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Vol 59 No 20

Published 12th October 2018


Cameroon

Biya's no-change election

In the midst of jihadist violence and a separatist insurgency, Africa’s oldest leader stands for a seventh term

The country's 6.5 million registered voters have a chance to end 36 years of President Paul Biya's rule at the presidential polls on 7 October but the odds are against any of the opposition candidates winning. So confident of another seven-year term is the 85-year-old that he has rarely left his home village of Mvomeka during the campaign.

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