The President of the Republic, Paul Biya, arrived around 4:30 PM at the international airport of Yaounde Nsimalen this Sunday, October 23, 2016.
He got the traditional host device: warm handful of hands up to the barons of the regime, hearings and popular ovations. Paul Biya and his official party then returned to the Unity Palace from where they left Friday, September 16, 2016.
Absent from the country for 37 days, Paul Biya officially returned from a strange land to his people. When he left Yaounde on September 16, a statement from the presidency of the Civil Cabinet of the Republic announced that the Head of State went to the United States to the 71st session of the UN, held from 19 September 26, 2016. But, Paul Biya had left New York, the day before the closing date of the General Assembly of the United Nations to a kept secret destination. He spent 27 days. During his long absence, Cameroon was particularly shaken by the vitriolic Memorandum of the Mfoundi patriarchs and road disasters of Mányai and rail of Eseka with a provisional toll of 70 dead.