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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.                                                                  

FEHACU 2021:Bamenda III Council Provides Rare Opportinity For Population To Savor Culture

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By Raymond Dingana For close to five years now, the populations of Bamenda III Municipality and the North West Region as a whole have been deprived of the opportunity to exhibit their know how in the area of Arts and Culture. This has been blamed on the ongoing armed conflict romancing the region. For five years now, lovers of culture have long for an opportunity to showcase their expertise in the domains Arts and Culture, an opportunity that has finally been accorded them by the Mayor of the  Bamenda III Council, Fonguh Cletus Tanue. Mayor Fonguh Cletus Of Bamenda III Council At The Press Conference During a press conference that took place at the Council premise, Mayor Fungoh announced that, registrations have been opened for promoters of Arts and Culture be they groups or Individuals to register for free and be part of the maiden edition of the Bamenda III Festival of Heritage Arts and Culture FEHACU. "Registration will be open to everyone resident in the municipality with any

Intercultural Dialogue, Way Out Of Intercultural Conflicts.

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  By Raymond Dingana The North West Region of Cameroon is one of those areas where intercultural clashes especially between Grazers and non Grazers are so rampant. These clashes have sometimes resulted to both human and material loses particularly where intercultural talks are not in attendance. During a 3-day training of journalists, who are members of the Association of Cultural Journalists, ACJ, to brainstorm on issues concerning Cultural Diversity and Cultural Rights, organized by the Mbororo Cultural and Development Association, MBOSCUDA, members were enjoined to sensitize the public on the need of dialogue amongst others as the way out of conflicts between cultures. Members Of ACJ AT Training Workshop On Cultural Journalism. “ They are to promote the role of intercultural dialogue. It is when people dialogue that, there is mutual understanding of the various cultures. So if we understand each other’s culture, we will understand why we do certain things differently. Once that i

NWRA,UNDP Donate To Persons With Disabilities,Others At Regional Cultural Fiesta

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  By Raymond Dingana More than five hundred persons including those With Disabilities (PWDs) have benefited from the magnanimity of the North West Regional Assembly (NWRA) in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme [UNDP] to accompany them during this festive period. This was Friday 23 December 2022 during a Cultural end of year Festival organised by the NWRA partnering with UNDP at the esplanade of the Senior Divisional Officer's Office. Esplanade Of Mezam SDO's Office Where The Cultural Event Took Place Rice, Cooking oil, Seasonal cubes,Salt,Washing soap amongst others were some of the items that the beneficiaries took home. Some Of The Donated Items One of the recipients, Buba Abubarkar Ismaila who has been on a wheel chair since 2016 following an accident appreciated the donors for thinking about them during this period. I am very happy to have received the items.With all these , I will not be going out anytime soon to look for what to eat. The blanket w

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

ESU Community Rejects Menchum SDO’s Calls For Applications To Occupy Vacant Stool

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  At The Press Conference In Douala The Esu Community has frantically rejected the Menchum Divisional officer’s press release requesting that persons interested to occupy the vacant Esu Kingdom throne forward their application files to him. ESU community made up of the Youths, Chiefs, the Clergy, lawyers, teachers and the civil society vented their wrath against the Menchum SDO’s release Saturday during a press conference in Douala. The Menchum Prefect, Abdoullahi Alliou, siting law number 77/245 of 15th July 1977, had on the 8th of June released a document requesting that persons interested  to become the King of ESU submit letters of application to him from which he will appoint a king to sit on the vacant  throne in the Kingdom of ESU. Rev. Dr. MIH Clement KUM, chairman of the ESU Cultural and Development  Association Caretaker committee lambasted Menchum SDO for making such a reckless, dull and unwitty request. He intimidated that the Prefect’s press release  goes against the

