Officials in Cameroon have spoken out for the first time since international media attention focussed on the alleged murder of an LGBT and human rights campaigner earlier this week.
He was the executive director of the Cameroonian Foundation for AIDS and worked closely with UNAIDS.
The first official response came from government spokesman Issa Tchiroma and said that journalists and civil rights groups had “launched attacks on our nation, dragging its image into the mud.”
He went on to say that the case was being investigated but civil rights groups had said previous investigations had not been through.
Same-sex sexual activity is punishable by up to five years imprisonment in Cameroon.