One dead as Cameroonian security forces crack down on protests against President Paul Biya

One protester was killed in Cameroon as police and gendarmes put down protests against the veteran President Paul Biya, the country’s main opposition party said on Tuesday, while accusing security forces of laying siege to their leader’s home. Police and gendarmes fired tear gas and water cannon to break up protests in the commercial hub… Read More One dead as Cameroonian security forces crack down on protests against President Paul Biya

Cameroon’s President Paul Biya declares intention to contest for seventh term

Cameroon’s 85-year-old president Paul Biya has formally declared that he will run again in the country’s upcoming elections, seeking a seventh term. Biya has been head of state since 1982, when he took over following the resignation of Ahmadou Ahidjo who was in power since independence in 1960. “Aware of the challenges, we must take… Read More Cameroon’s President Paul Biya declares intention to contest for seventh term