Category: Central Africa

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Cameroon activists say their goodbyes to Yves Yomb

Cameroon activists say their goodbyes to Yves Yomb

Human rights activists and other members of Cameroonian civil society [...]
The ordeal of an intersex woman in Cameroon

The ordeal of an intersex woman in Cameroon

An intersex person's life is difficult in Cameroon. Like other LGBTI p [...]
Cameroon activists seek a law to defend defenders of human rights

Cameroon activists seek a law to defend defenders of human rights

Cameroon needs a law to protect human rights defenders, activists decl [...]
Cameroon human rights activists focus on Covid-19

Cameroon human rights activists focus on Covid-19

The challenges posed by Covid-19 were the focus of Cameroon's sixth an [...]
Cameroon workshop provides new tools for human rights workers

Cameroon workshop provides new tools for human rights workers

In Cameroon, dozens of human rights observers gathered last month for [...]
Cameroon prepares for annual Human Rights Defender Day

Cameroon prepares for annual Human Rights Defender Day

Human rights activists in Cameroon set aside each July 15 as Human Rig [...]
Will Cameroon follow Gabon by repealing anti-gay law?

Will Cameroon follow Gabon by repealing anti-gay law?

The LGBT community in Cameroon cheered when the parliament in neighbor [...]
Gabon is on the brink of repealing its anti-gay law

Gabon is on the brink of repealing its anti-gay law

The central African nation of Gabon is just one signature away from re [...]
Gabon lawmakers seek to decriminalize homosexuality

Gabon lawmakers seek to decriminalize homosexuality

Legislators in Gabon took the first step yesterday toward repealing th [...]
Cameroon: For once, father defends his gay son

Cameroon: For once, father defends his gay son

Here's what often happens in Cameroon when a family learns their son i [...]
Cameroon: Four gay men arrested, beaten in Kekem

Cameroon: Four gay men arrested, beaten in Kekem

Police in the western region of Cameroon arrested four men on Tuesday [...]
Prominent citizens unite to combat abuse of LGBTI Cameroonians

Prominent citizens unite to combat abuse of LGBTI Cameroonians

Two of Cameroon's most prominent LGBTI advocacy groups have merged two [...]
Cameroon: Charges dropped against 53 arrested in Bafoussam

Cameroon: Charges dropped against 53 arrested in Bafoussam

Charges have been dropped against 53 members of the LGBTI community in [...]
Covid-19 in Cameroon: Human rights defenders adopt new strategies

Covid-19 in Cameroon: Human rights defenders adopt new strategies

During the Covid-19 health crisis, human rights defenders need to adju [...]
Cameroon: Rising tide of anti-LGBTI violence

Cameroon: Rising tide of anti-LGBTI violence

The latest report on homophobic and transphobic violence in Cameroon p [...]
LGBTI in Cameroon: 50 arrested on Covid-19 charges

LGBTI in Cameroon: 50 arrested on Covid-19 charges

Police arrested 50 LGBTI people who gathered on May 17 in Bafoussam, w [...]
Cameroon: Local chief expels four anti-AIDS activists

Cameroon: Local chief expels four anti-AIDS activists

Four young adults in eastern Cameroon were thrown out of their homes a [...]
Because I’m trans, I live in the shadows in Cameroon

Because I’m trans, I live in the shadows in Cameroon

In Cameroon and many other African countries, transgender people encou [...]
Alternatives-Cameroon expands to the nation’s capital

Alternatives-Cameroon expands to the nation’s capital

The highly regarded LGBTI advocacy group Alternatives-Cameroon has exp [...]
Cameroon family evicts trans daughter who loves men

Cameroon family evicts trans daughter who loves men

A young transgender activist in Cameroon has been evicted from her fam [...]
Cameroon: Parents evict young lesbian, but she’s not alone

Cameroon: Parents evict young lesbian, but she’s not alone

So far, the new year has been a time of difficult revelations for Lina [...]
Anti-gay violence remains a danger in Africa and worldwide

Anti-gay violence remains a danger in Africa and worldwide

Year in review: Despite signs of progress, 2019 remained a dangerous t [...]
U.S. ambassadors seek repeal of 69 nations’ anti-gay laws

