Her Royal Majestry, Princess Rabiatou Njoya from the Cameroonian Bamoun Kingdom in Foumban, who has natural connections to our local French community, will be guest of honor at New Bedford City Hall by Mayor Jon Mitchell on Friday, July 24 at 3:30 pm. The public is encouraged to attend. Both French and English are official languages of Cameroon. Princess Njoya was elevated to the position of Momafon, counselor and co-heir of the king, in 1992 when her brother, Ibrahim Mbombo Njoya became Sultan.

Fluent in French, English and Spanish, Princess Njoya is the first Cameroonian woman to be a published author. In addition, she has taught Business English and Spanish in high schools in Yaoundé, Cameroon's capital city. Princess Njoya came to New Bedford Bedford on June 27 as part of "World Coming Together To Make A Difference, Inc.", a Cameroon/American Friendship Organization. Founded in New Bedford in 2011 by Cameroonian businesswoman Julienne Siwe, this organization promotes reciprocal cooperation between citizens of both countries. Projects have already been taught at Our Sister's School. Princess Njoya will be asking Mayor Mitchell to send a New Bedford delegation to the arts and culture festivities in the kingdom of Bazou, November 16 - 29, 2015. Her Majesty will return to New Bedford next year for another conference.