Cameroon Conflict: Bishop of Buea Protests Murder of Young Girl by Policeman
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Cameroon Conflict: Bishop of Buea Protests Murder of Young Girl by Policeman

of The murder of a young female pupil by a policeman in Cameroon is shocking and frighting, a Catholic Bishop in the Central African nation who saw the lifeless body of the “six- year-old” girl has said. On Thursday, October 14, a policeman reportedly opened fire on a car the girl was traveling in Cameroon’s…

Cameroon Conflict: Interview with Archbishop Andrew Nkea of Bamenda
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Cameroon Conflict: Interview with Archbishop Andrew Nkea of Bamenda

Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) – “In many other parts of the world where there is an ongoing conflict, if someone dies or there are attacks, the press all over the planet talk about it. In Cameroon, clashes, killings, massacres or kidnappings have been taking place every day for years, but nobody talks about it. Obviously…

Cameroon Anglophone Conflict: Vatican Urged to Mediate
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Cameroon Anglophone Conflict: Vatican Urged to Mediate

here have been fresh calls for the Vatican to mediate the increasingly violent conflict between Cameroon’s Anglophone minority and the central government. Recent events have prompted civil society to appeal for the Church to offer its services as an impartial and respected intermediary. Past weeks have seen an upsurge in violence between armed separatist groups…

Cameroon Anglophone Conflict: A Role for Traditional Leaders?
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Cameroon Anglophone Conflict: A Role for Traditional Leaders?

Father Humphrey Tatah Mbuy, National Communications Secretary of the Cameroon Bishops’ Conference, has written a new book, Fons of ‘Traditional Bamenda’ and Partisan Politics in Contemporary Cameroon, asserting the politicization of traditional chieftaincies in Cameroon has worsened the conflict. A “Fon” is the traditional tribal chief in Cameroon, and Bamenda is the area that makes of…

Cameroon: Trauma Counseling for Catholic Nuns Bamenda
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Cameroon: Trauma Counseling for Catholic Nuns Bamenda

Catholic pontifical and charity foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, has announced plans to support the psychosocial training of Sisters in Cameroon’s Bamenda Archdiocese who the foundation notes have been traumatized by the ongoing violence in the Anglophone region of the Central African country. In a Wednesday, September 8 report, ACN notes that…

Mamfe, Cameroon: Kidnapped Priest Released
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Mamfe, Cameroon: Kidnapped Priest Released

The Vicar General of Cameroon’s Mamfe Diocese, Mgsr. Julius Agbortoko Abbor, who was kidnapped in the country’s Anglophone region Sunday, August 29 has been freed.  In a statement circulated Wednesday, September 1, the Chancellor of Mamfe Diocese, Fr. Sebastine Sinju, announces the safe release of the Cameroonian Priest, says no ransom was paid, and expresses gratitude for…

Cameroon Anglophone Conflict: Vicar General of Diocese of Mamfe Abducted
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Cameroon Anglophone Conflict: Vicar General of Diocese of Mamfe Abducted

“It is with a very heavy heart that I bring to your notice the sudden abduction of the Mgr. Julius Agbortoko, yesterday Sunday 29th August, 2021,” Fr. Sebastine Sinju says. The Vicar General, Fr. Sinju explains, “had spent the weekend at Kokobuma for a pastoral visitation and the inauguration of the presbytery of the parish.”…

Cameroon Anglophone Conflict: Surviving by Obeying Opposing Forces
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Cameroon Anglophone Conflict: Surviving by Obeying Opposing Forces

Civilians in the troubled Northwest and Southwest regions of Cameroon are surviving each day by obeying commands from the country’s military as well as from members of the Ambazonia Restoration Forces (ARFs) so as not to appear siding with either group, a Catholic peace foundation working in the Central African nation has said. In a…

Cameroon Anglophone Bishops in Appeal to End Conflict with Immediate Effect
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Cameroon Anglophone Bishops in Appeal to End Conflict with Immediate Effect

Catholic Bishops in Cameroon’s Bamenda Ecclesiastical Province have, in a collective message, renewed their appeal for an end to the protracted conflict in the country’s Anglophone regions. In the Sunday, August 22 statement, members of the Bamenda Provincial Episcopal Conference (BAPEC) regret that “there is yet a lot of violence, insecurity, kidnappings, torture, and senseless…

Cameroon Anglophone Conflict: Ban on Commercial Motorbikes Condemned
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Cameroon Anglophone Conflict: Ban on Commercial Motorbikes Condemned

The peace entity of Catholic Bishops in Southern Africa, Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI), has condemned the ban on commercial motorbikes by Cameroonian forces in the Northwestern region of the country, saying that the ban has aggravated the suffering of civilians who are already caught up in the violence in the region. Source: ACIAfrica Continue…

Cameroon: Bishop of Buea Diocese in Appeal to Get Vaccinated
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Cameroon: Bishop of Buea Diocese in Appeal to Get Vaccinated

Less than 0.3 percent of Cameroonians have been vaccinated against COVID-19 despite the availability of more than one million doses of the Chinese Sinopharm, Oxford-AstraZeneca, and Johnson & Johnson jabs in the Central African country.  According to a May survey by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Cameroon, concerns about the…