The Cameroon media family is once bereaved! One of the country’s most renowned female journalists is no more. Anne Nsang Nkwain passed on to glory last Saturday in Iceland after a fairly short battle against lung cancer. She died on her way back to the US
The former CRTV news anchor died last Saturday in Iceland while returning from burying her father in Cameroon.
The Cameroon media family is once bereaved! One of the country's most renowned female journalists is no more. Anne Nsang Nkwain passed on to glory last Saturday in Iceland after a fairly short battle against lung cancer. She died on her way back to the US after burying her father in Cameroon.
Former CRTV icon, Anne Nsang Nkwain who shot to limelight with her advocacy programme on women emancipation: “Women and Development,” is no more! News of Anne Nsang’s death, just barely a month after that of her father, Senator Francis Nkwain; was made public in the early hours of last Saturday.
The former CRTV anchor lady who was in the country to bury her father reportedly died in the plane while on her way back to the US to continue her cancer treatment. Reports say she was discovered dead in Iceland when the plane made a stop-over. Her corpse was then taken to a mortuary in Iceland.
Medical officials versed with cancer illness however told The Guardian Post that although Anne Nsang was diagnosed with the illness, she might have died abruptly after suffering cardiac arrest. “Cancer does not cause sudden death,” a medical officer who begged to remain anonymous told this reporter. Family sources say Anne Nsang, a mother of five, was diagnosed with stage four non-small cell lung cancer in March this year.
Her son, Henry Nsang Jr. posted on the social media a few weeks before her death: “Despite several radiation and chemotherapy sessions, there is still a long way to go before the battle is won. I implore you to join Anne in her fight against lung cancer… she is the strongest woman I know, but she is still human and needs our help….”
Who Was Anne Nsang?
Anne Nsang who quit CRTV in early 2000 after 20 years became famous and won the hearts of especially the women folk thanks to her advocacy TV programme on women emancipation, Women and Development. She was later appointed as the Deputy Director of the CRTV Marketing and Communication, CMC, before quitting the state corporation for the United Nations where she was appointed as Information Officer in Yaounde.