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  • At least two dozen former government officials have been arrested and imprisoned in Cameroon over the past 10 years, including a former prime minister, several ex-ministers, and heads of state-owned corporations.

     

    The recent arrest of a former official in Cameroon for alleged corruption has sparked a debate over whether the government is actually trying to stamp out corruption, or is cracking down on anyone it sees as a challenger to longtime President Paul Biya.

  • Cameroon has begun giving out free computers to all university students in what the government says will boost education and research. But the distribution of what is said to be a gift from Paul Biya, one of the longest serving presidents in the world, months before presidential elections has generated criticism.

  • Biya’s main challenger in the October 2018 election, Maurice Kamto, has been subsequently charged by a military court with rebellion, insurrection and “hostility to the homeland,” after his political party staged peaceful protests in several of Cameroon’s major cities.

    Political leaders in the U.S. have begun to speak up, while certain sectors of the U.S. government have also taken actions to hold Cameroonian leaders accountable

  • Biya, 84, who has held power since 1982, on Saturday called on young Cameroonians to be “patriotic internet users” and said the situation in the anglophone areas had improved after “troubles which sometimes sparked acts of violence.”

    Cameroon imposed a week-long night curfew from Saturday in its restive English-speaking west citing fears of an “imminent” attack by separatists but long-serving President Paul Biya claimed the volatile situation had “stabilised”.

  • Tensions were high during the vote and violence was reported in the anglophone regions that have been torn by a separatist insurgency that erupted a year ago.

    Maurice Kamto, a leading opposition challenger to President Paul Biya, claimed victory on Monday in Cameroon's presidential election despite a government warning not to announce unofficial results.

  • Biya this week also pardoned 333 separatist fighters accused of misdemeanors. But separatist leaders, including Julius Ayuk Tabe, ...

    Hundreds of prisoners, including an opposition party leader, were freed Saturday in Cameroon after Cameroon President Paul Biya ordered a halt to court proceedings against them.

  • "His candidacy is one that brings hope, not one that is based on adventure but one that is driven by experience. It will ensure more stability, and more continuity because he is a known quantity," Ngolle told Al Jazeera.

    Paul Biya, Cameroon's 85-year-old president, has formally declared that he will run again in the country's upcoming elections, seeking a seventh term.

  • A leading member of a separatist movement in Cameroon has been taken into custody in the capital of neighboring Nigeria with his aides, sources and secessionists said Saturday.

  • 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.

  • This is the context in which Cameroon’s elections were held last month. In theory, this exercise was an opportunity for citizens to shape the direction of the nation. But the reality is very different.

    Written By Akere T. Muna - On 6 November, Paul Biya was inaugurated for the seventh time. The 85-year-old has already been in power for the last 36 years and will now serve another seven-year term.

  • Biya has been in power for 35 years and now faces seven opposition contenders following Muna's withdrawal.

    Two Cameroonian opposition parties agreed a coalition on Friday to jointly contest this weekend's presidential polls, a spokesman said, in an effort to dislodge six-term President Paul Biya.

  • But it has also been marked by endemic corruption and reversal of democratic gains, leading to the abolition of term limits in 2008, which allowed the octogenarian to run for re-election in 2011.

    Cameroon's President Paul Biya has been in power for 35 years.

    But while his longevity in office is a talking point at home, the time he spends out of the country has stirred international comment - as Paul Melly, an associate fellow of Chatham House, explains.

  • The Interim Government of the Federal Republic of Ambazonia (the former British Southern Cameroons), notes with dismay,...

    The Nigerian Government, more than a week after the abductions has not as much considered a press statement on the abductions even when the majority of those abducted are duly registered refugees in Nigeria

  • These kinds of action not only harm. Calls on government to start an all-inclusive dialogue to end the deadly crisis; Calls on all Anglophones and Francophones in Cameroon and the international community to speak out against this hateful policy. the future prospects of individuals and peace, but also diminishes our own reputation and performance as an outward-looking community

    The Center for Human Rights and Democracy in Africa (CHRDA), the leading human rights organization working to realize human rights in Cameroon, strongly condemns the decision by the government of President Paul Biya through its Regional Delegate of Transport in the Northwest Region, to issue a travel restriction among Anglophones in the North west region.

  • Only this time, we are selling not just the bodies of our brothers and sisters, but also their heritage, birthright and resources. In a way, this is even more egregious than the slave trade.

    Africa’s leadership stories have been one amusing yet disturbing comedy after the other. From Mobutu to Eyadema, from Yahya Jammeh to the recently deposed Al-Bashir, a very interesting pattern of leadership is developing that is easy to see, but also not very obvious to a casual observer.

  • Cameroon's government said on Thursday it had restored the internet to its restive anglophone region, three months after cutting it amid protests against the predominantly French-speaking government of President Paul Biya.

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