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Roger Is Dead and My Government Is to Blame ACTION
World  (tags: freedoms, gayrights, humanrights, world, Cameroon, ethics, death )

- 1346 days ago -
On January 10, 2014, we learned that Roger Jean-Claude Mbédé had died in Cameroon. Roger had been sentenced to 3 years in prison because he sent another man an SMS that said "I'm very much in love w/u" - in a country where it's illegal to be gay.
Central Africa: Cameroon   video
World  (tags: Cameroon, africa, children, pictures, sights, travel )

- 1500 days ago -
Cameroon is sometimes described as "Africa in miniature" because it exhibits all the major climates and vegetation of the continent: mountains, desert, rain forest, savanna grassland, and ocean coast land.
Breast Ironing, a Painful Practice for Cameroon's Girls
World  (tags: World, Cameroon, girls, sexuality, pregnancy, HIV/AIDS, breast ironing, mutilative practices, deformities, pain, petition )

- 2598 days ago -
Breast ironing affects as many as one in four girls. Some mothers massage hot grinding-stones into their daughters' chests, while others pound the tissue with heated plantain peels. Sometimes, women rub kerosene.
Cameroon Govt Accused of Muzzling Media Over Riots : Mail & Guardian Online
World  (tags: cameroon, africa )

- 3477 days ago -
Magic FM 94, a private radio station in the capital Yaounde, was closed down by armed gendarmes on Thursday after callers to the station criticised President Paul Biya for his handling of a wave of protests that have swept the central African country.
Cameroon Head Blames Opposition
World  (tags: cameroon, africa )

- 3477 days ago -
Correspondents say protesters are also angry about suggestions President Biya might amend the constitution to try to extend his 25 years in power.

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