Tag Archives: Cameroon

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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Cameroon villagers attack gay ‘demon’ — and seek his land

By Erin Royal Brokovitch The author of this article is an LGBT rights activist in Cameroon who writes under a pseudonym.   Two years ago, René M. opened a café on a small parcel of land that he bought in … Continue reading

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Activists demand new probe of Eric Lembembe murder

A year after the murder of journalist/activist Eric Lembembe in Cameroon, human rights activists in Cameroon and abroad are calling for a renewed investigation into his death. Cameroonian authorities’ mishandling of the investigation has been so incompetent and disrespectful that … Continue reading

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Defending French-speaking LGBT Africans’ rights (and lives)

In this RGOD2 column, which first appeared in the San Diego Gay & Lesbian News, the Rev. Canon Albert Ogle discusses: The challenges of learning the French language, The murder of French-speaking journalist / activist Eric Lembembe a year ago, … Continue reading

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AIDS in Togo and Cameroon: Empty promises kill

AIDS fighters have long recognized that the goal of halting the spread of HIV cannot be achieved without making extra efforts to reach high-risk groups, including gay men. But often that realization has led to nothing beyond words on paper. … Continue reading

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Cameroon athlete suspended on rumors of homosexuality

By Erin Royal Brokovitch (Voir version en français) The author is an activist for LGBT rights in Cameroon who writes under a pseudonym. Thierry Essamba, an internationally competitive runner in the 110-meter hurdles, was suspended from the Cameroonian track squad … Continue reading

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Bribe frees 2 from jail, not from Cameroon neighbors

By Laurent Balla Two LGBT men — one in his late teens, one in his late 30s — need to leave the town of Bertoua in eastern Cameroon after their same-sex affair was made public. Their problems began when neighbors … 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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Ivory Coast LGBT celebrate IDAHO at post-attack HQ

Report by Jean Marc Yao. English version by Denis LeBlanc. (Aussi publié en français)   Alternative Cote d’Ivoire celebrated International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) in its new official headquarters in Abidjan, in the Angré-Djibi neighborhood. The LGBT rights … Continue reading

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IDAHOT anti-hate campaign: Even in 20 anti-gay nations

LGBT rights activists and supporters — even those in 20 nations where homosexuality is illegal — will celebrate International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) on Saturday, May 17. The day is billed as a worldwide celebration of sexual and … Continue reading

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