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.
16/08/2011 | Charge de Communication Pan Africa ILGA
Three men were arrested by Cameroonian police on the evening of the 26 and 27 July for having sex in a car. The swerving car attracted the attention of Mobile Intervention Group (GMI) No. 1 and when the police stopped the car allegedly two of the men were having sex and one was dressed in woman's clothes. Two of the men remain in prison awaiting trial on 18 August. >>>
19/05/2011 | Charge de Communication Pan Africa ILGA
Last week, Cameroonian human rights organisations reported that Mbede Roger Jean-Claude had been sentenced to 36 months in prison for homosexuality. He was entrapped and then arrested by police. Association pour la Défense de l'Homosexualité (ADEFHO), Alternatives-Cameroun and Human Rights Watch have written high level Cameroonian officials asking them to initiate a review of the law criminalising consensual sexual conduct and the conviction in this case. >>>
08/05/2011 | Charge de Communication Pan Africa ILGA
Cameroon groups ADEFHO (Association pour la Défense des Homosexuels, Association for the Defense of Homosexuals), SID’ADO (Les Adolescents Contre le Sida, Teenagers Against HIV/AIDS) report that the entrapment of a gay man in Cameroon's capital Yaoundé has led to a 36 month prison sentence for homosexuality. >>>