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: 27,744,989 (2020)

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%
Religions:

  • Indigenous beliefs: 40%
  • Christian: 40%
  • Muslim: 20%

Language(s):

  • Budu
  • Beti
  • Pidgin
  • English (official)
  • French (official)

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RECENT NEWS

  • Tue - Jul 7, 2020: Heavy Rains Hit Douala - AllAfrica News: Cameroon
    [Cameroon Tribune] Persistent Torrential downpour has left the city in a sea of water with differing fortunes on inhabitants.
  • Tue - Jul 7, 2020: Faits Divers - Corpse Mutilated of Organs - AllAfrica News: Cameroon
    [Cameroon Tribune] The mortuary attendant of the Tergal hospital in Douala is suspected of trafficking in human organs after a corpse was found mutilated of its organs in the mortuary of the hospital. The mortuary attendant is said to have wanted to put the corpse in the coffin alone and seal it under the pretext that it had decayed. But when the family insisted on seeing the corpse, they discovered that the corpse had been operated upon though the deceased didn't die from an accident or surgical operation. Upon a closer exa
  • Tue - Jul 7, 2020: Yaounde Damas-Neighbourhood - Investigation Opens After Explosive Device Detonates - AllAfrica News: Cameroon
    [Cameroon Tribune] The population of the Capital City have been called upon not to panic but cooperate with the government for the culprits to be brought to book.
  • Tue - Jul 7, 2020: Douala - Man Dies in Hotel - AllAfrica News: Cameroon
    [Cameroon Tribune] A man from North West extraction died recently in a hotel in Douala apparently from a stroke that was poorly handled by a local clinic in Douala. The man, whose names have been withheld, came from Muyuka apparently after suffering a mild strike given that he was breathing heavily. The clinic conducted some test and gave the man an appointment for the next day. So he decided to take a hotel room and spend the night but his case grew worse over night as he died in the helpless arms of his wife who accompanie
  • Tue - Jul 7, 2020: What Role for the Multinational Joint Task Force in Fighting Boko Haram? - AllAfrica News: Cameroon
    [ICG] The Executive Summary of the ICG report,"What Role for the Multinational Joint Task Force in Fighting Boko Haram".