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July 19, 2018 at 05:30 pm | Opinions & Features

Farida Dawkins

Farida Dawkins | Contributor

July 19, 2018 at 05:30 pm | Opinions & Features

Paul Biya…Africa is a Country

Paul Biya

Paul Biya has been the President of Cameroon since November 6, 1982.

Biya apprehended power from Ahmadou Ahidjo in a fabricated coup.

Since being in power, Biya has earned the titles of the longest-ruling leader in Africa and the oldest ruler in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Under the sovereignty of Biya, there have been documented genocide ordered by the President, barbaric imprisonments of Ahmed Abba and Michel Thierry Atangana in which the former was heavily scrutinized by Amnesty International.

Biya has also been criticized for misappropriating government funds by spending extended periods of time in Switzerland at the Hotel InterContinental.

His lack of empathy for his constituents and power hungry tactics have placed him in Tyrants, the World’s 20 Worst Living Dictators by David Wallechinsky.

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