Having won the 9 October elections with 78 percent of the vote, Cameroon's long-serving President Paul Biya will have to juggle restless socio-political forces for the next seven years to remain president during what most believe will be his last term. He be 85 years old when his present mandate ends in 2018.
Strongman Idriss Déby Itno was re-elected for a fourth term in the first round of presidential elections on 24 April. He gained 83.6 percent of the vote in polls that were boycotted by the main opposition leaders.
Standard Bank supports Africa commodity and trade deals with $900m
Monday, 25 June 2012 Lawrence Quartey
Standard Bank Group is to provide US$900 million to finance a number of African trade and commodities transactions in key targeted sectors this year, the Bank's global head of Trade and Commodity Finance, Craig Polkinghorne announced in Accra.
In my town of adoption the social code is that a woman can never be too skinny or too rich. Given my ethnicity, a curvaceous slender is all that I can settle for and this means that I must almost always skimp on the carbs because they are cruel to the silhouette. In fact I constantly count the calories of anything that touches my lips.
Jean-Michel Severino, former head of the Agence Française de Développement and advisor to newly elected French president, François Hollande, talks to The Africa Report in this exclusive interview about Africa's industrialisation process and China's impact on the continent's infrastructure development.
Ahead of the June 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development — also known as "Rio+20" — Kumi Naidoo, executive director of Greenpeace International, reflects on a few of the more pressing issues affecting Africa.