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Latest stories: Anglophone crisis

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

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.

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

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

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. 

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Bishop Abraham Kome, President of the National Episcopal Conference of Cameroon. Credit. NECC

Catholic Bishops in Cameroon Condole with Presbyterians Following Recent Church Attack

Following the attack on a Presbyterian Church in Cameroon’s Northwestern region last weekend, Catholic Bishops in the Central African nation have expressed their solidarity with victims of the attack that left one worshiper dead and others injured, including a Pastor.

Copies of the book titled "Seeds of Hope" by Fr. Ludovic Lado and Martin Wato. Credit: Fr. Ludovic Lado

Jesuit Priest Fundraises for Education of Hundreds of Displaced Children in Cameroon

A member of the Society of Jesus (Jesuit) ministering in Chad has launched a fundraiser to support the education of at least 300 children displaced by the ongoing Anglophone crisis in the North West and South West (NOSO) regions of Cameroon.

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

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.

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

Catholic Peace Entity Calls for Change in Tact in Addressing Cameroon’s Crisis

Catholic peace entity, Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI), has maintained its call for an alternative approach in the ongoing crisis in Cameroon’s English-speaking region, saying that the military tactic that the government is insisting upon is costing lives of many fighters on the side of the government.

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Catholic Peace Organization Calls for Dialogue to End Cameroon’s Anglophone Crisis

Catholic peace and charity foundation, Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI), is appealing to the Cameroonian government to try dialogue with other parties involved in the ongoing civil crisis in Anglophone regions of Cameroon, saying that the military method that the government has been insisting upon has failed.

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”

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"

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 who was kidnapped May 22 in Cameroon's Mamfe Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Cameroon’s Mamfe Diocese to Offer Mass for Priest’s “immediate, unconditional release”

Catholic Priests ministering in Cameroon’s Mamfe Diocese are set to offer Holy Mass for the quick and safe release of their colleague who was kidnapped at the end of last week. 

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Catholic Peace Entity in Cameroon Reports Looting, Arrests of Innocent Priests by Military

Law enforcers in Cameroon have been accused of harassing civilians through arrests of innocent persons including Catholic Priests and looting of homes whose owners have fled owing to ongoing insecurity in the Central African country.

Invitation Card for Bishop George Nkuo of Cameroon's Kumbo Diocese on his 40th Anniversary of Priesthood/Credit: Courtesy Photo

At Priestly Anniversary, Cameroonian Bishop Lauded for His Sacrifices, Tireless Service

Bishop George Nkuo of Cameroon’s Kumbo Diocese has been lauded for his sacrifices and tireless service among the people of God under his pastoral care amid the Anglophone crisis.

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

Since Peace Talks Started Last Year in Cameroon, “not much has changed”: Archbishop

“Not much has changed” in Cameroon since July 2020 when peace talks started between the government and Anglophone separatists, according to a Cameroonian Catholic Archbishop.

Fr. Ngenge Godlove Bong-aba, former Parish Priest of St. Therese of the Child Jesus in Cameroon's Archdiocese of Bamenda. / Courtesy Photo

Priest in Cameroon Recounts Rough Ordeal with Military in Troubled Anglophone Region

Fr. Ngenge Godlove Bong-aba who grew up in the Archdiocese of Bamenda in Cameroon’s Northwest region recalls several instances he has been harassed by the country’s security forces on allegations that he was connected to militants in the Central African nation.

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To Resolve Anglophone Crisis, “stand by truth, embrace dialogue”: Cameroonian Bishop

The warring parties involved in the protracted crisis in the two English-speaking regions of Cameroon need to stand by the truth and give dialogue a chance for a lasting solution to the conflict, a Bishop serving in the region has told ACI Africa.

Pietro Cardinal Parolin addressing the faithful during Mass at the St. Joseph cathedral Bamenda on 31 January 2021. / Bamenda Archdiocese/Facebook

Vatican’s Secretary of State Assures Cameroonians of Pope Francis’ “closeness, prayers”

The Secretary of State of the Vatican who is in Cameroon for a weeklong visit has assured the people of God in the Central African nation of Pope Francis’ solidarity amid the protracted Anglophone crisis.