President Paul Biya of Cameroon has reshuffled the army hierarchy within the central administration of the Ministry of Defence. The reshuffle comes shortly after a military coup took place in Gabon.
Biya, who is 90 years old and has been in power since 1982, has made a number of changes to the military leadership. The new Chief of Defence Staff is Major General Cyrille Atangana, who replaces General Joseph Beti Assomo. Atangana is a close ally of Biya and is seen as a loyal and experienced officer.
The reshuffle is seen as an attempt by Biya to consolidate his power and prevent a coup in Cameroon. The coup in Gabon has raised concerns about the stability of other countries in the region, including Cameroon.
Biya's reshuffle has been met with mixed reactions. Some people have welcomed the changes, saying that they are necessary to strengthen the military and prevent a coup. Others have criticized the reshuffle, saying that it is a sign of Biya's insecurity and that it will only alienate the military.
It remains to be seen whether Biya's reshuffle will be enough to prevent a coup in Cameroon. The country is facing a number of challenges, including an ongoing conflict with separatists in the English-speaking regions and a struggling economy. If Biya is unable to address these challenges, it could increase the risk of a coup.