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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

South-South Cooperation Day pushes for more Solidarity, Equality and Partnerships

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AJC-PROSANTE: Jato Richard to lead elected pioneer NW Bureau

By Bakah Derick The Cameroon Association of Scientific Journalists (AJC-Prosante) North Chapter has elected a pioneer executive. The pioneer executive led by Jato Richard Tonga as President was elected during an extraordinary assemble of the association on Friday 11 August 2023 in Bafoussam. The experienced radio personality was elected by acclamation at the helm of an eight-man team with the mission to ensure that scientific information is communicated to the North West public in a clear, concise and understandable way.  The New AJC-PROSANTE NW executive While installing the executive, North West Regional Delegate of Communication Njike Celestine noted that scientific journalism can play a critical role in bridging the gap between science and the general public when it is facts based. He expressed the need to remain professional in the treatment and distribution of scientific content as this will help to increase public awareness and understanding of scientific issues. 

Frisco City- Texas: 1st August proclaimed Day for Cameroonian born Jennifer Achu

By Bakah Derick    Frisco City in Texas, United States of America has proclaimed August 1 the “Jennifer Achu Day.” The Mayor of Frisco made the proclamation on Tuesday 1 August 2023 during a city council meeting.  Jennifer Achu with proclamation  According to the proclamation by Mayor Jeff Cheney, all citizens of Frisco should do “their share to make a difference” in the community.  “Thank you Mayor Jeff Cheney, all our City Council members, and the entire city staff for your tireless efforts in making Frisco Texas a remarkable place to live, work, play and contribute to. Your commitment to our community is truly commendable, and I am privileged to be a part of this remarkable city.  Its vibrant and inclusive community, outstanding infrastructure, and pro-business environment have provided me with a nurturing ground to thrive.” Jennifer Achu said in a thank you message Reading of the proclamation as Jennifer Achu looks on The proclamation celebrates the Cameroon

National Interpools 2023: Bafmeng United FA Finish Runner-up after ISOSHA, Clinch Elite II Ticket

By Ngenwie Azeh S.  Bafmeng United Football Academy (BUFA) has finished runner-up at the just ended 2023 National interpool in Yaoundé. The North West flag bearer was knocked off by ISOSHA of Limbe with a 2-0 score at the final on Sunday 30 July 2023. Goals by Albert Tiku 55’ and Babo Brandon 60’ and no reply from BUFA gave the South West representative at the interpools the goal medal. Prior to the final, both sides had clinched Elite Two championship tickets after seeing off their Semi-finals opponents.   While regretting that the Ndeghum Spear lost the final, The North West Regional Football League in a Facebook post has congratulated ISOSHA for emerging champions of the national tourney. The league however notes that the main objective was about bringing home an Elite II ticket.   BUFA qualified on Thursday 27 July 2023 after knocking out Volcan of Noun 2-1 during the Semi-finals.  ISOSHA on their part qualified after beating Pouma FC 2-0. 

SDF Chairman, Ni John Fru Ndi, ‘Goes Home’ as Grand Cordon of the Cameroon Order of Merit

By Bakah Derick The Chairman of Cameroon’s frontline opposition political party; the Social Democratic Front (SDF) has been buried in his native village Baba II in Santa Subdivision, Mezam Division North West Region. Late Ni John Fru Ndi who died on June 12 with over 33 years at the helm of the SDF was buried on Saturday 29 July 2023 after being raised to the Dignity of the Grand Cordon of the Cameroon Order of Merit.  To decorate the Chairman posthumously as representative of the President of the Republic was the Vice Prime Minister, Jean Kuete.  The decoration was part of an official funeral decreed for Ni John Fru Ndi by longtime political rival President Paul Biya.  The official funeral according to Cameroon legislation is organized and conducted by the government to honor the life and service of  prominent public figures. The funeral also pays tribute to the individual’s contribution to society and the country. Apart from the decoration were lying-in-state, military ho

MTN Foundation inclusive Digital Academy goes operational.

