Tag Archives: Douala

Cameroon: Threat of eviction for being a homosexual

A press release (modestly edited below) from Douala-based Alternatives-Cameroon, which fights against Aids and for recognition of the human rights of LGBTI people: June 6, 2016 Cameroon: Threat of eviction for homosexuality The Real Estate Company of Cameroon [La Société Immobilière du … Continue reading

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Cry for help from gay man on the run in Cameroon

A gay man living on streets in Douala, Cameroon, sent a plea for help to attorney Walter Atoh, who is one of only three attorneys in Cameroon who accept LGBTI clients. The message arrived after this blog’s March 2 publication … Continue reading

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Cameroon lawyer: It’s time to repeal our anti-gay law

The repeal of Cameroon’s anti-LGBT law is long overdue, says a member of the Human Rights Commission of the Cameroon Bar Association. In fact, says barrister Walter Atoh, “It is absolutely sickening and ridiculous that in the 21st century a … Continue reading

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Plea to to Pope: Restrain Cameroon’s gay-bashing Catholics

In Cameroon, a recent resurgence of anti-LGBTI rhetoric from the Catholic Church has come in for criticism from the Douala-based advocacy group Alternatives-Cameroon, which fights Aids and supports human rights for sexual minorities.  In this press release, Alternatives-Cameroon asks Pope Francis … Continue reading

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Medical centre stripped bare in Douala, Cameroon

The Empower Medical Centre run by Aids Acodev Cameroon in Douala, is again object of criminal thievery. Douala, with more than 3,000,000 inhabitants, is Cameroon`s largest city. Overnight on November 21 – 22, unidentified thieves broke into the Centre in the … Continue reading

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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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