How Cameroon's Biya governs

Issue 479 - 27 Feb 2023 | 1 minute read

President Paul Biya remains the central player in Cameroonian politics, close observers say, with the health of a fit 90-year old. As one put it: “He is not running around like an athlete, but he is well, physically and mentally.” Biya is generally alert, has the mental stamina to sit through meetings and engages in normal discussion when foreign dignitaries, ambassadors and ministers visit – which has not been the case for some other nonagenarian leaders.

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