Paul Biya will clocks 39 years as president of Cameroon today November 6, maintaining his position as Africa’s second longest-ruling leader.
He is second to Teodoro Obiang Nguema of Equatorial Guinea, who has been in power for nearly 41 years.
88-year-old Biya first rose to Cameroon’s top seat on November 6, 1982, when a large number of the country’s over 26.5 million citizens were not yet born.
He inherited a country of an estimated 9.2 million people from Ahmadou Ahidjo, the first president.
What legacies have President Biya created after 4 decades in power?