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Cameroon

Cameroon

Population: 23.43 mn.
GDP: $32.21 bn.
Debt: $7.28 bn.

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Family bonds

One person who is never spoken of as a successor to President Paul Biya is his son Franck Biya, who is not a member of the ruling party and has never held political office or been...


Hanlong misses the Sundance deal deadline

One of the longest and most problematic Chinese takeover sagas is finally drawing to a sorry end for Sichuan-based Hanlong Mining and Australia’s Sundance Resources. The main attra...


Trouble on the line

Technologie et Système d’Information/Korea Telelcom of South Korea has cried foul after Vietnam’s Viettel won Cameroon’s third mobile telephone licence in December 2012. TSI/KT cla...


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 wor...


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...


Contracts and complaints

Amid unprecedented criticism from the European Union and strikes on several worksites, Chinese companies are having a rough time in Cameroon. With Hanlong Mining’s backing of the M...


Biya’s last hurrah

President Paul Biya’s sixth – and surely final – election on 9 October was marked by a dearth of congratulatory messages from fellow heads of government. Neighbour President Ali Be...


Election fails to stir passions

Paul Biya heads for almost certain victory over a fractured and uninspiring opposition, leaving voters more apathetic than indignant

An atmosphere of apathy clings to Cameroon’s presidential election on 9 October. In power for 28 years now, Paul Biya, 78, will once again present himself for re-election, challeng...


Soldiers shooting at dawn

At dawn on 29 September, a group of soldiers shot into the air on the bridge across the River Wouri that links central Douala with the industrial suburb of Bonabéri. They unfurle...


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