Archive for October, 2010

Cameroonian Language Inquiry – Interpreters Needed

October 28th, 2010 by admin

I am with Lionbridge Federal, a language services company, and I am looking for potential interpreters of various languages spoken in Cameroon, including Ngie, Mbo, Oroko, Ngoshie, Aghem, Bamileke-Fefe, and Bamun. We work with the Federal Immigration Court system all over the country, and we currently have an increased need for interpreters of these languages. All of our interpreters work on a freelance basis, making this a great way to earn supplemental income while providing a much needed and valuable service to the community.

Thank you in advance for any response.
Kate Marden, Katherine.Marden @
Lionbridge Federal
1101 14th Street,NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC, 20005
Tel: 202-741-3968
Toll Free: 888-241-9149 Ext:3968
Fax: 202-289-4677

Your help needed for Peace Corps Cameroon Survey

October 15th, 2010 by bobebill

Dear Returned Peace Corps Volunteer:

Good morning. My name is Julius Amin, and I am doing a book length study on the Peace Corps at fifty in Cameroon. My hope is that this will come out by the time the Peace Corps celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of its service in Cameroon. The purpose of my e-mail is to introduce myself to you, and also to ask if you will be willing to complete a questionnaire from me about your service in Cameroon. Please, respond to my e-mail and I’ll forward a questionnaire to you directly (or click on the link below). Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you.

Julius A. Amin, Ph.D
Professor and Chair
Department of History
The University of Dayton,
Dayton, Ohio 45469-1540
Tel: (937) 229-2848
Fax: (937) 229-4400

Peace Corps Questionnaire

U.S. Ambassador Robert Jackson takes up post in Yaounde

October 15th, 2010 by admin

Robert Jackson was sworn in as the newest U.S. Ambassador to Cameroon on September 17th. His wife, Babette Pollard Jackson, is to the left.

Robert P. Jackson
U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Cameroon

Robert P. Jackson served as Deputy Chief of Mission and Chargé d’Affaires, a.i., at the U.S. Embassy in Rabat from September 2007 until July 2010. Mr. Jackson’s previous assignments include postings as Deputy Chief of Mission and Chargé d’Affaires, a.i., in Dakar, Senegal; Director of the Office for the Promotion of Human Rights and Democracy at the Department of State in Washington, DC; Political/Economic Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire; Political-Military Officer in Lisbon, Portugal; Coordinator of the Entry-Level Officer Training Program (A-100) and Deputy Director of the Orientation Division at the Foreign Service Institute; Country Officer for Zimbabwe and Botswana; Chief of the Political Section in Harare, Zimbabwe; Country Officer for Nigeria; Political/Economic Officer in Bujumbura, Burundi; and Consular/Economic Officer in Montreal, Canada. Mr. Jackson has been a Member of the Senior Foreign Service since December 2003. In 2006, he received the James A. Baker III – C. Howard Wilkins, Jr., Award for Outstanding Deputy Chief of Mission. He has also received three individual superior honor awards and two individual meritorious honor awards.

Prior to joining the Foreign Service in 1982, Mr. Jackson taught French and English as a foreign language at the Institut Montana in Zugerberg, Switzerland. He had previously taught English and American Civilization at the University of Clermont in Clermont-Ferrand, France. Mr. Jackson earned his M.S. in National Resource Strategy from National Defense University, his M.A. in International Affairs from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and his B.A. in Government and Legal Studies from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. A native of Tennessee, Mr. Jackson in married to Babette Pollard Jackson. His foreign languages include French and Portuguese.