Cameroonian President starts seventh term

Cameroon’s President, Paul Biya has been sworn in for a seventh term.

The 85-year-old, who has ruled the country for 36 years, pledged to uphold the integrity and unity of the country in a ceremony overseen by Parliamentary speaker, Cavaye Yeguie Djibril.


Mr Biya secured 71% of the vote in the 7th October election but opposition parties said the election was marred by fraud.

The ceremony was 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.

Source: Voice of Nigeria