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Cameroon Releases 7 Suspects Accused Of Breaking Anti-Gay Law

AP | Posted 10.09.2014 | Gay Voices

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — An official says seven people who were arrested this month on suspicion of violating Cameroon's anti-gay law have been rele...

Drinking Baileys In This Country Could Mean You're Gay -- And Going To Jail

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 09.18.2014 | Gay Voices

A Cameroonian attorney says that one of his clients was convicted of "feminine mannerisms" for drinking Bailey's Irish Cream under his country's stric...

LGBTI People Face Harsh Laws in Both Free and Unfree Countries

Freedom House | Posted 08.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Freedom House

Supporters of LGBTI rights should not overlook the democracies that continue to exclude some of their citizens from the equal protection of the law.

The Story Behind the Hair: Contemporary, Repressive Cameroon

Kevin A. Lees | Posted 10.07.2014 | Media
Kevin A. Lees

There's so much more to Africa, both good and bad, than Chantal Biya's hair. But you'd never know it from the stories of the last 48 hours in mainstream American media outlets.

Boko Haram Clashes With Cameroon Troops In Deadly Cross-Border Raids

Reuters | Posted 09.25.2014 | World

YAOUNDE, July 26 (Reuters) - Nigeria's Islamist militant group Boko Haram has carried out two cross-border attacks into Cameroon since Friday, killi...

Food Supplies for Refugees in Cameroon Dangerously Low

William Lambers | Posted 09.14.2014 | Impact
William Lambers

By taking action now we can save refugees from starvation in Africa. This includes over 100,000 war victims from the Central African Republic (CAR) w...

Governance Matters: Civil Society Voice and Performance at the World Cup

Daniel_Kaufmann | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics
Daniel_Kaufmann

These days, a soccer World Cup is a multi-billion dollar project, with a number of financial "winners," such as FIFA, and many losers, given the development priorities that are sacrificed to build gleaming stadia. Does this also mean that one can explain a nation's success at the cup largely by money?

Match-Fixing Allegations Hit World Cup

AP | GERALD IMRAY | Posted 08.31.2014 | Sports

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Cameroon's football federation said it will investigate allegations of match-fixing by its team at the World Cup and the possi...

Climate Change This Week: Obama's Opus, Alarming Antarctic History, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 08.06.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, June 5 2014 How unusual...

Child War Refugees Starving in Cameroon

William Lambers | Posted 08.05.2014 | Impact
William Lambers

Imagine fleeing a war that is taking place in your country. The further the distance you get from the fighting, the safer you would seem to be. Tragically this is not the case. For another enemy is waiting for you. It is hunger, and dehydration. These are the most relentless of foes. You cannot run from them.

Giving Back: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 07.22.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

How would your life change if you gave something away every day? In 2012, I made a commitment to give away $1000 grants, every single day, to individ...

Suspected Boko Haram Militants Attack Chinese Workers In Cameroon

Reuters | Posted 07.17.2014 | World

By Tansa Musa YAOUNDE, May 17 (Reuters) - Suspected Boko Haram rebels from Nigeria attacked a Chinese work site in north...

Planting Moringa Trees and More: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 07.09.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Changing ourselves changes the world. In 2013, a group of daily givers, myself included, committed to provide seed funding to a fledgling social chan...

Navigating the Rapids of Culture Change: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 06.10.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Changing ourselves changes the world. In 2013, a group of daily givers, myself included, committed to provide seed funding to a fledgling social ch...

Two Priests And Nun Abducted In Cameroon

AP | Posted 06.05.2014 | Religion

ROME (AP) — Armed groups on Saturday abducted two Italian priests and a Canadian nun working as missionaries in northern Cameroon, Italy's governmen...

'It's An Anti-Homosexuals Apartheid'

Agence France Presse | Yannick Pasquet | Posted 05.16.2014 | Gay Voices

Cameroon is suffering under an "anti-homosexuals apartheid", says lawyer Alice Nkom, who has spent a decade defending gays and lesbians in the west Af...

Connecting Passion to the Community: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 04.23.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

With Christine Valerio's combined passion for graphic design and creating positive change in people's lives, she developed With Me, a system of interactive and conversational games that encourage meaningful interaction between people of all ages.

The 10 Places on My Bucket List This Year (It Will Surprise You)

Paula Froelich | Posted 04.11.2014 | Travel
Paula Froelich

No, I haven't been everywhere, and some places I don't go to because I'm a conscientious objector (Zimbabwe, anyone?) but I can still dream. And plan. Because dictators, xenophobia and being broke wont last forever!

Mobilizing Others to Be the Change: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 04.02.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Every day of the week, The Pollination Project provides $1,000 in seed funding to an individual who is working to make the world -- or just their own community -- a better, more peaceful and more sustainable place. Here are the extraordinary people and ideas changing the world this week.

Cameroon Gay Rights Icon Dead At 35

Agence France Presse | | Posted 03.15.2014 | Gay Voices

Roger Jean-Claude Mbede, a symbol for gay rights in Cameroon, where homosexuality is illegal, has died at the age of 35, his lawyer said on Monday."Ro...

Gay 'Prisoner Of Conscience' Dies In Cameroon

AP | ANNE MIREILLE NZOUANKEU | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — A gay man in Cameroon who was jailed for sending a text message to another man saying "I'm very much in love with you," and...

Making an Impact One Person at a Time: This Week in Seeding the Change

Ari Nessel | Posted 03.11.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

We would like to introduce you to several people who made such an impressive impact with their grant that we've awarded them another grant to continue seeding the change.

The Central African Republic's Coming Genocide

Daniel Wagner | Posted 02.02.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

The chaos in the CAR has potential to negatively impact its neighboring states further, especially given the region's ongoing conflicts and instability.

Why the World Bank Continues to Fund Environmental Destruction

Peter Bosshard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Peter Bosshard

If the Chad-Cameroon pipeline is a prism, what is wrong with the World Bank's approach? A new book by Bruce Rich, a veteran Bank observer and critic, provides a compelling answer.

The Remarkable Sister Mark - Technical College Grad is Meeting Dental Needs in Africa

Lee Rasch | Posted 10.30.2013 | Impact
Lee Rasch

For well over a dozen years, thousands of people received dental care from a very remarkable woman in Shisong, Cameroon. In the late 1990s, the Terti...