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Cameroon's Biya re-elected for seventh term with 71% of vote
Paul Biya, who has ruled Cameroon with an iron fist since 1982, on Monday won a landslide victory in a controversial presidential election, as the government tightened security in the capital and gunfire erupted in the volatile Anglophone region.

Rwanda’s Kagame: Macron has brought ‘freshness’ to world politics
In an exclusive interview with FRANCE 24, Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame on Friday lauded his French counterpart, saying Emmanuel Macron has brought a “freshness” into the world of politics. Kagame’s foreign minister has just been elected to head the International Organisation of la Francophonie (OIF) and he said he was not surprised by this historic appointment. Kagame, however, dodged questions about whether this had been a Kigali-Paris backdoor deal to better relations between the countries.

From Bouaké to Abidjan, the bumpy road to reconciliation in Ivory Coast
In November 2010, a disputed presidential election in Ivory Coast sparked violence. Rival supporters of Laurent Gbagbo and Alassane Ouattara clashed for weeks, leaving some 3,000 people dead. This Saturday, voters will head to the polls nationwide for regional and municipal elections. Our correspondents travelled from Bouaké to Abidjan to gauge the progress that reconciliation efforts have made to date.

Rwanda's Louise Mushikiwabo, new Francophonie chief
Rwanda's Louise Mushikiwabo, new head of the International Organisation of La Francophonie (OIF)

Choice of Rwandan minister as Francophonie chief makes waves in Africa
The International Organisation of La Francophonie (OIF) on Friday named Rwanda’s Louise Mushikiwabo as its new chief. She succeeds the Canadian incumbent, rival candidate Michaëlle Jean, after a suspense-free vote in Armenia.

Cameroon elections: 'Maurice Kamto's victory claim has taken people by surprise'
FRANCE 24's correspondent Indira Ayuk has the latest from the presidential election in Cameroon, where opposition candidate Maurice Kamto has claimed victory against incumbent Paul Biya, the country's ruler for the past 36 years.

Cameroon opposition candidate Kamto claims presidential poll win
Maurice Kamto, a leading opposition challenger to President Paul Biya, claimed victory on Monday in Cameroon's presidential election despite a government warning not to announce unofficial results.

Cameroon votes in presidential polls as conflict rages
Cameroonians head to the polls on Sunday with octogenarian President Paul Biya seeking a seventh term against a backdrop of unprecedented violence in the country's English-speaking regions.

Opposition forms coalition ahead of Cameroon vote
Two Cameroonian opposition parties agreed a coalition on Friday to jointly contest this weekend's presidential polls, a spokesman said, in an effort to dislodge six-term President Paul Biya.

Former Ivory Coast leader Gbagbo begins freedom bid before ICC
Former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo will Monday ask the International Criminal Court to acquit him of crimes against humanity and free him after seven years in detention.

'Africa has a responsibility to its young people,' Ghana's president says
In an interview with FRANCE 24, Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo reacted to the ongoing migrant crisis, in particular the exodus of young Africans to Europe. Speaking on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, Akufo-Addo said African nations have a "responsibility" to help create opportunities for their citizens at home.

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