Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Cameroon

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.

Author: Mark Dike DeLancey

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810873990

Category: History

Page: 530

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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.
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This guide explores the geographical diversities of Lake Chad in the north, Mount Cameroon in the west, and the dense rainforests of the south.

Author: Ben West

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 1841622486

Category: Travel

Page: 248

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The new edition of Cameroon features every aspect oftravel in this little-known west African country.Cameroon offers 'pygmy' hunting camps deep in therainforest, Arabic-speaking trading towns, ancient tribalkingdoms, mountain scenery and fabulous beaches. Itsvaried population bears Muslim, Christian, British andFrench influences and ......
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Labour Resistance in Cameroon

Its plantation estates are mainly located in the present Fako and Meme Divisions
of the South West Province of Cameroon . Its establishment and development
have been closely connected with the complicated political history of this area ...

Author: Piet Konings

Publisher: James Currey Publishers

ISBN: 0852552181

Category: Literary Collections

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Despite variation in ethnicity, age and sex, the labour force in Cameroon has displayed considerable solidarity. Trade unions were active but after independence came under state control, whereas the informal labour organisations retained their solidarity in the disputes of the 1960s and 1970s.Cameroon: Editions Clé
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International Influences and Baptist Mission in West Cameroon

PROVINCE The scope of Baptist mission activity in Cameroon has been covered
through the case studies of Bender, Gebauer, and Dunger. Each of them made a

Author: Charles William Weber

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004097651

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.
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Culture and Customs of Cameroon

Traditional views on gender, marriage, and family in Cameroon have been
affected significantly by migration, colonialism and the institutions it brought to the
country, globalization, and foreign religions. Cameroonians who travel to the
West to ...

Author: John Mukum Mbaku

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313332312

Category: Social Science

Page: 236

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This volume will stand as the definitive accessible introduction to modern Cameroon.
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Working with Farmers in Cameroon and Rwanda

Cameroon's dramatic landscape harbors examples of virtually all the
environments of tropical Africa, presenting agricultural scientists with a
considerable challenge in tailoring new varieties and better growing methods to
a wide range of ...

Author: L. T. Simarski

Publisher: IITA

ISBN: 9781310812

Category: Agricultural extension

Page: 35

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This pattern is clearly visible in remote sensing images of southern Cameroon (
Thenkabail 1999). Subsidies for Non-Forest Land Uses and Logging Have Been
Introduced to Encourage Frontier Settlement in Some Countries Direct subsidies

Author: Boniface Essama-Nssah

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 0821347608

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 123

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This country case study, part of the Operations Evaluation Department (OED) A Review of the 1991 World Bank Forest Strategy and Its Implementation, evaluates World Bank operations in Cameroon for their consistency with the strategy. The strategic aspects of those operations are judged here on their relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, institutional development, and sustainability. The fundamental objective of the forest policy reform in Cameroon was to establish a transparent, equitable, and sustainable management system for forest resources. The outcome of the reform process was limited, for four reasons. First, the government of Cameroon lacked genuine commitment and the capacity to carry out the reform. Second, key actors in the reform process (particularly foreign logging companies and the parliament) chose to oppose it. Third, partners such as the World Bank failed to devise an implementation strategy compatible with the underlying dynamics of political and socioeconomic changes in Cameroon. Finally, while Cameroon's forest policy is well codified in documents, it is poorly implemented. Although the reforms have led to increased tax revenues and increased the share of GDP attributable to the forest sector, the structural underpinnings of the sector have been little affected. Government agencies in the sector continue to be weak. The international logging companies that dominate the sector continue to have a free hand in the development and use of the forest resources of Cameroon. Local communities were left out of the reform process, despite the declared objective to include them in forest resource management. Overall, the interventions of the Bank inside and outside the forest sector in Cameroon were relevant to its strategic objectives, but they were neither efficacious nor efficient. Because of weak institutional development, the achievements are unlikely to be sustained. The Bank should focus its future reform efforts in Cameroon on the collection and dissemination of relevant and reliable information, working with a larger set of stakeholders, and using more Cameroonian expertise to gain local perspective and build capacity. The success of such an approach hinges on government commitment and the cooperation of other donor countries, including those with timber interests in Cameroon.
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English in Cameroon

That is, it will trace the developments that have led to the present linguistic
situation in Cameroon as far as my topic is concerned. Rather than simply being
an overview of the colonial history of Cameroon, this section will therefore
concentrate ...

Author: Hans-Georg Wolf

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110849059

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 369

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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.
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Developing a Sustainable Economy in Cameroon

Cameroon. Bernadette Dia Kamgnia and Joseph-Pierre Timnou Introduction
Poverty is quite a complex phenomenon, which places the individual in a state of
destitution or indigence. Marginalization, exclusion and iniquity are some of the ...

Author: Aloysius Ajab Amin

Publisher: African Books Collective

ISBN: 9782869782099

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 417

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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.
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The Challenges of Nongovernmental Organisations in Anglophone Cameroon

Development NGOs in Cameroon are considered as public utility or public
benefit NGOs and can easily co-exist with government. They were the earliest
forms of NGOs and came into existence right at independence. During this era,
they were ...

Author: Lotsmart N. Fonjong

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 1600213251

Category: Political Science

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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.
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Africa s Political Wastelands The Bastardization of Cameroon

Many, certainly, would have been promoted more frequently as they merited, had
the forces in Cameroon, in this case the police and the paramilitary mobile wing,
continued with the structure left behind by Britain or even West Cameroon.

