Younger Cameroonians lead requires an finish to Biya’s 40-year presidency

Younger Cameroonians lead requires an finish to Biya’s 40-year presidency

Two generations of Cameroonians have been born below the presidency of Paul Biya who, on Sunday 6 November, was marking 40 years of undivided rule.

Often called the “Sphinx”, Biya is now 89 years-old and sick.

Some individuals suppose it might be a very good time for a change however concern the instability that will comply with.

Shopkeeper, Muriel Ewane, says: “After 40 years nothing has modified. It is getting worse and worse, worse and worse. With life changing into increasingly more costly. 

“We do not even reside on hope anymore. You may’t reside on hope, you may’t reside on hope on this nation.”

Many youthful Cameroonians have by no means identified a pacesetter apart from Biya however, after seven re-elections, they’re starting to say it’s time to see another person in cost.

Michel Tsefack is a 34 year-old mechanical engineer. 

“I used to be born in 1988 and I’ve solely identified His Excellency Biya in energy,” he says.  “And I want to know one other president. For me it is crucial. I am not in politics however I need to see at the very least one other individual governing.”

However longevity in energy can even present stability; particularly when in comparison with neighbouring Nigeria, Chad and the Central African Republic. And a few residents really feel main change is a great distance off.

Motorcycle taxi driver, Carlos Toko, says: “There may be tribalism and racism that have to be eradicated on this nation. As a result of so long as we do not do away with that – even when the youth take over – it’ll all the time be the identical factor.”

Cameroon just isn’t completely steady. Bloody conflicts within the north and west and a inhabitants with greater than eight million poor individuals is fuelling requires a serious change in management.

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