Cameroon’s President Paul Biya wins seventh term
Cameroon’s President Paul Biya has won a seventh term in office in polls marred by low turnout and voter intimidation.
Biya, at 85 sub-Saharan Africa’s oldest leader, took 71.3% of the vote, according to official results.
Opposition calls for a re-run of the presidential election were rejected by the Constitutional Council last week.
Two days before results were announced, Africa’s longest-serving President Teodoro Obiang Nguema of neighboring Equatorial Guinea congratulated Biya on his win.