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Ahmadou Ahidjo
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1st President of Cameroon
In office
5 May 1960 – 6 November 1981
Vice President John Ngu Foncha
Salomon Tandeng Muna
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Paul Biya
1st Prime Minister of Cameroon
In office
1 January 1960 – 15 May 1960
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Charles Assalé
Personal details
Born (1924-08-24)24 August 1924
Garoua, British Cameroons
Died 30 November 1989(1989-11-30) (aged 65)
Dakar, Senegal
Nationality Cameroonian
Political party CU (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 1981.

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. Ahudjo was accused of being behind a coup plot against Biya in 1984. He Ahidjo was sentenced to death, but he died of a heart attack on 30 November 1989 at the age of 65.

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