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Sunday, September 16, 2018

President Biya and wife ‘missing’ 12 days after China-Africa Summit

Cameroon’s President, Paul Biya and wife, Chantal are still ‘missing’ 10 days after the China-Africa Summit.

The Presidential couple, who left the country on August 28, is yet to regained homeland after the Forum for China and Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) ended in Beijing on September 4, 2018.

No communication has been issued by the Government on the whereabouts of the Presidential couple.

As Paul Biya stays out of the country, most if not all the other Heads of State who attended FOCAC are already in their countries.

A good number of these African and world leaders took part in the official funeral ceremony of former UN Scribe, Kofi Annan, on Thursday, September 13.

Biya is absent at a moment when the country is going through its most difficult episode in history which needs a proactive and present leader to adequately address the situation.

In less than a month, the country would be engaged in Presidential election. Meanwhile, the situation in Anglophone Cameroon is at its all-time worst, needing urgent and tactful measures.
However, the President has contented himself with the actions of some Ministers like Atanga Nji of Territorial Administration, Issa Tchiroma of Communication and Joseph Beti Assomo of Defence among others.

Even though difficult to verify, it is alleged that Paul Biya may be in Geneva, which political pundits have described as his second home.

Some have even argued that Biya rules Cameroon from the comfort of the intercontinental hotel in Geneva. In the past nine years (2008-2017), it is estimated that Paul Biya spent about 536 days abroad.

While it is impossible for other Presidents to spend even a week, except for official holidays. In Cameroon, Paul Biya moves in and out at will and whenever his international assignments and visits end, he still accord himself a long and unperturbed period of leave.