Tag Archives: Alice N’Kom

Activists failed Roger Mbede; who killed him?

Reporter Robbie Corey-Boulet conducted an in-depth investigation into the death of Roger Mbede, a former Amnesty International prisoner of conscience who was imprisoned in 2011 in anti-gay Cameroon for amorous text messages, was released from prison in 2012 in poor … Continue reading

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Alice Nkom: Struggle and hope for LGBTI Cameroonians

There’s reason to hope that the often-homophobic African nation of Cameroon is on the road to eventually ensuring fair treatment for its LGBTI citizens, says Alice Nkom, the 69-year-old attorney who is one of two or three lawyers in the … Continue reading

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LGBTI life improves in homophobic Cameroon

In Cameroon, the number of prosecutions and convictions of LGBTI people has dropped markedly after years of hard work by local activists and two attorneys advocating for recognition of the human rights of LGBTI people. Cameroon has not repealed the … Continue reading

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Honors for African LGBTI heroes at London Pride

Press release, modestly edited: London Pride 2015 The African LGBTI organisation Out and Proud Diamond Group celebrated African LGBTI Heroes during London Pride 2015. The group honored people who have stood up against anti-gay environments and regimes in Africa. Some … Continue reading

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Cameroon: Human Rights Defenders Day proposed for July 15th

We publish the call to associations and peers in the struggle for human rights and in particular for the rights of LGBTI people, by the CAMFAIDS team in Cameroon inviting all human rights defenders to commemorate July 15th as Human … Continue reading

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Cameroon: 7 detainees win their release

Seven LGBT people who were arrested Oct. 1 on homosexuality-related charges have been released in Cameroon. All had faced charges of homosexuality and prostitution, including four who were released today and three released previously. The anti-AIDS, pro-human rights group Camfaids … Continue reading

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Quick response to new anti-gay persecution in Cameroon

By Erin Royal Brokovitch The LGBTI community in Yaoundé responded quickly last week to the news that it has again become the target of persecution by law enforcement. Starting immediately, Cameroonian activists began working to keep seven detainees out of … Continue reading

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