke Nadesh, content creator for Eduke’sInk made two interesting trips to the capital city Yaounde for 2 events; The Scoop Media Award and the Peace Journalism training organized by the Cameroon English Newspaper Publishers Association (CENPA). In the course of her journies, she updated her WhatsApp contacts with beautiful and interesting stories. E.g “How I got robbed at Obili, Language barrier was one of the reasons I missed my event, car break down on our way to Buea, Living in Buea without water”. Some of them confessed the stories were really inspiring and entertaining. Many lessons were shared and learnt too. Suggestions started coming in after some of them discovered she could write beautiful stories. They suggested she writes a book. Others proposed she starts a blog so that the whole world can learn about her stories and the lessons. After…