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Commonwealth Sec Gen Sharma on G20, Africa and human rights

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Kamalesh Sharma, 2009. Photo: UNDP

Kamalesh Sharma, 2009. Photo: UNDP

Promoting the interests of Commonwealth countries was the primary focus of Commonwealth chief Kamalesh Sharma‘s meeting with French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Wednesday night, ahead of next week’s G20 finance ministers meeting.

Radio France Internationale

Interview: Kamalesh Sharma, Secretary General, Commonwealth

Sharma represents 54 countries across the world, including a number from Africa. The Commonwealth recently observed elections in Zambia and has a team in place for this weekend’s elections in Cameroon. However, there are some criticisms over the Commonwealth’s approach to holding countries accountable for their human rights record.

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Written by Daniel Finnan

5 October 2011 at 19:48

Air France refuses to carry deported gay Cameroon man from UK

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An Air France plane at Heathrow airport. Photo: Mathieu Marquer

An Air France plane at Heathrow airport. Photo: Mathieu Marquer

A gay Cameroonian man who faces expulsion from the UK will be allowed out on bail from a detention centre after Air France refused to transport him. A statement from the UK Border Agency seen by RFI on Monday says asylum seeker Joseph Kaute was “disruptive” during attempts to deport him. He will receive a temporary reprieve from being returned to Cameroon.

Radio France Internationale

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Written by Daniel Finnan

10 August 2011 at 12:54

Mbida to contest presidency after 13-year exile

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Mbida, August 2009, CC licence: Democratecamerounais

After almost 13 years in voluntary exile, Louis Tobie Mbida, leader of the Cameroonian Party of Democrats (CPD), announced he will return to Yaoundé on 2 September and is planning to run in the presidential elections in 2011.

Radio Interview: Louis Tobie Mbida, Cameroonian Party of Democrats

Radio France Internationale