All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Cameroon’

‘Prisoner of Conscience’ Dies in Cameroon

Roger Jean-Claude Mbede, a gay man who was jailed for sending a text message to another man saying “I’m very much in love with you” died on Friday, one month after his family removed him from the hospital where he was seeking treatment for a hernia. His lawyer, Alice Nkom, said that his family said he was a curse “and …

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Boko Haram: Priest Kidnapped in Cameroon Set Free

On Tuesday December 31, the Islamic militia of Boko Haram set free French priest Georges Vandenbeusch following a seven-week captivity. He arrived in France Wednesday, greeted by President Francois Hollande at an air base near Paris. Members of the radical Islamist group kidnapped the 42-year-old priest November 13 in Cameroon. The armed men then took him to northern Nigeria where …

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