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  Cameroon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Republic of Cameroon is a unitary republic of central Africa.
Originally a German colony, the former French Cameroon and part of British Cameroons merged in 1961 to form the Federal Republic of Cameroon which in 1972 was renamed the United Republic of Cameroon; since 1984 the country is known as the Republic of Cameroon or République du Cameroun (its official languages are English and French).
Cameroon has generally enjoyed stability, which has permitted the development of agriculture, roads, and railways, as well as a petroleum industry.
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An effective transportation infrastructure was necessary to facilitate attainment of the colonial objective of exploitation, particularly the movement of priced natural resources from the hinterland to seaports for onward transmission to the metropolis or colonial master nations.
Also, the fact that colonial transport infrastructure development policy was avowedly biased in favour of areas with immediate economic potential and/or those of military importance, provides some explanation for the fact that at the eve of independence, after several decades of colonial rule, most areas in the country remained inaccessible.
It is therefore not surprising that vast areas, hence populations in Cameroon XE "Cameroon: Republic of Cameroon: West: East Cameroun"  remain disconnected from the rest of the country because of poor transport infrastructure or the total lack thereof.
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 Cameroon article - Cameroon Africa Nigeria Chad Central African Republic Republic Congo - What-Means.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The former French Cameroon and part of British Cameroons merged in 1961 to form the Federal Republic of Cameroon which in 1972 was renamed the United Republic of Cameroon; since 1984 the country is known as the Republic of Cameroon.
The latest elections were in 1997 with the next scheduled for late 2004.
Cameroon article - Cameroon definition - what means Cameroon
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 Cameroon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The United Republic of Cameroon is a unitary republic of central Africa.
Main article: History of Cameroon The first inhabitants of Cameroon were the pygmy Baka tribes.
The Bantu language originated in the highlands of Cameroon, but may of its speakers moved out before foreign invaders came into the nation.
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 1Up Travel > Cameroon > Travel & Tourism | Tourist Guide to Cameroon
Although the Portuguese arrived on Cameroon's coast in the 1500s, malaria prevented significant European settlement and conquest of the interior until the late 1870s, when large supplies of the malaria suppressant, quinine, became available.
The early European presence in Cameroon was primarily devoted to coastal trade and the acquisition of slaves.
Beginning in 1884, all of present-day Cameroon and parts of several of its neighbors became the German colony of Kamerun, with a capital first at Buea and later at Yaounde.
www.1uptravel.com /international/africa/cameroon   (906 words)

 allAfrica.com: Cameroon: Enhancing Tourism Through Transportation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
And so there is a direct link between advances in transportation and growth in the tourism industry.
As demand grows, transport capacity has become an increasingly critical factor in facilitating or hindering the expansion of tourism.
For many destinations, the constraints posed by transportation and its infrastructure, especially airports and roads, constitutes the biggest obstacle to growth.
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 Discovering Cameroon: Africa in One Country
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.
Cameroon hosted a highly successful Ecotourism, Commerce and Investment Symposium in 2001, which we enjoyed to the fullest as a learning experience and an example of African hospitality at its best.
The venue was Yaounde, Cameroon in early December and it was followed by an Eco tour of the country by North American travel agents and journalists.
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Cameroon has selected the fixed spread loan, denominated in dollars (which matches the currency of project revenues); it would have a five-year grace period, followed by a ten-year repayment period, with level repayment of principal.
In addition, various oil export transportation alternatives were considered, including: (a) trucking the crude by road to a railhead and then shipping it via the rail system; (b) using river transport; and (c) the construction of a pipeline, with on-shore storage/loading marine terminals; and (d) a pipeline with off- shore storage/loading facilities.
Cameroon Returns to Cameroon: Under the project, Cameroon will be entitled to receive (a) a transit fee for every barrel of oil that goes through the Cameroon portion of the pipeline; (b) a corporate income tax on COTCO; and (c) dividends from its equity participation in COTCO.
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 Incorporating Cameroonian Culture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Purpose: This lesson aims at giving students a basic understanding of what transportation is like in Cameroon and helping them make comparisons between transportation in Cameroon and the U.S. This lesson may be incorporated into a textbook unit that discusses different forms of transportation and related vocabulary and verbs.
At the beginning of the 20th century motor transport was introduced to Cameroon by the Germans who also built narrow gauge railroads in the coastal plantations.
She has just arrived in Cameroon and is taking a taxi from the airport to a hotel in Douala (locate Douala on the map).
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 Cameroon Travel Tips | iExplore
In addition, there is a danger of mugging and banditry in Cameroon, including car-hijacking and robbery, often armed and violent, particularly in Douala, Yaoundé, Kribi and Maroua.
Petty theft is common on trains, coaches and bush-taxis, and visitors to Cameroon who rely on its transport are urged to remain vigilant.
Bus services also have a reputation for being dangerous, as road safety is not a priority for Cameroon drivers and accidents are common.
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We think that the Air Cameroon plane crash [mid-Dec. gk] caused mail to be rerouted for quite a while and thus delayed [mail] so that, for example, this week we received Gwen's 1 Dec and 15 Dec letters but have yet to receive her 8 Dec letter.
The machete is extremely common in Cameroon and is an all purpose substitute for axes, lawn mowers, edge trimmers, hedge trimmers and chain saws, although I must admit recalling hearing a number of chain saws three times and actually seeing a lawn mower once.
Says Ed, "This is Cameroon transportation at its best." I was weary and nauseous; Ed was chatty and regaling me with adventures he experienced on the cross country bike trip in '91 with Gwen, Norm and John.
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 Cameroon- Douala and the Ngondo Festival
Speaking of the weather, this occasion was typical of most days during our month long stay in Cameroon, deep blue skies, puffy cotton candy clouds, and just the right measure of sun shine to make it comfortable.
While Douala is not the capital of Cameroon, it is the most significant city in terms of population, and the economic role it plays in the overall economy.
Hospitality Plus: When tourists arrive in Cameroon they are not left to themselves because according to local custom, the visitor is full-fledged member of the Cameroon family.
www.bcscene.com /cameroon_festivals.htm   (698 words)

