A young woman who was raped in on account of being a lesbian pictured in Douala, Cameroon on August 29, Thomson Reuters Foundation. At school and at church in Cameroon's capital, Yaounde, she had long been told that liking someone of the same sex was not only a sin, but could also be a sign that a sinister spell had been cast on you.
In Cameroon, sexual acts between people of the same gender are punishable with up to five years in prison. Two years ago, Cedric Tchante fled his home in Douala, Cameroon, under the cover of night. Between the torture and murder of a dear friend and the death threats against him that had expanded to his mother, it had become clear the then year-old needed to get out fast and in secret.
In Cameroon, prejudice against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender LGBT people is both very common and very public. People commonly say that homosexuality is foreign and negates African values. This article was entered into law by presidential decree in without the usual review by the National Assembly.
It is bordered by Nigeria to the west and north; Chad to the northeast; the Central African Republic to the east; and Equatorial GuineaGabon and the Republic of the Congo to the south. The country is sometimes identified as West African and other times as Central African due to its strategic position at the crossroads between West and Central Africa. Cameroon is home to over native languages spoken by nearly 20 million people. Early inhabitants of the territory included the Sao civilisation around Lake Chad and the Baka hunter-gatherers in the southeastern rainforest.
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Skip to search form Skip to main content. Factors associated with unprotected anal intercourse among men who have sex with men in Douala, Cameroon. The objective of this study was to understand factors associated with unprotected anal intercourse UAI with male partners among a group of MSM living in the city of Douala, Cameroon.
Download PDF version of this article. In —06, 11 men from Douala were imprisoned for more than 12 months. Their crime: having gone to a nightclub known to be frequented by homosexuals, and not having enough money to bribe the police.
The man, Jean-Claude Roger Mbede, 32, had been provisionally released on bail in July after serving a year and a half in prison. Holding back tears on Monday, Mr. Mbede said he was not sure whether he could withstand more jail time given the conditions he faced there.
It is provided for in Art. Cameroon is a member of the UN; however it does not appear to respect the values of such treaties. This article was entered into law by presidential decree in without the usual review by the National Assembly so some, such as Alice Nkom have argued that it is unconstitutional.