Cameroon

Glover Park Group has a $600K-plus contract to represent strife-torn Cameroon, advising its government on ties with the US and relevant institutions.

The one-year contract went into effect Sept. 1. Either party upon receipt of 30 days' notice may terminate the contract. 

If the termination occurs before Feb. 28, Cameroon's embassy will pay the WPP Group unit all monthly fees and expenses through Feb. 28.

The New York Times reported Oct. 6 that Cameroon, an ally with the US on the war on terror,  is on the brink of civil war.

Tens of thousands of people have fled the English-speaking areas of the country that has been ruled in the past by Germany, France and Britain, according to the paper.

Paul Biya, 85, has ruled the African state for 36 years, making him one of the world's longest-serving presidents.

He ran for re-election in the country's Oct. 7 vote.

The Washington Post reported that an opposition leader has declared victory in the election and threatened chaos if he's not declared the winner.

Official results are due Oct. 22.