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Cameroon is Celebrating the 90th Birthday of its President

Paul Biya is now the world’s oldest head of government. Supporters say they hope he will extend his four decades in power when the next election comes in 2025. Opponents say Biya has become authoritarian and cite concerns about his health. Young people, especially students, have been forced to take part in Biya’s birthday activities. Biya was not physically present at his Yaoundé birthday celebration. Local media often raise concerns about his age and health. But the government says Biya is in excellent shape. Biya was last seen in public on February 10, while delivering a message for Cameroon Youth Day, celebrated the following day. In the message, Biya asked young people to count on him and his government for more development projects, schools, universities, roads, hospitals, electricity and water