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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)



  • Fri - Oct 18, 2019: Cameroon Drop Eto'o From Squad to Brazil - AllAfrica News: Cameroon
    [This Day] Etienne Eto'o, the son of African football legend Samuel Eto'o, will not play at this year's U-17 World Cup in Brazil after he was left out of Cameroon coach Thomas Libiih's final 21-man squad.
  • Fri - Oct 18, 2019: North West - Repentant Fighter Steals Show At SDO Installation - AllAfrica News: Cameroon
    [Cameroon Tribune] Apologetic "Amba" fighter, Ikom Policarp was topical during the commissioning of new Menchum SDO, Abdoulahi Aliou in Wum on October 16, 2019
  • Fri - Oct 18, 2019: Rwanda - President Kagame in CAR - AllAfrica News: Cameroon
    [Cameroon Tribune] Rwandan President Paul Kagame was in the Central African Republic (CAR) for a one-day official visit. While in Bangui, Mr Kagame held talks with his Central African counterpart, Faustin Archange Touadéra. Even though the two Heads of State have already met several times out of the country, Tuesday October 15, 2019 visit was his first in the CAR, since the election of Faustin Archange Touadéra in 2016. During his stay in CAR, several bilateral agreements were signed in the economic and mining
  • Fri - Oct 18, 2019: Ending Conflict in NW/SW - Women's Group Decries Atrocities, Pray for Peace - AllAfrica News: Cameroon
    [Cameroon Tribune] Ia Church Service programme called Candle Light Vigil at PC Buea Town, the women said enough is enough on separatists killings, cutting of hands, kidnappings for ransom of Anglophones in the two regions.
  • Fri - Oct 18, 2019: In-Vitro Fertilisation Success Rate Continues - AllAfrica News: Cameroon
    [Cameroon Tribune] The hospital has delivered its 160th baby amidst the retrieval of some 50 Ooctytes from three women and 10 embryo transfer for future IVF babies.