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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: 24,994,885 (2017)

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)



  • Tue - Oct 16, 2018: UN Rights Review of Cameroon Comes At Critical Moment - AllAfrica News: Cameroon
    [HRW] HRW welcomes Cameroon's UPR adoption, which comes at a timely moment for the country.
  • Mon - Oct 15, 2018: South West - People Begin Returning Home - AllAfrica News: Cameroon
    [Cameroon Tribune] Reports from Bus Stations in Bangem, Tiko, Limbe, Kumba, Muyuka, Mamfe, Tombe and in Buea where Cameroon Tribune observed affirmed that there has been a progressive influx of passengers from towns like Douala, Nkongsamba, Yabassi, Yaoundé since October 10, 2018. The travellers are returning after making one of the greatest mass exodus recorded in contemporary times.
  • Mon - Oct 15, 2018: Rugby Championship - Addax Douala Emerges Winner - AllAfrica News: Cameroon
    [Cameroon Tribune] The final between Yuc of Yaounde and Addax of Douala was played at the Presidential Guard Complex on October 13, 2018.
  • Mon - Oct 15, 2018: Buea Markets Regain Bustle and Hustle - AllAfrica News: Cameroon
    [Cameroon Tribune] There was an upsurge of traders from 30 to 1,000 recorded at the Buea Central Market on Saturday October 13, 2018.
  • Mon - Oct 15, 2018: Final Vote Count - Commission Submits Report Today - AllAfrica News: Cameroon
    [Cameroon Tribune] Headed by Essombe Emile, the Commission will today tender the final report of votes publicly counted from the 58 Divisions of the country and Embassies abroad.