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Troops shoot protesters in Cameroon

Troops shoot protesters in Cameroon Soldiers shot dead at least eight people and wounded many in Cameroon on Sunday.

LETTERS: I came to seek asylum—but they locked me up instead

LETTERS: I came to seek asylum—but they locked me up instead I come from Cameroon, where it is illegal to be gay. In 2012 I was caught with another man in a hotel and arrested.

Down With The Dictator

This play by Cameroonian playwright and activist Lydia Besong explores themes of power, political corruption and the absurdities of censorship.

Refugees’ last minute reprieve

Campaigners won a last minute stay of deportation for two Cameroonian asylum seekers last week.

Bernard must stay!

Bernard Batey’s lawyers have temporarily blocked UK Border Agency (UKBA) attempts to deport him to Cameroon in West Africa.

Charles Atangana wins campaign to stay in Britain

Cameroonian journalist Charles Atangana has won his campaign to remain in Britain.

Charles Atangana’s anti-deportation case adjourned

12 October 2010
Cameroonian journalist Charles Atangana’s case against deportation was adjourned for three months on Thursday of last week.

Protest to defend Charles Atangana

05 October 2010
Charles Atangana, a member of the journalists’ NUJ union fighting deportation to Cameroon, will appear before a judge at the High Court on the Strand in London on Thursday of this week.

Journalist freed as he wins reprieve on deportation to Cameroon

12 August 2010
Charles Atangana has won a six week review of his deportation at a bail hearing in London today. The journalist from Cameroon in West Africa has already been freed from detention in Dover.

Join the protest for NUJ's Charles Atangana

10 August 2010
Charles Atangana, currently detained in Dover Immigration Removal Centre, has a bail hearing on Thursday this week. Charles has lived in Britain since 2004 having been forced to flee Cameroon after detention and threats over his journalism.

Stop the deportation of Charles Atangana

30 July 2010
The Home Office plans to deport Charles Atangana, a member of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ), to Cameroon on Monday.

Protest grows to stop playwright Lydia Besong’s deportation

15 December 2009
The campaign to release human rights activist and playwright Lydia Besong, currently in Yarslwood detention centre where she faces deportation to Cameroon, received a boost last week when 100 supporters rallied in Manchester.

Stop the deportations of Lydia Besong and Bernard Batey

24 November 2009
Asylum seekers Lydia Besong and Bernard Batey are being deported to Cameroon – the country they fled from after being tortured.

Anger over price rises in Cameroon spills over into political demands

25 March 2008
Anti-government anger is simmering across the West African state of Cameroon. The removal of government subsidies on basic prices sparked a series of strikes and riots last month.

Defend Guy Njike

26 February 2008
University of London students and alumni gathered at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies on Thursday of last week to protest against the decision to deport London graduate Guy Njike to Cameroon where he could face torture.

Outcry stops exploitation of women in Cameroon drug trials by Gilead

05 March 2005
HAVE YOU read The Constant Gardener by John Le Carré? It is about the human suffering caused by a Western pharmaceutical company which uses Africans as guinea pigs for drug testing. In Cameroon, West Africa, that fiction is terribly alive.

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