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

The Boko Haram threat dominates political thinking in Yaoundé. Economic and social pressures abound, notably youth unemployment and the fall in commodity prices. Future security hangs on the success of the regional military force approved by the African Union, for which Cameroon has promised troops.

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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...

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

Twice postponed, the elections are now scheduled for 30 September, President Paul Biya announced on 15 July. Election timetables are set in law but it is the President who decides ...

A season in Elecam

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

Cameroon is adopting biometric technology for its new electoral register and the upcoming polls now set for 30 September will be different from previous ones. President Paul Biya&r...

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 loca...

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'...

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