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Fo Angwafo III. of Mankon, Northwest Province, Cameroon | by Alfred Weidinger
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Fo Angwafo III. of Mankon, Northwest Province, Cameroon

Camera: Leica M Monochrom

Lens: Leica M Summilux 75mm, 1.4


Born in1925, on May 1, into the prominent and influential royal family of Mankon in the Bamenda Grassfields of Cameroon, Solomon Anyeghamotü Ndefru attended the Aggrey Memorial College Arochuku, Eastern Nigeria, from 1945-1950, where he obtained the Senior Cambridge Secondary School Certificate. He later enrolled in the University College Ibadan, Nigeria, and graduated with a Diploma in Agriculture in 1953. Until he was enthroned as the twentieth king of Mankon in 1959, he was the Chief of Agricultural Technicians in Wum. As Fo Angwafo III. S.A.N. of Mankon, one of the most educated traditional rulers at the dawn of independence, he succeeded into Parliament. He has served as First National Vice-President of Paul Biya´s Cameroon People´s Democratic Movement since 1990. He accompanied President Paul Biya to Auckland, New Zealand, in 1995 when Cameroon was admitted into the Commonwealth of Nations.

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Taken on August 20, 2012