Paul Biya

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Paul Biya (born Paul Barthélemy Biya'a bi Mvondo; 13 February 1933) is a Cameroonian politician who has served as the president of Cameroon since 6 November 1982. He is the second-longest-ruling president in Africa, the oldest head of state in Africa, and the longest-ruling non-royal leader in the world. A native of Cameroon's south, Biya rose rapidly as a bureaucrat under President Ahmadou Ahidjo in the 1960s, serving as Secretary-General of the Presidency from 1968 to 1975 and then Prime Minister of Cameroon from 1975 to 1982. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul Biya has received more than 1,547,214 page views. His biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 63 in 2019). Paul Biya is the 1,517th most popular politician (up from 2,097th in 2019), the most popular biography from Cameroon and the most popular Politician.

Paul Biya is most famous for being the president of Cameroon since 1982. He has been accused of corruption and human rights violations.

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Among politicians, Paul Biya ranks 1,517 out of 15,577Before him are Stjepan Mesić, Theodoric I, Athaulf, Carlos I of Portugal, Halimah bint Abi Dhuayb, and Gallienus. After him are David IV of Georgia, Giuliano de' Medici, Duke of Nemours, Emperor Yang of Sui, Oswald Mosley, Haggai, and Jehoiakim.

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Among people born in 1933, Paul Biya ranks 23Before him are Tinto Brass, Philip Roth, Jalal Talabani, Susan Sontag, Just Fontaine, and Lina Medina. After him are Krzysztof Penderecki, Heinrich Rohrer, Costa-Gavras, Elinor Ostrom, Arno Allan Penzias, and Wilbur Smith.

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In Cameroon

Among people born in Cameroon, Paul Biya ranks 1 out of 132After him are Roger Milla (1952), Abram Petrovich Gannibal (1696), Ahmadou Ahidjo (1924), Samuel Eto'o (1981), Manu Dibango (1933), Issa Hayatou (1946), Thomas N'Kono (1956), Patrick M'Boma (1970), Christian Tumi (1930), Marc-Vivien Foé (1975), and Samuel Umtiti (1993).

Among POLITICIANS In Cameroon

Among politicians born in Cameroon, Paul Biya ranks 1After him are Ahmadou Ahidjo (1924), Issa Hayatou (1946), Philémon Yang (1947), Joseph Ngute (1954), Ferdinand Oyono (1929), and Ephraïm Inoni (1947).

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