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 - Jun 22, 2017: Poor Quality, Piracy 'Killing' Artists - AllAfrica News: Cameroon
    [Cameroon Tribune] Despite all the pomp that surrounds the industry; musical artistry in Cameroon is not a trade that can be said to be of wholesome profit to those who ply it
  • Thu - Jun 22, 2017: 2018 State Budget - President Biya Gives Fresh Orientations - AllAfrica News: Cameroon
    [Cameroon Tribune] The Head of State in a circular dated June 20, 2017, instructed Members of Government to submit the draft of the budget at the Presidency, latest October 6, 2017
  • Thu - Jun 22, 2017: Refugees Call for Sustainable Solution - AllAfrica News: Cameroon
    [Cameroon Tribune] Most challenging, they say, are issues of inadequate healthcare, education and feeding
  • Thu - Jun 22, 2017: Windscreen Licences - Reform Yields Fruits - AllAfrica News: Cameroon
    [Cameroon Tribune] Finance Minister Alamine Ousmane Mey answered questions in the Senate on June 21, 2017 during a question time plenary sitting
  • Thu - Jun 22, 2017: Local Development - Government Collaboration Explained - AllAfrica News: Cameroon
    [Cameroon Tribune] The Minister of the Economy, Planning and Regional Development, Louis Paul Motaze answered questions in the Senate on June 21, 2017