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Cameroonians losing faith in seven-term president

International | Paul Biya’s electoral victory fuels separatist tensions among English speakers
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/30/18, 01:55 pm

Cameroonian President Paul Biya, Africa’s longest-serving leader, secured a seventh term in a landslide electoral victory earlier this month. But the vote took place amid accusations of fraud and an increasingly deadly separatist crisis in the bilingual nation.

Biya received 71 percent of the vote in the Oct. 7 election, while lead opposition candidate Maurice Kamto garnered just 14 percent, according to the Constitutional Council.

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The undeniable Venezuelan migrant crisis

International | UN official confirms thousands of Venezuelans are leaving each day amid a global migration wave
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/09/18, 03:01 pm

About 5,000 Venezuelans are leaving their country every day in the largest population movement in Latin America’s recent history, Filippo Grandi, the United Nations high commissioner for refugees, told the UN executive committee last week.

The startling figure brought renewed attention to Venezuela’s growing migration crisis, an emergency the government has refused to acknowledge.

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Venezuelan president mocks new U.S. sanctions

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/26/18, 01:17 pm

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro defiantly thanked President Donald Trump on Wednesday after the United States imposed sanctions on officials in the socialist regime. He compared the sanctions to “being awarded a medal” in a televised statement. Sanctioned officials include first lady and former Attorney General Cilia Flores, Executive Vice President Delcy Eloina Rodriguez Gomez, and the ministers of communication and defense. Maduro criticized his wife’s inclusion in the list. “Do attack me but let Cilia alone,” he said. “Don’t be cowards.”

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