Biya

By benim
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Nov 8th, 2012
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Amber Murrey November 6, 2012 marked the 30th anniversary of Paul Biya’s presidency (1982 – 2012) in Cameroon. Celebrations, dinners, galas and voter registration drives for members of the ruling RDPC party (Rassemblement Démocratique du Peuple Camerounais) took place in cities across the country, mo...
By IndepthAfrica
In Cameroon
Nov 7th, 2012
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Cameroonian security forces used teargas to disperse about a thousand opposition supporters who had gathered in the commercial capital on Tuesday to protest against President Paul Biya as he marked 30 years in power, witnesses said. Biya, 79, has kept Cameroon, an oil producer and major cocoa grower,...
By IndepthAfrica
In Cameroon
Dec 10th, 2011
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Cameroon President Paul Biya has reshuffled his cabinet, according to a presidential decree read over state television on Saturday, his first major step since he was re-elected in an October poll. The changes include newly nominated ministers of finance, energy, mines, and about 20 others, according ...
By benim
In Cameroon
Nov 12th, 2011
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Yaounde – A probe by Cameroon’s anti-graft body found that $62m in public funds had been lost or embezzled, according to a report, a copy of which was obtained by AFP Friday. The National Anti-Corruption Commission (Conac) said in its first report since its creation by President Paul Biya...
By benim
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Oct 26th, 2011
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Cameroon’s President Paul Biya promised more jobs for young people and said he would set Cameroon on the path to being an emerging nation in a speech on Tuesday after he was declared winner of this month’s presidential election. Cameroon’s supreme court said on Friday 78-year-old Bi...
By benim
In Cameroon
Oct 22nd, 2011
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Cameroon’s Supreme Court has declared incumbent President Paul Biya the winner of this month’s election despite opposition calls to throw out the vote because of fraud allegations. Mr. Biya was reelected to a sixth term with 78 percent of the vote. The court’s confirmation Friday co...
By benim
In Cameroon
Oct 18th, 2011
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Seven opposition candidates who took part in Cameroon’s presidential election asked the Supreme Court on Monday to annul the October 9 vote and call a fresh one within six months. They warned that if their demand was not met, their supporters would take to the streets in protest. The candidates...
By benim
In Cameroon
Oct 12th, 2011
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Cameroon’s opposition parties said on Wednesday they would ask the Supreme Court to annul Sunday’s presidential election because of what they called widespread irregularities. The Commonwealth observer mission, in its preliminary findings, said the use of state resources in the campaign o...
By benim
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Oct 9th, 2011
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Voters in Cameroon headed to the polls on Sunday, with President Paul Biya tipped to extend his 29-year rule over the central African state by beating more than 20 rivals from a fragmented opposition. The one-round vote comes just weeks after a smooth handover of power in Zambia showed that Africa ca...
By benim
In Cameroon
Sep 30th, 2011
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Gunmen dressed in military fatigues opened fire in Cameroon’s economic capital Douala on Thursday in an apparent protest against President Paul Biya days before he seeks re-election, a security official and local media said. The official said one of the gunmen held a banner that read: “Pa...