Cameroon: In the News – Cameroon’s Elections Marred By Low Turnout

Nairobi — Legislative and municipal elections in Cameroon on Sunday were marked by low voter turnout – especially in the Central African nation’s two troubled western regions, where anglophone separatist rebels had called for a poll boycott.

There were reports of clashes with the security forces in Muyuka, a rebel stronghold in the Northwest region, and the towns of Buea and Kuma in the Southwest region.

In escalating tensions ahead of the elections, the separatists threatened violence against…

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