Posts Tagged ‘Paul Biya’

Mourning “Ndinga Man” – Cameroon’s famous musical dissident

March 24, 2014

In Foreign Policy magazine of 19 March, Alex Gladstein has written a very complete and moving story about the great Cameroonian musician, political prisoner and human rights defender,  Lapiro de Mbanga. He died of cancer this past Sunday, 16 March 2014, in Buffalo, New York. Known as “Ndinga Man” to millions of Cameroonians, Lapiro escaped President Paul Biya’s regime in 2012, after three years of political imprisonment. He received asylum in the United States.

Mourning a Musical Dissident.

Death threats against Human Rights Defenders Alice Nkom and Michel Togué in Cameroon

February 13, 2013

Human Rights Watch issues a video and press release concerning a series of death threats made over the last four months to two lawyers who represent clients accused of homosexual conduct.  Human Rights Watch on 13 February 2013 sent an open letter to President Paul Biya. Read the rest of this entry »