Gay 'prisoner of conscience' dies in Cameroon

Jan 12, 2014

Gay 'prisoner of conscience' dies in Cameroon

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 who was later declared a prisoner of conscience by Amnesty International, has died, according to a lawyer who worked ...

Aug 29, 2013

Holdout old leaders stymie Africa's rise

The great democratic and economic strides made by African countries in the last decade risk being checked by aging leaders unwilling to pass the baton. For generations of foreign investors accustomed to the likes of Uganda’s Idi Amin and the former Zaire’s Mobutu Sese ...