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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

The Bamenda based not-for-profit Nongovernmental Organization Health Information and Technology Awareness (HITA) has made an unusual media outing to present a series of projects realized in the last 10years of its existence. Authorities of the organization addressed the press in Bamenda on Saturday 16 September 2023. HITA Authorities and Trainees during presser  Presenting the activities and projects realized, The Vice President of HITA detailed that most of their work has focused on empowering less privileged young people in Bamenda with skills in fashion designing and tailoring, barbing, computer training, woodwork, mechanics and provision of water in communities. Dr Bamjo Herman explained that this has been done through onsite training or in partnership with workshops in Bamenda. #PEVCAMEROON #StopPolio #HaltePolio  According to some of the trainees, the opportunity offered them by HITA has been life changing. Telson Ngala and Lum Constance, both trainees in

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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

Back to School 2023: Journalist Zita Atangche Innovates, Offers Free Hair Cut, Learning Materials to Pupils, Students

By Ngenwie Azeh Journalist Atangche Zita has carried out an uncommon back to school campaign in her Nkwen Community. The Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of New Breed Africa Foundation on Thursday 31 August 2023 held a special event targeting over 200 orphans and less privileged at the Nkwen Palace in preparation for the new school year. Atangche Zita speaking at the event  Apart from distributing school materials including books, bags, pens, pencils, Atangche Zita added a special activity. Her foundation together with Soft Touch Foundation and 237 Celebrity Barber offered free hair cut services to those in need. Barbers shaving at back to school event  For several hours, the professional barbers present gave the children an all fresh look. Also special this year was the presence of the Fon of Nkwen who used the moment to congratulate Atangche Zita for all what she is doing for the less privileged and the Nkwen community. HRH Fon Azehfor III

Cup of Cameroon 2023: PWD SC to camp in Limbe, three friendlies envisaged

By Njieti in Buea  A least three friendlies envisaged PWD Social Club of Bamenda is expected in Limbe on Monday 11 September 2023. The team is going to Limbe to camp ahead of the Cup of Cameroon final announced for Sunday September 24, 2023 in Yaoundé against Fovu of Baham. PWD Social Club of Bamenda  The Hilltop Mail has gathered from sources close to the team that, during the close to two weeks camping, the Abakwa Boys will play not fewer than three official preparatory matches. Amongst the teams mentioned is newly promoted Elite One side Victoria United. Opopo is said to be in good form as they have been preparing for the new season thus making them a good preparatory partner for the Abakwa boys.   PWD SC is traveling to Limbe with not fewer than 30 players. Though beaten by the same PWD at the Quarter Finals of the cup of some months back, Dynamo FC with a new head coach, Yves Clement Arroga has accepted to challenge PWD in a friendly. Arroga who is searching for the be

Neh Sandra Fongeh Defends Degree with Unlikely Innovation: Beans Peeling Machine

By Bakah Derick  In a groundbreaking display of creative innovation, Neh Sandra Fongeh, a student of the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, National Higher Polytechnic Institute of the University of Bamenda defended her Bachelor's degree on Saturday, September 9, 2023, using a remarkable beans peeling machine. The unconventional approach caught the attention of faculty members,  fellow students and family members alike, turning Neh's defense into a memorable event. Neh Sandra Fongeh presenting her machine to the Jury Neh Sandra, known for her out-of-the-box thinking and passion for engineering, mesmerized the audience with her extraordinary project during the thesis defense titled: design and realization of a manually and motorized beans shelling machine. While most students opt for a traditional presentation or experiment demonstration, Neh's choice to showcase a beans peeling machine highlighted her unique perspective on problem-solving.