At swearing in, Cameroon's Biya acknowledges anglo 'frustrations'
Cameroon's 85-year-old President Paul Biya vowed Tuesday to pursue policies of decentralisation to address "frustrations and aspirations" in English-speaking regions hit by separatist unrest as he was sworn in for a seventh term in office.
Paul Biya’s scandalous seventh term
President Paul Barthelemy Biya’a bi Mvondo (Paul Biya) of Cameroon won an unprecedented seventh term in office in the polls that were conducted recently in that country. Although the elections were marred by irregularities, the Biya-controlled election machinery went ahead to declare him winner. This again is a scandalous development for Africa. At 85 years,…
Security tight as Cameroon's Biya wins seventh presidential term
Paul Biya, who has ruled Cameroon with an iron fist since 1982, on Monday won a landslide victory in a controversial presidential election, as the government tightened security in the capital and gunfire erupted in the volatile Anglophone region.
Gunmen abduct six children from Cameroon school
Gunmen have abducted six children from a school in Bamenda, the capital of the northwestern, English-speaking Northwest region of Cameroon, a teacher there told AFP. "People attacked the high school yesterday (Friday) at 11:00 am (1000 GMT)," a teacher in Bamenda told AFP. "Six pupils have been abducted." The information was confirmed by a source…
Cameroon votes in presidential polls as conflict rages
Cameroonians began voting in crunch presidential polls on Sunday, with octogenarian leader Paul Biya seeking a seventh term against a backdrop of unprecedented violence in the country's English-speaking regions.
Cameroon vows 'calm' election despite anglophone violence
Cameroon's government vowed Wednesday that next month's presidential election will be peaceful and voting will take place nationwide, despite mounting bloodshed in the central African country's restive anglophone regions.
At 85, President Biya seeks seventh term in office
President of Cameroon Paul Biya, yesterday said that he would seek re-election for seventh term in office in October.
Ruler since 1982, Biya turns 85 as strife grips parts of Cameroon
President Paul Biya of Cameroon celebrates his 85th birthday on Tuesday after 35 years at the helm of a country that today faces daunting problems, including a separatist revolt.
Nigeria pledges support to Cameroon over secession threat
Nigeria on Monday assured Cameroon that it is determined to deal with secessionist forces attempting to use its territory to destabilise its West African neighbour.