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FEHACU 2021: Meet Miss Festival, What She Is Up To

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By Raymond Dingana The Miss FEHACU 2021 Beauty Pageant Contest that took place on day one of the maiden edition of the Festival Heritage Arts and Cultures has produced its first ever Miss FEHACU. She is Asah Nadia Sirri, 20 years of age. She was voted Miss FEHACU 2021 after challenging five other contestants in the race to the top. They were all tested on the basis of Expression, General Nkowledge, Cultural Projects to be realized among others. Mayor Fongu, Asah Nadia and Fon Azehfor III of Nkwen After Crowning Miss FEHACU 2021 Asah Nadia, holder of Bachelor's Decree in Banking and Finance said she will be working on a project titled "the importance of Nkwen Language to its Youths." "If you take a good look at our communities today, you will realize that most of our cultural values are being rubbed in the mud. I want the youths to reconnect to their roots and revive our cultural values such as the Nkwen Language,"  Asah said. She also called on her fellow conte

FEHACU 2021: Persons With Disabilities Shock Many At Prize Award Ceremony

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By Raymond Dingana Persons with Disabilities, PDWs have continued to prove that, disability is not inability. They made their mark ones again at the just ended Festival Heritage of Arts and Cultures FEHACU 2021 that rounded off Sunday November 29,2021 with a Thanks Given Service at the Nkwen Baptist Church in Bamenda. For two days, PWDs proved to the world that when it comes to talent exhibition, thinking about them in the background is a monumental error. They stood tall in Arts and Craft, traditional dances, beauty pageant contest among others and this earned them big during the prize award ceremony. Ijang Julienne took part in the FEHACU Beauty Pageant Contest and succeeded to send many of her fellow contestants out of the game thanks to her talents. Miss FEHACU Third Position Winner, Ijang Julienne With Her Crown At the end of the day, she emerged third to the satisfaction of many who had actually wanted her at the first position but the votes were not enough to take her there. Sh

FEHACU 2021: Mayor Fongu, Fon Azehfor III Round Off Festival On "Mourning Sunday" With Baptists

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By Raymond Dingana The Mayor of Bamenda III Council and the Fon of Nkwen have joined Christians of the Cameroon Baptist Convention CBC on the last day of the Bamenda III Festival of Heritage Arts and Cultures (FEHACU) to mourn and pray for those who have died and their families in the current armed conflict in the North West and South West Regions of Cameroon. At The Nkwen Baptist Church Fongu Cletus Tanwe and HRM Fon Azehfor III prayed with Christians of the Nkwen Baptist Church on Sunday 28 November 2021 declared by the Executive President of the CBC as Mourning Sunday. Mayor Fongu Cletus Tanwe Of Bamenda III Council Speaking To The Congregation According to the Very Rev. Dr. Nditemeh Charlemagne, the declaration followed the killing of school children in Ekondo Titi and pupils in Buea and Bamenda this November 2021. Led by the Rev Njini Edward, Senior Pastor of the Nkwen Baptist Church, the festival of Heritage Arts and Cultures (FEHACU) 2021 delegation prayed for the souls of the c

FEHACU 2021: How Inclusive?

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 By Raymond Dingana The question on whether the maiden edition of the Festival Heritage of Arts and Cultures organised by the Bamenda III Council under Mayor Fongu Cletus Tanwie was inclusive is what has animated the event ever since it was launched. At first sight, one would think FEHACU 2021 was only for abled body men and women. However, after visiting the stands, that thought of the event not being inclusive started fading out as Persons With Disabilities, PWDs are powerfully represented.  In one of the stands seated a pretty young lady, fair in complexion by name Fonju Constance Efuet. She was busy marking the 'Toghu,' an out fit that has captured the world thanks to its beautiful colors that charm people making it difficult for them to resist buying one for themselves. Fonju Constance At The Maiden Edition Od FEHACU Seing my accreditation badge on me, she smiled as if she knew i had a soft spot for PWDs and was actually visiting her stand. "My name is Fonju Constance

FEHACU 2021:My Time In The Power House Of The Bamenda III Cultural Jamboree

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  By Raymond Dingana The maiden edition of the Festival Heritage of Arts and Cultures (FEHACU) is curruently on in Nkwen, Bamenda III Municipality, North West Region of Cameroon. The Festival jamboree which started on Friday November 26,2021 is being organized by the Bamenda III Council with Fongu Cletus Tanwie at the helm. If there is one thing that has caught my attention so far on day one this maiden edition of (FEHACU), it is the power house that takes care of gastronomy. FEHACU Power House Were Traditional Dishes Are Served When i alighted from the cab at Center Bolt in Nkwen and started heading towards the Nkwen Fon's Palace, saliva started gathering in my mouth caused by the aroma emanating from the the FEHACU power house. I did not need a guide to take me there, the aroma was enough guide for me reason why I found my self on the left side of the palace from Center Bolt Junction. If you are a lover of rice, spaghetti and others, you may want to look elsewhere, not the Fon

