Report Documents Rights Abuses in Cameroon
A new report from Amnesty International documents a series of cases where Cameroon's government under President Paul Biya has used fear, intimidation and imprisonment to clamp down on political opposition figures, stifle press freedom, and persecute homosexuals.
Amnesty International, 24 January 2013
People in Cameroon are being subjected to a raft of abuses including unlawful killings and torture as the authorities seek to use the criminal justice system to clamp down on... read more »
Cameroon's President Paul Biya addresses the United Nations (file photo).
International Freedom of Expression Exchange Clearing House, 18 December 2012
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International Federation of Journalists, 26 November 2012
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today vigorously condemned the explosive device attack against a newspaper and a printing industry in the capital city of... read more »
Cameroon: Gays Harassed, Imprisoned
UN News Service, 16 November 2012
The United Nations human rights office today expressed its concern over reports of people in Cameroon being harassed, intimidated, arrested and imprisoned because they were... read more »
International Freedom of Expression Exchange Clearing House, 9 November 2012
The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Cameroonian officials to drop criminal charges against a journalist arrested last month in the southwestern town of Buea for... read more »
The government of Cameroon, in partnership with the World Resources Institute (WRI), has introduced an updated forest atlas that aims to strengthen land management and use. Read more »