 Chad-Cameroon Petroleum Development and Pipeline Project
Cameroon’s telecommunications network gained from optical-fiber cables laid in the same trench as the pipeline.
The senior Archeologist formally overseeing the Cameroon program is now providing technical assistance to the Chadian program and the Chadian chief archaeologist has been able to dedicate more time to the project activities.
In Cameroon, an environmental foundation (Foundation pour l’Environnement et Development au Cameroun-FEDEC)has been established to fund the Cameroon Oil Transportation Company (COTCO)’s share of the costs for management of the two new national parks and the implementation of the Indigenous Peoples Plan.
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These questions are vital to the well-being of the peoples of Chad and Cameroon and to the health of their environment.
Cameroon remains one of the world's poorest countries, despite the fact that oil still accounts for 51% of the country's total exports.
Cameroon's last oil boom demonstrated the danger of short-term oil activities leading to the abandonment of other, long-term sectors.
www.erdoel-tschad.de /dokumente/sign-on.html   (2356 words)

 Chad/Cameroon Development Project - Project Development   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Without some way to transport the Chadian oil to market, it would be nearly worthless, since the limited economy of Chad cannot provide a sufficient market for the oil.
In 1996, Chad and Cameroon agreed to a bilateral treaty that provided for the construction and operation of the pipeline and other oil transportation facilities.
The Cameroon Convention establishes the processes for environmental protection and land acquisition during construction and operation of the pipeline.
www.essochad.com /Chad/Project/Development/Chad_Development.asp   (511 words)

 A Virtual Travel to Cameroon - Cameroun - Africa
The territory was colonized by the Germans in1884 and after the end of the 1914-1918 war, Cameroon was mandated by the Ligue of Nations to the French and British governments.
Following agitation for independence by the Southern Cameroons - before the name was changed to West Cameroon - a plebiscite was held in that sector of Cameroon on February 11th 1961 under the United Nations supervision.
After a May 20,1972 referendum, Cameroon became a United Republic and by a Presidential Decree of 1984 it became the Republic of Cameroon.
www.nationsonline.org /oneworld/cameroon.htm   (484 words)

 Marineafric - YOUR CYBER WINDOW TO AFRICAN MARITIME INFORMATION AND RESEARCH   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Speaking during the inaugural ceremony, the transport boss hailed the relentless efforts of the Director General of the company, Patrick Claes and his team for the great work they have been doing after taking over management four years ago.
He concluded by saying that, railway transportation in Cameroon as well as in the Cantral African Region is an indispensible communication tool, thus authorities of the corporation should do everything to extend their activities to other areas especially the Northern parts of the country and her neighbours.
On the rostrum before the minister was the Board Chairman of the Corporation Etienne Geros, who did not only thank the government for taking the courage to privatise the corporation in 1999, but have relentlessly work hand-in-hand with them in their efforts to restructure CAMRAIL.
www.marineafric.com /english/news/reg-int-news/regint0079.htm   (400 words)