SOS: Please I Need Your Help

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By Raymond Dingana Greetings family, I am Lovice from Nkwen, Bamenda III Sub Division of the North West Region of cameroon. I have been battling with ill health for quiet sometime now. It has not been easy paying for my medications. I wrote the Public Health Examination and made it and i am expected to start lectures at Divine Training School for Midwife and Nursing Located in Buea. Due to health issues I couldn't raise my fee, I am pleading for you all to help me, I'm pleading for a sponsors so that I can make it up and attend classes, I desire to go to school so that I can take care of my health. The fee is 300.000FCFA( Three hundred thousand francs). This Is Me At The Hospital I decided to plead on you today, than to be a begger for ever.I am worried, I have no where to go to for help reason why i decided to come to you through this platform. My frequent trips to the hospital has made it difficult for me to hold money, please help me go back to school. Please do not read th

FEHACU 2021: Beauty Pageant Contestant offers brooms to venue cleaners

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By Raymond Dingana One of the contestants of the Bamenda III Festival of Heritage Arts and Cultures (FEHACU) beauty pageant has offered brooms to youths who turnout for the cleaning of Nkwen Fon's Palace being the venue of the maiden edition of the festival. Tita Princess Wanki 19yrs Studying Business Manaagent at the University of Bamenda stormed the palace in the morning of 22 November 2021 with bundles of brooms for those who came to clean the palace. While distributing the brooms, Princess said she was motivated by the need to keep the festival venue clean so that visitors will be comfortable while at the Nkwen Fon's Palace. According to Princes Tita, this can contribute to making her winner of the Miss FEHACU contest. Tita Princess Wanki The other four contestants include Asah Nadia Sirri 20yrs and holder of the Advanced Level Certificate, Fuh Nadege Bih 17years studying Accounting and Finance, Ijang Julienne 25yrs involved in Handicraft and Arts and Blandine Ngewoh 19 fro

FEHACU 2021 D-Day -4: Bamenda III Youths Tidy Festival Site

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  By Raymond Dingana They came out in their thousands  from across Bamenda III municipality to tidy the Nkwen Fon's Palace which shall be the venue of the maiden edition of the Bamenda III Festival of Heritage Arts and Cultures (FEHACU) 2021. The youths turned out within the early hours of November 22, 2022 to keep their palace clean.  Some could be heard saying as they returned to their homes in Ndamukong, a quarter in Nkwen as as saying, "Culture no like dirty"   translated as culture dose not like dirt. Bamenda III Youths In Action Cleaning Up The Palace According to George Ngu, Youth leader from Mbessi just coming to clean the palace is already an uncommon achievement for the maiden edition of the Bamenda III Festival of Heritage Arts and Culturture. "I am so happy that this event is coming to our village. We have come out as  youths to work and clean our palace because this is where the event will be. We want to make sure that those who will be coming will meet

A New Dawn For Menchum Journalists As Cham Victor Is Elected Union President

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The publisher of Municipal Update and the Chronicle Times Newspapers, Cham Victor Bama has announced a new down for the Menchum Journalists' Union (MEJU). He said one of his focus will be to promote effective Communication at grassroot level to enhance Peace, Justice and Development. Outgoing MEJU President, Jam Charles(Left), Incoming, Cham Victor(Right) Cham Victor was speaking shortly after his election as the new president of MEJU last Friday November 18 2021 in Yaounde, political capital of Cameroon. "It is a new down for journalists of Menchum extraction.Transforming mindsets through effective rural communication is the best way out. The population needs accurate information from us journalists," Cham said. He furthered that, we shall promote unity among members, unite Menchum journalists, promote local development, preach community peace and enhance education among others," Cham said. He further explained that they will use peaceful instruments to unite and

Human Rights Violations: Cameroon Soldiers Loot, Raze Houses In Bali

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By Raymond Dingana The Cameroon Military has continued to trample on the Rights of the civilian population especially those who are not engaging in any hostilities against them. Last Thursday November 18,2021, the Palace of Ba Fomantum, a sub chief in Naaka Village along the Enugu-Ekok stretch of road, few kilometers away from the town of Bamenda was attacked by those eye witnesses say were Cameroon soldiers. The palace was razed including many other houses around the area. Many traditional artifact were lost in the flames. The Palace Of Ba Fomantum Set Ablaze By Soldiers Many have been rendered homeless and and their only source of income extinguished. A provision store and many homes were also looted and set ablaze. All the cars that were there were put on fire, an eye witness told drayinfos.com. A house and a Vehicle Put On Fire During The Raid This was after separatist fighters ambushed a military convoy along that strech and disappeared in to the bushes after a gun battle. We lea

Human Rights, Gender : Journalists Poised To Up Reporting During Crisis

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Dingana Raymond Elizabeth Banye Tabi, Ticha Milanis and Nkengafack Eucharia are all journalists reporting on the conflict romancing the North West and South West Regions of Cameroon. After attending a three-day-workshop on Factoring Gender and Human Rights in Conflict Reporting in the North West and South West Regions organised by the Cameroon Association of English Speaking Journalist (CAMASEJ) in collaboration with the Canadian Fund for Local Innitiative(CFLI), they say they can now do better and are bent on doing more reports in the areas of Human Rights and Gender particularly in conflict zones. Family Picture of Participants At The Workshop In Kribi According to Elizabeth Banye Tabi, a journalist with the Guardian Post newspaper in Douala, the workshop triggered that zeal in her to be able to advocate for the rights of the volnurable more than before, Elizabeth Banye Tabi "I love reporting on issue that have to do with Gender and Human Rights because these are the things that