The Asian Tigers, as well as China, Ethiopia and Rwanda, support the view that autocracies grow more rapidly than democracies – but often lack the leadership renewal that regular free and and fair elections bring about
President Biya, 84, who has been in power for 35 years, has described Anglophone activists as “extremists” and any division of Cameroon as non-negotiable.
“(State officials) take public offices for banquets. They are not accountable”
Western Cameroon is 20% of the population but reportedly produces 60% of the country’s GDP, and has little to show for it.
The government pulled the plug in January, claiming that social media was being used to fan a rebellious civil disobedience campaign
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