 Technorati Tag: cameroon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
By Kini Nsom A document published by the Ministry of the Economy and Finance last week indicates that the execution of the 2005 budget is on a good...
Cameroon in Sept. ‘05 August 1st, 2005 by EskimoLinds Hey, I’m heading out with a Cameroon group on September 28.
Here is a Google Maps satellite image of the lava flow in Cameroon we saw when there in January, 2004.
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 Transportation Of Cameroon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
If you would like to use this flag of Cameroon or any other on your website you are welcome to do so, all we ask is that you include a link back to our site on the same page.
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 VirtualTourist.com - Cameroon Tips - Pictures, Tips and Reviews
Public transport within the cities is handled by taxis.
The two major international airports of Cameroon are at the capitol Yaounde and the major business city Douala.
Most public transport between the cities is handled by busses.
www.virtualtourist.com /travel/Africa/Cameroon/Transportation-Cameroon-BR-1.html   (958 words)

 Cameroon map and information page by World Atlas
Cameroon first flirted with independence in 1960, but then a long series of internal political jugglings between north and south, and the bloody coups of the 1980s delayed that process until the 1990s.
Mt Cameroon (an active volcano), sits on the edge of the Gulf of Guinea, and it's the highest point in West Africa.
Daily highs in the mid 80s are commonplace, and overall, mean temperatures average in the high 70s; slightly warmer in the south, and a bit cooler in the western mountains.
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 Central Africa: Chad/Cameroon Oil Project
We are writing to draw your attention to the especially troublesome situation, including the severe violation of human rights in southern Chad and to the inadequacy of the environmental impact assessment and environmental management plan for the project submitted to the Bank by Exxon.
Civil society organizations in Chad and Cameroon have expressed serious concerns about the preparation of the project relating to the lack of accountability to affected populations, lack of transparency, and absence of the rule of law.
One of the most disturbing characteristics of the EMP is that it shifts responsibility for environmental management away from the Consortium and toward the Government of Cameroon.
www.africapolicy.org /docs98/wb9807.htm   (1900 words)

 Gheos.com - Travel Information for Cameroon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Detailed descriptions from sights and places to visit in Cameroon can be found on the site.
Younger audiences might learn simpeler things, for example that the capital of Cameroon is Yaoundé.
Travelers can look which visas they need, what means of transportation are available and other important information they should know when traveling to Cameroon.
www.gheos.com /destinations/cameroon.htm   (295 words)

 An MBendi Profile: Cameroon - Oil And Gas Industry: Refining - Overview   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The refinery was built in Limbe, in the English-speaking region of Cameroon, about 100km from Douala.
A major improvement project involving the replacement of the crude oil SBM with a wharf for loading/discharging, and an increase in tankage capacity, was undertaken in 1996.In 2001 a project to improve the distillation yields (deep distillation), and to further increase tankage capacity, was completed.
Crude feed is mainly light Nigerian, although some Cameroon Kole is processed in a blend with Equatorial Guinean Alba condensate.
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 Greece - Cameroon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
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 Cameroon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Cameroon Highlanders 31%, Equatorial Bantu 19%, Kirdi 11%, Fulani 10%, Northwestern Bantu 8%, Eastern Nigritic 7%, other African 13%, non-African less than 1%
Supreme Court (judges are appointed by the president); High Court of Justice (consists of nine judges and 6 substitute judges, elected by the National Assembly)
Because of its oil resources and favorable agricultural conditions, Cameroon has one of the best-endowed primary commodity economies in sub-Saharan Africa.
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From the syllabus you will see that some materials are organized under topics (e.g., transport equity issues in developing countries) while others are under the headings of nations or cities.
Pucher and C. Lefèvre, Eastern Europe: Transport Impacts of Political Revolution, The Urban Transport Crisis in Europe and North America, 1996.
Pacudan, Transport, Energy and the Environment in Singapore: An Institutional Perspective.
www-dcrp.ced.berkeley.edu /Old%20files/Courseweb/cp219/Syllabus/cp219.htm   (4785 words)

 [Geog418] Re: mini-question #3   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
------=_NextPart_000_005B_01C4641F.23DA7660 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable After reading article # 7 about the transportation in Cameroon, I = couldn't help but think "why don't those governments pour their = financial resources into infrastructure", but I know they can't spend = what they don't have.
Often times the international financial = institutions like IMF or World Bank loan/donate large sums of money for = things like infrastructure, but the hidden expense is upkeep.
Improving transportation technology takes consistent planning and = strategy.
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