death of Woungly Massaga, figure of the armed struggle for independence

Woungly Massaga, revolutionary pan-Africanist, figure in the armed struggle for Cameroon’s independence, died on Saturday 17 October in Yaoundé at the age of 84.

Nicknamed “Commander Kissamba”, Woungly Massagafut in the late 1960s, one of the leaders of this independence movement that was in conflict with the Cameroonian power 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 gain Carmoun’s independence after the assassination of many of its leaders before becoming its general secretary in the 1980s.

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

Woungly Massaga is the last historical leader of the UPC.

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