Cameroon

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INFORMATION

Capital: Yaounde

Government: Republic; Multiparty Presidential Regime

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

  • Fri - Feb 24, 2017: Race of Hope - Alpinists Round Off Preparations - AllAfrica News: Cameroon
    [Cameroon Tribune] The 2017 edition of the Mount Cameroon Race of Hope will take place tomorrow February 25.
  • Fri - Feb 24, 2017: Bamenda - Fire in Cenajes - AllAfrica News: Cameroon
    [Cameroon Tribune] Suspect arrested, security stepped up on Campus
  • Fri - Feb 24, 2017: Championship Resumes After a Long Wait - AllAfrica News: Cameroon
    [Cameroon Tribune] The professional championship is kicking off five months after the last season due to financial, organisational and infrastructural problems.
  • Fri - Feb 24, 2017: English-speaking Regions Boycott AFCON Trophy - AllAfrica News: Cameroon
    [VOA] Cameroon is still basking in the glory of this month's upset victory at the Africa Cup of Nations. The trophy has been touring major cities in a government bid to bolster national unity. But that plan appears to be backfiring in English-speaking regions where an anti-government strike is deepening.
  • Fri - Feb 24, 2017: An Irreversible Trend - AllAfrica News: Cameroon
    [Cameroon Tribune] The growing influence of the Information and Communication Technologies on daily business activities in the country is no longer a secret. People are increasingly getting involved in new ways of purchases and money transfers, at times without even realising that they are into a virtual society where the language is more on issues like the 'information economy' to notions like 'network society', 'network economy' and 'digital economy', - tendencies which the advent of the computer, Internet and telephone ha