The authoritative Crux international news magazine specialize in the coverage of Roman Catholic affairs has appointed Ngala Killian Chimtom as its new Africa correspondent, based in Cameroon covering the whole continent, bringing stories of the world’s most rapidly growing Catholic community.
Chimtom is a Cameroonian journalist with fourteen years of professional experience. He currently serves as a reporter and news anchor for Cameroon Radio Television, and contributes regularly to a number of other outlets, including IPS, Ooskanews, the Christian Science Monitor, CAJNews Africa, CNN.com, and DPA.
In 2012, Chimtom won the Wash Media Award in the radio category, and in 2013 he won the Investigative Journalism Award, again in the radio category, which is bestowed by the British Council, the U.S. Embassy to Cameroon and the Cameroon Association of Commonwealth Journalists. He holds an undergraduate degree in communications from the University of Yaounde.
Although based in Cameroon, Chimtom’s reach extends across the entire African continent. He’s already done superb reporting for Crux on Chad, the Central African Republic, Congo, and other parts of Africa, and seems to have a near-infallible instinct for when interesting Catholic news is bubbling someplace.
Given the chance to work with such talented and passionate people as White and Chimtom, however, as well as the rest of our team, it turns out that my curmudgeonly, anti-social instincts have crumbled, and our exchanges usually turn out to be just about the best part of my day. I know you’ll have the same experience reading them (and watching and hearing them, as we expand our multi-media content) as I’ve had getting to know them.”
Culled from Cruxnow.com