Tag Archives: Cameroon

State Department Reacts To Murder Of Cameroonian Activist

The State Department has issued a press release in reaction to the murder of Cameroonian LGBT activist Eric Lembembe: We deplore the brutal murder of Eric Ohena Lembembe, who was found tortured to death in his home in Yaoundé yesterday. We condemn this terrible act in the strongest terms and urge the Cameroonian authorities to thoroughly and promptly investigate and ...

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CAMEROON: Gay Activist Murdered

The civil rights site 76 Crimes reports that Cameroonian gay activist Eric Lembembe was found beaten to death over the weekend. Fellow activists said they found his bloody, lifeless body early today at his home in Yaoundé, Cameroon. Investigations by human rights defenders are under way to discover who was responsible for the crime. At his death, he was serving ...

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CAMEROON: Three Years In Prison For Texting This Photo To A Man

Via the New York Times: An appeals court on Monday upheld a three-year sentence against a man found guilty of homosexual conduct for sending a text message to another man saying: “I’m very much in love with you.” Activists said the court’s ruling in Yaounde, the capital, marked yet another setback for gays and lesbians in Cameroon, widely viewed as ...

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New HIV Strain Found In Africa

Researchers have identified a new strain of HIV in a woman from Cameroon. Previously only three strains of HIV had been thought to exist. A new strain of the virus that causes AIDS has been discovered in a woman from the African nation of Cameroon. It differs from the three known strains of human immunodeficiency virus and appears to be ...

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