The National Human Rights Commission has just paid impromptu visits to some prisons in Cameroon and as was expected, the litany of inhumane detention conditions it uncovered lies strewn far and wide like autumn leaves. Detainees- from condemned through suspected embezzlers, to armed robbers and petit thieves, are all being held under excruciating conditions. Can such a degree of insensitivity to human suffering be the hallmark of a country that repeatedly defends and describes itself as a State of law?
Thursday, June 28, 2012, marked another bright day in the life of families and communities with sickle cell sufferers in Bamenda, as the founders of Fr. John Kolkman Sickle Cell Foundation, Rev. Dr. Michael and Mrs Ayafor Neba, again took another step towards alleviating patients’ suffering.
The Secretary General of the National Episcopal Conference of Cameroon, NECC, Mgr. Sébastien Mongo Behon has been appointed the pioneer chaplain of St. Jude Apostolate Yaounde Chapter. He was appointed on Wednesday, June 27, 2012.
Youths in Bamenda Archdiocese have been urged to become instruments of peace. The Archbishop of Bamenda, His Grace Cornelius Fontem Esua, made the call on July 8 at the end of a four-day Junior Youth Camp in Bamunka-Ndop.
The Archbishop of Douala, His Grace Samuel Kleda on Friday, July 13 celebrated a Pontifical Mass at SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral which ended week long activities that marked the 2011/2012 Academic Year at the Douala St. Jerome Catholic University.
Centenary preparations continue to gain more grounds in Bamenda Archdiocese with a call for Parish Priests to hasten the distribution of Prayer Cards before the launching. The Organising Committee Chairperson, Rev. Fr. John Ambe, made the call on Saturday, June 23, during the 7th Centenary of Evangelisation planning meeting at the Auto-Data Centre Mankon.
Humans have a limited capacity to read the future, and Cameroonians like other human beings may not be sure what tomorrow holds, but they are certain about one thing- a market will soon go up in flames destroying goods worth millions of francs, setting ablaze lifetime investments and ruining many lives forever.