Author Archives: Eric O. Lembembe

About Eric O. Lembembe

Eric O. Lembembe, a journalist in Cameroon, is a leader of the Cameroonian Foundation For AIDS (CAMFAIDS), an association that seeks to promote and protect all human rights.

After attacks, LGBTI defenders in Cameroon seek safety

Cameroonian authorities should end their ‘absurd and despicable’ silence, then act to protect local human rights organizations and activists. Douala, Cameroon, July 2, 2013 — At the Access Center of Alternatives-Cameroon, life returns to normal. Gradually. New furniture arrives. New … Continue reading

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After death threats, burglars strike Cameroon LGBT defender

Anti-gay hooligans continue to harass Michel Togué, one of the few lawyers in Cameroon who accepts LGBT people as clients. Following death threats that he has received by phone and mail in recent months, his offices were burglarized on June … Continue reading

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Cameroon: Two lesbians sentenced to nine months

“The case of Clarisse Z. and Jeanine N., two young lesbians, each 27 years old, is unlike any of the other cases of homosexuality that I have defended until now.” — Michel Togué, Cameroonian lawyer and human rights defender. A … Continue reading

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Peaceful celebration in Cameroon a year after mob attack

Three associations in Cameroon’s capital city organized a week’s activities to commemorate this year’s International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO). Unlike last year, the activities were not disrupted by anti-gay violence. La version française: “Yaoundé célèbre IDAHO 2013 avec faste et … Continue reading

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Gays in Cameroon, beware this blackmailer

Denounced for two years in gay activist groups’ press releases, Albert Edward Ekobo Samba, who passes himself off as a gay man on the Internet, continues to trap gay men with the help of accomplices posing as police. Here’s what … Continue reading

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Cameroon LGBT groups learning to be businesslike

Governance, paperwork, management techniques, human resources, financial conflicts of interest — those are some of the training modules discussed in workshops held Jan. 22 to 25 for nine representatives of three community-based organizations serving the community of men who have … Continue reading

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Two gay men freed into ‘living hell’ in Cameroon

After three days in police custody in Cameroon, two gay men were released yesterday, but their daily life remains a nightmare. “I’m upset and depressed. Because of what has happened to us [an attack by a gay-bashing crowd, death threats, … Continue reading

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