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Vol 38 No 15

Published 18th July 1997


Cameroon

Deaths foretold

Perhaps it's just a bizarre coincidence but some Cameroonians have noticed that personalities close to the President have died just before multiparty elections. In 1992, the dead included Sultan Njiemolou Njoya of Bamoun, a stalwart of the ruling Rassemblement Démocratique du Peuple Camerounais and confidant of President Paul Biya; First Lady Jeanne-Irène Biya; and presidential aide-de-camp Commandant Roger Motaze. Newspapers muttered about sacrifice.

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