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Biya, Paul, 1933-

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Personal name headingBiya, Paul, 1933-
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Variant(s)Mvondo, Paul Biya'a bi, 1933-
Biya'a bi Mvondo, Paul, 1933-
See alsoCameroon. President (1982- : Biya)
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Associated countryFrance
Birth date1933-02-13
Place of birthMvomeka'a (French Cameroons)
Field of activitySocial service
AffiliationUniversité de Paris Cameroon. Ministry of National Education Cameroon National Union Rassemblement démocratique du peuple camerounais
Profession or occupationPresidents Authors, Black
Found inPaul Biya, ou, L'incarnation de la rigueur, 1983: t.p. (Paul Biya) p. 7 (deuxième président de la République Unie du Cameroun) p. 59 etc. (Paul Biya'a bi Mvondo, b. 2/13/1933 Mvomeka'a, Cameroon)
WW in Africa (Biya, Paul)
Africa South of the Sahara, 1983-1984 (Paul Biya)
Dictionary of African Biography, accessed June 10, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Biya, Paul; Paul Barthélemy Biya'a bi Mvondo; president, autobiographer / memoirist; born 13 February, 1933 in Mvomeka'a (Meyomessala), French Cameroon; Catholic; studied at Lycée Leclerc, Yaounde, Cameroon; BA in political science and a postgraduate diploma in law from Sorbonne, France (1950s-1960s); civil servant in Cameroon civil service (1960s); Chargé de Mission, Cameroon's state bureaucracy (1962); was appointed permanent secretary at the Ministry of National Education (1965); was nominated to the post of prime minister (1975); became second president of Republic of Cameroon (6 November 1982); wrote the book Communal Liberalism (1987), translated into English, French, German, and Hebrew; after an attempt of coup d'état (1983), he dissolved Cameroon National Union (CNU) and created his own new party, the Cameroon People's Democratic Movement (CPDM) (1985); won presidential elections (1984, 1988); was forced to accept a multiparty political system; won 71 percent of the vote, presidential elections (2004); decided to amend the constitution for winning another term, after a series of antigovernment strikes, arrests and killings (2008))
Not found inCameroon. President (1982- : Biya). Présentation du VIe plan quinquennal de développement économique, social et culturel, 1986-1991 à l'Assemblée nationale, 1986: t.p. (communication de S.E. Paul Biya, président de la République du Cameroon)
Associated languagefre