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Posted at 8:14 AM ET, 02/23/2011

Reports: Cameroon, Gabon, Zimbabwe and Mauritania to see protests?

By Melissa Bell
President of Cameroon Paul Biya and his wife, Chantal, in March 2009. CNN reports protests will take place against his 28-year rule. (Alessandro Bianch/Reuters)

Anti-government demonstrations, which have spread across Northern Africa, seem to have moved across the rest of the continent to Cameroon, Gabon, Zimbabwe and Mauritania.

In Cameroon, protests have been called for Wednesday to demand the ouster of President Paul Biya, CNN reports. Biya has ruled the country for 28 years. The main opposition leader, Kah Walla, told CNN that his group wants to see free and fair elections.

New York Times correspondent Nick Kristof wrote on Twitter:

The democracy uprising is spreading to new parts of Africa: Cameroon, Gabon, Zimbabwe, Mauritania.less than a minute ago via web

U.S. State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley wrote:

Activists meet in #Zimbabwe to discuss the implications of #Egypt and #Tunisia and end up arrested. #Mugabe did not learn the right lessons.less than a minute ago via web

Update: Max Wilcox, a Vancouver entrepreneur, wrote on Twitter that her colleagues in Mauritania report things are stable there, though there are reports citizens there are protesting in solidarity with protesters in Libya and against Gaddafi.

Update II: The Committee to Protect Journalists reports that Eritrea, Equatorial Guinea, and Zimbabwe have imposed "total news blackouts" on the developments in the Middle East and North Africa in the countries's state-run media.

By Melissa Bell  | February 23, 2011; 8:14 AM ET
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Ethiopia's tyrant ,Meles is waiting for the same fate that our N. African tyrants

Posted by: abadaget | February 24, 2011 11:42 PM | Report abuse

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