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Project of the Week: Helping young Sisters in Cameroon cope with trauma in a conflict zone

For many years, Cameroon in Central-West Africa, with its 24 million inhabitants, has been regarded as a relatively stable country in comparison with its crisis-ridden neighbours. However, in 2016 there were protest marches in the English-speaking region against a perceived marginalization in this predominantly French-speaking country. Since, these protests have escalated into a major and ongoing […]

ACN Information Covid-19: a Missed Opportunity for Peace

Over two months ago, the UN issued an appeal for a worldwide ceasefire in the hope that people would instead concentrate on the battle against Covid-19. Six days later, the Pope also echoed this appeal. Now ACN has contacted Church leaders on the ground in the various conflict regions in order to find out what […]

ACN News, Cameroon: Boko Haram – “ the beast of the Apocalypse”

Cameroon Boko Haram – “ the beast of the Apocalypse” The toll of daily attacks on Cameroon’s villages bordering on Nigeria By Maria Lozano, ACN International Adapted for ACN Canada by Mario Bard and Amanda Griffin Published on the web January 27, 2020   “Boko Haram is like the beast of the Apocalypse, or a […]

ACN News : Boko Haram strikes with new terror tactic using women in Cameroon

Cameroon Boko Haram strikes with new terror tactic using women On the night of July 29, members of the Boko Haram terrorist group attacked the town of Gagalari in the diocese of Yagoua located in the far north region of Cameroon. By Maria Lozano, ACN InternationalAdapted by Amanda Bridget Griffin for ACN CanadaPublished on the […]

Cameroon – The Church is threatened – ACN-Interview

Cameroon “The truth we speak is not welcome in this fratricidal conflict.” At present the Anglophone areas of Cameroon are constantly being shaken by a conflict between Anglophone separatist groups and the Francophone central government. In this context of fratricidal conflict, the Church is attempting to rekindle dialogue between the two parties. Bishop Emmanuel Abbo […]

ACN Interview – Bishop Msgr. Michael MIABESUE BIBI speaks to tensions building in Cameroon

ACN Interview – Bishop Msgr. Michael MIABESUE BIBI speaks to tensions building in Cameroon Time to act to avoid a civil war Cameroon is in the midst of a political and social conflict between the English and French-speaking areas. What was a German colony in the late nineteenth century was divided into British and French […]

ACN Interview – Emergency Aid for Cameroon

Cameroon Terrorism and a forgotten Africa Time and again, the northern part of Cameroon has become the scene of suicide attacks by Boko Haram terrorists.   The people in Maroua-Mokolo are afraid. Time and again, the dioceses located along the border to Nigeria have become the scene of attacks by Boko Haram. When Bishop Bruno […]