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

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

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.

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.

A ship that was used by TotalEnergies, a French company to evacuate their employees from a March attack in Palma, northern Mozambique. Credit: Denis Hurley Peace Institute

Catholic Charity Raises Questions about France’s Involvement in Mozambican Crisis

Is France using “development aid” to finance the intervention of Rwandan troops in Mozambique? This tops the list of questions that Catholic peace and charity foundation, Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI), is exploring in an attempt to put a face to key players in the Mozambican crisis.

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

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.

Newly arrived IDP’s at Rapale in Nampula, Mozambique. Credit: Denis Hurley Peace Institute

Catholic Peace Entity Raises Alarm Over New IDP Influx in Mozambican City

The leadership of the Catholic peace and charity foundation, Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI), is concerned that more Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are arriving in Nampula, a city in Northeastern Mozambique amid reports that peace is returning in the embattled Cabo Delgado Province in the North.

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.

Logo of Swaziland's Catholic Diocese of Manzini. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Peace Foundation Expresses Concerns about Growing Instability in Eswatini

The leadership of the Catholic charity and peace foundation, Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI), has expressed concerns about the protracted political instability characterized by demonstrations and violence in Eswatini. 

The flag of Mozambique. Credit: Public Domain

Catholic Peace Foundation Raises Alarm over Extrajudicial Killings in Mozambique

Catholic peace and charity foundation, Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI), which is researching the evolution of violence in Mozambique has reported about extra-judicial killings of people suspected to be insurgents in the Southern African country.

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.

Pastor Solomon Folorunsho, Coordinator of Home for the Needy in Nigeria’s Benin State poses with a section of displaced children at the camp. Credit: Denis Hurley Peace Institue

Catholic Charity Documents Harrowing Encounters of Boko Haram Victims in Nigeria

For years, Jeraiva has fought to rid his mind of the harrowing images of his youngest brothers being burnt to death while they were sleeping in their house in Bauchi, a State in Northern Nigeria.

Church attacked by jihadists in Mocimboa da Praia, Mozambique, in June 2020. Credit: Aid to the Church in Need International

Cabo Delgado Not Yet Safe for Missionaries, Mozambican Catholic Bishop Says

Catholic Priests and Religious Sisters who have been displaced alongside other people in the embattled Cabo Delgado Province in Mozambique are not yet ready to go back to their missions in the region that still experiences militant attacks.  

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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.

Refugees who fled from violence in Mozambique's Cabo Delgado province. Credit: Denis Hurley Peace Institute

Catholic Peace Entity Says Displaced Mozambicans Have Nothing to Go Back To

Displaced people in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado Province have little to celebrate even as the country continues to recapture villages from insurgents who continue to wreak havoc in the Northern part of the country.

Wednesday, September 1 proceedings of the European Parliament Foreign Affairs Committee (AFET). Catholic charity foundation, Denis Hurley Peace Institute presented the situation of Cabo Delgado, Mozambique to the European lawmakers. Credit: European Parliament

Catholic Peace Entity Urges European Parliament to Ensure Proper Use of Aid to Mozambique

Catholic charity foundation, Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI), has called on the European Parliament Foreign Affairs Committee (AFET) to ensure that funds availed to Mozambique to help in the fight against insurgents in the country are put to good use.

A ship in Palma that was used by TOTAL gas company to evacuate their employees from Palma to Pemba during an attack in March 2021. Credit: Denis Hurley Peace Institute

Catholic Charity Fears for Security in Northeastern Mozambique amid Fresh Mining Plans

There is a mounting fear of attacks in Nampula, a province in Northeastern Mozambique as the country plans to embark on extracting oil and gas in the province.

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

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.

A police van destroyed in clashes between security forces and separatists fighters in Bali Nyonga, North Western region of Cameroon. Credit: Courtesy Photo.

Catholic Peace Entity Condemns Ban on Commercial Vehicles by Cameroonian Warrying Forces

The peace entity of Catholic Bishops in Southern Africa, Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI), has condemned the ban on commercial motorbikes by Cameroonian forces in the Northwestern region of the country, saying that the ban has aggravated the suffering of civilians who are already caught up in the violence in the region.  

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Mozambicans Denied Casualty Details amid Heightened Militarization: Catholic Peace Entity

Catholic peace and charity foundation, Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI), has reported the increased militarization of the ongoing conflict in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado Province, in which civilians are kept in the dark concerning the amount of damage caused in the military engagement with insurgents in the embattled region.

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.

A woman walks outside makeshift houses in Mozambique. Credit: Denis Hurley Peace Institute

Millions of HIV Patients Left Without Medication as Mozambican Crisis Escalates

People living with HIV have gone for months without medication amid a crumbling health system in Cabo Delgado Province in Mozambique, an official dealing with the displaced people in the ongoing Mozambican crisis has said.