About Solomon Tembang Tembang

Solomon Tembang is a Cameroonian investigative and development journalist with experience spanning over 19 years.

Currently Senior Desk Editor of Cameroon’s lone English language daily newspaper, The Guardian Post, he has a wide knowledge and mastery of critical issues concerning Cameroon.

His interests as a journalist are politics, conservation, agriculture, water and sanitation, extractive industries, women and land rights, climate change, technology, digital rights, health, economy, human rights, conflict, peace-building, and global developments.

He has the ability to give local issues a global perspective.

One of Tembang’s investigative stories with the headline ‘How illegal Chinese mining destroys livelihoods, fuels conflicts in Cameroon’ was shortlisted for 2019 edition of the international award, Fetisov Journalism Award, in the Outstanding Investigative Reporting Category.

In 2018 and 2019 Solomon Tembang was a grantee of the Africa-China Reporting Project of the Journalism and Media Studies Department of the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, under which he attended the African Investigative Journalism Conference twice.

Tembang received a reporting grant from the Earth Journalism Network’s Biodiversity Media Initiative in 2020, to investigate and report on the positive and negative impacts of COVID-19 on bushmeat restrictions in Cameroon.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Buea, Cameroon.

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