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Hans De Marie Heungoup

Analyst, Cameroon
Nairobi, Kenya

Crisis Group Role

Hans De Marie Heungoup joined Crisis Group in November 2013. As the Cameroon Analyst, he conducts field research and provides analysis on prevailing security, social, legal, governance and political issues in the country, and proposes policy initiatives for governmental, intergovernmental, and nongovernmental stakeholders to address and resolve sources of conflict.

Areas of Expertise

  • Defence and security
  • Political sociology
  • Cameroon
  • Boko Haram and the Lake Chad Basin

Professional Background

  • B.A Law and political science - Catholic University of Central Africa
  • M.A Governance and Public Policy - Catholic University of Central Africa
  • Certificate in International Affairs - Sciences Po Paris
  • Researcher at Paul Ango Ela Foundation of geopolitics in Central Africa (2011-­2013)
  • Consultant at the Friedrich Ebert Foundation (2013)
  • Vacataire at Sciences Po Paris (2010)
     

Languages

  • French (native)
  • English (fluent)

Select Publications

Hans is the author of Le BIR, la GP et le pouvoir au Cameroun, (Berlin) Éditions Universitaires Européennes, September 2011.

 

In The News

2 Dec 2017
[Home-made bombs and attacks directly targeting Cameroon's security forces] can be explained by the radicalisation of the population in these regions due to the police repression and arbitrary killings. RFI

Hans De Marie Heungoup

Analyst, Cameroon
2 Dec 2017
[Attacks in Cameroon] can be explained by the radicalisation of the population due to the police repression and arbitrary killings, but also by the rivalry among the separatist movement. RFI

Hans De Marie Heungoup

Analyst, Cameroon
17 Oct 2017
Le déni, le mépris des autorités camerounaises et la brutalité des forces de sécurité et de l’armée contre les avocats et les enseignants ont créé une onde de choc dans toute la communauté anglophone. Le Monde

Hans De Marie Heungoup

Analyst, Cameroon
4 Oct 2017
We have seen a government that is not responsive to the demands of [Cameroon's] Anglophone [region]. The international community [should] avoid irreversible deterioration of the situation. Al Jazeera

Hans De Marie Heungoup

Analyst, Cameroon
8 Feb 2017
[Cameroon's] victory in the Africa Cup of Nations will have little impact in the long run. It neither addresses the structural grievances nor on the Anglophone resentment of marginalisation and appeal for federalism. RFI

Hans De Marie Heungoup

Analyst, Cameroon
19 Jan 2017
You cannot say yet that the [Multinational Joint Task Force tackling Boko Haram] is integrated like a NATO force. It’s just to coordinate; it is not yet a unified force. Each of the forces is based in their own territories. Africa Defense Forum

Hans De Marie Heungoup

Analyst, Cameroon

Latest Updates

Op-Ed / Africa

Cameroun : le risque d’embrasement de la crise anglophone inquiète les francophones

La crise ouverte voici presque un an dans les régions dites anglophones (Nord-Ouest et Sud-Ouest) du Cameroun persiste.

Originally published in Jeune Afrique

Commentary / Africa

The Humanitarian Fallout from Cameroon’s Struggle Against Boko Haram

The plight of refugees and the internally displaced from the Boko Haram conflict in Cameroon’s Far North is adding to the many burdens of an already impoverished population.

Commentary / Africa

In the Tracks of Boko Haram in Cameroon

Two years ago, the Cameroonian government declared war on Boko Haram. Despite some progress, the group’s violent impact is still seen and felt deeply in the remote north of the country.