In a growing number of African countries, there are attempts to perpetuate the power of long-dominant families.
Cameroon articles on Democracy Chronicles
News about the struggle for democracy in Cameroon. According to Freedom House, the dictator is "not required to consult the National Assembly and the Supreme Court works at the president’s request". Regional turmoil also clearly complicates national progress. Also check out our section on World Democracy or our articles on Africa.
Cameroonian authorities have launched another crackdown on opposition members meeting to discuss reforms to the electoral code.
There is growing speculation about Cameroon’s Paul Biya preparing son to rule next. Biya, 88, in office since 1982, ends latest term in 2025.
Cameroon’s prospects for democracy, peace and stability are worrying as over-the-counter transfer of power looms in a difficult context.
In the war on English-speaking Cameroonians with shared responsibilities by Britain, the UN and France, separatists also commit atrocities.
Yet another atrocity committed by Cameroon’s armed forces in the English-speaking regions has come to light, the rape of 21 women.
Cameroon opposition protests of September 22, 2020 to demand Paul Biya’s removal saw low turnout and dozens arrested including leading figures.
The de facto opposition leader of Cameroon, Maurice Kamto, called for nationwide anti-government protests on September 22, 2020. The Yaoundé regime met them with repression.
In complicity with armed ethnic Fulani, Government forces massacred several villagers in an Anglophone village in Cameroon, Human Rights Watch reports.
Cameroon held legislative and municipal elections on Friday February 9, 2019. They were marred by violence and will not end its separatist violence.