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Major National Dialogue Recommendations: Follow-up Committee Appreciates Implementation Level

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Family Photo Of PM And Follow-Up Committee Members After The Meeting In Yaounde By Raymond Dingana Members of the Follow-up committee of the implementation of the resolutions of the Major National Dialogue have saluted the gradual return to peace in the North West and South West Regions of Cameroon. Meeting at the star building, August 4, 2022 to take stalk of the progress made as far as the implementation of the recommendations of the Dialogue are concerned, 3 years after the major National Dialogue, the members all testified that despites all the odds, peace, love and harmony is returning to these regions hit by the crisis for close to six years today. Prime Minister Dion Ngute Chairing The Follow-up Committee Meeting Chairingthe follow-up committee meeting, the Prime minister and head of Government Chief Dr. Joseph Dion Ngute in his address buttressed on the various areas that progress has been made since the holding of the Major national dialogue, highlighting that there are still

Anglophone Armed Conflict: Gunmen Kill University Of Bamenda Student

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By Raymond Dingana Shock and Consternation has gripped the students of the Department of History and Archeology, Faculty of Arts, University of Bamenda (UBa) following the assassination of one of theirs by armed men. Nkwetacha Slantis Leku, a teacher by profession who was in that department on an in-service basis was killed in Mahga, Bamumbu in Wabane, Southwest region of Cameroon. Nkwetacha Slantis Leku, Killed By Gun men Bamumbu A video that has been making rounds on the social media show a lady said to be the wife crying and saying: I was in the kitchen with my aunts who came to assist me prepare for a death celebration. Some undentified gun men dashed in to the house and asked us to walk out.He had just returned from a death celebration and was resting. I heard noise and when I rushed in, they threatened to gun me down. One of them later came and said they have killed him and he was behind the house. I rushed there only to find my husband in the pole of his own blood. They took us

Matazem Border Crossings and Monday Ghost Towns Compared

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Colbert Gwain Nji Ignatius is Bamenda-based journalist working for one of Cameroon's leading weeklies, Eden newspaper.  He just returned from Douala after a business trip. He complains  they arrived the Matazem border at 4a.m and only succeeded in filing past the two security cordons after a four hours delay.  Hyperblically, that's almost the amount of time Africans trying to cross the Mexican border into the United States, take.  Matazem Border Crossing Since the outbreak of the conflict in the two English Speaking Regions, Defense Ministry Officials erected stiff security belts on both sides of the Matazem crossing.  Vehicles arriving from East Cameroon are obliged to wait until 6.30a.m before security officials who are usually not in a hurry, begin screening from one passenger to the other and from one bus to another. Come to think of the fact that of the six accredited travel agencies plying the Bamenda-Yaounde, Bamenda-Douala, and Bamenda-Buea/Limbe roads, each of them lo

Bamenda: After Killing Two Civilians, Population Wants Soldier To Re-Enact Crime Action

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By Raymond Dingana Days have come and gone since a soldier shot and killed two unarmed civilians, Ibrahim Yinju Talla and Che Henry at Ayaba hotel in Bamenda, chief town of the restive Northwest region of Cameroon. What many have been expecting to see happen is yet to take place. They say they expected to see a re-enactment of the crime by the suspect and for him to appear before the courts to answer for his crimes. Prayers Being Said At Old Town In Bamenda Before The Burial Of Ibrahim Talla Not even the communique signed by Northwest Governor Adolph Lele L'Afrique on the incident has been able to calm down tempers. Communique From The Office Of NW Governor, Adolph Lele Lafrique On The Killings Days after one of the victims, Ibrahim Yinju Talla was laid to rest at a public cemetery in Ngomgham Bamenda, the feeling around the old town neighborhood where prayers were said before he was laid to rest and Ntahbessi where he leaved until his death has not been a good one. Mourners At The

Bamenda Peace, Unity Match: NW Administration Bows To Lions Of DDR

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By Raymond Dingana A football encounter baptized Peace and Unity Match between repentant separatist fighters at the Disarmament, Dimobilisation and Reintegration Center, DDR Bamenda and the Northwest administration has taken place in Bamenda, chief town of the Northwest region of Cameroon. The match which was part of activities to celebrate the 56th edition of the National Youth Day took place at the Military Station at Up Station. Lions Of DDR Celebrating Their Victory Over The Administration After The Peace and Unity Match Before the match, the feeling amongst the supporters of the opposing sides could only be compared to that of the Teranga Lions of Senegal and the Pharoas of Egypt before the finals of AFCON 2021 in Cameroon. Vuvuzelas and words of encouragement from supporters could be heard as they animated the atmosphere while both sides battle for supremacy. Suppoters Of Lions Of DDR With Their Vovuzelas Encouraging Their Team It was the Lions of DDR that opened score few minute

Mbengwi: Population Suffers As Separatist Fighters Commit Fatal Error

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Raymond Dingana Circulations along the Bamenda Mbengwi Road in the troubled Northwest region of Cameroon has been grounded by Non State Armed Groups operating in that part of the region. The Tad market which was supposed to be held today has also been affected negatively as buyers are nowhere to be found due to transportion challenges. This follows an attack by government forces on a check point erected at C-ben along the Bamenda-Mbengwi road by the armed men. Bike Riders Ready To Take Off For Bamenda From The Mbon Park In Mbengwi One fighter was killed while the others disappeared in to bushes. This did not go down well with the armed group who decided to suspend movements on that road. The only way in and out of Mbengwi was through Bali. This did not last for long as using that stretch has also been made difficult.   After the people were forced to pay as much as 2500FCA as transport faire, they have been warned not to dare use it again. To many in Mbengwi, the population should  not

