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Cameroon opposition say one killed in protest against veteran ruler

Cameroon opposition say one killed in protest against veteran ruler

JOSIANE KOUAGHEU  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, 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 of Douala, calling for an end to Biya's near 40-year rule, Reuters witnesses said. Maurice Kamto The rally was called by 87-year-old Biya's closest rival, Maurice Kamto, of the Cameroon Renaissance Movement party, who hopes to spark a popular revolt as seen in other African…
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One killed, others wounded as Cameroon holds first-ever regional election

One killed, others wounded as Cameroon holds first-ever regional election

JOSIANE KOUAGHEU SCATTERED violence marred Cameroon's first ever election to appoint regional councils, with one voter killed by separatist insurgents in the English-speaking Northwest region. President Paul Biya hopes the vote will appease critics who say he has long neglected the Central African country's 10 regions, and end a four-year separatist insurgency in the west which has become the greatest threat to his near 40-year rule. Opponents say the vote offers only the semblance of regional autonomy. Officials voting in the election are overwhelmingly Biya supporters and will help enforce his will on the regions, they say. "It is not…
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Cameroon holds first-ever regional elections, separatists vow disruption

Cameroon holds first-ever regional elections, separatists vow disruption

JOSIANE KOUAGHEU CAMEROON has held its first-ever regional election, which the government says hands more power to the provinces but opponents fear only maintains President Paul Biya's long hold on power. Biya hopes the vote will appease critics who say he has long neglected the Central African country's 10 regions, and end a four-year separatist insurgency in the English-speaking west which has become the greatest threat to his near 40-year rule. Separatist fighters have vowed to disrupt the vote in the Northwest and Southwest regions. Local representatives will vote to appoint councils in all 10 regions made up of regional…
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