Cameroon sexual abuse: Karate Federation under scrutiny following sexual abuse allegations
04 August 2020 | 9:00 am
In Cameroon, sexual abuse allegations have hit the Karate Federation. Our correspondents report on how many women are speaking out and seeking justice. But first, Zimbabwe has banned protests and deployed soldiers and police to clear the streets ahead of anti-government protests this Friday. There's been growing frustration about the leadership of President Emmerson Mnangagwa as well as allegations of growing repression. Finally, Kenya's 1500m world champion Timothy Cheruiyot is back on the racing track despite Covid-19 having put an abrupt halt to competitions.
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The attack was claimed by an Anglophone separatist group that wants to break away from the majority French-speaking country.
Angered by government inaction over sexual harassment allegations against a ruling party politician, female wrestlers approached the nation's top court for justice.
A US jury ordered the former president to pay $5 million to writer E. Jean Carroll after finding him liable for sexual abuse and defamation. But the jury rejected sexual assault allegations.
Separatists in Cameroon's Anglophone region have threatened to arrest journalists over protests against the killing of reporter Anye Nde Nsoh — the third journalist killed in the Central African nation this year.
A project provides solar-powered sewing machines to socially disadvantaged women in rural villages. In addition to the machines, the young women receive seamstress training.
Abductions are a new fundraising method used by separatists, analysts say. Over 30 women were taken last week for "allowing themselves to be manipulated by Cameroon's government," according to the insurgents themselves.
The European Union's Internal Market commissioner Thierry Breton has called on Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg to take "immediate action" or face heavy fines after a report this week revealed Instagram to be the worst social network for child sexual abuse material.
John Fru Ndi, who formed Cameroon's first opposition party and battled President Paul Biya at the ballot box for decades, has died aged 81 his party has said.
Cameroonian journalist and whistleblower Paul Chouta was abducted and left for dead by unknown attackers in March 2022. His colleague Martinez Zogo was killed under similar circumstances in 2023. Today, Chouta is determined to seek justice for both himself and his friend.
With an increasing number of journalists imprisoned, harassed or even killed in recent years, Cameroon has come under fire for the state of its media freedom. DW speaks with young journalists, government officials and media representatives to find out why working in the media industry has become so dangerous.
Amnesty International has reported that security forces, separatist rebels and ethnic militiamen – from both side of the country's linguistic divide – have committed "atrocities" in the English-speaking regions of western Cameroon, including executions, torture and rape.
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