Gay rights in Africa are in the spotlight again after the arrest of two men in Cameroon, allegedly for "looking feminine". There have also been reports of other arrests this year, with four men between the ages of 17 and 46 named, and Alice Nkom, lawyer and president of the Cameroonian Association for the Defence of Homosexuality (Adefho), who discovered in 2007 a gay man who had been jailed without trial for two years, has herself been threatened with arrest.
29/08/2011 | Charge de Communication Pan Africa ILGA
The Cameroonian government is preparing to reform its criminal code and may toughen laws criminalising homosexuality according to Alice Nkom, head of the Association pour la Défense de l'Homosexualité (ADEFHO). The age of consent for heterosexual couples in Cameroon is 16. The proposed laws would punish homosexual couples between the ages of 16 and 21 with eight years in prison for pedophilia.
23/08/2011 | Charge de Communication Pan Africa ILGA
Two men accused of being homosexual face court today, August 18 in Yaounde, Cameroon after having been arrested late on July 25 this year. The two are currently detained in Yaounde’s Central Prison. >>>