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Cameroon: Who will Biya count on to ensure CAN takes place safely?

By Mathieu Olivier
Posted on Tuesday, 4 January 2022 15:22

Ahead of the African Cup of Nations (CAN) due to be held in Cameroon are threats from Boko Haram and, above all, the Ambazonian separatists. As such, President Paul Biya relies on long-standing loyalists who are well versed in intelligence, and experienced military personnel to ensure the country's security.

As of 9 January, all eyes will be on Cameroon, where – after several postponements – the African Cup of Nations (CAN) will finally take place. President Paul Biya is planning to attend the opening and closing ceremonies of this continental event. Even though he has never been a fan of football, one of his major priorities is to make sure this event materialises during his current seven-year term.