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One killed, others wounded as Cameroon holds first ever regional election

Malay Mail | Scattered violence marred Cameroon’s first ever election to appoint regional councils yesterday, with one voter killed by separatist insurgents in the English-speaking Northwest region.

President Paul Biya hopes the vote will appease critics who say he has long neglected the Central African country’s 10 regions, and end a four-year separatist insurgency in the west which has become the greatest threat to his near 40-year rule.

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