Paul Biya sworn in for the seventh time as Cameroon’s President

Incumbent President of Cameroon, Paul Biya was sworn in as nation’s President for a seventh term,having ruled the nation for 36 years.

Mr Biya secured 71% of the vote in the October 7th election but opposition parties said the election was marred by fraud, the event was however clouded by Monday’s kidnapping of 80 people, including 79 students, in a school in the restive North-West region.

The government and separatists who are pushing for an independent state in mainly English-speaking areas have been trading accusations as to who is behind the kidnapping.

At least 300,000 people have the country following, the violence in the North-West and South-West regions, with some crossing the border into Nigeria.

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