Founder and Chairman of the Social Democratic Front, the main opposition party in Cameroon. He is in frequent opposition of President Biya, who he considers to be a dictator.
He had jobs running a bookstore and heading a football club.
He ran for President of Cameroon in 1992 and 2011, and lost both times.
He launched a memorial fund in honor of his late wife Rose in 2005, which donates money to causes she held dear.
He attended the inauguration of President Bill Clinton.