Joseph Charles Doumba, Cameroonian politician, Died at 81

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Joseph Charles Doumba was born on February 2, 1936, and died on March 5, 2017

He was a Cameroonian politician.

He was first appointed to the government of Cameroon as Minister of Information and Culture in 1974, Doumba was Secretary-General of the Cameroon People’s Democratic Movement (RDPC) from 1992 to 2007.

He was designated as Secretary-General of the RDPC, the ruling party, on 10 March 1992.

Doumba was viewed as strongly loyal to President Paul Biya.

His poor health was highlighted by the visible difficulty he had in giving a speech at an RDPC extraordinary congress in July 2006.

Because of his declining health, party affairs were largely managed by Owona until Biya, in his capacity as National President of the RDPC, appointed Rene Sadi to succeed Doumba on 4 April 2007.

At the same time, Doumba appointed Doumba as Roving Ambassador at the Presidency of the Republic.

Joseph Charles Doumba passed away at 81 years old.

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