Cameroon Elections – a Vote Marked By Violence and Abstention

Cameroon votes on February 9 in elections that have been postponed twice. But what with opposition boycotts, separatist intimidation and fears of violence, there’s a lack of enthusiasm for the vote.

Political analyst Stephane Akoa is surprised by the pre-election atmosphere in Cameroon’s capital, Yaounde.

“When I look around, I see people on cafe terraces eating and drinking — but no posters, no campaigners with honking cars. It’s all very quiet,” he told DW.

Erick Essousee, the director of…

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