Cameroon’s main opposition party MRC to boycott regional elections, hold nationwide protests Updated for 2021

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Updated: March 2, 2021


Cameroon’s main opposition party, the Cameroon Renaissance Movement, CRM, whose president, Maurice Kamto, is currently in jail, will be embarking an another series of nationwide protests on April 6, the party’s third vice president, Emmanuel Sihm, announced on Thursday.

Kamto was arrested on January 28, 2019 during non violent protests in the commercial city of Douala, following a presidential election he claimed he won late last year. Long serving President, Paul Biya, was, however, declared winner by the electoral body.

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Speaking at the party’s headquarters in Yaounde during a press confab, Sihm said CRM will also boycott upcoming regional elections to sympathize with victims of the Anglophone crisis in the North West and South West regions of Cameroon.

Since Kamto’s arrest on January 28, dozens of his party faithfuls have been arrested by security forces.

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AMOS FOFUNG Nkunchoh is a multi-talented journalist with an intrinsic passion for investigative, politics and conflict reporting. He's based in the U. S.A.

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