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Cameroon goes to presidential poll on 7th October – Paul Biya

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Amidst fears that a two-year-long separatist movement in the English speaking Northwest and Southwest possibility of jeopardizing electoral processes in Cameroon, the country leader Paul Biya has decreed that the Central African state holds a presidential election on October 7.

Following the Monday announcement by the long-serving president, aspirants for the top job now have 10 days to submit their papers to the elections and referenda management agency, the Elections Cameroon (ELECAM).

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President Biya, 85, who has uninterruptedly ruled Cameroon since 1982, is yet to say whether he will seek another mandate, but his supporters and members of his governing CPDM party were already declaring him winner of the poll.

“President Paul Biya is our [CPDM] candidate for the October 7 election and with him we are going to win,” said Prof Jacques Fame Ndongo, the Higher Education minister and the CPDM Communication Secretary.

The leading opposition party, the Social Democratic Front (SDF) of Mr John Fru Ndi has already designated the 49-year-old Joshua Osih as its flag bearer.

Other candidates who have declared their intention to unseat President Biya include prominent lawyer and former president of Transparency International, Mr Akere Muna, and Prof Maurice Kamto, a former loyalist of the veteran leader and current president of the Cameroon Renaissance Movement (MRC) party.

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Protest leader arrested, charged with inciting violence in Zimbabwe.

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Armed police in Zimbabwe have arrested a political activist at his home on Wednesday, his lawyer said.

It comes as protests against fuel price hikes enters day 3 Wednesday. Evan Mawarire, a Harare pastor, rose to prominence as a critic of former leader, Robert Mugabe.

Beatrice Mtetwa is lawyer for Evan Mawarire.



Businesses and schools remain closed while mobile telecom networks enforce a government internet shut down in this Southern African nation.

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“I cannot say the stay away has been successful but at the end of the day we await to hear what the government will do because the people have spoken, they were not happy and up to now they are still in fear”, said Harare resident, Ronald Gwasira.

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“The way it looks people want to go to work but unfortunately it seems the transport operators are not willing to take them”, said Terrence Gumbi, another resident.

Wednesday is the third and final day of stay-at-home protests called by unions in response to the steep hike in fuel prices.

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Kenya: Uhuru Kenyata promises avenge terror attack in Nirobi.

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Kenyan security forces have neutralised all four terrorists involved in the attack on a hotel complex in the capital Nairobi, President Uhuru Kenyatta said on Wednesday.

Kenyatta said about 700 people had been safely evacuated, vowed to avenge the 14 “innocent” lives lost.



“We are a nation that never forgets those who hurt our children. We will pursue relentlessly those involved in the planning and execution of this attack,” the president said.

‘‘I take note of Kenyans who took to social media to spread hope and criticise false information. You have shown the world bravery, patriotism and love.’‘

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he attack in numbers

  • 14 civilians confirmed dead

  • 700 people safely evacuated

  • 4 attackers neutralised

Victims

An earlier estimate put the death toll at 15.

Timeline of the attack

  • Tuesday 3pm (local time): Attack on dusitD2 hotel begins with two explosions

  • Tuesday 5:55pm: Al Shabaab claims responsibility

  • Tuesday night: AU, EU, UN, United States, Somalia condemn the attack

  • Tuesday night : Police announces it has secured 7 out of eight floors

  • Wednesday 6am: Gunshots ring out as police say at least two groups of people still trapped inside complex

  • Wednesday 8am: President Kenyatta declares terror attack and security operation ‘over’.

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