Cameroon: Africa’s Oldest President Biya Wins 7th Term

Cameroon President Paul Biya.

AFRICA’s oldest President Paul Biya of Cameroon has won a fresh seven-year term following the October 7 presidential elections.

The long serving Cameroon leader polled nearly 80% of the vote to secure another term which will see him serve till he is 92 years.

Biya (85) has headed Cameroon’s government since 1975, first a Prime Minister. After the end of his new term, he would have led Cameroon for 43 years.

Biya is currently Africa’s second longest serving leader behind only Teodoro Obiang Nguema of Equatorial Guinea and is also the continent’s second oldest leader behind Tunisia’s Beji Caid Essebsi, 91.