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IWD 2023: armed conflict rendering many in need of basics not Tech in Bamenda

By Bakah Derick  Abengetu Sheron is a single mother from the outskirts of Bali a small town on national road number six (N6) about 20Km from the North West Regional Headquarters; Bamenda. She has been displaced from her community to Bamenda by the over six year’s old armed conflict in the region with her native Bali as one of the epicenters.  Courtesy Abengetu is attending a two-day training workshop on March 3-4, 2023 organized by the not-for-profit organization Strategic Humanitarian Services (SHUMAS) Cameroon with support from the World Food Programme (WFP) alongside other women drawn from different parts of the Northwest region.  The training workshop on pastries, natural juice and soya beans products Abengetu like her other sisters attending the workshop believe can be a turning point in her life that has been literally shattered by the armed conflict.  “We are being thought on how to make pastries. I am taking this very serious b


  By Rev. Fr Njodzela Louis, Sch.P. wo wan Tume Boniface , a dreamer of a more just and humane world.      Born on October 15, 1930 and you are called home on April 2, 2021.     The world is in shock, everyone has something to say. Your fans see in you a saintly model of Christian and human life in general but your detractors are not indifferent because you lived not an anonymous life but a long impactful life.

Nkambe: D.O storms Kungi, orders arrests of villagers

  By Nfor Nkfu.   The Divisional Officer for Nkambe central subdivision Che Lawrence Ngida March 29th stormed Kungi-a village under his jurisdiction, and ordered the arrest of several villagers for colluding with separatist fighters in committing crimes. 

Kumbo: CKC Nso Ex Student Association Pioneer Executive commissioned.

The newly elected executive of Christ the King College CKC NSO Ex Student Association has been commissioned. During the commissioning exercise recently in Bamenda, the pioneer president NSABINLA Mathias NDIKITUM, pledged to take the association to higher level. Christ the King College CKC NSO Exco

Bamenda Fashion Design: Top faces behind the rich mix in Bamenda

In Cameroon, Bamenda is one city where fashion designing blossoms. The variety of colours and designs emerging from different traditional backgrounds constitutes a huge fountain of inspiration for the many who have transformed the sector to a pleasant discovery to those who visit the city of Bamenda.

2020 Reputable Africans: Cameroonian born Dr Vera Songwe in top 100

Reputation Poll international has made public the 2020 List of 100 Most Reputable Africans. The leading global reputation-management firm made public the list on Tuesday July 28 which included Cameroonian born Dr Vera Songwe who is currently the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa

Culture: Zita Light release #Nsankwi

#ZitaLight has dropped her latest music  video. The video title #Nsankwi was dropped on Tuesday June 30, 2020.

COVID-19: Nkwen "Kwifor" to sanction defaulters of prevention measures

From Bakah Derick in Bamenda The Fon of Nkwen has announced tough sanctions for Quarters and Quarter Heads that will be found guilty of not respecting prevention measures against the coronavirus pandemic.His Majesty Fon SF Azehfor III was speaking on Sunday June 28 at the Nkwen Palace esplanade during an event organised by the Nkwen Cultural and Development Association NCDA to donate hand wash stations to quarters of the Fondom.

Peacebuilding: Christelle Bay Nfor ED HOFNA CAMEROON engaging through battle against GBV

By Bakah Derick in Bamenda The Founder and Executive Director of Hope for the Needy Association HOFNA Cameroon, has expressed concerns over a potential rise in cases of Gender Based Violence as many stay home with the partial lockdowns around the world, especially in her community that is already suffering from a violent conflict which is affecting thousands of women and girls.

Save the Crown: Nkwen Fondom bids farewell to Queen Mother "Miafor"

By Bakah Derick The people of Nkwen Fondom a village in the North West Region of Cameroon have ended eight days of mourning following the passing on of their Queen Mother.

HOFNA Cameroon: Programs Manager Munteh Florence evaluates NITE-VAWG trainings

The Programs Manager of Hope For the Needy Association HOFNA CAMEROON has expressed satisfaction with the interest shown by men in understanding issues around gender based violence.Munteh Florence shared her observations in an interview with Hilltopvoices at the close of five workshops organised in the North West, West, South West, Littoral and Center regions of Cameroon by HOFNA CAMEROON.

Violence Against Women: Christelle Bay Nfor Executive Director HOFNA CAMEROON talks to Hilltopvoices

Christelle Bay Nfor the Executive Director of Hope for the Needy Association HOFNA CAMEROON talks to Hilltopvoices on the successful organisation of five trainings and workshops in five regions of Cameroon as part of a National Initiative to End Violence Against Women and Girls (NITE-VAWG) involving 100 internally displace teenage mothers, women and 400 community leaders.

Anglophone Crisis: That new Bamenda of Archbishop Andrew Nkea

In a recent letter addressed to Catholics in the Archdiocese of Bamenda, the resident Archbishop His Grace Andrew Nkea wrote on a new Bamenda. Find out that new Bamenda in this excerpt  from his letter "The time for peace is Now." letter

WPFD 2020: HOFNA CAMEROON founder hails female journalists

By Bakah Derick in Bamenda The founder and executive director of Hope for the Needy Association HOFNA CAMEROON has hailed female journalists working in the North West Region in particular and Cameroon in general for the work they do despite the challenges they face as a result of the ongoing armed conflict and the coronavirus pandemic.

COVID-19: Waterless hand wash stations inundate streets in Bamenda

By Bakah Derick in Bamenda Since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, health experts have suggested regular hand washing with runny water and soap as a powerful weapon against the spread of the Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2   (SARS-CoV-2)

COVID-19: NW Administrators talk prevention with a conflict swayed population

By Bakah Derick in Bamenda Regional and municipal administrators in the North West Region have for the past days been involved in meetings and other actions with the objective of stepping up preventive measures against the Coronavirus pandemic.

COVID-19: Bamenda based fine and graphic artist in prevention campaign

 Linus Ngha Beng very well known by his artistic name Bobo Leennox a Bamenda based fine and graphic artist has started a campaign in his city to prevent the Coronavirus pandemic.

Peacebuilding: Women urged to take lead

By FAWAH Agather M.  In a world where more than 50 countries are in war including Cameroon, women have been called to be peace builders, complement each other and not compete instead.


Yaoundé/Libreville, 24 January 2020 – The Secretary General of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS), Mr. Ahmad Allam-Mi, and the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General and Head of the UN Regional Office for Central Africa (UNOCA), Mr. François Louncény Fall, are closely monitoring the sociopolitical situation in Cameroon.

Violence Against Women: HOFNA Cameroon inspires next generation of activist against GBV

By Bakah Derick First published by The Guardian Post Daily Newspaper on Monday December 9, 2019  Photo credit: GPmEDIA The Bamenda based women and girls rights centered non-governmental organisation Hope for the Needy Association HOFNA Cameroon joined the rest of the World to mark the 2019 edition of the 16Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign in an uncommon style.