Cameroon’s “president for life” is facing protests as the Anglophone crisis rumbles on

November 6th will mark the 38th anniversary of President Paul Biya in power in Cameroon. This makes him the second longest head of state in Africa after his colleague Teodoro Obiang from Equatorial Guinea. The 87-year-old Biya became president in 1982, long before the majority of the 25 million people in the central African country were born. As is tradition, Biya supporters and members of the ruling party of the People's Democratic Movement of Cameroon (CPDM) often use the day to celebrate, to pledge their "unalloyed and unconditional" support to the president and to urge him to continue to occupy the country indefinitely to lead.

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