Cameroon

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INFORMATION

Capital: Yaoundé

Government: Unitary Dominant-Party Presidential Republic

Current President: Paul Biya

Economy:

  • Modest oil reserves and favorable agricultural conditions lend Cameroon one of the best-endowed primary commodity economies in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Commercial and economic leader in the sub-region.
  • Highly dependent on commodity exports.
  • Despite this, the economy in Cameroon suffers from economic mismanagement, pervasive corruption, and a challenging business environment (for local and foreign investors).

Population: 23,135,000 (2014)

Land Size: 475,442 sq km (183,568 sq miles)

Major Ethic Groups:

  • Cameroon Highlanders (Bamileke, Bamoun): 31%
  • Equatorial Bantu (Bassa, Douala): 19%
  • Kirdi: 11%
  • Fulani: 10%
  • Northwestern Bantu: 8%
  • Eastern Nigritic: 7%
  • Other African: 13%
  • Non-African: < 1%
Religions:

  • Indigenous beliefs: 40%
  • Christian: 40%
  • Muslim: 20%

Language(s):

  • Budu
  • Beti
  • Pidgin
  • English (official)
  • French (official)

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RECENT NEWS

  • Thu - Nov 23, 2017: Inflation in 2017 - Basic Commodity Prices Hike By 0.6 Per Cent - AllAfrica News: Cameroon
    [Cameroon Tribune] A recent report published by the National Institute of Statistic shows that the rate stood at 1.1 per cent in the first nine months of last year.
  • Thu - Nov 23, 2017: Japoma Stadium - Work On Good Footing - AllAfrica News: Cameroon
    [Cameroon Tribune] The edifice is beginning to emerge from the ground as the skeleton to host the main tribune is now visible even from a distance.
  • Thu - Nov 23, 2017: Tuks Judokas Chasing Medals in Cameroon - AllAfrica News: Cameroon
    [Sascoc] The Tuks judokas are in with a real chance to medal at this weekend's African Cup Tournament in Cameroon.
  • Thu - Nov 23, 2017: North West Discovers ANAFOOT - AllAfrica News: Cameroon
    [Cameroon Tribune] Visiting General Manager of the National Football Academy announces imminent recruitment of the best raw talents into the pioneer batch of the Academy.
  • Thu - Nov 23, 2017: Economic Growth - Africans Want Publishing Industry Key Pillar - AllAfrica News: Cameroon
    [Cameroon Tribune] A high level regional conference on the publishing industry in Africa and its role in education and economic growth is taking place in Yaounde.