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US appoints Christopher Lamora as Ambassador to Cameroon

US appoints Christopher Lamora as Ambassador to Cameroon

The US Senate has confirmed diplomat Christopher Lamora as their new Ambassador to Cameroon. The appointment is notable as Lamora is gay, and homosexuality is illegal in Cameroon. Lampora has been serving as the Deputy Chief of Mission at the US Embassy in Ghana and has had a long career is the diplomatic service. HIs […]

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Mbede Dies in Cameroon – Jailed for Sending SMS

Mbede Dies in Cameroon – Jailed for Sending SMS

Roger Jean Claude Mbede, 34, died on Friday after his family removed him from a hospital where he was receiving treatment for a hernia. Mbede was imprisoned in April 2011 after he was caught sending a SMS message declaring his love to another man. Cameroon has strict laws against homosexuality and Mbede was convicted a […]

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Cameroonian Activist Found Dead

Human Rights Watch have called for the government of Cameroon to ensure that a proper investigation is carried out into the torture and death of journalist and activist Eric Ohena Lembembe. Lembembe was found dead in his Yaoundé home on the evening of July 15. As the executive director of the Cameroonian Foundation for AIDS […]

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Jailed for Drinking Baileys

Jailed for Drinking Baileys

A Cameroonian Court has over-turned the five year conviction of two men that ‘allegedly’ looked gay, suspicions were aroused when the men order Bailey’s Irish Cream at a bar.  Having already served a year the two men allegedly received abuse from guards and prisoners. On December 17 another Cameroonian man was convicted for sending a […]

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