Cameroon: After Biya, will there be clan war?

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This article is part of the dossier: Life after Cameroon’s Paul Biya?

By Mathieu Olivier
Posted on Tuesday, 1 March 2022 12:27, updated on Monday, 14 March 2022 16:40

In power for almost four decades, Paul Biya has just celebrated his 89th birthday. The end of his reign is on everyone's mind, but few have been able to act on their ambitions without paying a price. Some are nevertheless preparing behind closed doors.

This is part 1 of a 4-part series

No one dares to speak about it openly. In Cameroon, where Paul Biya has reigned without interruption since 1982, evoking his end is considered a crime of lèse-majesté; a moral betrayal, and a political blunder.

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