Cameroon

21 million people
1,210 USD GNI (PPP)
Press:
Not Free
Not Free

News & Updates

Freedom House issused the following statement after the Oct. 1 arrest of seven men in Cameroon on homosexuality-related charges.
Issues: 
LGBTI Rights
Regions: 
Sub-Saharan Africa

On May 12, 1997 Michel Thierry Antangana was arrested by Cameroon officials on the grounds of “organized crime” and spent the next 17 years in captivity.

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Regions: 
Sub-Saharan Africa

It is hard to believe that over the course of a year authorities in Cameroon have not conducted a proper investigation into the murder of Eric Lembembe and that there have been no arrests, no court proceedings, and no justice served.

Issues: 
Democratic Governance, Human Rights Defense, LGBTI Rights, Rule of Law
Regions: 
Sub-Saharan Africa
Tyler Roylance
Staff Editor



It was reported last week that Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa, the current chair-in-office of the 53-nation Commonwealth, may not attend the annual Commonwealth Day celebrations in London on March 10. A recent UN human rights report and data from Freedom House’s Freedom in the World survey suggest that he has good reason to avoid the spotlight.

Experts

Director of Africa Programs


Signature Reports

Special Reports

Freedom in Sub-Saharan Africa 2007

Freedom House released an analysis of democracy in sub-Saharan Africa showing that the region has experienced notable increases in freedom over the past generation, although more setbacks than gains were seen in 2006.

Issues: 
Democratic Governance
Regions: 
Sub-Saharan Africa

Programs

Freedom House’s program in Cameroon aims to promote broader citizen participation in political processes and presidential and parliamentary elections. Freedom House works to achieve this through support to civil society in their election monitoring, civic education and voter mobilization activities.

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