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Ahidjo, Ahmadou Babatoura

Born: 1924 AD
Died: 1989 AD
Nationality: Cameroonian
Categories: Presidents

1934 – Born on the 24th of August in Garoua, Cameroon.

1940 – He entered the politics of French Cameroun.

1960 – He was elected president of Cameroon when it gained independence.

       – He experienced a rebellion from a group known as the Union of the Peoples of Cameroon.

1965 – He was reelected, gradually establishing the complete dominance of his own party and outlawing all others.

1970 – He created an unpopular constitution which ended the autonomy of British Cameroon and established unitary rule.

       – He ruled Cameroon under a dictatorial leadership and his country became the most stable in Africa.

1982 – He resigned, ostensibly for health reasons, on the 6th of November.

1983 – He had a major feud with his successor, Paul Biya.

1984 – He had fled the country and been sentenced to death in absentia for participation in a plot against Biya.

1989 – He died on the 30th of November in Dekar, Senegal.