President of Cameroon


President Paul Biya of CameroonPaul Biya

Date of Birth: 13 February 1933
Birth Place: Mvomeka'a, Cameroon
Political Party: Cameroon People's Democratic Movement
Arrival in Power: 30 June 1975
Religion: Roman Catholic
Profession: Politician

Biography:


Paul Biya was born in Mvomeka'a, Cameroon, in 1933. Paul Biya is the current President of Cameroon. He attended the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris in 1961 and obtained a degree in International Relations.

Paul Biya entered politics at the end of the 1960's, where he held several high-level government posts. In 1975 he became the Prime Minister of Cameroon under Ahmadou Ahidjo. In 1982 he succeeded the President. He won elections in 1984 and then survived a coup attempt in April 1984. He won another election in 1988, 1992, 1997 and 2004, all of which were marred in controversy over their fairness and openness. In 2008 he eliminated term limits for the president and also gave himself immunity from prosecution once he was out of office.

Paul Biya was re-elected in the 2011 Presidential elections of Cameroon for a sixth term as the President of Cameroon.


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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Biya
The Economist: The World In 2010

Updated on: January 25th, 2015

Prime Minister of Cameroon


Prime Minister Philemon Yang of CameroonPhilemon Yang

Date of Birth: 14 June 1947
Birth Place: Jikejem-Oku, Cameroon
Political Party: Cameroon People's Democratic Movement
Arrival in Power: 30 June 2009
Religion: NA
Profession: NA

Biography:


Philemon Yang was born in Jikejem-Oku, Cameroon, in 1947. Philemon Yang is the current Prime Minister of Cameroon. Philemon Yang studied law at the University of Yaounde. He joined politics in 1975, and held several high level posts before being named Cameroon's ambassador to Canada in 1984 until 2004.

Philemon Yang returned to Cameroon in 2004 and served again in a high-level post for the Cameroon government and was eventually named as the Prime Minister of Cameroon in 2009.


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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phil%C3%A9mon_Yang

Updated on: January 25th, 2015