Media rights organizations are calling on authorities in Cameroon to release five journalists detained without charges in the past month.
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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.
Cameroon’s Constitutional Court announced presidential election result in favour of incumbent Biya, 85, in power since 1982. How did Biya win? With everything being equal, he will be in power till 2025, a whopping 43 years in power.
Protests following the October 7 re-election of Cameroon’s Dictator, Biya to step down seek safer grounds to avoid arrests and crackdown by security forces.
Hundreds of people, most of them youths, Saturday marched and sang in the streets of Cameroon’s economic capital city Douala, to demand Biya’s resignation.
Hundreds of youths marched through the streets of Yaounde, celebrating the so call victory of their candidate, Maurice Kamtos, in Sunday’s election.
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.