Church leaders and opposition politicians have described legislative and municipal elections held in Cameroon on 30 June as flawed. The politicians have also called for the polls to be annulled.

The opposition in Cameroon has said that Sunday's parliamentary and municipal elections were marred by fraud and should be annulled. The leader of the opposition Social Democratic Front (SDF), John Fru Ndi, said many voters had not been given voting cards in time for the poll or had not been registered.

Cameroon's President Paul Biya has sacked his interior minister after having to postpone parliamentary and municipal elections, which were scheduled to start on Sunday. Ferdinand Koungou Edima was accused of failing to prepare the vote properly after the state-run printing press had not finished producing the ballots.

Two global human rights watchdogs, Amnesty International (AI) and Survival have protested the arrest of four activists of the Mbororo ethnic group in Cameroon's North West province, and launched a campaign for their release. All the four suffered various types of torture, AI and Survival said, adding that the arrests were part of human rights abuses against the Mbororo Fulani of the North West Province.