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Turnout Low in Cameroon Presidential Poll

Posted October 9th, 2011 at 5:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Cameroonian President Paul Biya called on his country to be “indulgent” of any imperfections in the voting process, as he cast his ballot in Sunday’s presidential election. Although results may not be announced for two weeks, Mr. Biya is widely expected to win a new seven-year term, extending his 29-year rule over the central African […]

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Presidential Voting Off to Slow Start in Cameroon

Posted October 9th, 2011 at 4:55 am (UTC-5)
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Voting in Cameroon’s presidential election got off to a slow start Sunday, with polls opening later than expected. Incumbent President Paul Biya is expected to win a new seven year term, extending his 29-year rule over the central African state. The 78-year old leader is facing a fractured opposition, with a record 22 candidates running […]

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Cameroon Holds Presidential Election Sunday

Posted October 8th, 2011 at 8:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Voters in Cameroon head to the to the polls Sunday to elect a president for a new seven-year term. Incumbent Paul Biya is widely expected to extend his 29-year rule over the central African state because the opposition has again failed to solidify behind one strong candidate. In the last election in 2004, Mr. Biya […]

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Cameroon Separatists Arrested Following March

Posted October 1st, 2011 at 12:15 pm (UTC-5)
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A separatist demonstration in southern Cameroon has led to more than 40 arrests, only 8 days before the country’s presidential election. Separatists with the Southern Cameroon National Council (SCNC) marched in Buea Saturday, marking 50 years since English-speaking Cameroon was merged with French-speaking Cameroon. The SCNC wants independence for Cameroon’s English-speaking minority, but an official […]

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Uniformed Gunmen Protest Against Cameroon President

Posted September 29th, 2011 at 12:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Witnesses report a heavy military presence in Cameroon’s commercial hub, Douala, after gunmen dressed in military uniform opened fire on a major bridge to protest the country’s longtime president. Officials say at least five gunmen blockaded the busy Wouri Bridge early Thursday and exchanged gunfire with security forces for about three hours. No injuries were […]

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Uniformed Gunmen Open Fire on Cameroon Bridge

Posted September 29th, 2011 at 8:45 am (UTC-5)
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Officials and witnesses in Cameroon say gunmen dressed in military uniform and carrying signs opposing Cameroon’s longtime president opened fire on a major bridge in the commercial city, Douala. Witnesses say the gunmen blockaded the heavily-traveled Wouri Bridge and exchanged gunfire with security forces for hours early Thursday. It was not immediately clear how many […]

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Gunmen Open Fire on Cameroon Bridge, Demand President to Step Down

Posted September 29th, 2011 at 7:35 am (UTC-5)
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Authorities and eyewitnesses in Cameroon say several gunmen dressed in military uniforms have opened fire on a major bridge in the country’s largest city, Douala. The gunmen reportedly blockaded the bridge, exchanging fire with security forces. There have been no reports of injuries, and at least four of the gunmen have been arrested. A security […]

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Gunmen Open Fire on Cameroon Bridge, Demand President to Step Down

Posted September 29th, 2011 at 7:15 am (UTC-5)
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Authorities and eyewitnesses in Cameroon say several gunmen dressed in military uniforms have opened fire on a major bridge in the country’s largest city, Douala. The gunmen reportedly blockaded the bridge, exchanging fire with security forces. There have been no reports of injuries, and at least four of the gunmen have been arrested. A Malawi […]

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Gunmen Open Fire on Cameroon Bridge

Posted September 29th, 2011 at 6:25 am (UTC-5)
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Authorities and eyewitnesses in Cameroon say several gunmen have opened fire on a major bridge in the country’s largest city, Douala. The gunmen reportedly blockaded the bridge, exchanging fire with security forces. It was not immediately clear if there were any casualties. The incident comes just 10 days before Cameroon holds presidential elections. President Paul […]

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Cameroon Leader, 51 Others Seek Presidency

Posted September 5th, 2011 at 12:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Election officials in Cameroon are reviewing applications from 51 presidential candidates including long-time President Paul Biya, who filed his paperwork just before the midnight Sunday deadline. The 78-year-old president is seeking another seven-year term, despite calls for his retirement after 29 years in office. Among his challengers in the October 9 election is John Fru […]

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