"> Name: Cameroonian artist Mbanga facing enduring legal battle over controversial song lyrics

Date:  2006-present

Location:  Africa

SubjectPolitical/Economic/Social Opinion


Artist: Lapiro de Mbanga

Confronting Bodies: Cameroonian government and state courts

Date of Action: Ongoing, most recently May 15, 2009.

Specific Location: Douala, Cameroon

Description of Artwork: Mbanga's song "Constitutional Constipation" criticizes recent government amendments.

Description of Incident: On April 9, 2008, Mbanga was arrested and accused of inciting rioting workers at a banana plantation in his home team through the song's lyrics.

Results of Incident: Since then, Mbanga has been forced to undergo an ongoing legal battle with no resolution in sight.

Source: http://www.freemuse.org/sw33748.asp

Submitted By: Maeve McCoy

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