Release of 289 Cameroon anglophone separatists delayed
The release of nearly 300 people arrested in connection with Cameroon's anglophone crisis has been delayed by red tape, state radio said Friday, a day after they were pardoned by President Paul Biya.
Cameroon president halts prosecution of 289 separatists
Cameroon President Paul Biya on Thursday called a halt to the prosecution of 289 separatists from the West African country's western English-speaking regions, his office said.
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 president hits campaign trail ahead of vote
"It was as if time stood still," said an exuberant announcer as Cameroon's President Paul Biya landed in the country's north to kick-off campaigning ahead of next week's polls.
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.
Cameroon’s President Biya to run for 7th term in office
President Paul Biya of Cameroon will run for re-election in October, he said on Friday, aiming to extend his 36-year rule and maintain his place on a shortening roster of long-standing African leaders.