Paul Biya

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Paul Biya (born Paul Barthélemy Biya'a bi Mvondo; 13 February 1933) is a Cameroonian politician serving as the president of Cameroon since 6 November 1982. He is the second-longest-ruling president in Africa, the longest-ruling non-royal leader in the world, and the oldest head-of-state in Africa. 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 as 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 1,252,961 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 57 in 2019). Paul Biya is the 2,100th most popular politician (down from 1,825th in 2019), the most popular biography from Cameroon and the most popular Cameroonian 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 2,100 out of 15,710Before him are Empress Wanrong, Cleomenes III, Wallia, Maria Mandl, George Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston, and Aeschines. After him are Nexhmije Hoxha, Adolf of Germany, Michael Collins, Tianqi Emperor, Manasseh, and Ptolemy XI Alexander II.

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Among people born in 1933, Paul Biya ranks 30Before him are Costa-Gavras, Corazon Aquino, Oliver Sacks, Richard Rogers, Bernardo Provenzano, and Gene Wilder. After him are Álvaro Siza Vieira, John Barry, Heinrich Rohrer, Kim Novak, Wilbur Smith, and Jerzy Grotowski.

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In Cameroon

Among people born in Cameroon, Paul Biya ranks 1 out of 115After him are Roger Milla (1952), Abram Petrovich Gannibal (1696), Manu Dibango (1933), Samuel Eto'o (1981), Ahmadou Ahidjo (1924), Thomas N'Kono (1956), Issa Hayatou (1946), Patrick M'Boma (1970), Achille Mbembe (1957), Marc-Vivien Foé (1975), and Mongo Beti (1932).

Among POLITICIANS In Cameroon

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

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