Cameroon observes Holiday as Paul Biya swears in for 7th term as President
Cameroon has declared a public holiday to mark the swearing in of President Paul Biya.
The 85-year-old secured a seventh term in office after winning 71% of the vote in the 7 October election.
Opposition parties, however, contested the win saying the election was marred by fraud but their petitions were dismissed.
His inauguration comes a day after gunmen seized at least 79 students and three others, including the principal in Bamenda, the capital of the fighting North-West region.