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Fears of coup d’etat: Cameroon President reshuffles military guards

By Samuel Abasiekong-Abasiekong

Paul Biya the second longest serving president in Africa after Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea who is 44 years in power, has made some critical swapping of soldiers within Cameroon territory to guard against any coup d’etat which seems to be the order of the day in recent times in France colonies in Africa.

Paul Biya who is 41 years in power has made some quick and strategic changes in the Ministry of Defence hours after the military junta took over in Gabon.

In a presidential decree released on the 30th of August, 2023, the president of the Republic of Cameroon, Paul Biya appointed new staffs at the Ministry of Defence in the central adminstrative division.

The president also appointed new officials in some universities, including the Vice Chancellor of the University of Yaoundé

Other information in Paul Biya decree includes the transformation of the Consulate of the Republic of Cameroon at Ouesso and that of Congo into a General Consulate.

Biya was born in 1933, making him the oldest person to hold the office of president in sub-Saharan Africa.

So far he has won seven presidential elections which the last one was in 2018. There will be another election in 2025.

He took over from Ahmadou Ahidjo on November 6, 1982.

Samuel Abasiekong, French & English languages Journalist, Researcher, Public Affairs Analyst.
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