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Henriette Ekwe, still a troubling presence in Cameroon

Henriette Ekwe, Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama - USA 2011 Photo: © HE

Political activist, journalist, publisher of the weekly independent paper, “Bebela” (truth) Henriette Ekwe was one of ten women to receive the “International Women of Courage” award in Washington, D.C. on March 8th. Ekwe, whose political activism spans decades, was the only Cameroonian (and only African woman) honored this year.

Journalists, fans and family members came to the Douala airport to welcome her home on March 17th. ¬†Ekwe dedicated the award to her father, 100, who “came to visit her every morning in prison,” even though he was over 80 years old at the time. She also dedicated the award to Cameroon’s independent journalists and the many U.P.C. militants who lost their lives fighting for freedom and whose names have been erased from the country’s official history. Continue reading . . .


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