By a Guest writer  An inclusive Digital Academy programme has gone operational on Tuesday 25 July 2023 in Abong-Mbang, East Region of Cameroon. The programme is the outcome of a partnership agreement signed between MTN Foundation and IAI to improve the digital literacy rate of the Cameroonian population, particularly young people, women, the disabled and underprivileged, seeking socio-professional integration.  The Digital Academy training programme is a non-curriculum training system for basic digital skills. In this first phase, 600 people will be trained in eight (8) sessions, which will take place successively in the towns of Abong-Mbang, Mbalmayo, Ebolowa, Garoua, Bafang, Ngaoundéré, Maroua and Mokolo. The participants will be introduced to the basics of computer science, use of smartphones, Internet-browsing and online self-protection. According to MTN Foundation’s Executive Secretary, the programme will bridge an existing digital divide in the country. "There is

Nelson Mandela Day 2023: MTN Cameroon employees, volunteers donate blood in Yaoundé

By Bakah Derick   Employees of telecommunications giant MTN Cameroon alongside other volunteers have made blood donations for some hospitals in Yaoundé.   The blood donation campaign according to MTN Cameroon officials is part of activities to mark the 2023 edition of the Nelson Mandela International Day last July 18.   Blood donation by MTN Cameroon employees, volunteers  “Nelson Mandela was a great humanist who devoted his life to the struggle for justice and equality. He was also a fervent advocate of blood donation. So a blood donation campaign is a great way of celebrating his memory and perpetuating his legacy by saving lives. Because giving blood is like giving yourself to save the lives of others.” Marie Germaine Ndzie Senior Corporate Affairs Manager at MTN Cameroon said  The event at the esplanade of the Yaounde town hall was attended by the South African High Commissioner to Cameroon His Excellency Mandla Langa, the Mayor of Yaoundé Luc Atangana Messi

Jennifer Achu, JAchu Ventures CEO, awarded in London-UK for outstanding community service

By Hilltopvoices Guest Writer in London  The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of JAchu Ventures has been recognized in London-UK for her work in helping individuals and organizations reach their full potentials. The visionary leader with passion for creativity and community growth,  received her recognition in the UK House of Lords on Friday 14 July during the 13th Edition of the African Achievers Awards.  The Advisory Board under Authorization granted by the Board of Trustees awarded the outstanding CEO with a wealth of experience for her expertise to help small businesses and individuals navigate the complexities of the business world and establish a credible brand. Founded in 2011, “The African Achievers Awards is an annual awards ceremony that celebrates African excellence through recognizing and honoring notable individuals and organizations in Africa across multiple industries that contribute immensely to the growth and development of the continent.” The organizer say

Africa Achievers Award 2023: Christelle Bay Nfor honored in London UK for empowering women, girls

By Ngenwie Azeh S. Celebrated Social worker and women’s rights activist Christelle Bay Nfor has been honored in London- United Kingdom with an award for her work in women empowerment. The Award trophy and certificate were handed to the honoree on Friday 14 July 2023 during a high profile event in the Palace of Westminster, House of Lords, London UK following the recommendation of the Advisory Board and under Authorization granted by the Board of Trustees of the African Achievers Award.   Christelle Bay Chongwain Nfor displaying her trophy and certificate at the event  Accepting her award and honor, Christelle Bay Nfor, founder and Executive Director of the multiple award winning not-for-profit non-governmental organization, Hope for the Needy Association (HOFNA) Cameroon shared her journey and life story dedicating the award to men who work at every level to end Gender-based violence and others.  “I am dedicating this nomination to the men around the world who are partners

Interpools Yaounde 2023: Bafmeng United FA opens campaign with emphatic 2-0 win against Krimi FC

By Ngwayi Carlos in Yaoundé  North West flag bearer, Bafmeng United Sports Academy have recorded their first victory today Sunday 16th July,2023 at the National Interpools ongoing in Yaoundé Annex I Omnisport stadium.                               Bafmeng United FA (Photo Credit Afeseh Apong) The boys of coach Soh Simplis over powered Krimi Football Club de Garoua with a comfortable 2-0 win.The first goal came in at exactly 25mins through a penalty slotted in by jersey no Enah Ashu Today then the second goal at the 37mins by Briand Atanga Achu with a powerful shot that left   goalkeeper Maupas Atokari frustrated.        The Garoua based team upon resumption during the second half dominated the game and came close to scoring but all good goal scoring opportunities were either squandered or were stopped brilliantly by the experienced keeper and team captain,  Leonard Ngam.            They are now toping group B with 3pts +2goals and will face Olympique football cl

For Excellent Leadership, ICT University Founder, Prof Victor Mbarika, Awarded in London

