African/U.S. appeal for Cameroon’s girls, LGBTI youths

Two groups of human-rights advocates in the United States and Cameroon have joined forces to appeal for recognition of the rights of Cameroonian children, especially girls and LGBTI youths, who are often subjected to discrimination, abuses and inadequate health care. The Advocates for Human Rights, based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S., and the Cameroonian Foundation for … Continue reading


Support for imperiled LGBTI activists in Cameroon

The Cameroonian LGBTI rights group Camfaids today vowed its support for  the threatened LGBTI activists of Humanity First Cameroon and urged action to put an end of all violence against human rights defenders. This is the statement from Camfaids (the Cameroonian Foundation for Aids), translated from French: Representatives from LGBTI rights organizations in Yaoundé, Cameroon, … Continue reading


One arrest, one scam, one threat in Cameroon

In the capital of Cameroon, LGBT people were victims of three cases of human rights violations and violence in January, the Cameroonian LGBTI rights organization Camfaids reports. The details of the three incidents were reported in the monthly publication “Hope of Life” by Camfaids (the Cameroonian Foundation for Aids), which campaigns in Yaoundé for recognition … Continue reading


Proved: Lesbians, gays, straights can be friends in Cameroon

A homophobic neighborhood in Yaoundé, Cameroon was the site of a shock action on Nov. 14 that demonstrated the resilience of the LGBTI community and the ease with which gay and straight Cameroonians can interact peacefully. The event, called “Homosexual Visibility in Homophobic Neighborhoods,” was organized by AVAF (the Association for the Promotion of Women) … Continue reading


Gay man frequents Cameroon cybercafe; crowd attacks

A homophobic crowd attacked a Yaoundé resident in a cybercafe last month, the Cameroonian LGBTI activist organization CAMFAIDS reports. After the attack, Emmanuelle Ndjock, the owner of the cybercafe, filed charges against Henry O. of Yaoundé and Elvis T., a visitor to Cameroon, accusing Henry of obscene behavior, seeking prosecution on homosexuality charges and demanding … Continue reading

Africa / Commentary

Cameroonian LGBTI activist targeted in murder attempt

Attacks continue in Cameroon against LGBT people and the human rights activists who defend them. The latest target was the program director of Camfaids  (the Cameroonian Foundation for Aids), which fights against Aids and for the recognition of the human rights of LGBTI people. Jean Jacques Dissoke, the group’s legal coordinator, reported and commented on … Continue reading