June 14, 1947: Philémon Yunji Yang was born in Jiketum-Oku, located in the Bui division of North West Province. Studies Law at the University of Yaoundé and goes on to become a prosecutor at the Court of Appeal in Buea.
January 1975: He was appointed as Deputy Minister of Territorial Administration.
November 1979: Made Minister of Mines & Energy.
February 1984: Excluded from government after another reshuffle.
October 1984: Was made an Ambassador to Canada (later changed to High Commissioner when Cameroon joined the Commonwealth of Nations in 1995). Serves in this position for more than 20 years and also served as a Dean of the Diplomatic Corps in Canada for about 10 years.
December 2004: Appointed as Assistant Secretary General of the Presidency of Cameroon.
June 2009: Made Prime Minister of Cameroon.
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