Guest writer in the UK Cameroon’s internationally acclaimed scholar and philanthropist, Prof  Victor Mbarika who is also founder of the ICT University, has  been conferred the Excellence in Leadership Award in London. Prof. Victor Mbarika in the UK The prestigious award was conferred on Prof Mbarika during a ceremony in London, United Kingdom on Friday, July 14th. The distinction came on the recommendation of the Advisory Board and Under the Authorisation granted by Board of Trustees. He received the award at the palace of Westminster, United Kingdom’s Houses of Parliament. The distinguish award is signed by Dr Susan Fajana-Thomas O.B.E, chairman of the African Achiever’s  Awards and Dr Tonye Rex Idaminabon, FRSA, who is Chief  Executive of the awards committee.  The award for the celebrated scholar and outstanding Cameroonian whom Prof Mbarika is, comes after the likes of South Africa’s Nelson Mandela; Tanzania’s Julius Nyerere; Burkina Faso’s Thomas Sankara; L

Planting Tress is a matter of responsibility – Jean Melvin Akam- GM RECA MTC Cameroon say

By Burinyuy A.  The General Manager (GM) for Regulatory and Corporate Affairs (RECA) for MTN Cameroon has described the tree planting initiative by his institution as a “matter of responsibility.” Speaking recently on the heels of the reforestation campaign across the country by MTN Cameroon employees and volunteers, the GM noted that though his institution is a technology company, preserving the planet is of utmost importance.  GM RECA, Jean Melvin Akam  “We have often been asked this question. For us, the answer is simple: it is a matter of responsibility! We have the duty to preserve our planet, which is now facing consequences of global warming. Trees, as you know, can help reduce climate change effects. As a responsible company, MTN has an obligation to play its part and in doing so, among other things, planting trees. MTN has been doing this since 2008, when we planted 250,000 trees in the 3 Far North Regions.” Jean Melvin Akam said  Being part of the 21 days of Y’ell

Education: PCHS Bamenda announces Technical-Industrial Section Next Academic Year

By Ngenwie Azeh The management of the Yong’s Educational Establishments have announced the addition of a Technical-Industrial Section in progressive Comprehensive High School (PCHS) Mankon Bamenda for the 2023-2024 academic year.  A typical school assembly at PCHS Bamenda  Talking to The Hilltop Mail recently, Yong Jacques on behalf of the management noted that the addition was to meet the growing for the technical and Industrial education in our community today and to continue the vision of the late founder Bobe Yong Francis which was to make quality education accessible for all.  Confirming the affordability of the tuition, Yong Jacques disclosed that the PCHS Technical-Industrial Section will be admitting both day and boarding students from form one to upper sixth for the new academic year.  To run in the extended campus of PCHS at Veterinary junction Bamenda, the new Technical-Industrial section will offer Building Construction, Electricity, Woodwork, Motor

Ending Gender-Based Violence: HOFNA Cameroon Engaging public with compelling drama series

By Ngenwie Azeh S.  Hope for the Needy Association (HOFNA) Cameroon has launched a radio drama series as part of efforts to end gender-based violence across Cameroon. In addition to several activities including the training of vulnerable women with entrepreneurship skills and providing them with startup material, the training of community leaders on psychological support and trauma healing, HOFNA has launch the radio drama series title Egage - Never Give Up in North West, West, South West, Littoral region and Centedmr region in the days ahead.  Egage-Never Give Up airing on Fussep Community Radio in Bafoussam-West Region  According to the Executive Director of HOFNA Cameroon, Engage has as purpose "to engage communities through information sharing and gathering to end gender-based violence. This would raise awareness on child trafficking, child, early/forced marriages, and engage communities in reporting and preventing cases of GBV. The interactive radio program allows

Inclusive Development: MIDENO management gets pass mark from Board of Directors

By Bakah Derick  Board Members of the North West Development Authority (MIDENO) have expressed satisfaction with efforts made by the management of the institution in promoting inclusive development. The Board of Directors made the remarks during the 55th meeting in Bamenda on Thursday 6 July 2023 through the chairperson, North West Governor Lele Lafrique Adolphe Tchoffo Deben.  North West Governor Lele Lafrique Adolphe Tchoffo Deben speaking during the 55th Board Meeting of MIDENO in Bamenda  "The Board equally encourages the support which MIDENO is giving to People With Disabilities in the Region." The Governor said  Speaking earlier while opening the session, the chairperson noted that the 2023 Investment Programme of MIDENO focused among others on the Socio-economic Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs).  The remarks came following the recent donation of assisting mobility devices including wheelchairs, canes, crutches and income generating material l