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Latest From The Bafoussam Landslide: 4 Pregnant Women Among 42 Corpses Retrieved.

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By Raymond Dingana. Latest information from the Bafoussam landslide is indicating that, more bodies have been pulled out of  debris of the landslide that occurred on the night of Monday breaking Tuesday  October 29, 2019 at about 10PM. Sources on the ground are indicating that, closed to ten more bodies have been retrieved putting the death toll at 42 from 37 as earlier reported.Ten women including four pregnant women, eleven boys, and fifteen girls between the ages of six and fifteen were among the victims of the landslide when nature turned its ugly face on the inhabitants of Ngouachie, in Bafoussam III, West Region of Cameroon on the night of Monday breaking Tuesday, October 29, 2019. Reports also say, the Minister of Territorial Administration, Atanga Nji Paul and that of Housing and Urban Development, Celestine Ketcha paid a visit to survivors of the landslide at the Bafoussam Regional Hospital where they are being treated. The Minister of Decentralisation and Local Dev

Bafoussam Landslide: 37 Corpses Retrieved, About 20 Persons Unaccounted For.

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By Dingana Raymond. Reports from the Ngouachie , a neighborhood in Bafoussam III Sub Division, West Region of Cameroon say, closed to Thirty Seven corpses have been retrieved from the  landslide that occurred Monday October 28 th , 2019 at about 10PM. Reports also indicate that, the landslide occurred following heavy down pour over the week end. It is also reported that, eleven houses were buried in the landslide which is also said to have buried closed to fifty persons. Latest reports say, the Thirty Seven corpses retrieved by a local rescue team in the area have been deposited at the mortuary. Efforts are still on the way to retrieve more bodies. This is a developing story. photo credit, WEB.

“A Concerted Effort Will Free The NWR From HIV”–PROF. TIH PIUS MUFFIH.

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By Raymond Dingana. The Director of the CBC Health Services, Professor Tih Pius Muffih has prescribed a Concerted Effort to free the NWR of Cameroon from HIV. He was speaking at the launching ceremony of the HIV- free COP 2019 Project to target 30000 new cases of HIV infected persons in the NWR and placed them under treatment . “ For the NWR to be free from HIV, we need a concerted effort. Every health care provider should work in a concerted way with the region. It is one project for the region and everybody that is involved in health care should be a part of the project so that we can bring the epidemic under control. If all hands are put on deck, we would be able to identify 30000 other new cases and place all of them on treatment in order to reach epidemic control ”.  Prof. Tih Pius Muffih Indicated.                                      CBC Health Services Director, Prof. Tih Pius Muffih. The CBC Health Services will be implementing the HIV-Free North West Project in

Launching Of COP 19 Project: Worsening Anglophone Crisis Hampering HIV Service Delivery In The NWR.

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By Raymond Dingana. The Cameroon Baptist Convention Health Services, CBCHS has frowned at the ongoing armed conflict in the North West Region of Cameron for standing on the way of HIV service delivery in the Region. The was during the launching ceremony of  the Country Operation Plan,COP 19 Project Year in the NWR, Thursday October 24, 2019 in the Conference Hall of the North West Regional Fund for Health Promotion. Because of security challenges brought about by the crisis, many have been displaced making HIV Service Delivery a daunting task.  In a bid to free the Region from the claws of HIV, the CBC Health Services will be implementing the HIV-Free North West Project in thirty Health Facilities carved from Fifteen Health Districts which represent in total, 80% of persons leaving with HIV in the Region supported by the US President’s Emergency fund for AIDS Relief also known as PEPFAR through the Center For Disease Control and Prevention also known as CDC. Despite the socio p

Bamenda: Government Delegate On Bended Knee Begging For Peace To Return.

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By Raymond Dingana. The Government Delegate to the Bamenda City Council, Vincent Ndumu Nji has used the installation ceremony of the new SDO for Mezam, Mr. Mooh Emile Simon, to plead for peace to return to the two Anglophone Regions of Cameroon. Vincent Ndumu Nji went down on his knees at the Bamenda Commercial Avenue Grand Stand, Tuesday October 22, 2019 calling on the population to return to the life they were living three years ago before the crisis showed its ugly face in 2016. Read Him: “ In the North West, many were mining sand and doing petit businesses , tilling the soil among others just to feed their families. Today, going to Bambui, Ndop, Fundong, Nkambe, Wum and many others is not an easy task. I am begging you people, let us invite God in to our hearts and forget about this crisis . Government will handle the problem and even if all the problems are not handled, it’s not enough for us to treat human beings like a cow taking to be slaughtered. Our children are

CHRAPA Inaugurates Para-Legal Center In Nkwen To Monitor Human Rights Violations.

