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Cameroonian Twitter Users Celebrate Biya's 30 years Anniversary with Sarcasm

Categories: Sub-Saharan Africa, Cameroon, Digital Activism, Elections, Governance, History, Humor, Politics

“@JeanYvesMorio [1] [fr]: November 6, 1982, I woke up without running water nor electricity. November 6 2012,  I woke up without running water nor electricity #30anssansmourir [2]

On Twitter, Cameroonian Jean Yves Morio [3] makes light of the fact that president Paul Biya [4] has been in power for thirty years to this day [5] and yet not much has improved in the lives of most Cameroonians. Many twitter users have used the hashtag #30anssansmourir [2] [fr] to mock the anniversary of Biya's access to power, one of the longest tenure in Africa [6]and worldwide.