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“ Cameroon’s Paul Biya sworn-in for a seventh term – Cameroon’s long serving president Paul Biya was on Tuesday sworn-in to serve a seventh term, having won the disputed October 7 election. Biya was declared winner of the presidential election with 71% of votes cast, but the opposition rejected the results citing electoral fraud. Opposition leader, Maurice Kamto has since called for a resistance movement against the outcome of what he describes as a flawed process. Biya’s swearing-in ceremony, conducted before a joint sitting of the legislature in the capital, Yaounde, has however been overshadowed by news of the kidnapping of 79 students and three officials at a school in the English-speaking Northwest region. Separatists, who are believed to be behind the kidnapping in the city of Bamenda, have previously imposed curfews and closed down schools as part of their protest against President Biya’s French-speaking government. Biya warns separatists In his inauguration speech on Tuesday, Biya appealed to the separatists to ‘lay down their arms’. “They need to know that they will face the rigour of the law and the determination of our defence and security forces,” Biya said in the national assembly. He did not mention the kidnapping of the students from PSS Nkwen school in Bamenda. Source:Africanews.- There is no reason to fear a possible devaluation of the CFA franc,” Abbas Mahamat Tolli, governor of Beac – 20 years after devaluation: What is the future for the CFA franc? – Demba Moussa Dembele Apr 02, 2014 The CFA franc is one of the symbols of the lack of sovereignty in African countries. This necessitates a break with the system and the creation of a sovereign currency which is one of the major conditions for the implementation of industrial policies to create value and jobs at the national and regional levels ‘Money is not a technical issue but a political one, which affects the sovereignty and independence of nations.’ Edouard Balladur (former French Prime Minister, Le Monde, 9 February, 1990) ‘France is the only country in the world to have achieved the extraordinary feat of circulating its currency – only its currency – in a politically free country.’ Joseph Tchundjang Pouémi (Cameroonian economist, author of Money, Servitude and Liberty: The monetary repression of Africa)- Henry Kyambalesa Oct 16, 2018 – Discusses the conceptual underpinnings of economic integration among sovereign states, countries’ motivations for seeking membership in economically integrated blocs, the necessity of economic integration, and the necessity of economic integration beyond the current and unprecedented attacks on its relevance by some countries.

CEMAC : Le FMI met la pression pour une dévaluation du F.CFA . Afrique média: La CEMAC dit non à Paris et au FMI sur la dévaluation du Franc CFA. YAOUNDÉ, Cameroun – Paul Biya réélu pour un autre mandat au Cameroun. Le président Paul Biya a facilement remporté un septième mandat à la tête du Cameroun. Paul Biya a ainsi recueilli plus de 71 pour cent des suffrages, loin devant son plus proche rival, Maurice Kamto, qui a obtenu 14 pour cent des voix. Dans la région anglophone du Cameroun, où près d’un quart de million de personnes ont fui les troubles entre les séparatistes et l’armée, peu d’électeurs se sont présentés aux urnes. Le taux de participation dans la région Sud-Ouest a ainsi été de 15 pour cent, et de seulement 5 pour cent dans le Nord-Ouest. Le taux de participation général a été de 53 pour cent.

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