The capital and largest city is Harare. The second largest is Bulawayo. A country of roughly 14 million   people, Zimbabwe has 16 official languages ,  with English , Shona , and Ndebele the most common. Since the 11th century, present-day Zimbabwe has been the site of several organised states and kingdoms as well as a major route for migration and trade. The British South Africa Company of Cecil Rhodes first demarcated the present territory during the s; it became the self-governing British colony of Southern Rhodesia in In , the conservative white minority government unilaterally declared independence as Rhodesia.
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Cameroon, with a population of approximately 19 million, is a republic dominated by a strong presidency. The country has a multiparty system of government, but the Cameroon People's Democratic Movement CPDM has remained in power since it was created in The president retains the power to control legislation and rules by decree. The election was flawed by irregularities, particularly in the voter registration process, but observers concluded that the irregularities did not significantly affect election results. The legislative and municipal elections had significant deficiencies, including barriers to registration and inadequate safeguards against fraudulent voting, according to international and domestic observers. There were instances in which elements of the security forces acted independently of civilian control.
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Registered in Ireland: The rally, organised by the Association of Cameroonian Youth, called for stricter enforcement of anti-gay laws, even though rights groups say the country already prosecutes more gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender residents than any other in sub-Saharan Africa. Homosexual acts are punishable by up to five years in jail in Cameroon. Organiser Sismondi Barley Bidjocka said the association was calling for authorities to increase the maximum sentence to 20 years. Last month, prominent Cameroonian gay rights activist Eric Ohena Lembembe was tortured and killed in Yaounde in an attack his friends suspect was related to his activism.
Most cases are marked by grave human rights violations, including torture, forced confessions, denial of access to legal counsel, and discriminatory treatment by law enforcement and judicial officials. The report found that most people charged with homosexuality are convicted based on little or no evidence. The report includes numerous cases in which the law against homosexual conduct was used for settling scores, showing how the law is easily subject to abuse. Dozens of Cameroonians do jail time solely because they are suspected of being gay or lesbian, the groups found. The constitution also provides strong privacy guarantees.