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Many Cameroonians skeptical as elections approach
In exactly two months, Cameroonians will be going to the polls to elect their president. 28 candidates are in the running, including 86-year-old incumbent Paul Biya, who has been in power for 36 years. He is Africa's second longest serving leader after his neighbor Teodoro Obiang Nguema of Equatorial Guinea.
Do you ever wonder how Cameroon came to be divided into anglo- and francophone constituencies? Of course you don't! It's an interesting story though, ripe for "post-colonial" mischief today.
But there are doubts inside and outside Cameroon that this election will be free and fair, especially in the Anglophone regions in the west, bordering Nigeria, which have been in turmoil for the past two years, when residents started to press their claims for more autonomy or even independence. According to the United Nations, 200,000 people have been internally displaced and 40,000 have sought refuge in neighboring countries.

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Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Tue Aug 7th, 2018 at 03:26:33 PM EST
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