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Cameroon: Minister Atanga Nji sends death threat to the editor of Emergence newspaper

Magnus Biaga, journalist and editor of a private daily "Emergence” with headquarters in Yaoundé, has received a death threat from Minister Atanga Paul Nji for stating that President Biya should step down at 83. 

Paul Atanga Nji, Minister for Special Duties at the presidency of the Republic, Permanent Secretary in the National security Council and CPDM Section President for Mezam I, (North West region) summoned Magnus Biaga to the office of the Minister of Communications, Issa Tchiroma, and in the presence of security officials including the head of Police and the Commander of the Gendarmerie Legion of the Center region issued a death threat to the journalist.

Minister Issa Tchiroma has been contacted by some media houses over the incident but shied away saying he was busy with his high administrative functions. Several Cameroonian journalists are under pressure from the regime following President Biya’s bid to remain in power.

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