U.S. ambassadors seek repeal of 69 nations’ anti-gay laws

U.S. ambassadors are promoting LGBTQ rights worldwide even as gay-righ [...]
Tally of nations where it’s a crime to be gay rises to 73

Tally of nations where it’s a crime to be gay rises to 73

The central African nation of Gabon has adopted a law against same-sex [...]
Camfaids wins funds to reopen LGBTI safe house in Cameroon

Camfaids wins funds to reopen LGBTI safe house in Cameroon

The LGBTI advocacy group Camfaids has secured funds to reopen its safe [...]
Cameroon: Money runs out; LGBTI safe house closes

Cameroon: Money runs out; LGBTI safe house closes

The LGBTI advocacy group Camfaids has run out of funds to keep its saf [...]
Cameroon’s Unity human rights watchdog project expands

Cameroon’s Unity human rights watchdog project expands

Cameroon's LGBTI rights watchdog group is adding an advocacy office an [...]
Cameroon: Police probe victims of homophobic assault

Cameroon: Police probe victims of homophobic assault

Participants in a health rights training session in Yaoundé, Cameroon, [...]
We freed 3 gay men from prison

We freed 3 gay men from prison

Gay rights activists and donors have freed the last three prisoners se [...]
Cameroon: You’re gay? No more school for you!

Cameroon: You’re gay? No more school for you!

Next month two young gay men in Cameroon planned to resume training fo [...]
Cameroon: Death of LGBTI activist Lambert Lamba

Cameroon: Death of LGBTI activist Lambert Lamba

With the death of activist Marc Lambert Lamba, Cameroon lost a pioneer [...]
Donors, activists free gay man from Cameroon prison

Donors, activists free gay man from Cameroon prison

With help from generous donors, an imprisoned gay man was set free las [...]
Cameroon: Trans people form their own advocacy network

Cameroon: Trans people form their own advocacy network

The new TransAfrican Independent Network in Cameroon is working to con [...]
Cameroon: Trans leader in hiding after transphobic attack

Cameroon: Trans leader in hiding after transphobic attack

A leader of Cameroon's transgender community is recuperating from a tr [...]
Cameroon man evicts sister over fear that she’s a lesbian

Cameroon man evicts sister over fear that she’s a lesbian

Lesbophobia breaks apart a family in Cameroon; a sister is left homele [...]
Cameroon: Assaults, rape, death threats over lesbian affair

Cameroon: Assaults, rape, death threats over lesbian affair

In April, when a Cameroonian man learned that his common-law wife was [...]
Dramatic increase in violence against LGBT people in Cameroon

Dramatic increase in violence against LGBT people in Cameroon

The 2018 report on violence against LGBT people in Cameroon shows a sh [...]
Cameroon university blocks career of LGBTI activist

Cameroon university blocks career of LGBTI activist

Officials at the University of Yaoundé II in Cameroon have blocked the [...]
Cameroon death threats: 2 gay lovers outed by each other

Cameroon death threats: 2 gay lovers outed by each other

A lovers' quarrel last month led to death threats, a knife attack, a c [...]
Vandals hit north Cameroon group fighting for gay rights

Vandals hit north Cameroon group fighting for gay rights

Northern Cameroon's only gay-rights advocacy group is seeking help wit [...]
Cameroon: Lesbian athlete ousted, living in fear

Cameroon: Lesbian athlete ousted, living in fear

Barred from playing pro football (soccer) in Cameroon because she is a [...]
Cameroon: Crowd kills ‘man of God’ caught in the act

Cameroon: Crowd kills ‘man of God’ caught in the act

A pious shopkeeper in northern Cameroon was caught having sex with his [...]
Cameroon: Youths disrupt Pride, burn advocacy office

Cameroon: Youths disrupt Pride, burn advocacy office

An attack by anti-gay youths shut down a gay advocacy organization and [...]
Estranged dad seizes kids from lesbian mom in Cameroon

Estranged dad seizes kids from lesbian mom in Cameroon

The long-absent father of two young children recently took them away f [...]
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