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24th January 2020

Cameroon: Ongoing Violence in Anglophone Areas

Last week the military left Fundong, passed through Ngwah, clearing the roadblocks, and went to Abuh where a camp of the Amba Boys is situated. Four Amba Boys were killed, several were wounded, and some arrests were made. The military took some of the wounded Boys to the Catholic Health Centre in Ngwah and kept them there. The military continued to Fonfuka [i.e.towards the direction … Read more

Cameroon: National Days of Prayer for Respect of Human Life

“The ongoing clashes in the Anglophone regions make activities impossible. Difficulties are increasing in the economic field. The majority of businesses have ceased to operate. The population makes a living from agriculture, but cultivating the fields is becoming complicated, many peasants have been killed while working on their farms,” Bishop Kome lamented. He added, “Today we need to intensify our prayers and seek God’s divine … Read more

Cameroon: Revitalising the Episcopal Conference

“We need an Episcopal Conference where cultural diversity is an asset and not a hindrance to its growth,” Bishop Bayemi said, adding that he envisages a forum holding “high the values of our particular Church, that brings a response of faith to the men and women of our time.” He looks forward to a Bishops’ forum that “gives women, young people and children reason for … Read more

Cameroon: Bishop Andrew Nkea (Mamfe) Appointed Archbishop of Bamenda

Pope Francis has promoted an African bishop known for his emphasis on family, community, and traditional values. In an announcement released on Monday, the Holy See Press Office confirmed that the pope has named Bishop Andrew Nkea Fuanya as the new Archbishop of Bamenda in Cameroon. Bishop Fuanya, 54, has served as the Bishop of Mamfe, also in Cameroon, since 2014. He came to international … Read more

Cameroon: ‘I was in Prison and You Visited Me’.

Cameroon’s bishops have expressed their concern about detention conditions where poor infrastructure and overcrowding mean the rights of prisoners are violated on a daily basis. Figures from the Ministry of Justice indicate that the overall occupancy rate in 2016 was 164.7 percent, even as that figure varies from prison to prison. The New Bell Prison in Douala houses some 5,000 inmates, although it was initially … Read more

Cameroon: A Simple Christmas Story

Born at the wrong time? It seemed to Charley that the people around him in the church were singing rather loud and joyfully.  Maybe this was always like that at the end of the Christmas midnight Mass.  The song in the vernacular had very meaningful words, and the beat of the drums could turn a heart of stone into flesh.  But… Charley couldn’t join in … Read more

Cameroon Crisis: Special Status for Anglophone Regions

Lawmakers in Cameroon on Wednesday adopted a draft law on decentralization granting special status to the country’s two English-speaking regions, where a deadly conflict between the army and separatists has been going on for more than two years, according to national radio. The Cameroonian radio station explained that if the law is approved by the Senate and promulgated, the regions will be allowed to develop … Read more

Molyko, Buea, Cameroon: Ordination of Fr Marius Marius Tapang Tendongue MHM

On the 14th of December 2019, the Mill Hill Family gathered together with the family of the newly ordained priest, Fr. Marius Tapang and the Christian community  of St Charles Lwanga Parish,  Molyko, in Buea to celebrate and witness a happy and joyful occasion of the priestly ordination of Fr. Marius Tapang Tendongue MHM. Fr. Marius was ordained by Bishop Immanuel Bushu, the Local Ordinary of … Read more