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

  • Fri - Jul 21, 2017: Bamenda - Euphoria Welcomes Camair-Co - AllAfrica News: Cameroon
    [Cameroon Tribune] Transport Minister, Edgard Alain Mebe Ngo'o mobilized population in the inaugural flight yesterday to reconnect with the air carrier.
  • Fri - Jul 21, 2017: What Users Will See As From January - AllAfrica News: Cameroon
    [Cameroon Tribune] Broad roads, gyratory, sizeable culverts and pedestrian tracks, parking spaces, a superior road and vertical and horizontal road signs are awaited.
  • Fri - Jul 21, 2017: Boko Haram - Amnesty Accuse Cameroon Military of War Crime - AllAfrica News: Cameroon
    [Daily Trust] Amnesty International has accused the Cameroon military of war crimes including beating, drowning and killing of Boko Haram suspects.
  • Thu - Jul 20, 2017: Forces Tortured Boko Haram Suspects - Amnesty - AllAfrica News: Cameroon
    [Al Jazeera] Cameroon forces have killed and tortured dozens of people accused of supporting Boko Haram, often without evidence, in the fight against the armed group, Amnesty International said.
  • Thu - Jul 20, 2017: Yaounde Conference Centre - Revamped Edifice Reopens - AllAfrica News: Cameroon
    [Cameroon Tribune] The Prime Minister, Head of Government will officially inaugurate the rehabilitated building today.