FEHACU 2022: Fon Azehfor III Of Nkwen Settles On Peace As Pathway To Development

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By Raymond Dingana His Majesty Fon Azehfor III of Nkwen has invited sons and daughters of his fondom to choose the path of peace in order for development to florish. The traditional authority was speaking at the openning ceremony of the second edition of the Festival of  Heritage Arts and Culture (FEHACU), Wednesday December 2022. Let us all unite for peace and development in our communities. Let us denounce nepotism, discrimination, tribalism amongst others. We should promote peaceful co-existence, hardwork and  acceptance, Fon Azehfor indicated. HRM Azehfor III Of Nkwen Addressing The Population Peace his Majesty highlighted is crucial for the Socio-Economic Development of the subdivision and should be preserved jealously at all times. Peace is the greatest weapon for development that every other person should have. We must be cautious to shun violence and embrace the true values of peace.  Fon Azehfor III told the crowd. He also called on parents to put their homes together for a b

Yaounde 'Ensemble Festival' : Cultural Diversity, Others To Be Promoted

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By Raymond Dingana The organizers of the Yaounde 'Festival Ensemble' have placed the promotion of Cultural Diversity and Local Production at the heart of the Cultural Fiesta coming up in the days ahead. Speaking at a press conference recently to explain the idea of the cultural festival in Yaounde recently, the promoter, Tambong D Kum said the aim is to make available a platform where cultural diversity and local production will be boosted. We are providing them a platform where lover of arts and culture can digitise their area of specialisation, Kum explained. Unfolding with the theme "digital future for our arts, our culture, our local production'', activities like: – A cultural carnival, – An exhibition fair, – Musical displays, – Quizz, and games for children, all with the aim of promoting living together will be exhibited. One of the major innovations this year Kum said, will be an interesting financial package to talented artists during the festival. Some art

Fru Ndi Given 48hrs To Apologise For Unauthorized Visit To Livanda

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By Raymond Dingana. The chief of Livanda village in Limbe, South West Region of Cameroon has given the National Chairman of the Social Democratic Front Party,Ni John Fru Ndi forty eight hours to apologise for what he says is Fru Ndi,s unauthorised visit to his village . In a letter (picture below)addressed to Ni John Fru Ndi dated August 12,2019,the traditional ruler indicates that,it is the tradition of the people for visitors not to visit crime scenes unauthorized : “Livanda is a village headed by a traditional ruler and it is our custom and tradition that, strangers do not   visit crime scenes unauthorised. I  felt so disappointed when I got news of your visit to the scene of the recent food poisoning incident   ” . The chief further states in the letter addressed to Ni John Fru Ndi that :  “  You being a man who respects culture and  tradition,you should understand what it means to break other people's culture and tradition. I therefore wish to inform you that, the vi

Meet Jahsandoh, Bottle Dance, Afrobeat Rising Star

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By Raymond Dingana Jahsandoh is a bottle dance, high life and Afrobeat artist from mile 7 mankon who have grown to love the culture of the Ngemba people. He has demonstrated that love through his songs.He animate at weddings, birthdays, wakekeep among others. Get to know more about him by visiting his YouTube account name: Jahsandoh Music Band. Jahsandoh

The Colbert Factor: How Punctuation Marks Can Put Meaning Back Into The Anglophone Conflict

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By Colbert Gwain This reflection is inspired by the fact that far from being a boring and remorseful assemblage of dots and dashes, (just like the five-year prolonged Anglophone conflict), punctuation is so rich a field for the study of human nature that many readers could be so barren to realize. Historically, punctuation marks and/or their absence thereof; have caused and/or stopped wars. Illustrations of punctuation that can cause war do not come in short supply. Come to think of a Commander giving the following instruction to soldiers at the battle front: 'Stop not, fight.' There can be no doubt in any soldier's mind that they have been charged to intensify the onslaught on the enemy. Now, consider that the commanding Officer gave the order in another way: 'Stop, not fight'. The shuffling of the position of the comma from after 'not', to before 'stop', would automatically stop the intended onslaught thereby ending a conflict. In plain, simple ter