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Biography of John NGU FONCHA

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Born on 21/06/1916 (format : day/month/year)

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John Ngu Foncha ( 21 June 1916–10 April 1999) was a Cameroonian politician.

He founded the Kamerun National Democratic Party (KNDP) in 1955 and became Premier of the British Cameroons on 1 February 1959. He held that position until 1 October 1961, when the region merged into a federation with Francophone Cameroon.
From 1 October 1961 to 13 May 1965, Foncha concurrently served as Prime Minister of West Cameroon and Vice-President of the Federal Republic of Cameroon. He held the latter title until 1970.
In 1994, he led a delegation of the secessionist Southern Cameroons National Council (SCNC) to the United Nations to request its backing of the movement's drive for greater autonomy in Cameroon's two English-speaking provinces.
He died in Bamenda, Cameroon on 10 April 1999 at the age of 82.

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