S: History and Culture - Cameroon
FC: The World of Cameroon
1: Table of Contents Table of Contents | Pg 2........Geography- Climate, Location Pg 3........Geography- Interesting Places Pg 4........History Background- Major Events, Pg 5........Important Person Pg 6........Colonial History/ Independence Pg 7........Population Pg 8........Religions Pg 9........Economy Pg 10........Economy (cont.) Pg 11........ Government pg 12........ Problems/Challenges Pg 13........ Conclusion Pg 14........ References
2: Cameroon is located in Western Africa. It borders Bight of Biafra, between Equatorial Guinea, and Nigeria. | Climate: Tropical along the coast, hot and semiarid in the north.
3: Cameroon's Many Interesting Places!!! | - Waza National Park - Cameroon Art Museum - Afhemi Meseum - La Pagode - National Museum of Yaounde - Mount Cameroon | Mount Cameroon | Waza National Park
4: 1.)1600's-The Dutch take over slave trade in Cameroon. | Three Major Historical Events | 2.)1884-1886- Cameroon is ruled by German, and Africa gets divided in the Berlin Conference. | 3.)1919-1922- After WWI, Britain and France force German out of the territory, and now share Cameroon.
5: Important Person | Ahmadou Ahidjo- The President of Cameroon after independence until 1982. He centralized power in the capital, Yaound. Ahidjo declared nation building to be a major goal, using the fear of ethnic conflict to justify authoritarianism.
6: Colonial History and Independence | - Between 1884 to 1914, Cameroon was a German Colony. - During World War I, Britain and France aligned against German and conquered German colonies (including Cameroon). | - A new nation called Federal Republic | of Cameroon was formed in 1961. Cameroon gained its independence from Britain and France.
7: Population | Current Populatin Estimated- 16,380,005 Male- 50.3% of population Female- 49.7% of population Ethnic Tribes -Cameroon Highlanders-31%, Equatorial Bantu-19%, Kirdi-11%, Fulani-10%, Northwestern Bantu-8%, Eastern Nigritic-7%, other African-13%, non-African less than 1%.
8: Religions | Muslims- 20%, consists of the Fulani people and the Bamoun. Christian- 40%, consists of Roman Catholics and Protestants Indigenous Beliefs- 40%, Kirdi
9: Agriculture products: coffee, cocoa, cotton, rubber, bananas, oilseed, grains, root starches; livestock; timber Industries: petroleum production and refining, aluminum production, food processing, light consumer goods, textiles, lumber, ship repair. | Economy
10: Economy (cont.) | GDP- $30.17 Billion GDP Growth Rate- 4.9% Per Capita- $1,900 | Natural Resources - petroleum, bauxite, iron ore, timber, hydropower.
11: Government | Current Government- Republic, strong central government ruled by president. | Presidents/ Prime Ministers of Cameroon: - Paul Biya- 1975- 1982 - Ahmadou Ahidjo- 1960- 1960 - Charles Assal- 1960- 1961 - Luc Ayang- 1983- 1984 - Simon Achu- 1992-1996 - Ephram Inoni- 2004- now
12: Problems/ Challenges in Cameroon | - Many trees are being cut down so the wood could be used for furniture. - Tribes that live in the forest get effected. - Poaching is now easier. - Deforestation is causing many distractions to nature. - HIV/AIDS is another problem occuring in Cameroon.
13: Conclusion | Cameroon is an African country just like others. Its natural resources are what make it special. It's economy is average, not too low, nor too high. It has many places of interest that tourists would love to visit. The only thing bringing the country of Cameroon down is deforestation and diseases. Many animals and humans are suffering from many of these diseases. Overall, Cameroon is a stabalized country where living is possible.
14: References | http://geography.about.com/library/cia/blccameroon.htm http://www.scribd.com/doc/293216/Cameroon-Timeline http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/26431.htm http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/newsid_4670000/newsid_4671700/4671739.stm http://www.mapsofworld.com/cameroon/tourism/attractions.html http://www.historyworld.net/wrldhis/PlainTextHistories.asp?historyid=ad39#pagetop http://gateway.nlm.nih.gov/MeetingAbstracts/ma?f=102253843.html http://www.nationsencyclopedia.com/Africa/Cameroon-RELIGIONS.html