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Vol 53 No 16

Published 3rd August 2012


Cameroon

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

In February 2010, Marafa Hamidou Yaya, then Minister of Territorial Administration and Decentralisation, confessed to the United States Ambassador, Janet E. Garvey, that he was worried. 'He half-joked, "I might end up in jail,"' reports a US State Department cable leaked by WikiLeaks last September. It was no joke.

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