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Cameroon Conflict: Government Initiates Discreet Talks with Ambazonian Seperatists

According to our sources, Cameroonian government delegates and several Ambazonian leaders detained in Yaoundé’s main prison began negotiations on 2 July with a view to achieving a ceasefire in the North-West and South-West regions. On 2 July, the self-proclaimed president of Ambazonia, Sisiku Julius Ayuk Tabe, was removed from his cell, along with Wilfried Tassang and Blaise Shufai,…

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Kumbo, Cameroon: ‘The Priest Today must be an Agent of Hope to a Dying and Suffering People’ – Bp George Nkuo

“You are called upon to bring the message of hope to God’s people especially in these challenging times of insecurity and the coronavirus pandemic,” the 67-year-old Cameroonian Prelate told candidates and added, “You should be at the service of the people. The Priest today must be an agent of hope to a dying and suffering…

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Cameroon: Catholic Aid Agency Responds to Government’s Call for Help in Dealing with Covid-19

With 12,592 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 10,100 recoveries and 313 deaths, Cameroon reportedly has one of Africa’s highest infection rates and has been described as the “COVID-19 epicenter in western and central Africa.” COVID-19 becomes the fourth emergency that the 25.2-million-population nation is dealing with, besides exacerbating Boko Haram attacks in the north, violent conflict in Anglophone west,…

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Cameroon Crisis: Buea slow Return to Normal, Bamenda still a Ghost Town

In Bamenda, in the neighbouring North West region, ghost town regulations are still dutifully followed. From Commercial Avenue, the city’s main thoroughfare, to working class neighbourhoods, not a soul is to be found in the streets. The only notable exception is the secured enclave of Up Station, a neighbourhood where administrative department premises are concentrated, under the…

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Africa: UN Call for Ceasefire amid Covid-19 Falls on Deaf Ears

“Here the conflict is continuing,” the Archbishop of Bamenda in northwestern Cameroon, Archbishop Andrew Nkea has said in response to a survey by Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International. Referencing the protracted conflict in the English-speaking region of Cameroon, Archbishop Nkea said, in the June 22 CAN report, that while many leaders of those advocating for…

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Buea, Cameroon: Commotion around Changes Operated at Catholic University Institute of Buea by Bishop Michael Bibi

On June 11, Bishop Bibi made changes at CUIB, appointing Professor Victor Julius Ngoh as Vice Chancellor, a position previously held by Fr. George Nkeze Jingwa, whom the Bishop asked to take a sabbatical leave. The University Council disapproved of the change, writing in reaction, “Bishop Bibi’s actions have reached unprecedented levels of commotion resulting…