Journal of the Cameroon Academy of Sciences

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Research
Page: N.A
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Journalism and Mass Communication in Africa

Author: Festus Eribo,Enoh Tanjong
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739103777
Category: Political Science
Page: 168
View: 3206
Journalism and Mass Communication in Africa provides the first in-depth analysis of the evolution of mass communication and the impact of new media technologies in Cameroon. Written and edited by African scholars, this volume maps out the changing media ecology of Cameroon and provides practical survey methods for communication research. The work details the impact mass public communication has had on the empowerment of Cameroon's 15 million people and the development of grassroots participatory democracy.

Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Cameroon

Author: Mark Dike DeLancey,Rebecca Neh Mbuh,Mark W. Delancey
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810873995
Category: History
Page: 530
View: 4897
Cameroon is a country endowed with a variety of climates and agricultural environments, numerous minerals, substantial forests, and a dynamic population. It is a country that should be a leader of Africa. Instead, we find a country almost paralyzed by corruption and poor management, a country with a low life expectancy and serious health problems, and a country from which the most talented and highly educated members of the population are emigrating in large numbers. Although Cameroon has made economic progress since independence, it has not been able to change the dependent nature of its economy. The economic situation combined with the dismal record of its political history, indicate that prospects for political stability, justice, and prosperity are dimmer than they have been for most of the country's independent existence. The fourth edition of the Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Cameroon has been updated to reflect advances in the study of Cameroon's history as well as to provide coverage of the years since the last edition. It relates the turbulent history of Cameroon through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over 600 cross-referenced dictionary entries on significant persons, events, places, organizations, and other aspects of Cameroon history from the earliest times to the present.


Author: Pascal Belda
Publisher: MTH Multimedia S.L.
ISBN: 9788493397852
Category: Cameroon
Page: 243
View: 530
This guide is the perfect companion for the international business traveller who wants to have the best of both worlds - business and leisure. It offers comprehensive info which is either difficult to find or simply doesn't exist elsewhere. All sections include full contact info (telephone, fax, email, website, postal addresses). -


Author: Ben West
Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides
ISBN: 1841623539
Category: Travel
Page: 264
View: 8307
A thoroughly updated edition of the most in-depth guide available to Cameroon, a country home to ancient tribal kingdoms, colorful trading towns, 'pygmy' hunting camps, and endangered lowland gorillas.

Politics and Schooling in Cameroon

Nursey Through High School
Author: Joseph F. Wotany
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1466939958
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 496
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English in Cameroon

Author: Hans-Georg Wolf
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110849054
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 369
View: 3148
The multilingual situation in Cameroon and the status of English as a co-official language constitute a unique and fascinating case for sociolinguistic investigation. Drawing from first-hand material, the author investigates several aspects of this complex configuration, including the historical development of English in Cameroon, the various languages and lingua franca areas, the linguistic policy, the de facto status of English and the situation in the anglophone provinces. The speech community of the Anglophones is highlighted as a rare example of an ethnicity tied to the second language. Apart from important sociolinguistic findings, the work includes a novel, corpus-based analysis of Cameroon English. Certain lexical phenomena are explained by the cognitive coding of culture - particularly the African cultural model of community, which also underlies the self-perception of the Anglophones - a perspective hitherto neglected in the study of the New Englishes.

The Leadership Challenge in Africa

Cameroon Under Paul Biya
Author: John Mukum Mbaku,Joseph Takougang
Publisher: Africa World Press
ISBN: 9781592211791
Category: Political Science
Page: 563
View: 4490
This collection of essays, written by an outstanding group of scholars, makes a significant contribution to the debate on poverty alleviation in Cameroon, the country's stalled transition to democratic governance, identity and citizenship and the equitable allocation of resources. The essays contain a refreshing, rigorous and informative analysis of the Biya regime, opposition politics and provides practical strategies to enhance peaceful co-existence and sustainable develpment in the country.


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Cameroon
Page: N.A
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Developing a Sustainable Economy in Cameroon

Author: Aloysius Ajab Amin
Publisher: African Books Collective
ISBN: 2869782098
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 417
View: 495
Developing a Sustainable Economy in Cameroon is an ambitious effort as the authors try to set a blue print for Cameroon's economy. In the 1980s facing economic crisis, and as dictated by the structural adjustment programme, Cameroon sharply cut public investment expenditures before later cutting government consumption which were followed by privatisation, liquidation of public companies and reduction in the size of the public sector. All these measures are believed to have had devastating effects on the economy. Given the performance of the economy so far the authors suggest that much more effort, with a strong commitment of the main stakeholders, is required to guarantee sustainable economic development in Cameroon. Truly, very few countries in Africa possess such enormous human and natural resources as Cameroon does. This volume brings out the challenges Cameroon faces in its quest for development as well as for designing appropriate strategies for addressing those development challenges.

