Tuesday, 30 October 2018

The Story Of Cameroon’s First President Who Unified Its French and English Regions In 1961

On May 5, 1960, Ahmadou Babatoura Ahidjo became Cameroon’s first president. He would hold that post until 1982. 

 Ahidjo’s first entry into politics was in 1942 when he became a member of Cameroon’s Representative Assembly at the young age of 23.
Ahmadou Babatoura Ahidjo
Ahidjo was a passionate nationalist and Pan-Africanist who ushered his country into independence in 1960 and governed Cameroon in an unpopular but effective manner that enabled it to be one of the most stabilized in western Africa. His tactics were deemed conservative and authoritarian.
Ahidjo was born on August 24, 1924, in Garoua, Cameroun. His father was a Fulani village chief and his mother was a Fulani born from slave descendants. The Story Of Cameroon’s First President Who Unified Its French and English Regions In 1961

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