Cameroon

The Greatest Competition in the World

Layla Anna-Lee | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK Sport
Layla Anna-Lee

The group stages are coming to a close and the excitement of the knockout stages is kicking off on Saturday. We're knee deep in to the greatest competition in the world and, England aside, what an incredible competition it's been so far!

A Life Sentence for Saying 'I Love You'

Anna Bacciarelli | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK
Anna Bacciarelli

'I'm very much in love with you.' The words that made Roger Jean-Claude Mbede famous. And the words that, in a roundabout way, led to his early death. In 2011 Roger Jean-Claude Mbede texted someone to tell them he loved them. Because he was texting in Cameroon, and because it was to another man, Roger was arrested.

Why Have the Millenium Development Goals Performed So Well on Safe Drinking Water but So Poorly on Sanitation?

Alastair Roderick | Posted 07.12.2013 | UK
Alastair Roderick

As the 2015 end-date of the MDGS draws near, a puzzle remains: why has the target on clean water been surpassed, while progress on sanitation has been so poor? Surely water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) go together? This question goes to the heart of the MDG worldview, and the problem of measuring development generally.

A Tale of Two Worlds - Why an Ancient Tribe's Quest to Save Its Forest and Identity Is Our Problem, Too

Jane Labous | Posted 17.11.2013 | UK
Jane Labous

The reality is that this self-sufficient tribe is ill-equipped for the modern world. Bakas know nothing of contemporary monetary or agricultural systems, and tribe members have few means to buy the food, clothes, healthcare and schooling that make a modern lifestyle functional.

Perpetuating Persecution: When Will the Church of England Condemn the Criminalization of LGBTI Identity?

Jonathan Cooper | Posted 21.09.2013 | UK
Jonathan Cooper

The Church has been ominously quiet on the subject, despite the fact that in most jurisdictions where the Anglican Communion thrives criminalization remains.

Two Men Accused Of 'Looking Gay' Freed By Cameroon Judge

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 10.03.2013 | UK

A Cameroon court of appeal has overturned the conviction of two men jailed for "looking gay", declaring them "innocent" of homosexuality. Jonas Ki...

Redress, Persecution and Optimism: Welcome to the World of LGBT Rights in 2013

Kevin Childs | Posted 02.03.2013 | UK
Kevin Childs

Jean-Claude Roger Mbédé is not a rich man, nor a part of his country's elite. He may never be an Alan Turing, he may be something else, something greater, but he'll be only a fraction of the person he could be while his identity remains the subject of cynical criminal sanctions.

Why Western Governments DO NOT Need to Give More Money for Conservation - The Rise and Rise of New Age Activism

Hannah Gal | Posted 23.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Hannah Gal

How is it that an individual can have more impact on African wildlife law enforcement than high profile nature charities?

Five Congo Olympians Missing, As Seven Cameroon Athletes Pledge To Stay

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 14.08.2012 | UK

A judo athlete and four officials from the Congo have vanished in London, joining seven other athletes who have gone missing since the Games began. ...

States 'Extinguishing' Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Davinder Kumar | Posted 08.10.2012 | UK
Davinder Kumar

Globally, although the indigenous peoples represent only about 5 per cent of the world's population, they occupy one-fifth of entire earth's territory from the Arctic to the South Pacific. Despite their hold over vast swathes of land, indigenous peoples make up 15 per cent of the world's poor and one-third of the world's 900 million extremely poor rural people.

Tourists 'Unaware Of Nose-Dive'

PA | Posted 07.05.2012 | UK

A group of passengers travelling on an ill-fated plane may not have known when it began to nose-dive and then crashed into a swamp in Cameroon, an inq...