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Ahidjo, Ahmadou Babatoura

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Born: 1924 AD
Died: 1989 AD, at 65 years of age.

Nationality: Cameroonian
Categories: Presidents

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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.

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