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Capital: Yaoundé

Government: Unitary Dominant-Party Presidential Republic

Current President: Paul Biya


  • 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: 25,640,965 (2018)

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%

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


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



  • Thu - Apr 9, 2020: Disarmament, Reintegration Committee - Great Opportunity to Peacefully Solve Security Crisis - AllAfrica News: Cameroon
    [Cameroon Tribune] The presidential decree of November 30, 2018 establishing the National Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration Committee is practical solution to sociopolitical crisis.
  • Thu - Apr 9, 2020: All Hands Needed for Normalcy in NW, SW - AllAfrica News: Cameroon
    [Cameroon Tribune] The much-cherished dream of a quick return to normalcy in the North West and South West Regions, which regrettably still remains an unrealised dream for over three years running now, is by every means one of the teething challenges of Cameroon and its Head of State. And for the umpteenth time, President Paul Biya has expressed his worry on the situation, praying all and sundry to put constructive hands on deck to jointly bail the country out of the dilemma as soon as possible. For, it is only in peace and
  • Thu - Apr 9, 2020: Douala - City Mayor Take Bike Riders Along - AllAfrica News: Cameroon
    [Cameroon Tribune] The commercial bike riders were offered masks and jackets carrying key sensitization messages.
  • Thu - Apr 9, 2020: Postal Sector - Empowered for Economic Growth Pillar Mission - AllAfrica News: Cameroon
    [Cameroon Tribune] The bill governing the Postal Activity in Cameroon was adopted during a plenary sitting of the National Assembly on April 7, 2020.
  • Wed - Apr 8, 2020: South West - Testing Barrier At Mungo Bridge - AllAfrica News: Cameroon
    [Cameroon Tribune] The top administrative brass of the Region accompanied their chief executive to install a medical check station at the Mungo Bridge last Saturday.