Cameroon

Cameroon

Population: 22.4 mn.
GDP: 28.0 bn.
Debt: 3 bn.
Overview:

President Paul Biya, 81, refuses to allow the opposition to operate on a level playing field or to countenance debate over the succession. The greatest threats to regional security could come from Nigeria's Boko Haram and any spillover from conflict in Central African Republic.  


news from Cameroon

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  • Vol 54 No 22
  •  1st November 2013

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 harmony between the various Christian denominations in Cameroon, and betwee...

  • Vol 54 No 19
  •  20th September 2013

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 Aminatou Ahidjo, youngest daughter of Founding President Ahmadou Ahidjo, Presi...

  • Vol 54 No 15
  •  19th July 2013

Ready or not, here they come

The President finally reveals the date of the delayed general and local elections that were supposed to take place in July 2012

  • Vol 54 No 15
  •  19th July 2013

A season in Elecam

The new voting system will not help electoral registration, which is now closed

  • Vol 54 No 10
  •  10th May 2013

Upper house of cards

President Paul Biya has now appointed 30 Senators, bringing the new parliamentary upper house to its full complement of 100. Elections on 14 April – by an electoral college of local councillors whose terms had already expired – had already seen Biya’s Ras...

  • Vol 54 No 7
  •  29th March 2013

Biya's second house

After 17 years, President Paul Biya has now decided to hold elections for a national senate on 14 April. The new body will have no real powers but may be a suitable berth for Biya's son, Franck Emmanuel Olivier Biya.

  • Vol 54 No 2
  •  18th January 2013

Après Biya fears

After 30 years in in charge, the President seems as secure as ever. Yet worries are growing that his legacy will be a political vacuum

  • Vol 54 No 2
  •  18th January 2013

Family bonds

One person who is never spoken of as a successor to President Paul Biya is his son Franck Biya, who is not a member of the ruling party and has never held political office or been in the army. Yet his father’s advisors and officials are attempting to lim...

  • Vol 53 No 16
  •  3rd August 2012

Biya swings the axe

The President was enraged by a massive fraud at the national airline but has been biding his time before taking his revenge

  • Vol 53 No 16
  •  3rd August 2012

Severely turbulent airline

In 2001, President Paul Biya said he wanted a new presidential aircraft to replace his predecessor's ageing machine. However, since Cameroon was then applying for inclusion in the Highly Indebted Poor Countries Initiative of the World Bank and Internatio...

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