Summarizing the general political activities of Cameroon for 2019
The year 2019 has been marked by a lot of events that all stood out in the political life of Cameroon as we highlight some of the major
events of 2019 a few days to the end of the year.
MRC IN 2019
Maurice Kamto will certainly have been the most pronounced name in 2019 of all the political news in the last 12 months in the political life
of Cameroon. He and his party members made headline news all around 2019 with post-electoral demonstrations which saw hundreds of
Cameroon Rennaisance Movement militants arrested and put behind bars for well over 8 months including the parties leader and some top
executives of the political movement as they were still claiming victory over the 8 October presidential elections of 2018 which saw Paul
Biya winning another mandate. Their protest match was held under the banner of “no to electoral hold up” which took place in some major
streets in the country.
Over 8 months in prison, the self-acclaimed winner of the 2018 presidential elections was finally released following a presidential decree
alongside hundreds of those arrested in protests across the national territory including barrister Michel Ndoki, Albert Dzongang and a
a handful of his followers.
These demonstrations didn’t only take place in Cameroon but also in other countries where the Cameroon embassy in France was torn
upside down by so-called pro-Kamto supporters.
The Major National Dialogue
October 8 was somewhat of a historic date in the country as the major national dialogue called by the president of the republic was held in
Yaoundé with hundreds of participants chaired by the new prime minister Joseph Dion Ngute with this message from the president after the
proceedings wrapped up a few days later.
My dear compatriots,
The Major National Dialogue that has just ended in Yaounde afforded you the opportunity to reaffirm once more your attachment to peace
and concord in your country, as well as its unity and progress.
I would like to congratulate and thank you very sincerely for that.
Your rich and diverse contributions were very useful. Some of them inspired the recommendations made at the end of the Dialogue.
I can assure you that all of them will be considered attentively and diligently with a view to implementing them, taking into account their
relevance and feasibility, as well as the capacities of our country.
Long live Cameroon.
Municipal And Legislative Elections Called For 2020 In 2019
In a decree published on 10 November 2019, Paul Biya, president of Cameroon, summoned the Cameroonian electorate for a double vote,
on 9 February 2019, aimed at electing town councilors for the country’s 360 municipalities and 180 deputies for the National Assembly.
After being postponed twice the 2020 twin elections were finally programmed for February 9 in a context were the Anglophone crisis
deepens in the North West and South West Regions.
On January 5, 2019, the head of state Paul Biya appointed Joseph Dion Ngute as the new Prime Minister of the Republic of Cameroon
replacing Philemon Yang. Before his appointment, Joseph Dion Ngute was serving as Minister of special duties at the Presidency of the
Republic since March 2, 2018, when he was appointed.
I and Ketcha Cortesse taking over the ministries of public health and urban development respectively while others were moved to different
ministries the case of Bidoung Nkpwat from sports to culture with most sacked form the government.
By John Paul Sama