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Cameroon frees seven accused of breaking anti-gay law

Thursday, October 9, 2014
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YAOUNDE, Cameroon -- An official says seven people who were arrested this month on suspicion of violating Cameroon's anti-gay law have been released but will remain under close observation. Donatus Sembe, a police official in Yaounde, the capital, said Thursday that four of them were released Wednesday for lack of evidence...

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FIFA investigates Mexico for anti-gay slurs during World Cup match

Thursday, June 19, 2014
Mexican fans celebrate after their team's 1-0 victory over Cameroon during the group A World Cup soccer match between Mexico and Cameroon in the Arena das Dunas in Natal, Brazil, Friday, June 13, 2014.
RIO DE JANEIRO -- The FIFA (International Federation of Association Football) is investigating claims that Mexico fans chanted anti-gay slurs during its opening match against Cameroon at the World Cup. FIFA says "disciplinary proceedings were opened against Mexico for improper conduct of spectators" last Friday in Natal.

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Gay man jailed in Cameroon for sending ‘I love you’ text to another man dies

Sunday, January 12, 2014
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YAOUNDE, Cameroon — A gay man in Cameroon who was jailed for sending a text message to another man saying "I'm very much in love with you," and who was later declared a prisoner of conscience by Amnesty International, has died, according to a lawyer who worked on his case.

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Nelson Mandela was a hero to gays, yet anti-LGBT bias still rampant in Africa

Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi, APA flag of the South African gay community sits next to a portrait of former South African President Nelson Mandela and other mementos in the Sandton area of Johannesburg, South Africa  on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013.
Africa's gays are looking for their own Nelson Mandela - someone who will rescue them from violence and a raft of laws that criminalize gay sex. In other words, precisely what Mandela could not do, despite his efforts.

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Cameroon man sentenced to nine years in prison for same-sex relationship

Monday, November 25, 2013
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LIMBE, Cameroon -- A Cameroon man has been sentenced to nine years in prison for breaking that nation's laws against homosexuality.

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Cameroon rally targets suspected gay bars amid rise in anti-LGBT tensions

Wednesday, August 21, 2013
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DOUALA, Cameroon -- More than 100 young men and women in Cameroon's capital posted anti-gay signs on bars suspected of being gay-friendly during a rally organized amid mounting threats and acts of violence targeting the country's sexual minorities.

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Cameroon detains colleagues of slain gay rights activist Eric Lembembe

Monday, July 29, 2013
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YOUNDE, Cameroon — Police in Cameroon have refused to release two LGBT activists detained on Saturday as potential witnesses in the investigation of the murder of activist and journalist Eric Lembembe.

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Two men convicted of homosexuality under Cameroon’s anti-gay law

Tuesday, July 23, 2013
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A court in Cameroon on Tuesday found two men guilty under the country's harsh law banning gay sex, a lawyer said, continuing a string of recent convictions that has drawn international condemnation.

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Cameroon blasts reporting of gay rights activist’s murder

Saturday, July 20, 2013
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YAOUNDE, Cameroon -- Cameroon lashed out at the media on Friday for its reporting on the recent killing of a prominent gay activist and warned that future "provocative commentary" on the case would be illegal.

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Prominent gay rights activist tortured, killed in Cameroon

Tuesday, July 16, 2013
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YAOUNDE, Cameroon -- Eric Ohena Lembembe, a prominent LGBT rights advocate and journalist was found dead at his home in Yaoundé, Cameroon on Monday evening. Lembembe was the executive director of the Cameroonian Foundation for AIDS (CAMFAIDS).

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