Sources close to the Presidency of the Republic announce the Head of State in private residence in another European country.
Officially, President Paul Biya and his wife went to Italy for a state visit between Monday 20 and Wednesday 22 March 2017. But after this state visit, Paul Biya, his wife Chantal Biya and their children, Went to visit the Pope in the Vatican on Thursday 23 March. In principle, the President of the Republic and his official suite were to return to Yaounde on Friday, March 24, 2017.
But according to our sources, only the members of the government who were in the official suite took charge of Cameroon while the presidential family took over the leadership of another European country. We talk about Switzerland where Geneva, the favorite retirement town of Paul Biya, is located. His last stay in this city in October 2016 was seriously disrupted by activists members of the diaspora’s citizens’ organizations, opposed to Paul Biya’s thirty-year-old regime.
Renowned as a great traveler, the Cameroonian Head of State spent five months in his native country before resuming his journey abroad thanks to the invitation of his Italian counterpart Sergio Mattarella.