85-year old Paul Biya sworn in as Cameroon’s President for a seventh term (Photo)

 85-year old Paul Biya sworn in as Cameroon's President for a seventh term (Photo)
Paul Biya has been sworn in as Cameroon’s President 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. Biya secured 71% of the vote in the October 7th election but opposition parties said the election was marred by fraud. The swearing in ceremony 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.  More than 300,000 people have fled the violence in the North-West and South-West regions with some crossing the border into Nigeria. The post 85-year old Paul Biya sworn in as Cameroon’s President for a seventh term (Photo) appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog.

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  1. The seat is meant for biya family alone cuz I

  2. The seat is meant for biya family alone cuz I can’t imagine him winning for the 7th time consecutively

  3. this is terrible

  4. Abeg o. Is it not this man that cannot walk by himself

  5. Africans too like power, what nonsense

  6. Congrats Mr president I guess he must be that good to be elected over and over

  7. African mentality,so there are no young and vibrant persons in that country to lead?May God save Africa.

  8. cameroon is even worse than nigeria in terms of selection if this is the case. what happen to the youths of africa? must we ruled by dead people? this particular one wants to make sure he dies in power. what a shame.

  9. Ruling the 7th time! This is becoming something else

  10. The everlasting reign sur

  11. Carry go for your country love you leadership.

  12. Africans and our backward mentality

  13. That is not democracy

  14. That’s good

  15. Seven time consecutively, this is very bad. African mentality is something else, how can this old man rule a country for good 36 years

  16. Congratulations

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