Ahmadou Ahidjo

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Ahmadou Ahidjo
1st President of Cameroon
In office
5 May 1960 – 6 November 1981
Vice PresidentJohn Ngu Foncha
Salomon Tandeng Muna
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byPaul Biya
1st Prime Minister of Cameroon
In office
1 January 1960 – 15 May 1960
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byCharles Assalé
Personal details
Born(1924-08-24)24 August 1924
Garoua, British Cameroons
Died30 November 1989(1989-11-30) (aged 65)
Dakar, Senegal
Political partyCU (1958–1966)
CNU (1966–1989)
Spouse(s)Germaine Ahidjo

Ahmadou Babatoura Ahidjo (24 August 1924 – 30 November 1989) was a Cameroonian politician. He was the first President of Cameroon, holding the office from 1960 until 1982.[1]

Ahidjo played a major role Cameroon's independence from France as well as reuniting the French and English-speaking parts of the country. He was also the country's first Prime Minister from January 1960 to May 1960.

Ahidjo resigned from the presidency in 1981, and Paul Biya replaced him. He was accused of being behind a coup plot against Biya in 1984. He was sentenced to death, but he died of a heart attack on 30 November 1989 at the age of 65.

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  1. "Ahmadou Ahidjo | president of Cameroon". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 3 November 2018.