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A workshop held on March 27 by SID’ADO (YOUTH AGAINST HIV/AIDS), a registered Cameroonian civic organization, focusing on human rights and sexual orientation was interrupted by demonstrators who declared that homosexuality is illegal in Cameroon and that the meeting would not take place. It was reported that Cameroonian officials actively joined the demonstrations  and effectively shut down the workshop despite having previously allowed the group to register the event.

Vukasin Petrovic
former Senior Director for Program Strategy, Development and Learning

The progress that sub-Saharan Africa has achieved in building democracy over the past generation is coming undone. After two decades of significant gains, the continent has experienced a steady decline in democracy over the last several years.

Freedom House is deeply concerned about the well-being of eight political and civil society activists who have been arbitrarily arrested in Cameroon and urges authorities to release them immediately without harm.


Signature Reports

Special Reports

Freedom in Sub-Saharan Africa 2007

Freedom House released an analysis of democracy in sub-Saharan Africa showing that the region has experienced notable increases in freedom over the past generation, although more setbacks than gains were seen in 2006.


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