SNWOT:New Leadership, Same Mission, Fresh Approach

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By Raymond Dingana The Southwest, Northwest Women's Task Force(SNWOT) now has a new team to pilot its affairs in its quest to see peace bounce back in the two restive regions of Cameroon.  The new exco with Sarah-Derval Ephosi Lifanda at the helm was voted in to office during an Elective General Assembly of the Task Force that held in Douala recently. She replaces Sally Mboumein who occupied the offi ce for two years. SNWOT's mission has been to call for dialogue, cease fire and to ensure that women and girls are safe in the crisis hit Northwest and Southwest regions of Cameroon. The new exco is coming at a time when peace is still being seen as a rare commodity in the two troubled regions of Cameroon with many asking what the new squad is bringing in to achieve same goal which is Peace. SNWOT New Exco  Though the office of the General Coordinator said  it was not yet time to release the cat out of the bag, they however confirmed that many things will be done differently, "

Bamenda: Uniform Men Deprive Hundreds Of Shelter

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By Rosaline Obah Hundreds of civilians at the Mbengwi road neighborhood in Bamenda have seen their rights to shelter taken away from them by heavily armed men dressed in military uniforms that resemble those worn by the Cameroon army. Some of the shops at Hospital Round About also went up in flames caused by same men in military wears. According to Atuh, a resident of that neighborhood, the attacks on residential areas came after suspected separatist fighters used an explosive device on a military vehicle. Atuh furthered that many of the men in khaki are suspected to have lost their lives reason why their colleagues went out and rendered many homeless by setting their homes on fire. Houses On Fire At Mbengwi Road Mbengwi road is one of the hotspots of the ongoing armed conflict in the restive North West Region of Cameroon. Anyone who is used to Bamenda will teatify of the biting cold that blows at especially at night. This extreme weather condition is always at its apex during the dry

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

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By Rosaline Obah 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 set 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 stretch and disappeared in to the bushes after a gun battle. We lear

Was There Really An Attack On The PM's Convoy In Bamenda?

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By Raymond Dingana Social media has been awashed with news that, the convoy of Cameroon's Prime Minister and Head of Government, Chief Dr. Joseph Dion Ngute was hit at MATAZEM, in Santa Sub Division, North West Region of Cameroon,Tuesday October 5, 2021. This has been debunked by many who were at the scene when the Prime Minister stepped feet on North West soil. PM Dion Ngute At Matazem, Santa Sub Division On Day One Of His Visit Minister Felix Mbayu in a come together with the media family in Bamenda confirmed that, gunshots were heard from the hills but did very little to create an impact. Talking to drayinfos.com, one of those who saw what happened said, security around MATAZEM was tight making it impossible for any intruder to come anywhere close to where  Dion Ngute was received by the North West administration led by Governor Lele Lafrique Adolph Choffo Deben. "Just when Prime Minister Chief Dr. Dion Ngute was addressing those who came out to welcome him, gun shots were

PM Dion Ngute Visits Bamenda, Implores Population To Stop Fighting, Killing, Destroying

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 By Raymond Dingana On day one of his visit to Bamenda, chief town of the North West Region of Cameroon, Prime Minister and Head of Government, Chief Dr. Joseph Dion Ngute appealed to the population to stop fighting, killing and being the authors of destruction. He said the problems raised by Teachers, Lawyers, Politicians, members of the Civil Society among others have all been taken care off. He promised that, those that have not been handled will be provided solutions to. PM Dion Ngute, NW Governor Lele Lafrique And Mezam SDO, Moor Emile Simon PM Dion Ngute In Bamenda The Prime Minister was speaking to a multitute of persons who turned out to receive him in Bamenda as he began his three-day visit to the region. "Because of all these, no one should be in the bush fighting, no need burying children dying in the bushes, no need buring military men and women, no need making like extremely difficult for us and them," The Prime Minister prayed the population. Chief Dr.Dion Ngute

Anglophone Crisis: Blood Flows In God's House

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By Raymond Dingana A woman whose only name we got as Grace has been shot and killed at the Presbyterian Church in Ntafoang Square, Bali Nyonga of the North West Region of Cameroon, Sunday August 22, 2021. Reports say Christians were in church when heavily armed men dressed in military uniforms entered the church compound and opened fire.   Grace was shot in the neck and died on the spot. A pastor and many other Christians were shot and were rushed to a health facility for medical attention. We also gathered that, many have abandoned their homes and have taken rufuge in the bushes. An official statement from the church and the elite of Bali Nyonga is highly awaited. Archived Picture Of The Presbyterian Church Ntafoang In Bali www.drayinfos.com 237+676238865

My Journey On Foot To Bali And Back

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By Raymond Dingana The reason for this journey was to have a first hand experience on how trekking on the 19km road from Bamenda to Bali looks like.  This is how many have been trekking for two weeks now following the ban on commercial bikes and vehicles by the North West Administration and Separatiat fighters respectively. When it first came to our notice that, people were covering the 19km road on foot, we thought it was fake news reason why we decided to go see things for ourselves. Our 19Km journey to Bali that started at about 8:30am, Tuesday August 3rd, 2021 began like a joke. The first one hour was cool making us feel like extending the trip to Batibo and beyond.  The fresh breeze from the hills of Naaka energized us as we embarked on the 19km journey. The road was void of vehicles and motor bikes. Just after the Naaka bridge, we met people of different ages trekking to Bali and others coming back, a clear indication that, they left very early. Men, women and children could be