While rumours of his son's ambitions rage online, Paul Biya plots his succession
While the president and his chief of staff Samuel Mvondo Ayolo draw up secret plans for his succession behind palace walls, Cameroon's political bigwigs are making moves in the shadows. Out in the open, the possibility of his son Franck Biya taking over is causing a buzz online. [...]
Ferdinand Ngoh Ngoh weaponises presidential directives
Ferdinand Ngoh Ngoh, the all-powerful secretary-general at the president's office, has a key weapon in his running battle against certain rival ministers and advisors to Paul Biya: the authority to sign directives on behalf of the president. [...]
Finance Minister Motaze ready to break with Essomba in Sahara Energy fuel price spat?
Because he authorised Sahara Energy to apply fuel prices likely to cost the Cameroonian state tens of millions of dollars in additional subsidy pay-outs, the energy minister has angered the finance minister who is supposed to find the extra funding. [...]