“Hard to power who can.” These words are those of Paul Biya, during a visit in 2015 of the former French president François Hollande in Cameroon, a country he has been managing for 35 years.
If “Comrade Mugabe” was forced to hand over to Zimbabwe, a strong signal to his African counterparts who still cling to power against the will of their people, M Biya would like to build a 7th term at the head of his country . And nothing seems to stop it. At this pace, he is about to hold the record of longevity in power in Africa.
Having come to power in 1982, Paul Biya saw several of his African counterparts but also French, succeed each other at the head of their respective countries.
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