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Do You Know What Your Pillows Are Stuffed With?

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Curiosity as to what pillows are stuffed with has pushed curious users to uncover the mystery. While some just buy and start using without trying to find out what is inside, many say they have taken time off to check the content after feeling uncomfortable using them. Many say they were forced in to uncovering what their pillows are made of because rather than being soft and comfortable, the pillows were like wood which to them was not supposed to be like that. Others said, they were too soft for their liking making them not to feel the comfort of the pillows. The softness rather raised worries as to what was inside given that, it was rather given them neck and back pain. According to Nana Martin, an apple vendor in Bamenda, the reason why he stopped buying pillows from mobile vendors was because of what he discovered in the ones he bought. "The pillows were very soft when i bought them. They were like everything was made of cotton. After a period of about one month, i started

Man Buys Pillows In Bamenda And Was Shocked

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By Raymond Dingana A man resident in Bamenda who bought pillows at the back market neighborhood has removed old under wears, breast wears and many others from them. In a video which we have not been able to independently confirm its veracity that has gone viral, the man is seen removing the items from the pillows expressing shock and disbelief. "I slept on the pillow but could not understand what was happening.i decided to open only to discover underwears, breast wears and other pieces of cloths which may been swept from a tailoring workshop. I just want you people to see what we buy so that we can be careful," the voice in the video indicated. Breast Wears, Pillow , Pieces Of Cloth Used In Producing Pillows. Worthy of not is the fact that, back market area in Bamenda is noted for smart traders who will not spare any opportunity to play a fast one on buyers.  Many have complained how the pay for items especially dresses but discovered something else when they got home.

Armed Conflict In NW/SW: Improvised Explosive Hits Police Van In Bali

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Suspected Separatist fighters in Bali Nyonga have hit a police anti terrorist van at mile 84 on the Banenda- Bali highway.  The vehicle was hit by an improvised explosives device,IED planted by the fighters in the early hours of Tuesday April 27,2021. It is not clear if there were casualties or not. Those who used that stretch of the road Tuesday morning said ,they saw the damaged police vehicle after the incident. The use of IEDs is gradually gaining grounds in the ongoing armed conflict rocking the restive north west and south west regions of Cameroon. Many have raised concerns that, civilains who are non combattants may also b affected by these explosives as it has been the case on many occasions, reason why the strategy has always come under fire from the population. Bali is one of the hot spots in the current armed conflict. The village has suffered greatly as a result of the crisis.  Many military raids have been carried out to dislodge the non state armed groups but the desired

Anglophone Crisis: Soldiers Reportedly Inflict 'Deep' Wounds On Bamenda Resident

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By Raymond Dingana A man is currently undergoing treatment in a health facility in Bamenda, the headquarters of Cameroon’s conflict-hit North West region following ‘deep’ knife wounds reported inflicted on him by soldiers dispatched to the region to maintain law and order.  The condemnable incident is said to have occurred Saturday 24 April 2021 at the Mile 90 neighborhood, a locality on the outskirts of Bamenda along the highway leading to Bali. Mile has been a separatist hotspots since ongoing Anglophone crisis morphed into a full-fledged armed conflict.   As indicated by a source who opted for anonymity, the gory scene unfolded when the victim was stopped on board a motorbike that was transporting him to Bamenda. He is said to have been coming in from Bali, a neighbouring village to Bamenda where separatist activities are rife.  "They were stopped at Mile 90 and asked to present themselves. He had his identity card but for the rider. They were asked to sit on the tar and equall

Inside North West Region, Season Ten

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 By Raymond Dingana Armed Conflict in NW/SW: Use of Explosive Device on the Increase T he ongoing armed conflict in the North West Region has taken a new dimension. The use of improvised explosives is the order of the day. Armed men have recorded and dropped online, videos of them blowing off military vehicles followed by heavy gun shots. Videos have emerged from Bui, Mezam especially in Bafut and many other places of military vehicles hit by the explosives. Conflict analysts have described this stage of the crisis as one of the most deadly given that, the explosive  devices continue to enter in to a more sophisticated level as the crisis persist. Showing One Of The Explosions In Bafut Woman Wrestles Suspected Kidnapper in Nkwen, Bamenda T wo suspected kidnappers recently met their doom thanks to what many have described as 'the bravery of a woman.’ It is reported that, in the evening hours of Wednesday April 22, 2021, two armed men stor

