In Biya’s Cameroon, ‘Stability’ Is a Costly Mirage

In Biya’s Cameroon, ‘Stability’ Is a Costly Mirage
Cameroonian President Paul Biya waits to meet French President Emmanuel Macron at the presidential palace in Yaounde, Cameroon, July 26, 2022 (Sipa photo via AP Images).

Of all the autocrats who have managed to secure their survival by providing “stability” in a volatile region, Cameroonian President Paul Biya has arguably proven the most skilled. But the structural pressures currently building up around Biya indicate how misguided it is to rely on authoritarian systems to sustain political stability.

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