Mugabe Out: Cameroon’s Leader is Now Africa’s Second-Longest Ruling
Cameroon’s Paul Biya now takes the place of Zimbabwe’s Mugabe as Africa’s second-longest ruling leader.
November 25, 2017
1. On November 21, 2017, Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe resigned, after being in power for 37 years.
2. Cameroon’s President Paul Biya now takes the place of Zimbabwe’s recently forced out Robert Mugabe as Africa’s second-longest ruling leader.
3. Biya became the country’s powerful president 35 years ago, in November 1982.
4. The Central African nation, which has Nigeria as its neighbor to the west, was formed out of a merger of former British and former French colonies. It is home to 23 million people.
5. Most of the country’s workers are in agriculture, but Cameroon is an oil-exporting country, too.
6. Cameroon’s GDP per capita is just $3,200 and it ranks in 151st place globally – and could become a big cobalt mining nation.