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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  • Vol 55 No 18
  •  12th September 2014

Bickering over Boko Haram

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

  • Vol 55 No 18
  •  12th September 2014

Ransom claims dog Biya

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

  • Vol 55 No 17
  •  29th August 2014

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

  • Vol 55 No 16
  •  8th August 2014

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 President Paul Biya and caused him one of the most serious embarrassments of...

  • 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.

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