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Bamenda, Cameroon: ‘The Spread of the Covid-19 Pandemic can, in some Cases, have Unexpected Positive Effects – Em. Archbishop Esua

Bamenda (Agenzia Fides) – “The spread of the pandemic in Africa is an epoch-making drama but in some cases, it can also have unexpected positive effects”, says to Agenzia Fides Mgr. Cornelius Fontem Esua, Archbishop of Bamenda, capital of the English-speaking regions of Cameroon. “Here, for example, clashes between the separatists of the Republic of…

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Cameroon Anglophone Crisis: Moving towards a Ceasefire

The Southern Cameroons Defence Forces (SOCADEF), an Ambazonian armed group, agreed to the United Nations’ call for a ceasefire due to the coronavirus outbreak impacting the country. The Cameroon government has yet to respond. “SOCADEF are prepared to support the ceasefire and will ensure the security and free circulation of international observers and humanitarian organisations…

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Cameroon: Friends of Mill Hill Magazine

The year 2020 started with much anticipated hope of a peaceful solution to the crisis in the North West and South West Regions of Cameroon. Unfortunately, with the recently concluded Municipal and Parliamentary elections, the situation has further deteriorated with the burning of houses and killing of women and children. Mere cosmetic changes are not…

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Cameroon Conflict: The African Union’s Deafening Silence

But the conflict is conspicuously absent from the African Union’s Peace and Security Council, its decision-making body on the “prevention, management and resolution of conflicts”. This, despite the council being mandated to “facilitate timely and efficient response to conflict and crisis situations in Africa”. The reason for this, we believe, is that a major part…

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Cameroon: French Policy at the Root of Anglophone Crisis?

Cardinal Christian Tumi, the archbishop emeritus of Douala, has even accused France of seeking to make sure the majority French-speaking Cameroonians assimilate the minority English-speaking population. He told Crux in 2017 the French policy was at the root of the ongoing Anglophone crisis currently affecting the country’s English-speaking regions. “What is creating the whole problem is the presence of…

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Cameroon: A Theology Student Sees Similarities between Tribal and Christian Reconciliation Processes

The Reconciliation Process in the Papiakum Tribe In Papiakum tribe reconciliation is something of value. There are different types of reconciliation in Papiakum. These reconciliation types are: family reconciliation, clan reconciliation, quarter reconciliation, and tribal reconciliation. All these different types of reconciliation have different processes, methods, and approaches. My sharing will be based on the…

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Recent Cameroon Massacre: Bishop George Nkuo (Kumbo) Declares Day of Prayer and Mourning

“On Friday 14th February 2020, the military invaded Ngarbuh at 4 a.m. and we are told that twenty-four (24) people were killed among whom were pregnant women and little children,” Bishop George Nkuo of Cameroon’s Kumbo diocese has, “reliably informed,” recounted in his February 18 letter. “Some of the victims were burnt alive and several others…

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Cameroon: Bishops from across the Globe Call for Urgent Peace Talks

Roman Catholic bishops from around the world are calling on the Cameroon government to hold urgent peace talks with the country’s English-speaking separatists and moderates. As violence grows in the central African country, church leaders are urging President Paul Biya to enter negotiations to find a peaceful constitutional settlement that addresses the grievances of the…

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Cameroon: Bishops Comment on Low Turnout and Violence at Recent Local Elections

Meanwhile, the bishops expressed concern about the Anglophone crisis in the north-west and south-west regions of the country. “We regret that four months after the holding of the Major National Dialogue, which proposed solutions for ending the crisis in these regions, we are still not satisfied with the situation in these regions,” they said in…