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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
“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 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.
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.
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.