life of paul biya

SIMON ATEBA NEWS has just released one of the most comprehensive videos on the life of Cameroonian dictator Paul Biya who has been in power for 35 years since 6 November 1982 and is 84 years old, after being born on 13 February 1933. We talk about how President Barack Obama was just 21 years old when he assumed power in the battered Cameroonian capital of Yaounde. Obama spent eight years in office, left, but Biya is still there and would be running next year for another 7-year term. We talk about his two wives, his scandalous daughter and his struggles. Watch.

For 11 years, Simon Ateba has built a career as a credible, trusted, fearless and factual journalist. Before moving to Washington, D.C., Simon worked for one of Nigeria's best publications in Lagos between 2006 and 2015. Despite arrests, kidnap,attacks and threats, he has continued to pursue his calling with professionalism, talent and passion. Simon is fluent in French and English. He is currently writing his book,"not a spy", following his arrest and detention in Cameroon in 2015 while he was doing an investigative report on Nigerian refugees displaced by Boko Haram. Simon is the Editor-in-Chief of You can read his travelogue on or

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