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Joseph Dion Ngute (born March 12, 1954) is a Cameroonian politician currently serving as the 9th Prime Minister of Cameroon, following his appointment in January 2019. He succeeded Philémon Yang, who had held the post since 2009.[1]

Joseph Dion Ngute
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9th Prime Minister of Cameroon
Assumed office
4 January 2019
PresidentPaul Biya
Preceded byPhilémon Yang
Personal details
Born (1954-03-12) 12 March 1954 (age 65)
Bongong Barombi, British Cameroons
Political partyRDPC
Alma materUniversity of Warwick
University of Yaounde


Ngute graduated with a Ph.D in law from the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom. In 1991, he served as the director of the Advanced School of Administration and Magistracy. In 1997, he entered government, serving as the Minister Delegate to the Minister of External Relations. In March 2018 he was appointed Minister of special duties at the Presidency of the Republic.[2][1]

Personal lifeEdit

Ngute comes from the English-speaking southwestern region of Cameroon (former Southern Cameroons ), and is also a local tribal chief.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Dion Ngute appointed as Cameroon's new Prime Minister". 4 January 2019. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Who Is Joseph Dion Ngute, Cameroon's New PM". Cameroon News Agency. 4 January 2019. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Joseph Dion Ngute appointed Prime Minister of Cameroon". Retrieved 10 January 2019.
Political offices
Preceded by
Philémon Yang
Prime Minister of Cameroon