Fostering youth football: New NW Regional Exco Urged To Collaborate With FECAFOOT

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By Raymond Dingana Newly installed executive members of the Circle of The Actors and Promoters of Youth Football in the North West Region have been challenged to work hand in gloves with the regional bureau of the Cameroon Football Federation, FECAFOOT in their drive to foster youth football in the region. The call was made by the National President of Youth Football League, Mr. Dabo Hamadou This was during a ceremony to commission the new executive into their functions at the FECAFOOT conference room Saturday April 24, 2021. He challenged the regional football actors and promoters with Mr. Yoye Blaise at the head to collaborate with FECAFOOT before channeling their problems to the national office. Dabo explained that the executive is out to defend the interest of youth football, assist leaders of the league, and ensure the evolution of young players among others.

Military Vehicle Knocks Down Two Persons In Bamenda

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By Raymond Dingana Inhabitants of Bamenda,Regional Capital of the restive North West Region of Cameroon are still in shock and consternation following an accident involving a vehicle belonging to the National Gendarmerie and a commercial motorcycle.  The incident occurred on Sunday 25 April 2021 at Ngengs Junction,a neighborhood in Bamenda. The bike is said to have been transporting a woman. Witnesses at the scene said, the woman went unconscious while the biker sustained injuries. An eye witness narrated that, the vehicle almost hit an eye witness nearby.  "The gendarmerie vehicle was on top speed. A bike saw it and pulled over while the motor bike carrying the woman was coming up and the vehicle hit and twisted the bike. They missed hitting another bike before meeting with the one carrying the woman," narrated our source who opted to be anonymous. Another eye witness who accepted to be identified as Tchoffor stated that, the incident was delibrate. "There is no way som

Armed Conflic In NW/SW: Mezam Population Disatisfied With Government Handling Of the Crisis

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By Raymond Dingana The population of Mezam Division of the North West Region of Cameroon have expressed disatisfaction on government's handling of the Anglophone Crisis. This was made known during a workshop to present the result of a research on the impact of  the Anglopone Crisis on the North West Population, Saturday April 24, 2021 in Bamenda. Going by the survey conducted by Charmers Media and Communication Consults (CHAMECC) in Mezam Devision, 96 percent of the population expressed disatiafaction with government's handling of the current war ravaging the north west and south west regions of the country. Participants At The Workshop By CHAMECC However, 4 percent of the Population of Mezam siad they are satisfied with the way government is handling the crisis. Pie Chart Showing The Results Of The Survey As stated by the Director of CHAMECC, Nji Blasius, the reason for the findings that had many question was because, the right information is not being dished out to the right

CHAMECC Reveals Findings On Population's Take On Women Peace Builders

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Raymond Dingana According to a survey carried out in Mezam Devision by Charmers Media and Communication Consults(CHAMECC), 86 precent of those that took part in the findings suggest that, women should steep up efforts in leading peace building initiatives in their communities while 14 percent where against. Pie Chart Showing The Survey Participants At The Workshop By CHAMECC The role of women is further amplified and cemented by the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 which states that: " The resolution reaffirms the important role of women in the prevention and resolution of conflicts, peace negotiations, peace building, peace keeping, humanitarian response and post conflict reconstruction and stresses the importance of their equal participation and full involvement in all efforts for the maintainance and promotion of peace and security. It urges all actors to increase the participation of women and incorporate gender perspectives in all United Nations peace and secu

Armed Men Abduct Hon.Fusi At Wife's Burial

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By Raymond Dingana The Former Hon. Member of Parliament for Bafut-Tubah Constituency, Fusi Naamukong was taken away by suspected separatist fighters during the burial ceremony of the wife. Photo Credit:Pedmia Shatu's FaceBook Page Hon.Fusi Naamukong.(Archive) According to one of the mouners, a member of the Christian Women Fellowship(C.W.F), the boys well armed stormed the burial at Mbinfibie just when the wife had been laid to rest. " They came just when we had buried our member, fired gunshots in the air, locked the gate thereby preventing everyone from leaving. We only left when they had all gone leaving behind the food that was prepared for mourners," she said adding that, Hon. Fusi was taken in his own car. Mrs.Fusi Elizabeth's Casket Being Taken To P.C.C. Ntamulung For Church Service Later in the day, we got information that, he was briefly held and allow to go and continue mourning the late wife. Other sources have however refuted claims that, he has been rele

