Tuesday, October 4, 2011
This morning on BBC's Africa service I heard an interview with a member of President Biya's cabinet. The reporter was hitting him hard on the subject of roads, noting that 1. less than 10% of Cameroon's roads are paved and 2. the "ring road" that was promised to the people of the NW Province in 1984 still hasn't been completed. She asked him why he thought that people would vote for the President, and he replied, "As you know, the people of Cameroon are known above all for their patience. They understand that it is good and right to support their President! And we all know that he who laughs last, laughs best."