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Cameroon

Cameroon

Population: 22.82 mn.
GDP: $32.2 bn.
Debt: $4.92 bn.

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Old man trouble

Since President Paul Biya will be 85 at the time of the presidential election scheduled for 2018 and he has named no successor, the opposition believes it has a chance to unseat hi...


Bird flu ruffles feathers

The government has moved swiftly to counter an outbreak of deadly bird flu but the economic toll risks stoking political discontent

The much-loved rotisserie restaurants and cafés of Yaoundé stand dark and deserted in the otherwise bustling streets of the Cameroon capital, after the government recently declared...


Biya's time added on

The fast-approaching presidential elections in France and the United States have given President Paul Biya's close circle cause for concern. Biya, 83, who has ruled for 32 years, i...


Biya’s emerging dream

Dealing with Eurobonds appeals more to a President of 82, who still has no heir, than tackling Boko Haram

Could there be substance to President Paul Biya's claim that Cameroon can secure 'emerging market' status by 2035, leisurely as that deadline is? The potential to attract investmen...


Bickering over Boko Haram

The political class falls out over the Islamists while the military claims a 'stinging setback' against them

On 4 September, President Paul Biya returned from his customary holiday at Geneva's Intercontinental Hotel to find ruling party politicians accusing each other of being in league w...


Ransom claims dog Biya

More reports say Yaoundé is negotiating with Boko Haram, as a prominent MP reports on the condition of the hostages

The government sent a ruling party MP, Abba Boukar Malla, to negotiate with the jihadist militia Boko Haram for ransoms for the hostages they seized in a raid on Kolofata village o...


Biya's answer to Boko Haram

The military's reorganisation to cope with the jihadist threat leaves unanswered the charge that the country is a soft touch for kidnappers

As further details emerge about Boko Haram's 27 July attempt to capture Amadou Ali, one of President Paul Biya's top ministers and confidants, questions remain about the adequacy o...


Embarrassing Biya

When Boko Haram kidnapped one of the wives of a Deputy Prime Minister on 27 July, killing 16 people in the process, it also unleashed the latent competition for the succession to P...


Biya and the Bishops

President Paul Biya saw Pope Francis on 18 October to re-affirm, Biya’s officials said, ‘the longstanding perfect communion between Yaoundé and Rome’. Yet ...


A family divided

Two weeks before the legislative and local elections on 30 September, the ruling Rassemblement démocratique du peuple camerounais (RDPC) has caused a shock by recruiting Ami...


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