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Paul Biya (Paul Barthélemy Biya'a bi Mvondo)

Date of Birth: 13/02/1933


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Biya’s hollow 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 Ngue from the Univers Party – and swept to a seventh term in office...


Limbo after ghost elections

The national elections on 7 October could be the worst yet in Cameroon and will further weaken President Paul Biya's claim to legitimacy...


Biya's no-change election

5 million registered voters have a chance to end 36 years of President Paul Biya's rule at the presidential polls on 7 October but the odds are against any of the opposition candidates winning...


Language barriers

Following a meeting with Prime Minister Philémon Yunji Yang at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London on 19 April, the UK Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, said there was an 'urgent need to pursue dialogue, decentralisation and respect [for] human rights in Anglophone regions as President Paul Biya has previously committed'...


All about votes and the naira

Another wild card, largely outside Buhari's control, is the arrival in south-east Nigeria of Cameroonians fleeing clashes between Anglophone militants and Paul Biya's regime in Yaoundé...


Separatists on the march

The resort to separatism could also be seen as an attempt, born of frustration, to break an insensitive and stagnant polity dominated by 84-year-old President Paul Biya, who has been in power for 35 years...


The Anglophone spring

Headed by an Anglophone former Prime Minister, Peter Mafany Musonge, the National Commission for the Promotion of Bilingualism and Multiculturalism, which President Paul Biya ordered in January is beginning work (AC Vol 37 No 22, Election enterprise)...


Old man trouble

Since President Paul Biya will be 85 at the time of the presidential election scheduled for 2018 and he has named no successor, the opposition believes it has a chance to unseat him...


Bird flu ruffles feathers

' President Paul Biya has been in power since 1982 and prior to the outbreak, there were widespread rumours that the next presidential election, slated for 2018, might be brought forward (AC Vol 57 No 10, Biya's time added on)...


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