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Latest stories: Cameroon

Cover page of the new book titled,  “The Reality of Retirement: A complex emergency,” by Fr. George Tomrila Ngalim. Credit: Fr. George Tomrila Ngalim

Catholic Priest in Cameroon Appeals for Construction of “more retirement homes” for Clergy

Jan 16, 2022

A Catholic Priest in Cameroon is appealing for the construction of appropriate additional facilities for members of the Clergy in retirement in the Central African nation, whose numbers are on the increase.     

Archbishop Andrew Nkea of Cameroon's Bamenda Archdiocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Use Football Tournament for “peacebuilding, unity”, Cameroonian Archbishop Tells Citizens

Jan 11, 2022

The Archbishop of Cameroon’s Archdiocese of Bamenda has called on citizens to use the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) that the Central African nation is hosting for peacebuilding and unity.

Fr. Ludovic Lado holding a poster of those detained as a result of the Anglophone crisis. Credit: Fr. Ludovic Lado

“Football is not more important than human dignity”: Cameroonian Catholic Priest in Chad

Jan 10, 2022

A Cameroonian Catholic Priest ministering in Chad has called for a stadium boycott of the African Cup of Nation (Afcon), faulting his native country that is hosting the continental football tournament for not paying keen attention to human dignity. 

The soldier who was killed by separatist fighters in Mbalangi, a locality in Mbonge Subdivision in the South West  Region of Cameroon. Cameroonian military are said to have killed one civilian and injured three others in a retaliatory attack. Credit: Denis Hurley Peace Institute

Catholic Charity Questions Competence of Cameroonian Military Killing Unarmed Civilians

Jan 4, 2022

The November 19 suspected deliberate killing of a civilian and the injuring of others by Cameroonian military at a village in the South West region of Cameroon raises questions about the professionalism of the men in uniform, Catholic charity and peace foundation, Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI), has said.

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No Progress Made in Stemming Tide of Violence in Cameroon: Catholic Archbishop

Dec 20, 2021

Violence in Cameroon's English-speaking regions still goes on unabated, the Catholic Archbishop of Bamenda Archdiocese has said, noting that efforts to restore peace in the Central African country have been halted until after Christmas 2021.

Archbishop Andrew Nkea of Cameroon's Bamenda Archdiocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

“Saturate Mother Mary, Queen of peace with prayers for peace": Archbishop in Cameroon

Dec 9, 2021

The Archbishop of Cameroon’s Archdiocese of Bamenda has called for prayers for peace in the Central African nation through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Queen of peace.

Grace and Daniel have been stuck in Cyprus' buffer zone for more than six months after they fled Cameroon. Alexey Gotovskiy/EWTN

Two Cameroonian Christians among Migrants Pope Francis is Helping to Bring to Italy

Dec 4, 2021

As a sign of Pope Francis’ concern for migrants, the Vatican has announced that it is helping to arrange the transfer of refugees from Cyprus to Italy, among them, two Christians who fled the Central African nation of Cameroon.

Bishop Paul Lontsié-Keuné, transferred from Cameroon’s Yokadouma Diocese to the Episcopal See of Bafoussam. Credit: Diocese of Bafoussam

Pope Francis Transfers Bishop of Cameroon’s Yokadouma Diocese to Bafoussam Diocese

Nov 29, 2021

Pope Francis has transferred the Catholic Bishop of Cameroon’s Yokadouma Diocese to the Episcopal See of Bafoussam.

Bishops of the Bamenda Ecclesiastical Province (BAPEC). Credit: Courtesy Photo

Killing of Students, Teacher “unacceptable”: Bishops of Cameroon’s Bamenda Province

Nov 28, 2021

The killing of three students and a teacher allegedly by armed men in Cameroon’s restive South West region is “senseless and unacceptable,” Catholic Bishops in Central African nation’s Bamenda Ecclesiastical Province have said in a message.

