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.
What would happen if, in a year's time, Paul Biya was no longer president? Has he chosen a successor? Who could have his blessing and that of the Cameroon People's Democratic Movement (CPDM), essential for those who hope one day to assert themselves at the ballot box? We explore who these ambitious people are, but remain in the shadows, slowly advancing their pawns.
What would happen if, in a year's time, Paul Biya was no longer president? Could the army, which he carefully monitors and whose leaders he appoints, and whose factions almost overthrew him in 1984, intervene on the pretext of ensuring order and continuity?