Stories about Cameroon from February, 2011
Cameroon: Police Use Brute Force Against Protesters
Opposition groups in Cameroon organized protests on Wednesday Wednesday, February 23, 2011 to call for President Paul Biya to leave office. President Paul Biya, who is running for re-election later this year, has been in power for 28 years. Paul Biya's Special Intervention Brigade crushed the protest with brute force.
Cameroon: Soldiers beat up opposition leader
The Chia Report confirms that Cameroon O'bosso leader and 2011 Presidential candidate, Kah Walla has been hospitalized with major injuries following confrontations with the military.
Cameroon: Photos of Army Brutality
The Chia Report has published some of the first pictures to be published by any International media depicting the brutalization of peaceful protesters by forces of Biya's Special Intervention Brigade in Cameroon.
Cameroon: Video: Police Brutality
A video showing police brutality in Cameroon following nation-wide anti-government protests calling for President Paul Biya to step down.
Cameroon: Police Brutality against Protesters
Patrice Nganang posted on Twitter a link to a video showing police violently dispersing a demonstration in Douala on February 21. Cameroonians are calling for large demonstrations for free elections on 23rd February.
Cameroon: EU Grant Sparks Homophobia Row
A few days after the slaughter of gay rights activist David Kato in Uganda, another gay-rights related issue has come under the spotlight in Cameroon. European Union funding of Alice Nkom's project about raising awareness on LGBT issues in the country has sparked a debate.
Africa: Is the smell of jasmine hitting West Africa?
Osabutey argues that West Africa seems likely to be hit by Jasmine’s smell: “As protestors in Egypt continue to push out dictator Hosni Mubarak out of office after three decades in office, anti dictator activists in West Africa are keeping their fingers under lock to see if the dose of...