Cameroonian President Paul Biya is marking on Monday (Nov. 06) his 41 year-rule over the central African nation.
Final 12 months, hundreds gathered within the capital, Yaoundé, for the ocasion however the president didn’t attend.
Paul Biya, a former Prime Minister, took the reins of Cameroon on November 6, 1982 following the resignation of the nation’s first president Ahmadou Ahidjo.
Many voices throughout the ruling Democratic Rally of the Cameroonian Folks (RDPC) have already referred to as for him to vie within the 2025 presidential election for an eighth, 7-year time period.
Critics of his regime, nevertheless, wore black on Sunday. Some cited corruption, dangerous governance, and an ongoing succession battle.
Cameroon’s president who celebrated his ninetieth anniversary final February is Africa’s second-longest serving chief.
Below him, Cameroon has confronted challenges lately that vary from a secessionist motion within the nation’s English-speaking areas to the risk within the north posed by Islamic extremists aligned with the Nigeria-based Boko Haram group.
Paul Biya final received a presidential election in 2018.