French Investment in Colonial Cameroon

The FIDES Era (1946-1957)
Author: Martin-René Atangana
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9781433104640
Category: History
Page: 178
View: 5624
"French Investment in Colonial Cameroon: The FIDES Era (1946-1957)" analyzes French investments in Cameroon during the era of the program for the development of French colonies known as FIDES. It offers not only a description of the economic structures of colonial Cameroon, but also an analysis of French public and private investment in Cameroon, the Franco-Cameroonian economic and financial relationship, the contribution of Cameroon to the dynamics of French capitalism, and the role played by French capitalism in the economic development of Cameroon. It is particularly useful for its detailed financial evaluation and assessment of the various effects of FIDES investment in Cameroon and includes numerous tables and figures. "French Investment in Colonial Cameroon: The FIDES Era (1946-1957)" is based on a variety of sources collected in Cameroon, France, and the United States and will be useful for instructors teaching courses related to colonial, modern, or contemporary Africa, the economic history of Africa, and French colonial history, and to all interested in these subjects.

The Challenges of Nongovernmental Organisations in Anglophone Cameroon

Author: Lotsmart N. Fonjong
Publisher: Nova Publishers
ISBN: 9781600213250
Category: Political Science
Page: 84
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It is widely recognised that non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have undertaken an increasingly important role in both human development and environmental conservation efforts in the less-developed nations during the past three decades. Much of the literature on NGOs focuses on, or is sponsored by, large Western-based international NGOs which themselves undertake or direct many of the development and conservation efforts. This book cuts through sensitive subjects including government corruption and manipulation, the misuse of NGOs and the limitations of small, under funded local development organisations to identify the crucial role of local NGOs in the challenging context of rural development in Sub-Saharan African. His observations and insights are highly useful and provide important contextual understanding for future human development and environment conservation projects in rural African settings.

Voicing the Voiceless

Contributions to Closing Gaps in Cameroon History, 1958-2009
Author: Walter Gam Nkwi
Publisher: African Books Collective
ISBN: 9956616400
Category: History
Page: 189
View: 5688
"Walter Nkwi is one of the first Cameroonian historians to have made an interesting attempt to give the voiceless a voice in national historiography. And, perhaps even more importantly, in doing so he has been able to make an exceptional and excellent contribution to various current debates in African Studies, including the nations of civil society, the politics of belonging, and boundaries".-Piet konings, author, Neoliberal Bandwagonism: Civil Society and the Politics of Belonging in Anglophone Cameroon The history of the subalterns, also known as the history of the voiceless, took currency in the early 1980s in South East Asia and has been dominated by scholars from that region. Despite its popularity, the history of the voiceless has not gained the attention it deserves in Cameroon historiography. In other parts of Africa and beyond this type of history has already taken root and animated scholarly production and debate. Cameroon history has been replete with studies that focus mostly on political history and the actions and intentions of top politicians of the day, with scant regard for the historical importance of the everyday life of ordinary Cameroonians as makers and breakers. This book takes a bold step in the direction of subaltern studies in Cameroon, and makes a clarion call for the institutionalization of voicing the voiceless. Nkwi - innovative and stimulating in his blend of history and ethnography of the everyday - offers fresh insights into the contextual understandings of subaltern Cameroon between 1958 and 2009. This is a welcome contribution to closing gaps in social history, from a leader amongst a budding new generation of historians of Cameroon and Africa.

Labour Resistance in Cameroon

Managerial Strategies & Labour Resistance in the Agro-industrial Plantations of the Cameroon Development Corporation
Author: Piet Konings
Publisher: James Currey Publishers
ISBN: 9780852552186
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 203
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Examines the role of the control over labour in plantation production.

Culture and Customs of Cameroon

Author: John Mukum Mbaku
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313332319
Category: Social Science
Page: 236
View: 9822
This volume will stand as the definitive accessible introduction to modern Cameroon.

