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  Cameroon (10/06)
Cameroon (13,353 ft.) in the southwest is the highest peak in West Africa and the sixth in Africa.
Cameroon' s first multiparty legislative and presidential elections were held in 1992 followed by municipal elections in 1996 and another round of legislative and presidential elections in 1997.
Cameroon is an active participant in the United Nations, where its voting record demonstrates its commitment to causes that include international peacekeeping, the rule of law, environmental protection, and Third World economic development.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/26431.htm   (3722 words)

 Cameroon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cameroon, officially the Republic of Cameroon, is a unitary republic of central Africa.
It was renamed the United Republic of Cameroon in 1972, and the Republic of Cameroon or République du Cameroun in 1984 (its official languages are English and French).
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en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cameroon   (3288 words)

 WTO | Trade policy review - Cameroon 2001
Cameroon is a founding Member of the WTO and grants at least MFN treatment to all its trading partners.
Cameroon's trade policies and practices are, to a large extent, determined regionally under CEMAC (Communauté économique et monetaire de l'Afrique centrale), which also includes the Central African Republic, Chad, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and the Republic of Congo.
Cameroon is one of the 14 African countries that ratified the Treaty of the Inter-African Conference on Insurance Markets (CIMA), and adopted a common code with respect to the insurance sector.
www.wto.org /english/tratop_e/tpr_e/tp170_e.htm   (3943 words)

 An MBendi Profile: An MBendi Country Profile for Cameroon including economic and travel overviews and directories of ...
Cameroon is situated on the West coast of Africa.
Cameroon is not always able to produce enough food to feed the population, imports include fuel, food, machines, electrical equipment and transport equipment.
Cameroon has a number of chambers of commerce and industry and details of these can be found via our Organisation Search, as can details of relevant government departments.
www.mbendi.co.za /land/af/ca/p0005.htm   (1981 words)

 Mount Cameroon, Cameroon
Mount Cameroon is a poorly studied stratovolcano located in the nation of Cameroon, 180 miles west of the capital of Yaounde.
Cameroon was the site of one of the earliest recorded volcanic eruptions--in the 5th century BC--observed by a Cathaginian ship captain while sailing down the Atlantic Coast of Africa.
Cameroon is located on a seismic fault line that crosses the country of Cameroon.
volcano.und.nodak.edu /vwdocs/current_volcs/cameroon/cameroon.html   (887 words)

 Index of Economic Freedom 2006 - Cameroon
Cameroon's debt rating has been downgraded, based on deterioration in the country's fiscal position.
Cameroon's fiscal burden of government score is 0.1 point worse this year; however, its banking and finance score is 1 point better, and its informal market score is 0.5 point better.
Cameroon is a member of the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC).
www.heritage.org /research/features/index/country.cfm?id=Cameroon   (917 words)

Bantu speakers were among the first groups moved into Cameroon from equatorial Africa, settling in the south and later in the west.
The Muslim Fulani from the Niger basin arrived in the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries and settled in the north.
From 1961 until spring 1972, Cameroon was governed as a federation, with east (formerly French) Cameroon and west (formerly British) Cameroon having individual governments-each with a parliament and ministries-in addition to the federal government structure.
www.uiowa.edu /~africart/toc/countries/Cameroon.html   (368 words)

 Grand Tour of Cameroon Edition of Africa Travel Magazine
Mount Cameroon's rugged peak is the crown jewel of a chain of volcanic mountains that are strung like a giant pearl necklace along the Cameroon Nigeria border.
Our travels in Cameroon will eventually be compiled in a book that will help future travelers from North America enjoy this fascinating country to the fullest.
Throughout Cameroon there are areas of thermal springs for those who like an outdoor health spa retreat.
www.africa-ata.org /cameroon.htm   (1062 words)

 BBC NEWS | World | Africa | Country profiles | Country profile: Cameroon
The modern state of Cameroon was created in 1961 by the unification of two former colonies, one British and one French.
Cameroon began its independence with a bloody insurrection which was suppressed only with the help of French forces.
Born in 1933, Paul Biya was educated in Cameroon and France, where he studied law at the Sorbonne.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/africa/country_profiles/1042937.stm   (565 words)

 Cameroon Travel Guide | Cameroon Travel Information Guide
It is now a cliche to say that Cameroon is Africa in miniature but, as with cliches sometimes, there is an element of truth in the statement: everything you would expect from the African continent seems to be consolidated in Cameroon.
French Cameroon achieved independence in 1957 and a plebiscite was soon held to decide the future of British Cameroon — the northern provinces voted to become part of Nigeria, while the south opted for union with French Cameroon.
Relations with Nigeria, Cameroon’s powerful neighbour, are also awkward as the result of several outstanding border disputes (linked in part to control of the oil-rich Niger delta); the main one, involving an area known as the Bakassi peninsula, has seen occasional small-scale military clashes between the two sides.
www.worldtravelguide.net /country/49/country_guide/Africa/Cameroon.html   (379 words)

 French Colonies - Cameroon
The jungles of the south and the savannas of the north are suggested by the green and yellow stripes.
The Republic of Cameroon is an independent state in western Africa bordered by Nigeria to the northwest; Chad to the northeast; the Central African Republic to the east; Congo-Brazzaville, Equatorial Guinea, and Gabon to the south; and the Atlantic Ocean to the southwest (see map).
Cameroon is mainly rural, and the central and southeastern parts of the country are sparsely populated.
www.discoverfrance.net /Colonies/Cameroon.shtml   (1371 words)

