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

  • Tue - Jan 23, 2018: Group C - Tough Race to the Top - AllAfrica News: Cameroon
    [Cameroon Tribune] After two playing days, speculations are high as to which two teams will move on to the knockout stage of the competition given their positions on the group.
  • Tue - Jan 23, 2018: University of Ngaoundere - Extension of Examination Centres - AllAfrica News: Cameroon
    [Cameroon Tribune] Below is a press release from the Rector of the university.
  • Tue - Jan 23, 2018: Place of Women in Politics - Time for Greater Promotion Action - AllAfrica News: Cameroon
    [Cameroon Tribune] The number of women in political positions in Cameroon is staggeringly increasing and more promotion efforts are required to add a new impetus.
  • Tue - Jan 23, 2018: Anatole Maina - 'Government Is Considering Offering Bonuses for Denunciation' - AllAfrica News: Cameroon
    [Cameroon Tribune] Coordinator of the Technical Secretariat of the Inter-ministerial Committee for the Fight against the Cultivation of Marijuana.
  • Tue - Jan 23, 2018: Cultivation of Marijuana - Combat Strategies Intensified - AllAfrica News: Cameroon
    [Cameroon Tribune] The government of Cameroon is stretching full length to combat the cultivation, sale and consumption of diverse drugs in the country. Against a backdrop of an alert issued about two years ago by the highest authority of our country, in order to enable the commitment of the entire government, adequate measures are on course to address the consequences of this plague in our society.