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

  • Wed - May 12, 2021: 2021 AFCON - CAF Experts Evaluate Draw Site - AllAfrica News: Cameroon
    [Cameroon Tribune] A delegation of experts from the Confederation of African Football is in the country to prepare ahead of the draw ceremony that has been billed for June 25, 2021.
  • Wed - May 12, 2021: Jailed Convict Charged With Impersonating African Presidents, Fraud - AllAfrica News: Cameroon
    [VOA] Yaounde, Cameroon -- Cameroonian convict Jacques Calvin Eyafa has been bound to a wheelchair at the Yaoundé maximum security prison for the past two years. But authorities say that hasn't stopped him from continuing to steal money from people over the phone.
  • Mon - May 10, 2021: SDF - Party Evaluates Activities - AllAfrica News: Cameroon
    [Cameroon Tribune] This was during aNational ExecutiveCommittee (NEC)meeting chaired by theNational Chairman ofthe party, John Fru Ndion May 8, 2021 in Yaounde.
  • Mon - May 10, 2021: Political Situation in Chad - Envoy Solicits Paul Biya'sorientation - AllAfrica News: Cameroon
    [Cameroon Tribune] The Head of State on Friday, 7thMay, grantedaudience to Abdelkerim Idriss Deby Itno, Deputy Director of Civil Cabinet at the Chadian Presidency.
  • Mon - May 10, 2021: Glomby - Woman, Here Comes Your Chance! - AllAfrica News: Cameroon
    [Cameroon Tribune] The budding singer is working hard to release her first album, barely a year after going professional.