 Travel Advice for Cameroon - Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Police checkpoints are common in Cameroon and the police may request payments from drivers and other occupants of the vehicle.
Cameroon is a very conservative society and you should dress and behave so as not to offend.
Medical facilities in urban areas of Cameroon are limited and are inadequate in the rural areas.
www.smartraveller.gov.au /zw-cgi/view/Advice/Cameroon   (1989 words)

 Cameroon national football team - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Cameroon national football team, nicknamed Lions Indomptables (Indomitable Lions), is the national team of Cameroon and is controlled by the Fédération Camerounaise de Football.
Cameroon qualified for the 2002 World Cup in Korea-Japan clinching first place in their group which included Angola, Zambia, and Togo.
Cameroon had been successful in the African Cup of Nations qualifying fourteen times and winning it four times most recently in 2002.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cameroon_national_football_team   (783 words)

 An MBendi Profile: An MBendi Industry (Sector) Profile for Cameroon: Mining including economic overview and directories ...
Geologically, Cameroon is characterised by Archaean basement, Proterozoic volcano – sedimentary packages (similar to that of the auriferous Birimian Belt of West Africa) and several late stage intrusive phases.
Alucam is Cameroon's largest company, and its aluminium smelter is producing and exporting some 90,000 t/y of aluminium from bauxite imported from Guinea.
The scientific objective is under the responsibility of the Ministry of Scientific and Technical Research, which oversees a variety of research institutes in the areas of geology and geophysics, hydrology, and energy.
www.mbendi.co.za /indy/ming/mingca.htm   (1081 words)

 Where do you want to go birding in Cameroon today?
Cameroon is probably the most accessible country in West-Central Africa with a host of exciting species.
Cameroon is highly diverse with typical lowland tropical rainforests in the south and west to the Pro-Sahelian savanna in the north, and from rolling plains to volcanic beaches and mangrove swamps.
Cameroon is home to 8 of the 10 African bird families and has at least 874 species but probably quite a lot more as there are areas in Cameroon where just a handful of ornithologists have ever been.
www.camacdonald.com /birding/africacameroon.htm   (926 words)

 Cameroon: History, Geography, Government, and Culture — FactMonster.com
Cameroon is a Central African nation on the Gulf of Guinea, bordered by Nigeria, Chad, the Central African Republic, the Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, and Gabon.
Mount Cameroon (13,350 ft; 4,069 m), near the coast, is the highest elevation in the country.
Mount Cameroon - Cameroon, Mount, active volcano, 13,354 ft (4,070 m) high, in the Cameroon Highlands, W Cameroon;...
www.factmonster.com /ipka/A0107382.html   (644 words)

 Islamic World.Net: Countries   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Elephants of Cameroon - join the North Carolina Zoo and a team of researchers on an interactive project to track and study elephants in Northern Cameroon.
Cameroon Community Forum - A weblog (blog) is an online journal you can use to share thoughts, ideas, gripes, project status, or anything else you want.
Muna, Bachot - a vocalist, composer, and pianist from Cameroon.
islamic-world.net /countries/cameroon.htm   (510 words)

 Cameroon - Photos, Maps, Videos, Flags, Facts, More -- National Geographic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Cameroon, in West Africa, is a mixture of desert plains in the north, mountains in the central regions, and tropical rain forest in the south.
The Republic of Cameroon is a union of two former United Nations trust territories—French Cameroun, which became independent in 1960, and southern British Cameroons, which joined it after a 1961 UN-sponsored referendum.
The UN is working with both Cameroon and Nigeria to implement the ICJ ruling.
www3.nationalgeographic.com /places/countries/country_cameroon.html   (434 words)

 Cameroon Visa Application - Tourist Visas, Business Visas, Expedited Visas - Cameroon Page
The former French Cameroon and part of British Cameroon merged in 1961 to form the present country.
Cameroon has generally enjoyed stability, which has permitted the development of agriculture, roads, and railways, as well as a petroleum industry.
Cameroon's estimated 250 ethnic groups form five large regional -- cultural groups: western highlanders (or grassfielders), including the Bamileke, Bamoun, and many smaller entities in the northwest (est.
www.travisa.com /Cameroon/cameroonvisa.htm   (396 words)

 Cameroon travel guide - Wikitravel
While Cameroon is not the largest country in Africa, in some ways it's as large as Africa itself.
The roads in the north are paved between cities and even the dirt roads tend to be in decent condition due to the lack of rain.
Cameroon is rich with choice when it comes to good beer due to its past as a German and later French colony.
wikitravel.org /en/Cameroon   (807 words)

 allAfrica.com: Cameroon
Assistant Coach of the Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon, Enow Ngachu, has conceded that the Black Queens of Ghana deserved their 2-1 victory in Tuesday's Group B match in Ughelli.
Support for the traditional institutions of the North West Province is expected to be at its best at the Bamenda Congress hall on November 4, to complete the multipurpose cultural centre of the North West Fons Union (NOWEFU).
Cameroon's Olympic team is to tour Asia this month in preparation for the Beijing 2008 qualifying tournament.
allafrica.com /cameroon   (614 words)

 Cameroon - Amnesty International   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Eight gendarmes were tried by a military tribunal in connection with the “disappearance” of nine teenagers in Douala in 2001.
Cameroon: Human rights defender targeted and harassed on the eve of a major international human rights conference
Detainees were held without charge, sometimes for several months, in breach of national law which states that detainees should be referred to a judicial authority to be either charged or released within 72 hours of arrest.
web.amnesty.org /report2003/Cmr-summary-eng   (885 words)

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