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Editorial: Harnessing the Power of Words; Spoken Word and Poetry Promote Peace

By Bakah Derick  In the bustling town of Bamenda, a transformative event took place on Friday, 22 September, to commemorate World Peace Day. Spearheaded by talented spoken word artists and poets, this event harnessed the power of words to promote peace in our society. Through their passionate performances and thought-provoking words, these artists demonstrated the profound impact that spoken word and poetry can have in fostering a peaceful world. Spoken word and poetry have long played a vital role in giving voice to the voiceless and communicating the nuances of our shared human experience. They allow individuals to express their thoughts, emotions, and opinions in a creative and powerful manner. The beauty of spoken word and poetry lies in their ability to transcend social, cultural, and linguistic barriers. This universal language of the heart and mind enables us to forge connections, build empathy, and foster mutual understanding. So did Mottanni and Co at the World Pea
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Vaccination Campaign Face Challenges in Rural Communities in NW Amid Ongoing Armed Conflict, Others

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GSAHW announced from September 27 in Bamenda

By Ngenwie Azeh S.  The Global South Arts and Health Week (GSAHW) will take place on the 27 and 28 of September 2023 in Bamenda. The event to feature film projections, Poetry Performances, Panel Discussions, Arts Therapy and Mural Painting GSAHVW aims at advancing "education, scientific research and interdisciplinary practice of arts in health, creative art therapy and community-based arts engagements in the Global South."  This will achieved through a wide range of collaborations, community projects, community projects, cultural exchanges, Workshops, exhibitions, performances and plenary presentations. According to the organizer of the event, Arts and Wellness Coach, Director, Trainer and Arts therapist, Lanjo Neindefoh, the Bamenda event is a follow-up to the International virtual event that held on Saturday 23, September 2023.

Politics: SDF NW Set for National Convention - Regional Chairperson Fongu Cletus Tanwe say

The newly elected regional chairperson of the Social Democratic Front (SDF) party for the North West says his region is set for the National Convention of the party slated for October this year.  Talking to The Hilltop Mail  , Mayor Fongu Cletus Tanwe noted that after the reorganization conference of the party that held on Saturday 24 September 2023 in Bamenda, the party is prepared to join the other regions in choosing the new leaders of the party at national level at the National Level.  He admitted that as the Regional leader of the party in the North West, he has received some files from militants aspiring for offices at the national level. Though Mayor Fongu didn't find it comfortable talking to us about the names, he indicated that the delegates at the regional conference are aware of those who are aspiring for national and will make the choice at the appropriate.  The Hilltop Mail has however gathered from other sources that apart from the highly expected interim

Catholic Church: Cameroon Bishops meet Pope Francis, discuss Anglophone Crisis, others

Bishops of Cameroon have ended a one week visit to the Vatican. The Visit from the 10 to the 16 of September 2023 is a tradition of the Roman Catholic that instructs Bishops within an Episcopal Conference; this case Cameroon, to visit the Vatican; Seat of the Catholic Church every five years in what is known within the church's circles as Visita ad Limina Apostolorum meaning visit to the Thresholds of the Apostles (Peter and Paul). Cameroon Bishops in the Vatican  According to a release by the Secretary General of the National Episcopal Conference of Cameroon (NECC), the high point of their Ad Limina visit was the audience with the Holy Father, Pope Francis. Mgr Jervis Kebei Kewi explains that the Bishops and the Pontiff "discussed matters affecting the life of the Church in Cameroon: the Pastoral Life of the Church, the formation of priests and Catechists, immigration, the up coming Synod on Synodality, interreligious dialogue, the situation of the socio-political

Politics: SDF Elects NW Regional Executive this Week

Authoritative Sources around the Social Democratic Front (SDF) have hinted The Hilltop Mail that the Regional Convention of the party will take place on Saturday 23 September 2023. The objective of the convention according to our sources is to elect the Regional Leadership of the party in preparation for its National Convention scheduled for October this year. SDF party logo In a recent meeting in Yaoundé, the National Executive Committee of the SDF ordered the reorganization of the party in the region setting Saturday 23 September 2023 as deadline. Though the venue has not been made known, The Hilltop Mail has it on good authority that the Regional Convention will take place in Bamenda  During the most recent activity of the party which was the burial of the late Chairman Ni John FruNdi, the Mayor of the Bamenda III Council coordinated the region. Speculations are high that the leader of the lone SDF council in the North West Region may be elected the regional chairperson.

Community Development: HITA breaks Silence after 10 Years of Community Service

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Editorial: Let Them Breathe

By Bakah Derick Today, we are observing the International Day of Democracy. This is coming in the face of expanding government control and diminishing press freedom around us. It is imperative that we rise collectively and proclaim the urgent need to let the private press breathe. A robust, independent private press is the lifeblood of any democracy, serving as the voice of the people, exposing corruption, holding power accountable and providing public serviceinformation which those in power largely benefit from. Without freedom for private media outlets, we risk the erosion of democratic principles, the stifling of dissent, and the triumph of authoritarianism.  Photo by European Journalism Observatory  I can only remind us all that the private press has a sacred duty to uphold the truth, free from the shackles of state manipulation and censorship. It acts as a beacon of unbiased reporting, meticulously pursuing the facts, and shining light on hidden agendas. Letting the private pr