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Cameroon’s Paul Biya wins seventh term

Cameroon's President Paul Biya has won a seventh term in office in polls marred by low turnout and voter intimidation.
Maurice Kamto is leader of the Cameroonian opposition party Movement for the Rebirth of Cameroon (MRC) (AFP Photo-MARCO LONGARI)

Cameroon says opposition candidate claiming poll win is ‘outlaw’

Cameroon's government called opposition presidential election candidate Maurice Kamto an "outlaw" on Monday after he defied warnings and declared himself victor of weekend polls ahead of official results.
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 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.
This areal view taken on October 5, 2018 shows the city of Buea, the capital of Cameroon's majority English-speaking southwest region, on October 05, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - FLORIAN PLAUCHEUR

Crisis-hit Cameroon city locked down in poll run-up

"It's risky to walk in Mile-16. If the police find you there, they'll shoot you," says a bus driver nervously in the capital of Cameroon's southwest ahead of polls on Sunday.
Supporters of Joshua Osih, the candidate in the Cameroonian presidential election of the SDF (Social Democratic Front), an opposition party to the ruling party, pose for a photograph in front of the Stadium ‘Omnisport‘ in Yaounde during an election rally on October 5, 2018. Eight candidates are running in the October 7 elections against 85-year-old President Paul Biya, who has ruled the country for 35 years and is seeking a seventh straight term in office. / AFP PHOTO / ALEXIS HUGUET

Tactics and tension ahead of Cameroon poll

Cameroon will go to the polls this weekend as opposition parties mount an eleventh-hour unity bid to dislodge six-term President Paul Biya while the country faces unprecedented insecurity.

CAF’s Ahmad makes surprise visit to Cameroon

Confederation of African Football chief Ahmad Ahmad made a surprise visit on Tuesday to Cameroon, the troubled host of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, official sources said.

Cameroon braces for anglophone ‘independence’ anniversary

Cameroon's restive anglophone regions were in lockdown on Monday as separatists prepared to celebrate the one-year anniversary of a symbolic "independence" declaration just a week before nationwide presidential polls.

Cameroon imposes curfew in anglophone region ahead of ‘independence’ anniversary

Cameroon imposed a 48-hour curfew on its English-speaking regions a day ahead of the one-year anniversary of a symbolic “independence” declaration by anglophone separatists, officials said on Sunday.

Eight killed in Cameroon’s anglophone region

Six civilians and two police officers were killed in Cameroon’s volatile English-speaking South West Region, where violence has mounted ahead of next month’s presidential vote, sources close to security services and locals said.

Hundreds flee Cameroon’s anglophone areas ahead of vote

Cameroonian authorities Saturday banned the “massive exodus” from the country’s restive anglophone regions, where violence has mounted ahead of next month’s presidential election.

Five police killed in strife-torn anglophone Cameroon

Five police have been killed in fresh violence in western Cameroon, where English-speaking separatists have declared an independent state, security sources and witnesses said on Monday.

Cameroon minister ambushed in restive region, ‘assailants killed’

A convoy transporting Cameroonian Defence Minister Joseph Beti Assomo was ambushed in the country's restive anglophone region, leaving several attackers dead, state radio said Friday.

At least two police officers killed in Cameroon

At least two police officers were killed on Monday in Buea, a city in western Cameroon that has become the centre of a campaign for independence by English-speaking separatists, a local source said Tuesday.

Cameroon to hold presidential election on October 7

Elected in 1982, the 85-year-old is Africa’s oldest and longest-serving president, but has yet to say whether he will bid for another term, although his supporters are already urging him to put his name forward.

Cameroon secessionists target state broadcaster

Secessionists agitators in Cameroon have threatened to take over state radio and kidnap more government officials.

Policeman killed in fresh violence in anglophone Cameroon

A policeman was killed on Sunday by presumed separatists in a restive English-speaking region of Cameroon, where the situation remained extremely tense on Monday, sources told AFP.

Seven dead in botched raid on Cameroon police post

Seven people died overnight during a botched raid by presumed separatists on a police station in a restive a restive English-speaking region of Cameroon, security sources said on Friday.

Cameroon army denies shooting at protesters from attack helicopters

Witnesses and rights groups said troops and attack helicopters opened fire on protesters at the height of separatist rallies in English-speaking areas of Cameroon over the weekend, killing and wounding people.

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