Popular
Photo credit: BERTRAND GUAY/AFP via Getty Images

Cameroon Commences Regional Elections Amidst Opposition Party Boycott

Cameroon's President Paul Biya has commenced regional elections despite opposition party's boycott which has called for Biya's 40-year presidential rule to end.

Cameroon has reportedly held its first ever regional elections, this according to Al Jazeera. This comes after national protests erupted in September against current President Paul Biya. Cameroonian government reportedly stated that the regional elections, held this past Sunday, are a democratic correction that will ensure greater political autonomy. However, opposition parties boycotted the elections and have reportedly called the process a ruse to strengthen Biya's political rule.

Keep reading... Show less

get okayafrica in your inbox

popular.

Cameroon's President Paul Biya Just Won a Seventh Term In Office

Africa's oldest president is on a mission to rule forever, it seems.