Demonstrations have become common on the streets in Cameroon. Credit: Denis Hurley Peace Institute

Catholic Peace Entity Decries Army’s Hostility Toward Natives in Cameroonian Crisis

Nov 18, 2021

Military personnel serving in Cameroon’s Northwestern part have been accused of destroying civilians’ crops and using them as “human shields” to protect themselves against the separatist fighters in the country’s embattled Anglophone regions.

Bishop Michael Miabesue Bibi of Buea Diocese. Credit: Buea Diocese

Civilian Populations Continue to “pay price of ongoing violence”: Cameroonian Bishop

Oct 31, 2021

Civilians in the North West and South West regions of Cameroon have continued to pay the price of violence between security forces and armed groups that has been going on for close to five years, the Catholic Bishop whose Diocese is located within the warring Anglophone regions has told ACI Africa in an interview. 

Br. Singfred Sinior M’sene Tata, member of the Religious Order of Saint Martin of Buea (BSMB). Credit: Courtesy Photo

Peace in Anglophone Regions a Prayer Intention of Year of St. Joseph: Religious Brother

Oct 29, 2021

The Year of St. Joseph offered an opportunity for the people of God in the North West and South West regions of Cameroon to pray for peace, a Religious Brother in the country told ACI Africa in an interview.

Demonstrations have become common on the streets in Cameroon. Credit: Denis Hurley Peace Institute

Cameroonian Government Using Fulani Community in Armed Conflict: Catholic Peace Entity

Oct 27, 2021

The Cameroonian government is using armed members of the Fulani community in the Northwest part of the Central African country to harass and kill innocent civilians, Catholic charity and peace foundation, Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI) has reported.

Late Enondiale Tchuengia Carolaise. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Cameroonian Catholic Bishop in “shock, sorrow” Following Murder of Young Girl by Policeman

Oct 16, 2021

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.

A man kneels in the middle of Bamenda-Ndop- Kumbo highway in Cameroon's Northwest region. Credit: Denis Hurley Peace Institute

Catholic Peace Entity Concerned about Increasing War Tactics of Cameroon’s Armed Groups

Sep 26, 2021

When war broke out in Cameroon's English-speaking North West and South West regions in 2016, the military of the Central African country mostly engaged “catapult-wielding youths” who had no training in warfare.

A course to help young religious cope with trauma in a conflict region. Credit: Aid to the Church in Need

Catholic Charity Boosts Psychosocial Training for Traumatized Sisters in Cameroon

Sep 8, 2021

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.

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Leadership of Peace Entity Condemns Targeting of Catholic Clergy in Cameroonian Conflict

Sep 7, 2021

The leadership of the peace and charity foundation, Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI), has expressed concern over the increased kidnapping of the Catholic Clergy in Cameroon, saying that the situation is terribly impacting the Church, which is working hard to restore peace in the Central African country.

Mgsr. Julius Agbortoko Abbor, Vicar General of Cameroon's Mamfe Diocese freed after spending three days in captivity. Credit: Mamfe Diocese

Catholic Priest in Cameroon Freed after Three Days in Captivity, No Ransom Paid: Official

Sep 1, 2021

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. 

Mgr. Julius Agbortoko, Vicar General of Cameroon’s Mamfe Diocese abducted by separatist fighters on Sunday, 29 August 2021. Credit: Diocese of Mamfe/Facebook

Vicar General of Cameroon’s Mamfe Diocese Reportedly Abducted by Separatist Fighters

Aug 30, 2021

The Vicar General of Cameroon’s Mamfe Diocese has reportedly been abducted by separatist fighters operating in the Central African country’s troubled English-Speaking regions.

Civilians walk past burning vehicles in Elak town, Northwest Cameroon Credit: Denis Hurley Peace Institute

Cameroonians Surviving by Obeying Opposing Forces, Catholic Peace Entity Says in Report

Aug 29, 2021

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.