Polls closed in Cameroon on Sunday evening and the counting of votes has begun in an election that will likely see the return of President Paul Biya for a seventh term.

Voting ended at 17:00GMT amid fighting and threats from separatists that prevented residents in English-speaking regions from casting their ballots.

Results are expected in two weeks.

Biya, Africa’s oldest leader who has been in office since 1982, claimed the voting was “peaceful” across the country with more than 20 million people.

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