Inside North West Region: Season Nine

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  By Raymond Dingana Lives Lost As Gun Men Open Fire On A Drinking Spot In Bamenda Shock and consternation has gripped the population of mile 90 Nsongwa following the shooting to death of about five persons in a drinking spot by armed med.Many others were wounded in the incident that happened at about 10pm on Sunday breaking Monday. The wounded are receiving treatments in health facilities around town. The Drinking Spot Where The Attack Took Place Soldiers Mistakenly Killed One OF Theirs In Bamenda The body of a uniform officer by name Limbami Meende Georges has been transfered to the Regional Hospital Mortuary in Bamenda after his body was found in  corn farm in Nkwen Bamenda. Though the circumastances sorrounding his death remain unclear, sources say, armed men stormed a drinking spot in that area and the gendarmes were alerted after hearing gunshot. As they stormed the area, they opened fire when the armed men had left the area. It it not clear whether he was hit by a friendly fire

Separatist 'General' Killed In Mbengwi

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  By Raymond Dingana One of the armed leaders of the separatist movement in Mbengwi has been shot and killed by the Cameroon military. 'General Dada' as he was commonly called socumed to the barrel of the gun in Guneku village at about 4:am breaking Friday April 16,2021. He ran to a house when he was shot but was pulled out and shot again, an eye witness told drayinfos.  "Many in Guneku have celebrated his demise including some of his fellow fighters who have always clashed with him on the kind of treatments he meted on the civilian population ," Forje Mac, a native of Mbengwi said. He was killed after burning the bridge linking Zem and Mbemi in Mbengwi,momo division of the North West Region of Cameroon. The Bridge That Was Destroyed By  The 'General'Before He  Was Killed

Humanitarian Response: SHUMAS Assists Schools In Bamenda

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  By Raymond Dingana The Strategic Humanitarian Services-SHUMAS Cameroon has extended a hand of fellowship to three Catholic schools in Bamenda. The covid -19 Pandemic that has dealt a heavy blow to schools, the lack of Science Laboratories in some secondary schools  among others pushed the director of SHUMAS, Mr. Ndzerem Stephen to embark on a humanitarian journey to assist the schools.   At the ,St.John  Catholic School  at Foncha street,fifty benches were handed over to the school. As stated by the mananger of the school,Rev. Fr.Afumbom Gabriel,the coming of the Corona virus Pandemic and the respect of physical distance was a great problem to the school. "The kids were crowded in the few class rooms that had benches because the others were void of benches.This was hard on is because physical distance, a barrier measure agant covid-19 was not being respected.We turned to SHUMAS and in less than no time,fifty benches were provided. This will enable us to decongest the over crowde

Insecurity: Hotel Manager,One Other Abducted

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The Manager of a renowned hotel and one other person have been kidnapped by armed men at the new road neighborhood in Bamenda.They were taken away at gun point at about 7:30pm Friday April 16,2021 from the hotel premises. The recent kidnap came at a time when the proprietor of Jet Set and Bonapriso snack bars is still in captivity after he was taken away on Tuesday April 13,2021. Bamenda has of late been witnessing a surge in kidnappings for ransom. One of the officials of the Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration, DDR Center in Bamenda kidnapped more than a week ago is still with his captors. Many have blamed the recent hyke in the level of insecurity to the ongoing Anglophone crisis. To them, if nothing is done to end the war, such incidents and more dangerous ones will be the order of the day in the nearest future.

Death Hits Bamenda III Council Again

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By Raymond Dingana Death has once again visited Bamenda III council. Councilor Tabufor George Ambe collapsed during the Council's Management and Administrative Account session and was rush to a health facility where he was pronounced dead, Friday April 16,2021. Councilor George Ambe was representative of the population of  Ndamukong at the Bamenda III council. Photo Credit, Makatinews: Councilor George Ambe The announcement by Mayor Funguh Cletus landed like a bomb shell as many could not understand how someone they were together with few minutes ago was dead in a twinkle of an eye. His death came about a week after councilor Funwie Clement who died recently was laid to rest.