protecting the president

Cameroon – Israel: Eran Moas, a ‘consultant’ to Cameroon’s special forces

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The Israel Connection

By Mathieu Olivier

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Posted on November 22, 2021 18:05

Cameroon special forces personnel stand guard on the Elbeid bridge in Fotokol
Cameroon special forces personnel stand guard on the Elbeid bridge in Fotokol, February 17, 2015. REUTERS/Bate Felix Tabi Tabe

The Israeli national’s name might not be mentioned in any official military organisational chart, but everyone in Cameroon knows he’s a key player in an Israeli-trained military unit tasked with protecting the president and his wealthy acolytes. Read on for insight into this ex-Israeli soldier and his sprawling network of contacts.

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One drink after another is poured behind the bar that runs the length of the restaurant. A cocktail bartender handles the shakers like a pro, drawing patrons’ eyes towards him. A few bottles of stronger stuff await their new owner in a bucket brimming with ice that won’t take long to melt.

On this evening, the city’s nightlife delivers for the VIP, affluent customers of The Famous, the trendiest restaurant and bar in Cameroon’s capital, Yaoundé. It takes the form of the amber hue of whisky and the bubbly flavour of champagne.

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