Tag Archives: Alice N’Kom

Cameroon: Slain activist mourned; the fight continues

Friends and family of activist journalist Eric Ohena Lembembe gathered in Yaoundé earlier this month to mark the one-year anniversary of his murder by celebrating his life and vowing to continue his fight against AIDS and for justice for LGBTI … Continue reading

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LGBTI in Cameroon: Celebrations, mourning in 2 cities

By Colin Stewart and Laurent Balla   Human rights activists in Douala and Yaoundé, Cameroon, gathered last month to seek justice for LGBT people and to mourn friends who have died because of Cameroonian society’s anti-gay attitudes. The event was … Continue reading

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Pleas for justice and health in gay-bashing Cameroon

A team of African and American activists traveled last month to homophobic Cameroon to plead for tolerance, justice and improved health care for LGBT people and others. They raised their voices at a health conference, in prison, at the U.S. … Continue reading

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A visit to prisoners held on ‘suspicion of homosexuality’

In The Nation,  journalist Andy Kopsa reports on her trip last month to Cameroon with an American and African delegation from the St. Paul’s Foundation for International Reconciliation. Some excerpts: 20+ imprisoned for being gay The daily tally of prisoners … Continue reading

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Cameroon police free accused gay-bashing blackmailer

Police in Cameroon have freed an anti-gay blackmailer, despite testimony from numerous victims that he ambushed, assaulted and threatened them. That is the complaint made today in a public statement by Alternatives-Cameroon, which fights against AIDS and advocates for human … Continue reading

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Brave defenders of LGBT Africans need support

Courageous attorneys who defend victimized LGBT people in Africa deserve our support and our blessings, the Rev. Canon Albert Ogle writes in this column, which originally appeared in the San Diego Gay & Lesbian News.  One way they can be … Continue reading

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Homophobia victim Roger Mbede dies in Cameroon

Roger Jean Claude Mbede, 34, the Cameroonian man who was sentenced to three years in prison for sending an amorous text to a male acquaintance, died today in his home village after running out of money to pay for medical … Continue reading

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