Alice Nkom http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/33515/all en Cameroon gay rights lawyer seeks US refuge http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130216/cameroon-gay-rights-lawyer-seeks-us-refuge <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Cameroonian lawyer who has received death threats for defending gays and lesbians in a country where homosexuality is outlawed has sought refuge with his family in the United States.</p> <p>In his home country, homosexuality is associated with "sorcery and black magic," said Yaounde lawyer Michel Togue, amid rising concern by international rights groups about the treatment of gays in many African nations.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130216/cameroon-gay-rights-lawyer-seeks-us-refuge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alice Nkom Cameroon LGBT social movements Social Issues AFP Sun, 17 Feb 2013 01:30:26 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5757902 at http://www.globalpost.com Cameroon must investigate gay rights activist killing: groups http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130719/cameroon-must-investigate-gay-rights-activist-killing-groups <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>YAOUNDE (Reuters) - Campaign groups urged Cameroon to carry out a thorough investigation into the brutal killing of a gay rights activist, the latest attack on people fighting to legalize homosexuality in the central African country.</p> <p>Friends found journalist Eric Ohena Lembembe dead in his home in the capital Yaounde on Monday. His neck was broken, his feet smashed and his face burned with a clothes iron, Human Rights Watch said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130719/cameroon-must-investigate-gay-rights-activist-killing-groups" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alice Nkom Human sexuality LGBT social movements Social Issues Thomson Reuters Fri, 19 Jul 2013 15:02:16 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5888148 at http://www.globalpost.com Cameroon battling 'anti-homosexuals apartheid' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140316/cameroon-battling-anti-homosexuals-apartheid <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Cameroon is suffering under an "anti-homosexuals apartheid", says lawyer Alice Nkom, who has spent a decade defending gays and lesbians in the west African country where same-sex relations carry a jail term.</p> <p>"When a country uses weapons, the police and all available legal and prison means against a section of its population, while it has a commitment to protect," it is apartheid, Nkom told AFP in an interview in Berlin.</p> <p>The 69-year-old prominent Cameroonian lawyer will receive a human rights prize from the German branch of Amnesty International in Berlin on Tuesday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140316/cameroon-battling-anti-homosexuals-apartheid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alice Nkom Alice Nkom Lesbian LGBT rights in Cameroon Social Issues AFP Sun, 16 Mar 2014 08:58:21 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6096723 at http://www.globalpost.com