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Chantal Biya
Chantal Biya


First Lady of Cameroon

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Created: 21st Apr 2009
Modified: 21st Apr 2009
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Chantal Biya
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Her Excellency Mrs. Chantal Biya has been the First Lady of Cameroon since her husband President Paul Biya took office in 1994. The Chantal Biya Foundation was created in 1994 to address education and HIV/AIDS. The Chantal Biya Foundation has an extensive array of activities in the areas of maternal and child health, HIV/AIDS, and girls’ education. Her foundation work later led Mrs. Biya to found African Synergy in 2002, in which she remains active as the Founding President. Mrs. Biya is also involved in the Chantal Biya International Reference Center which focuses on HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and training. Launched in February 2006, the Center aims to lead scientific research and facilitate the collaboration of internationally recognized scientists in this field. Mrs. Biya has been the recipient of such honors as the UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Education and Social Inclusion (November 2008)
and the Marie Curie Silver Medal (2006).


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Author: edzekem
Sat Aug 8 22:34:18 2009

Please, President Paul Biya did not take over power in 1994, so can you do well to correct it. Chantal is the second wife he has after the first died.


Author: Voice Of Cameroon
Tue Dec 8 07:20:39 2009

Paul Biya became the president of Cameroon in 1982 (now 27yrs in power). Chantal Biya (born 1971) is the First Lady of Cameroon. She was born in Dimako, East Province, to French expatriate Georges Vigouroux and Miss Doumé pageant winner Rosette Ndongo Mengolo. Chantal Biya spent her adolescence in Yaoundé.[1]

She married President Paul Biya on 23 April 1994, after his first wife, Jeanne-Irène Biya, died in 1992. Chantal Biya and her husband are the most corrupt presidential couples in Africa. Last september, 2009, Paul Biya and his entourage visited France and spend more than 800,000 Euros in less than… [Read Full Text]

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