Biya Takes Nation By Storm: Announces Senatorial Elections For April 14

Against popular expectations, President Biya has billed senatorial elections for Sunday, April 14. Biya made the announcement in a Presidential decree that was broadcast on State radio on Wednesday, February 27. Biya surprised the nation by deciding to organize senatorial elections before municipal elections. He also made nonsense of the appeal of the leading opposition Chieftain, SDF…

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Vox pop: Must Biya Hide His Buea Visit Date?

Several Cameroonians were interviewed and below are their individual opinions on Biya’s ‘Visit’ to Buea. 1. He Is Not Ready. Biya is the Head of State and has the Cameroon programme in hand and so doesn’t need to give an account of his departure to anyone if he doesn’t deem it fit. If he hasn’t…

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I Will Run For Senatorial Election – Fru Ndi

“Let me break the news here, in Ndu, where the ruthless Biya regime carried out genocide, that I, Fru Ndi, will run for Senate if Biya, together with the SDF, set the rules straight. On two different occasions, I have cautioned Biya that the present councilors’ mandate expired and that they were voted into councils…

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Cameroon lobbyists want Biya evicted from Geneva hotel

A group of Cameroonian dissidents living abroad have called on their compatriots to demand of a Swiss hotel where long serving leader Paul Biya is staying to evict the president and his delegation. President Biya has traditionally taken his vacations in Switzerland where his entourage occupies books a lavish hotel at considerable cost. The lobby calling itself Group of Cameroonian Patriots…

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Cameroon: $62m in funds lost.

A corruption watchdog in Cameroon found that 45 million euros ($62 million) have either been lost or embezzled after an investigation into government funds in the country,according to AFP. The report was obtained by the news agency Friday from the National Anti-Corruption Commission (Conac), an anti-graft body created by Cameroon’s President Paul Biya in 2006….

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Cameroon policemen on poll duty killed at a Polling Station

Two killed in unstable Bakassi region while securing presidential election expected to be won by incumbent Paul Biya. Two military policemen were killed in the unstable southwestern Bakassi region of Cameroon while securing presidential elections there, the government has said. They were killed on Sunday by “armed men who have not yet been identified” in Isanguele…

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Social media buzz about Cameroon’s elections reveals widespread concerns.

Cameroon’s October 9th presidential election is fast approaching, and social media is being used to create a dialogue, raise concerns and share information about the event. The country’s incumbent, Paul Biya of the Cameroon People’s Democratic Movement, has been in power for 30 years despite general dissatisfaction and outcries for the president to step down. There are currently…

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Cameroon president’s campaign tactic strategy sparks concern.

Douala, Cameroons (CNN) — Both supporters and opponents of Cameroon President Paul Biya say they are concerned about his complacent attitude in the campaign leading to the October 9 election, with some saying he plans to win through election rigging and fraud. Campaigning enters the final phase this week with all 22 opposition candidates crisscrossing the…

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Cameroon opposition leader says other parties are ‘maggots’

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (CNN) — The chairman of Cameroon‘s main opposition party, John Fru Ndi, said Monday that the other opposition parties competing in October’s presidential race are “maggots.” Fru Ndi told supporters at a rally in the opposition stronghold of Bamenda that nearly all the parties running alongside his Social Democratic Front were set up by…

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Anti-regime gunmen battle police in Cameroon at the Wourri Bridge.

Doula, Cameroon (CNN) — Gunmen opposed to Cameroon’s long-time leader traded fire with police for hours Thursday in the nation’s largest city, Doula. Eyewitnesses told CNN the gunmen, wearing military uniforms, blocked the busy Wouri Bridge brandishing signs reading “Biya Must Go” and “We Want The Dictator Out.” President Paul Biya has been in power…

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