Cameroonian musicians have come under widespread criticism for failing to unite forces and use the power of the talent to contribute to the peace process in the restive Northwest and Southwest regions.
Some 11 men were, Wednesday, November 18, at the Southwest Governor’s Office, presented by authorities as Amba fighters who have dropped their guns.
They were presented to the media alongside guns and other weapons like locally fabricated explosives used in fighting
Whether accused of a crime or not, mass arrest victims are treated the same way; under the guise of fishing out Separatist fighters. Many locals, especially those who cannot afford the bribe, or who refuse to bribe their way out, end up behind bars in police and gendarmerie stations.
Some youths, mainly from Buea, have showcased different skills in music, dancing, acting, poetry, and others in a Skill Festival during which they were encouraged to seek “marketable skills” and not pursue jobs.
In a bid to change the narratives, cause a paradigm shift, and make the media a vector of peace, the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, JMC, of the University of Buea, UB, at the behest of the Head of Department, Dr. Kingsley Ngange, recently organised a Guest Talk on the theme: The Place of Peace in Crisis Situations.
A Non-governmental organisation, Women in Alternative Action, WAA Cameroon, on October 22, organised a one-day capacity building workshop with traditional and religious leaders in the Southwest region, to help open an inter-religious and inter-cultural dialogue on peacebuilding and conflict resolution.
The workshop was themed on looking at the type of synergies to develop between all the actors for the better promotion of press freedom and human rights in Cameroon. With skilled facilitators and resource persons, the participants were drilled on various international and national Human Rights instruments, which serve as guides on that Human Rights are all about.
Lawyers defending Kingsley Njoka Fomonyuy say the Government is consistently lying and misleading public opinion about the circumstances that led to the ‘abduction’ and incarceration of their client, as well as the death of Samuel Ajieka Abuwe aka Samuel Wazizi
On the special day intended to celebrate man’s desire and assessing man’s efforts to conquer hunger through food security, Nestlé, announced that through its Nestlé Cares Programme, the company will offer food to help more than 700 underprivileged children in Cameroon and Gabon to enable them grow healthily.
The Donga Mantung Scholarship Fund, a brainchild of Dr. Fuh Calistus, has boosted back to school campaigns and academic excellence, with scholarships worth over 18 million to meritorious students who succeeded in their end of course examinations. Didactic schools materials and anti-COVID-19 kits have also been handed to schools, to boost education in Donga Mantung Division.