Ahmadou Ahidjo et JFK

Ahmadou Babatoura Ahidjo (24 August 1924 - 30 November 1989) was the first President of Cameroon from 1960 until 1982.Contents[hide] * 1 Early life * 2 Political career * 3 Notes * 4 References[edit] Early lifeAhidjo was born in Garoua, a major river port along the Benue River in northern Cameroun, which was at the time a French mandate territory.[1] His father was a Fulani village chief, while his mother was a Fulani of slave descent. Ahidjos mother raised him as a Muslim and sent him to Quranic school as a child. In 1932, he began attending local government primary school. After failing his first school certification examination in 1938, Ahidjo worked for a few months in the veterinary service. He returned to school and obtained his school certification a year later.[1] Ahidjo spent the next three years attending secondary school at the Ecole Priamaire Superieure in Yaound?, the capital of the mandate, studying for a career in the civil service. At school, Ahidjo also played soccer a