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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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UN warning to countries that harass human rights activists

As activists from Cameroon prepared to travel to Switzerland to challenge their government’s rejection of proposals to end repression of LGBT people, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon issued a warning to governments not to harass people who take part in U.N. … Continue reading

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Arsonists, burglars attack LGBT advocates in Cameroon

Human Rights Watch issued this press release today: Cameroon: Spate of Attacks on Rights Defenders Authorities Should Investigate, Condemn, Prosecute Assaults (Douala, July 1, 2013) – The Cameroonian government should rigorously investigate, denounce, and prosecute suspicious break-ins at three human … Continue reading

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Organizing opposition to African ‘Gay Hate Day’

The pro-LGBT group All Out (allout.org) is planning a protest against human rights violations in Cameroon. It is timed to coincide with both a planned anti-homosexuality rally in Cameroon on Aug. 21 and the scheduled court appeal on Aug. 20 … Continue reading

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LGBT meeting in Cameroon turns bloody as gay-bashers invade

The attack came during a gathering to mark the end of this year’s International Day Against Homophobia celebrations in the Cameroonian capital of Yaoundé. The time — about 11 p.m., Saturday, May 19. Representatives of several LGBTI organizations march one … Continue reading

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Au Cameroun, des harcèlements anti-gay et des militants résolus

Publié le 9 septembre 2013 Par Dominique Menoga, président de l’association CAMFAIDS Sept semaines après l’assassinat au Cameroun d’ Eric Lembembe, militant gay et directeur exécutif de CAMFAIDS (Cameroonian Foundation for AIDS), les harcèlements et provocations n’ont pas cessé. Tout … Continue reading

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Yaoundé célèbre IDAHO 2013 avec faste et sérénité

Publié le 30 mai 2013 Une semaine d’activités a été organisée par trois associations pour commémorer la dernière journée internationale de lutte contre l’homophobie (IDAHO) dans la cité capitale camerounaise. Contrairement à l’édition dernière,  les événements de cette année se … Continue reading

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