Brenda Biya sends strong message to father, Paul Biya, ‘change homosexuality laws’

The daughter of Cameroon’s longtime president, Brenda Biya, told French news Le Parisien that her coming out in June was a strong message to her father who is the Head of State to change the laws that punish homosexuality in Cameroon.

‘Coming out is an opportunity to send a strong message,’ She told the French newspaper. She thinks that coming out as a Lesbian and child of a president in a country that prohibits such, will make others feel relaxed and have less pressure upon themselves.

‘I had my first crush on a girl when I was 16 years old,’ Brenda Biya said, adding that it was hard for her to come out and tell the girl that she loves her because of the situation in Cameroon.

Brenda said she had been dating her Brazilian girlfriend for eight months before gathering the courage to ‘come out’, ‘I did not inform anyone, not even her, I just surprised everyone when I posted our picture on my social media account’

She revealed that he brother called and was very angry, but her parents wanted her to delete th
e pictures from her wall but she refused.

Brenda Biya wants the government to decriminalize homosexuality in Cameroon but adds that she knows it could be hard because even her father met the same laws while being elected as president.

Source: Cameroon News Agency

Group wants Cameroon president’s daughter prosecuted for promoting LGBTQ

A pressure group in Cmeroon, fighting against the decriminalization of LGBTQ in Cameroon has petitioned the Attorney General attached to the Mfoundi Court of Girst Instance in Yaounde, centre region, to prosecute President Paul Biya’s daughter Brenda Biya for promoting LGBTQ in Cameroon.

The petition was signed on behalf of the group by the president, Partice Christ. The group argued that by sharing the picture of her girlfriend on June 20, 2024, on her Instagram, she couldn’t wait for the world to know that she was madly in love with the Brazilian.

They reminded the Attorney that Brenda Biya has gone against article 347(1) of the penal code and should be given at least 6 months or five years imprisonment with fines related to the sanctions.

Brenda Biya later amplified her stance by telling French newspaper, Le Parisien that she did not care about the consequences Brenda Biya sends strong message to father, Paul Biya, ‘change homosexuality laws’ – Cameroon News Agency

Source: Cameroon News Agency

Gendarmes summon Maurice Kamto, associates

The president of the Cameroon Renaissance Movement, Prof Maurice Kamto has been summoned to appear at the West Gendarmerie Legion alongside Albert Nzongang and Andre Marie Tassa, all officials of the party.

The CRM President who is currently out of the country is expected to be heard on Thursday July 11 at 2pm while the two others are awaited on Wednesday July 10 as read in the summon letter.

According to private media, Equinoxe, the politicians are summoned as a result of a complaint filed against the party by former party militant, Noumba Joseph who claims to have spent FCFA 80 million in the West Region in the name of the party, is demanding a reimbursement.

Maurice Kamto is currently in the Netherlands, at the Hague Academy of International Law where he presented an inaugural lesson at the summer courses which opened on Monday July 8.

Gendarmes could also use this as advantage to quiz Kamto on a recent outing which he said he is ready to perish with the country should the regime continue to exercise p
olitical witch hunt.

Source: Cameroon News Agency

Web 2.0 MP to vote against extension mandate

Hon. Nourane Foster said she will vote against the bill tabled by President Paul Biya for the mandates of MPs and Local Councils to be extended.

The extension will mean that their mandates will expire in March 2026 instead of March 2025. This will give time for smooth presidential elections, the bill proponents said.

But the opposition sees this as a means to let Paul Biya have his way into the presidency for the umpteenth time Nintcheu says Gov’t afraid of Maurice Kamto – Cameroon News Agency

Hon. Foster of the National Reconciliation Party said that other Cameroonians should be given the chance to lead their communities.

Then she said, she would vote against the bill. ‘I will vote NO because I believe that we need to redistribute the political cards and allow Cameroonians in 2025 to elect new MPs and new Mayors.

My vote out of 175 others will represent nothing but I will still vote NO.

‘After 4 years already in parliament, I feel I have given my all, I have paid the price for my ambitions, there is no
t 1 cm of my body without scars, to be a politician in Cameroon in this environment is almost to become a Martyr, the attacks are personal, the shots are aimed below the belt, plots, and betrayals are part of your daily life, the overwhelming majority in parliament dictates the Law, Moreover Democracy is simply the dictatorship of the majority.’

Source: Cameroon News Agency