Patrice Nganang

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A supporter of President Paul Biya waits outside a Manhattan hotel during the UN General Assembly in September. Cameroonian authorities detained a columnist in Douala on December 6 for allegedly offending the president. (Reuters/Darren Ornitz)

Cameroon detains U.S.-Cameroonian writer over critical commentary

Lomé, Togo, December 8, 2017–Cameroonian authorities detained Patrice Nganang, a Cameroonian-American academic and columnist, as he attempted to fly to Zimbabwe from Douala on December 6, according to his lawyer and media reports. The lawyer, Emmanuel Simh, told CPJ that Nganang is being held in Yaoundé on accusations of offending the president in a Facebook…

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