Monthly Archives: October 2018

Paul Biya wins Cameroon presidential election

Via Cameroon Radio Television 

The Constitutional Council in Cameroon has declared Paul Biya, the winner of the October 7 presidential election. In Monday’s proclamation, the court’s president Clement Atangana declared the incumbent winner with a resounding lead of 71% of votes cast, while his closest challenger, Maurice Kamto garnered 14% of the votes cast.

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Angola secures $2 billion in infrastructure financing from China


Angola has secured $2 billion in Chinese financing from the China Development Bank for infrastructure projects on President João Lourenço’s first visit to Beijing. Angola, Africa’s second largest oil producer, is in the process of trying to diversify its economy since a fall in the price of crude in 2014 plunged it into recession. Inflation is running at more than 20 percent per year and at least one in five of workers are jobless.

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