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GDP: $53.21bn
Debt: 39.2% of GDP (2024)

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Biya's government blocks bids to unite opposition

Ahead of key elections in 2025 – in which 91-year-old Paul Biya is seeking re-election – his ministers are cracking down on political foes

The government has pressed the panic button in response to plans for two opposition alliances to fight next year's elections. Minister of Territorial Administration Paul Atanga Nji...

Contenders spar in the waiting room

As the post-Biya era looms, internal rivalries are dominating governance and politics in Cameroon to the exclusion of all else

With every birthday – 13 February was his 91st – the succession to President Paul Biya draws nearer, as does the intensity of the rivalry of the factions aiming to repl...

Biya's belt-tightening has risks

With pressure from the IMF mounting, the government has embarked on austerity measures which could impact political stability

Cameroon has had a worrying start to the year with President Paul Biya's four-decade-long dictatorship facing economic challenges that could turn political at a moment's notice. Th...

The end is nigh – sort of

The governing elite is splitting as Biya's 91st birthday approaches, while the Anglophone insurgency grinds on and elections loom

Cameroonians do not look forward to what 2024 has to offer as all the drivers of conflict, corruption, and divisiveness in government look set to intensify amid expectations of imm...

No end to the legal opposition's long vigil

The funeral of opposition leader John Fru Ndi in July symbolised the end of constitutionalist Anglophone ambitions for justice

Political opposition to the presidency of Paul Biya has been marginalised not only by armed action by separatists, but by the regime's increasing intolerance and emasculation of co...

Biya circles the wagons

Efforts to coup-proof the regime include suppressing army officer networks and media organisations and banning references to military coups

President Paul Biya has taken further steps to save his regime from the fate that befell Gabon's President Ali Ben Bongo Ondimba, ousted by a military coup on 30 August.


Ambazonia's campaign gets a new Scribe

Separatist leader Anu Fobeneh hires Washington lobbyists as conflict with government forces drags on

Cameroon's Anglophone separatist movement, the Federal Republic of Ambazonia, to step up its lobbying campaign in the United States, after contracting Scribe Strategies & Advis...


Will Biya be next?

The nonagenarian President has been shaken by the coup against his Gabonese counterpart, whose relationship to the military was similar to his own

President Paul Biya has shuffled military posts and reorganised defence ministry departments to forestall any attempt by the army to take power. Whether he has done enough to avoid...


An iron grip may be slipping

The case of a sacked general illustrates how the president's deft management of the military may be faltering

There's a chronic insurgency in Anglophone Cameroon, militant jihadists in the north, and democrats and civil society bodies yearning for relief from rigged elections and suppressi...

Biya’s hollow victory

The country is not safer, more stable or any clearer about the succession despite an apparently decisive election victory

Few were surprised when President Paul Biya, 85, defeated his two main challengers – Maurice Kamto from the Mouvement pour la renaissance du Cameroun (MRC) and Cabral Libii N...

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