The European Union has urged Cameroon's president elect, veteran strongman Paul Biya, to unite his country and overcome its troubles following elections.
The African Union has called for "maximum restraint" in Cameroon following an opposition candidate's declaration of victory following the weekend's presidential vote.
President Paul Biya's credibility and legitimacy are increasingly being tarnished, amid growing support for opposition candidates, writes The Conversation.
Cameroon faces a long wait for results following a weekend presidential election marked by violence in restive anglophone regions, low turnout and difficulties staging the ballot in the conflict-torn north.
Polls have closed in Cameroon and vote counting has started in an election that will likely see Africa's oldest leader win another term.
A Cameroonian opposition candidate, who stirred controversy with an unsubstantiated claim he won Sunday's presidential poll has cried foul over a group of "false" election observers.
Cameroon's interior minister Paul Atanga Nji has warned that "scoring a goal" is not "winning the match"" after an opposition leader used a football metaphor to claim victory in presidential polls.
Cameroon's government has called opposition presidential election candidate Maurice Kamto an "outlaw" on Monday after he defied warnings and declared himself victor of weekend polls ahead of official results.
President Paul Biya, the 85-year-old Cameroonian leader seeking a seventh term, has developed an effective system to stay in power despite long overseas absences.
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