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: 27,744,989 (2020)

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

Major Ethnic 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

  • Fri - Sep 18, 2020: Calls for Uprising - Political Class, Civil Society Continuously Condemn - AllAfrica News: Cameroon
    [Cameroon Tribune] Cameroon's political class, civil society organisations and individuals have stood up as one man to continuously condemn calls by some political party leaders and their cohorts to engage in uprisings, street and other sorts of public demonstrations against State institutions. The Cameroon Renaissance Movement (CRM) that called for the boycott of the February 9, 2020 twin legislative and municipal council elections and has also given conditions for the holding of the December 6, 2020 election of Regional Co
  • Fri - Sep 18, 2020: Sustainable Development - Deputy House Speaker Launches Foundation - AllAfrica News: Cameroon
    [Cameroon Tribune] Known as the Monjowa Lifaka Foundation, it was launched in Buea on September 16, 2020.
  • Fri - Sep 18, 2020: New Bell Health District - African Synergy Donates Anti Covid-19 Materials - AllAfrica News: Cameroon
    [Cameroon Tribune] The gifts were handing on Tuesday September 8, 2020 in Douala.
  • Fri - Sep 18, 2020: CHAN 2021 - Intermediate Lions Resume Training - AllAfrica News: Cameroon
    [Cameroon Tribune] The first session took place yesterday, September 16, 2020 at the CAF Excellence Centre in Mbankomo near Yaounde.
  • Fri - Sep 18, 2020: Nature Protection - WWF Launches 2020 Living Planet Report - AllAfrica News: Cameroon
    [Cameroon Tribune] The was during a ceremony chaired yesterday, September 16, 2020 by the Minister Delegate at the Ministry of Environment, Nature Protection and Sustainable Development.