The chance for peace and dialogue might have been missed. A civil war, for some, and a war between two countries for others, is more likely than not underway in the Cameroons.
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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.
President Paul Biya of Cameroon celebrates his 85th birthday on Tuesday after 35 years at the helm of a country
Governments around the world are increasingly shutting down internet access in an attempt to silence dissent
For people in the English speaking parts of Cameroon, free speech on the internet has become all but impossible
The African Bar Association called on Nigeria to release the abductees within 48 hours of receiving its letter or face legal action in international and local courts.
Anglophones have decried the fact that the more than 50 years old regime of Yaounde exploited their vulnerability resulting from their being expended by Britain. Yaounde has gone on to treat them as second-class citizens.
As tyrants come up against the presidential term-limits included in many multi-party constitutions, a significant number are refusing to relinquish power. Instead, a good number of leaders have sought to secure a third term.
A study in which we look at the level of democracy in four countries where the present incumbent has been in power for more than 15 years and four other countries where two or more Presidents succeeded in office in the last 15 years.
In comparing African countries, those with term limits for the position of the Chief Executive are more likely to have democratic advancements or to be more democratic than those in which there are no term limits.
One-man-rule through successive winnings in multi-party elections can therefore only happen through a botched democratic process transforming any such democracy into a nominal democracy.