Hundreds of youths marched through the streets of Yaounde, celebrating the so call victory of their candidate, Maurice Kamtos, in Sunday’s election.
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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.
Cameroonians Sunday poll is widely expected to extend the 36-year rule of President Paul Biya and confirm him as one of Africa’s last multi-decade leaders.
Cameroon’s presidential election Sunday will pit incumbent Paul Biya, in power since 1982, against eight challengers amid a boycott expected in the separatist-leaning and conflict-stricken Anglophone Regions.
The “Anglophone Crisis” in Cameroon is a constitutional problem. Its root causes can be traced back to 1961 when British Southern Cameroons united with the Republic of Cameroun.
AU Commission Chairperson, Moussa Faki, has deployed a 12-members long-term elections observation mission ahead of the 07 October 2018 presidential election in Cameroon.
The regime is working hard to eliminate any traces of opposition so that any protests will be inconsequential. The army will be unleashed to repress any such attempts in the most violent of ways.
It appears that democracy is instead being controlled by President Biya to promote civil strife, anger, and instability. It is time for Cameroonians, especially the ruling elite to look deep into their souls
Is everyone calling for the President to stay in power? If so, one might reasonably then question if elections have become a formality in Cameroon, perhaps a “tick the box” exercise meant to satisfy Western conditionality for more aid.
Of Africa’s living rulers, only Equatorial Guinea’s President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo has ruled uninterrupted for longer
A group of Central African Republic refugees is using music to call on the world to save their country