Agence France-PresseMarch 17, 2014 11:50
Cameroonian singer Lapiro de Mbanga, a critic of President Paul Biya whose song "Constipated Constitution" became a protest anthem and cost him three years in jail, has died.
He died of cancer on Sunday in Buffalo, in the northeast of the United States, where he had been granted asylum a year after his release from prison, friends said. He was 56.
"I am sad he left us so early," Joshua Osih, the deputy chairman of the opposition Social Democratic Front of which Mbanga was a member, told AFP.