Cameroon president Biya wins re-election in landslide victory
24 October 2018 | 9:53 am
85-year-old Paul Biya won his seventh term in the midst of separatist violence in the west of the country.
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The Marcos political dynasty is back in power in the Philippines. Ferdinand Marcos Jr., the son of the late dictator, has rebranded his family name and won the presidential election. Nonetheless his popularity comes as something of a surprise, as his father was ousted by a popular revolt 36 years ago. We take a closer look.
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