Tag Archives: Douala

Appeal to Cameroon: Stop anti-LGBTI violence

Activists in Cameroon are preparing an appeal to the government of Cameroon, seeking an end to violence against LGBTI people and those who defend their human rights. That appeal, which follows an investigation of anti-gay repression in Cameroon, is scheduled … 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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Cameroon mob kills gay man; police arrest his friends

By Denis LeBlanc. Edited by Colin Stewart. (Aussi disponsible en français.) A 42-year-old gay Cameroonian man, Augustin Siewe, has died from injuries suffered at the hands of a mob armed with clubs and machetes. Two of his companions, Francis Ngamemo … Continue reading

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Anti-gay extortionists have free rein in Cameroon

A notorious extortionist in coastal Cameroon has threatened to unleash an anti-gay mob against a human rights leader in Douala, Cameroon. In response, the REDHAC human rights organization asked for government intervention, so far to no avail. This is just … Continue reading

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Cameroon police arrest LGBT activist, block AIDS clinic

Le communiqué est disponible en français ici. Police in the Deido section of Douala, Cameroon,  arrested the vice president of the anti-AIDS pro-LGBT-rights group Alternatives-Cameroon on Feb. 14 after receiving an accusation that he is a homosexual. The man who … 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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