Mar 26 2008

Biya’s grip on Cameroon remains unshaken

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The editor of Britain’s “Africa Confidential” newsletter, Patrick Smith, has penned a wonderful analysis of the political situation in Cameroon, where ghost-like president, Paul Biya, is making noises that he wants to rule for another 10 years. Biya already has lorded over Cameroon for a quarter of a century, during which time the national government has slid into such disrepair that it exists in name only. Biya is seeking an amendment to the constitition that will allow him to run again in the sham presidential elections that are the cornerstone of his spurious claim that Cameroon is a functioning democracy.

Protests against Biya’s rule are rare, but the president’s desire for more years in power has critics speaking out — and even taking to the streets.

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