A Cameroonian court is expected on Wednesday to give a verdict in the case of two transgender women arrested more than a month ago under charges of engaging in acts of homosexuality.

Human rights campaigners have been calling for the release of internet celebrity Shakiro and her partner who goes by the name of Patricia.

Cameroon remains one of the 31 African states where same-sex relations are illegal and those found guilty can be sentenced to up to five years in prison.