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Personalities with French nationality are in high public functions in Cameroon

Personalities with French nationality are in high public functions in Cameroon

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Posted On Thursday, 10 November 2016 08:50

Considering the Cameroonian law does not authorise dual citizenship, these people are benefitting from a special dispensation.

Many Cameroonians often talk about these personalities with the French nationality in high offices in the country but without real examples to back their comments. But two cases are on point in this debate on dual citizenship of some bigwigs. These are African footballer of the century Albert Roger Milla, who became a roving ambassador for the Office of the President of the Republic of Cameroon since 2000, and Adolphe Moudiki, Administrating Managing Director of the Société Nationale des Hydrocarbures (SNH) since 2003.

Both personalities regularly openly proceed with their voting duty at the French embassy in Yaoundé, during the different French political elections.

In 2012, for example, during the presidential election in France, Roger Milla and Adolphe Moudiki cast their ballot in the presence of the media. This in compliance with the French constitution which states that, “are voters, in condition set by the law, all French adult nationals of both sexes, in full possession of their civil and political rights”.

But we must recall that Mr Milla and Moudiki are of Cameroonian origin. But, the nationality code in Cameroon, for the moment, does not acknowledge dual citizenship. As it states: “Are no more considered nationals all Cameroonians adults who acquired and voluntarily keep a foreign nationality”.

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Last modified on Thursday, 10 November 2016 08:51

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