International Influences and Baptist Mission in West Cameroon

German-American Missionary Endeavor Under International Mandate and British Colonialism
Author: Charles William Weber
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004097650
Category: Religion
Page: 176
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This study presents a history, based on original archival and primary source material, of the Baptist mission educational situation of Cameroon province from 1922 to 1945. The provisions of the League of Nations' mandate, under which Great Britain administered the province in this period, included 'complete freedom of conscience and the free exercise of all forms of worship', yet from the beginning of the Mandate clear tensions existed. The missions desired education to serve evangelical purposes, while the colonial government strove for a uniform adaptionist program, suited to European perceptions of the abilities, traditions and local conditions of the African peoples. The work relates thus to a number of themes: European colonialism; the Mandate system; international theories of education; a comparison of British, American and German influences; cross-cultural mission work; and the personal contributions of three particular missionaries: Bender, Gebauer and Dunger.


Art and Kings
Author: Lorenz Homberger,Christraud M. Geary,Hans-Joachim Koloss
Publisher: Paul Holberton Pub
ISBN: 9783907077368
Category: Art
Page: 255
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The ancient kingdoms of the Cameroon Grassfields are famous for their splendid artworks--ornamented thrones, wooden figures, enormous drums, finely carved jewelry made from ivory and brass, and fabulous masks. This book presents 150 masterpieces from the courts of the Grassfield kingdoms. Historical photographs illustrate the magnificent life at the courts encountered by European visitors in the late 19th century. Additional field photographs taken in recent years show that the traditions in the Grassfields are still alive today. Two leading scholars in the field of Cameroonian art give an important introduction to the fascinating and complex world of the Grassfield kingdoms: their rituals, secret societies, and, above all, the meaning of art in this context. Christraud M. Geary explores the dynamic of palace art in the kingdom of Bamum. Hans-Joachim Koloss gives a detailed overview of court art in the North West Province.

Africa's Political Wastelands: The Bastardization of Cameroon

The Bastardization of Cameroon
Author: Emmanuel Fru Doh
Publisher: African Books Collective
ISBN: 9956558621
Category: History
Page: 187
View: 8259
Africa's Political Wastelands explores and confirms the fact that because of irresponsible, corrupt, selfish, and unpatriotic kleptocrats parading as leaders, the ultimate breakdown of order has become the norm in African nations, especially those south of the Sahara. The result is the virtual annihilation of once thriving and proud nations along with the citizenry who are transformed into wretches, vagrants, and in the extreme, refugees. Doh uses Cameroon as an exemplary microcosm to make this point while still holding imperialist ambitions largely responsible for the status quo in Africa. Ultimately, in the hope of jumpstarting the process, he makes pertinent suggestions on turning the tide on the continent.

Cameroon's Social Democratic Front: Its History and Prospects as an Opposition Political Party (1990-2011)

Its History & Prospects as an Opposition Political Party (1990-2011)
Author: Milton Krieger
Publisher: African Books Collective
ISBN: 9956558168
Category: Political Science
Page: 109
View: 7242
Cameroon's Social Democratic Front (SDF) was among the watershed challenges c.1990 by sub-Saharan Africa's democratization forces against autocratic regimes, but it crested in 1992 and has subsided since. Yet the party survives, participates in the National Assembly, maintains a grass roots structure, and prepares for a presidential ballot in 2011 that will likely determine its fate. The author conducted research four times in Cameroon, 1989-1999, focusing on the SDF since 1991, and maintains party contacts to the present. The book assesses its history and its prospects, covering the SDF in Africa-wide as well as Cameroonian terms. "Krieger has given us the first, superbly researched, finely tuned analysis of the fortunes of a major contemporary African opposition party, Cameroon's Social Democratic Front (SDF)." - Victor Le Vine, Washington University, St. Louis, USA. "The book goes far beyond its title and puts in context a daylight re-emergence of political opposition in Cameroon. To say that this long overdue history of the SDF party is a prolegomena to understanding contemporary Cameroon social forces is not an overstatement." - Ambroise Kom, University of Yaounde I, Cameroon. "...a level-headed but provocative examination of the structure and workings of a major African country...the sobriety with which he evaluates institutions and leadership is commendable, yielding exceptional analysis that will stand the test of time." - Toyin Falola, Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Letters and Fellow of the Historical Society of Nigeria. Milton Krieger started teaching and research about sub-Saharan Africa in 1970. Nine trips there include four research visits providing two years time in Cameroon, 1989-99. The second, 1991, coincided with 'villes mortes' and turned his primary scholarship to the Social Democratic Front. Access to party documents, officials, and rank and file members included visitor status at the 1995 and 1999 national conventions. Party contacts continue to the present.

Working with Farmers in Cameroon and Rwanda

New Strategies to Improve Staple Food Crops
Author: L. T. Simarski,International Institute of Tropical Agriculture
Publisher: IITA
ISBN: 9789781310812
Category: Agricultural extension
Page: 35
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