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By Raymond Dingana in Bamenda. The Center for Human Right and Peace Advocacy  –CHRAPA has inaugurated a Para-Legal Center and handed over to the population of Mbelem, a locality in mile six Nkwen, Bamenda III Sub Division of the NWR of Cameroon. During the inauguration and handing over ceremony, Sunday October 20 th , 2019 at Mbelem, mile six Nkwen, the coordinator of CHRAPA, Mr. Tata Nelson called on the population to make judicious use of the Para-Legal center put at their disposal by CHRAPA to take care of human right issues among others. He also told the inhabitants of Mbelem that, though the Para-Legal center is based in Nkwen, it doesn’t mean others from different areas cannot benefit from the services the center will be offering. Mr. Tata Wilson also encouraged the beneficiaries to report all cases of Gender Based Violence including Rape, Battery, Child Abused, and many others to the center saying they should not to be afraid to do so because no one will ever know they did.

Promote Peace, Access To Justice, Social Cohesion-CHRAPA Tells Traditional Authorities

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By Raymond Dingana in Bamenda. Some traditional authorities drown from communities across the North West Region of Cameroon have gained skills on how to promote Peace, access to justice, social cohesion, public participation and leadership. This was in a two day training program for traditional authorities organized by the Center for Human Right and Peace Advocacy, CHRAPA. During the training program that ran from the 18 th to the 19 th day of October 2019 at the conference room of Mondial Hotel in Bamenda, Traditional Authorities were trained on how to Promote Peace, Social Cohesion, Access to Justice and Public Participation and Leadership. The training program also gave the traditional authorities the opportunity to gain knowledge on Conflict Resolution and management, Rights and Duties of individuals to the community, what the law says about Land Issues, Marriage and Divorce, Inheritance and WILL writing. “ We have learnt so much about peace, we have had a lot of legal ad

Humanitarian Assistance: “They Gave Us Blankets Without Mattresses To Sleep On” – IDPs

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By Raymond Dingana in Bamenda. Some Internally Displaced Persons in Bamenda have lashed out at those in charge of the distribution of Humanitarian Aid to IDPs for giving them Blankets without Mattresses to sleep on. During the distribution exercise, the first after the Major National Dialogue in an event that took place at the esplanade of the NW Governor’s office, Friday October 11, 2019, the IDPs asked the question as to whether they should continue sleeping on bare floor and cover the blankets. Even when the Governor of the NWR, Adolph Lele L’afrique was addressing the closed to four hundred beneficiaries, they could be heard shouting saying they need mattresses. “ We are six of us in the house and I am a patient. I left the hospital just to come and collect the humanitarian aid. I am so disappointed because, what actually brought me here was the mattress. This is because; I don’t have a mattress to sleep on with my children” . An internally displaced mother from Ndop lam

International Day Of The Girl Child: Time To Pull Down All Barriers Limiting The Girl Child.

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By Raymond Dingana in Bamenda. During activities to celebrate the 2019 edition of the International Day of the Girl Child by Plan International, Saturday October 12, 2019 in Mulang, Bamenda II Sub Division of the North West Region of Cameroon, the children underscored the need for Parents, Guardians and the Powers that be to ensure that, all barriers limiting the Girl Child in the community are pulled down. The children also used the day to frown at those who prefer to empower only the Male Child there by relegating the Girl child to the background saying, what a Male Child can do, a Girl Child can do and even better.  Celebrated with the theme ; Girl Force: Unscripted, Unstoppable, Empowering Girls For A Better Tomorrow, Plan International is at the forefront saying No to Rape, Child Marriages ,Female Genital Mutilation ,Breast Ironing among others and Yes to Empowering the Girl Child for a better tomorrow. In other to make this happen, Plan International has created more

2019 RECAN Re-launch: Invest In The Arts And Culture Sector-NW Governor To Private Investors.

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By Dingana Raymond. The governor of the North West Region of Cameroon, Adolph LeLe L’afrique has called on private investors to invest in the Arts and Culture sector in order to harness the cultural potential of the region, an amazing tool for the development of communities, the region and the country as a whole. Adolph LeLe L’afrique was speaking Tuesday October 8, 2019 during the opening ceremony of the 2019 re-launch of the Artistic and Cultural Season at Up Station Bamenda where he also said, culture is a unifying factor. The cultural fiesta which is being observed with the theme : Contribution Of Arts And Culture Sub-Section In The Constant Consolidation Of Unity, Peace And Harmonious Living Together For An Emergent Cameroon , the re-launch came at a time when, the current socio-political crisis in the region has dealt a heavy blow to the cultural life of the people especially in the Arts and Culture domain.                                                                  

After Attending Major National Dialogue, Diaspora Delegate Is Arrested.

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By Raymond Dingana. One of those who flew to Cameroon from Germany to attend the Major National Dialogue that took place in Yaounde-Cameroon has been arrested by security officials in Yaounde. Though the circumstance surrounding his arrest is still not clear, sources DrayInfos could not independently confirm, indicated that, Paddy Asanga as he is popularly called fell in the hands of security officials for allegedly taking pictures at the Kondengui Maximum Security Prison Tuesday October 08, 2019. Sources say, Paddy Asanga was visiting the prison when he decided to take pictures not knowing taking pictures without authorization was prohibited. Paddy Asanga is a Federalist based in Germany, a militant of the Social Democratic Front Political Party, the SDF. This explains why, the SDF party in Berlin Wednesday issued a press release calling for his immediate release: “The Executive Committee of the SDF in Germany met in an urgently meeting in Berlin this day to demand the Immedia