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Latest stories: Ambazonia

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.

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.

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

Stop Violence “with immediate effect”: Bishops of Cameroon’s Bamenda Province

Aug 23, 2021

Catholic Bishops in Cameroon’s Bamenda Ecclesiastical Province have, in a collective message, renewed their appeal for an end to the protracted conflict in the country’s Anglophone regions.

St. Elizabeth Catholic Health Centre Bali Nyonga in Cameroon's Bamenda Archdiocese. Credit: St. Francis Xavier Parish Bali Nyonga

Doctor, Nurse at Catholic Facility in Cameroon Detained for Treating Wounded Militant

Aug 2, 2021

A doctor and nurse based at the Catholic Health Centre of Bali Nyonga in Cameroon’s Archdiocese of Bamenda have been detained for treating a member of the Ambazonia Restoration Forces (ARFs), a rebel group that is in conflict with the Cameroonian military.

St. Joseph Cathedral of Cameroon's Mamfe Diocese. Credit: Diocese of Mamfe/Facebook

Cameroonian Priest Decries Violence against Clergy, Says “Church is not an enemy”

Jun 13, 2021

A Cameroonian Catholic Priest has, in a statement, decried violence against members of the Clergy in the Central African country that is reeling under the Anglophone crisis.

Fr. Christopher Eboka who had been kidnapped by members of Ambazonia separatist movement in Cameroon's Mamfe Diocese. Credit: Fr. Christopher Eboka

Recently Freed Cameroonian Priest Says Celebrating Mass in Captivity "the joy that I had"

Jun 8, 2021

Fr. Christopher Eboka, the Cameroonian Catholic Priest who had been abducted on May 22  and later released, has told ACI Africa that the chances he had to celebrate Holy Mass while in captivity were his sources of joy.

Fr. Christopher Eboka, freed after spending 10 days in captivity in Mamfe. Credit: Courtesy Photo

“I am hale and hearty,” Cameroonian Catholic Priest to Congregation after 10-Day Captivity

Jun 1, 2021

The Cameroonian Catholic Priest who has secured his freedom after 10 days of captivity says he is “hale and hearty.”

Christian Cardinal  Tumi, pictured after his liberation on November 6, 2020. / Kumbo Diocese in Cameroon.

Cameroonian Cardinal Freed After Nightlong Abduction “fine, in good health”

Nov 6, 2020

Christian Cardinal Tumi who was abducted Thursday, November 5 in the troubled North West region of Cameroon has been freed, a Bishop in Cameroon has told journalists Friday, November 6.

Bishop George Nkuo of Cameroon's Kumbo Diocese.

Claims of Cameroonian Bishop Blessing Separatists “misconstrued, misleading”: Cleric

Oct 27, 2020

Claims that Bishop George Nkuo of Cameroon’s Kumbo Diocese gave blessings to some members of the separatists, which has been interpreted as the Bishop supporting “the activities of armed pro-independence fighters” have been “misconstrued” and are “misleading,” a Cleric has said in a message sent to ACI Africa.