Cameroon’s President Paul Biya, in power for almost 36 years, was sworn into office for seven more years on Tuesday, after winning October’s election in a landslide. During his inaugural speech, Biya acknowledged the “frustrations’’ of people in the English-speaking north-west and south-west regions, who feel marginalized in the otherwise French-speaking country. Biya was declared the winner of the presidential poll with more than 71 percent of total votes cast on Oct. 22. He is a Cameroonian politician serving as the President of Cameroon since Nov. 6, 1982. Biya has maintained Cameroon’s close relationship with France, one of Cameroon’s former colonial ruler besides the United Kingdom.
Source: The North Africa Journal November 06, 2018 15:56 UTC