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World Cameroon: death of Woungly Massaga, figure of the armed struggle for independence

12:05  18 october  2020
12:05  18 october  2020 Source:   rfi.fr

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Woungly Massaga, revolutionary Pan-Africanist, figure of the armed struggle for the independence of Cameroon, passed away Saturday, October 17 in Yaoundé, at the age of 84.

Nicknamed "Commander Kissamba", Woungly Massaga was at the end of the 1960s one of the leaders of this independence movement then in conflict with the Cameroonian power of Ahamadou Ahidjo and France. He died in Yaoundé on Saturday October 17 at the age of 84.

In the early 1970s, he revived the UPC, a party founded to obtain the independence of Carmoun, after the assassination of many of its leaders, before becoming its secretary general in the 1980s.

Woungly Massaga had also advised several presidents such as Ghanaian Kwame Nkrumah and Angolan Agostinho Neto.

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