Cameroon Webinar: Recording available
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Cameroon Webinar: Recording available

The central African nation of Cameroon is better known for football, but its bloody, under-reported conflict deserves our attention. The right of minorities to self-determination is at the heart of violence blighting the lives of millions of unarmed civilians. The Vatican has been increasingly diplomatically engaged, encouraging the Cameroon government to participate in inclusive peace…

Cameroon: Webinar on ‘the World’s Most Neglected Conflict’
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Cameroon: Webinar on ‘the World’s Most Neglected Conflict’

The central African nation of Cameroon is better known for football, but its bloody, under-reported conflict deserves our attention. The right of minorities to self-determination is at the heart of violence blighting the lives of millions of unarmed civilians. The Vatican has been increasingly diplomatically engaged, encouraging the Cameroon government to participate in inclusive peace…

Cameroon Conflict: A Priest’s Testimony
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Cameroon Conflict: A Priest’s Testimony

Fr. Ngenge Godlove Bong-aba who grew up in the Archdiocese of Bamenda in Cameroon’s Northwest region recalls several instances he has been harassed by the country’s security forces on allegations that he was connected to militants in the Central African nation. In an interview with ACI Africa Wednesday, March 31, the former Parish Priest of…

Cameroon: Cardinal Tumi an Icon of Dialogue and Promotion of Peace
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Cameroon: Cardinal Tumi an Icon of Dialogue and Promotion of Peace

Although Cardinal Tumi retired ten years ago, he never stopped promoting dialogue and human rights in his homeland. Last November, he was abducted by a group alleged to be “restorationists” demanding a sovereign Ambazonia, a pre-independence entity consisting of the former British Southern Cameroons. His captors disapproved of Tumi’s call for Ambazonian militia to lay…

Cameroon: Cardinal Christian Wiyghan Tumi Dies at 90
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Cameroon: Cardinal Christian Wiyghan Tumi Dies at 90

Cardinal Tumi was born on October 15, 1930 in Kikaikelaki in village in Kumbo in the North West Region of Cameroon. He was the first and only Cameroonian cardinal. He had been Bishop of Yagoua in the Far North Region, Archbishop of Garoua in the North Region where he was named Cardinal and subsequently Archbishop…

Anglophone Cameroon’s Long Good Friday Experience
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Anglophone Cameroon’s Long Good Friday Experience

We bring to you warm greetings from Kumbo. Hope you are all doing well and staying safe from the deadly COVID 19. For us here, we are battling with the increasing rates of COVID infections and the socio-political crisis which has continued to plague the region creating a serious humanitarian crisis. For over 4 years…

Cameroon: Fulani Herdsmen Actively Join in Conflict
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Cameroon: Fulani Herdsmen Actively Join in Conflict

In an update shared with ACI Africa Tuesday, March 23, the leadership of Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI), an initiative of the Southern African Catholic Bishops Conference (SACBC), notes that for over a month now, the people of Nwa Subdivision in Donga Mantung Division of Cameroon’s Northwest region have been “consistently tormented by Fulani gunmen, who burn…

Cameroon: International Community ‘too silent’ – Franciscans International
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Cameroon: International Community ‘too silent’ – Franciscans International

After five years, the international community has been “too silent” about Cameroon’s Anglophone crisis, according to a leading Catholic charity. Cameroon’s two English-speaking regions have been ravaged by violence since the violent suppression of a series of demonstrations against the imposition of French – the majority language in Cameroon – the Anglophone regions’ common law…

Cameroon: Fr Innocent Akum MHM Inspired by Laudato Si’
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Cameroon: Fr Innocent Akum MHM Inspired by Laudato Si’

Cameroon: Fr Innocent Akum MHM Hits the Headlines with Environmental Clean-up
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Cameroon: Fr Innocent Akum MHM Hits the Headlines with Environmental Clean-up

When choosing a present for someone’s birthday or anniversary – you might consider giving them cash, a picture, a book or clothing – but one Catholic priest has made a very novel request – Fr Innocent Wefon Akum, MHM, Parish Priest of Archangel Gabriel Catholic Church in Bojongo, Douala, Cameroon, has asked people to collect…

Year of St. Joseph: Prominent Role of Catholic Men in Diocese of Kumba, Cameroon
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Year of St. Joseph: Prominent Role of Catholic Men in Diocese of Kumba, Cameroon

Members of the Catholic Men Association (CMA) in Cameroon’s Diocese of Kumba are expected to coordinate initiatives marking the year of St. Joseph, the Local Ordinary has told ACI Africa in an interview. In the Tuesday, February 23 interview, Bishop Agapitus Nfon said, “I have entrusted the activities of the Year of St. Joseph to…

Cameroon: ‘Stand up by truth, enbrace dialogue’ – Bishop Nfon
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Cameroon: ‘Stand up by truth, enbrace dialogue’ – Bishop Nfon

In the Tuesday, February 23 interview, Bishop Agapitus Nfon of Cameroon’s Kumba Diocese located in the Southwestern region invited the government and the secessionist groups to “stand by the truth, embrace dialogue, look at each other as brothers and sisters and accept proposals that will enhance peace and harmony in our country.”  “What is preventing…