General Meka contends with rival army command structures

Cameroonian Chief of Defence Staff Major General Meka Rene-Claude
Cameroonian Chief of Defence Staff Major General Meka Rene-Claude © PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP
The octogenarian head of the Cameroonian armed forces, Rene Claude Meka, has held sway for two decades over an army high command which has been nurturing careers far from the theatres of operation. Although he remains unmoveable, he has to contend with rival command structures, particularly the Israeli-controlled Rapid Intervention Battalion. [...] (1243 words)
Issue dated 25/11/2022 Reading time 5 minutes Antoine Rolland
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