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Vol 53 No 16

Published 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 International Monetary Fund, the regime judged it wise to make the acquisition as discreetly as possible.

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