Author: Emmanuel Fru Doh

Publisher: African Books Collective

ISBN: 9789956558629

Category: History

Page: 187

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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.
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Landscaping Postcoloniality The Dissemination of Cameroon Anglophone Literature

Chapter Four Anglophone Cameroon Literature: A Brief Overview In this chapter I
attempt to present an overview of Anglophone Cameroon literature from 1959 to
the present by briefly analyzing selected texts. These texts have been selected ...

Author: Joyce B. Ashuntantang

Publisher: African Books Collective

ISBN: 9789956558292

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 174

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This is a foundational text on the production and dissemination of Anglophone Cameroon literature. The Republic of Cameroon is a bilingual country with English and French as the official languages. Ashuntantang shows that the pattern of production and dissemination of Anglophone Cameroon literature is not only framed by the minority status of English and English-speaking Cameroonians within the Republic of Cameroon, but is also a reflection of a postcolonial reality in Africa where mostly African literary texts published by western multi-national corporations are assured wide international accessibility and readership. This book establishes that in spite of these setbacks, Anglophone Cameroon writers have produced a corpus of work that has enriched the genres of prose, poetry and drama, and that these texts deserve a wider readership.
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Spoken examples of the book

Author: Loreto Todd

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9783872762610

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 175

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Spoken examples of the book
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Cameroon Joint Staff Assessment of the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper

The poverty diagnosis presented in the PRSP provides a candid and
comprehensive description of the levels, spatial distribution and dynamics of
poverty in Cameroon, effectively integrating both quantitative and qualitative data
. The staffs ...

Author: International Monetary International Monetary Fund

Publisher: International Monetary Fund


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 16

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Kingdom on Mount Cameroon

Studies in the History of the Cameroon Coast, 1500-1970 Edwin Ardener Shirley
Ardener. Witchcraft , Economics and the Continuity of Belief This study is about
the interrelations of the witchcraft beliefs of a certain African people and the ...

Author: Edwin Ardener

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1571810447

Category: History

Page: 380

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The Bakweri people of Mount Cameroon, an active volcano on the coast of West Africa a few degrees north of the equator, have had a varied and at times exciting history which has brought them into contact, not only with other West African peoples, but with merchants, missionaries, soldiers and administrators from Portugal, Holland, England, Jamaica, Sweden, Germany and more recently France.
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Ecology and Natural Resource Development in the Western Highlands of Cameroon Issues in Natural Resource Management

Chapter Three Implications of Rapid Urbanisation for Floods, Sediment and
Debris Flow Hazards in Bamenda, Cameroon Summary In developing countries,
rapid urbanization induced by rural poverty forces recent migrants from the ...

Author: Cornelius Mbifung Lambi

Publisher: African Books Collective

ISBN: 9789956615483

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 190

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The densely populated Bamenda Highlands of Cameroon remains one of the regions with the greatest land degradation problems in the country. Factors responsible for this include climate change, the hilly nature or topographic layout of the land, and human interference through overgrazing, destructive agricultural practices and the impact of deforestation. This detailed study of resource management and its ecological challenges in the Bamenda Highlands, stresses an important link between falling food output and soil deterioration. While most areas in this predominantly agricultural region enjoy food abundance, the inhabitants of high-density infertile, rugged mountainous areas are forced to resort to double cropping and intensified land exploitation that leave little room for soil regeneration. The population problem in relation to land degradation is infinitely more complicated than the region's sheer ability to produce enough food supply. The authors make a strong case for a delicate balance between human agency and environmental protection in this highly populated and physically challenging region where land is a precious resource and land conflicts are common.
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Perspectives on Translation and Interpretation in Cameroon

Charles Atangana Nama Introduction What constitutes the littoral province of
Cameroon today is historically a Babel of tongues both African and European
and dates as far back as the nineteenth century. As a result of colonialism,
Douala in ...

Author: Emmanuel N. Chia

Publisher: African Books Collective

ISBN: 9789956558445

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Perspectives on Translation and Interpretation in Cameroon is the first volume of a book series of the Advanced School of Translators and Interpreters (ASTI) of the University of Buea. It opens a window into the wide dynamic and interesting area of translation and interpretation in a multilingual Cameroon that had on the eve of independence and unification opted for official bilingualism in French and English. The book comprises contributions from scholars of translation in the broad area of translation, comprising: the concept of translation and its pedagogy, the history of translation and, the state of the art of translation as a discipline, profession and practice. The book also focuses on acquisition of translation competences through training, and chronicles the history of translation in Cameroon through the contributions of both Cameroonian and European actors from the German through the French and English colonial periods to the postcolonial present in their minutia. Rich, original and comprehensive, the book is a timely and invaluable contribution to the growing community of translators and interpreters in Africa and globally.
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French Investment in Colonial Cameroon

This book is an analysis of French investments in Cameroon during the FIDES
years ( 1946 – 1956 ) . In the 1950s the French colonial empire appeared to be
one of the principal bastions of French power . Cameroon was one of the areas of

Author: Martin Atangana

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 1433104644

Category: History

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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.
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Civil Society and the Search for Development Alternatives in Cameroon

Independence. Ntangsi Max Memfih Introduction Cameroon is a country blessed
with tantalising potential: favourable vegetation, alluring topography, vast
deposits of mineral resources, and a large, hardworking and resourceful human

Author: Emmanuel Yenshu Vudo

Publisher: African Books Collective

ISBN: 9782869782204

Category: Social Science

Page: 227

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Recent developments have witnessed the emergence of civil society as a major development actor whose potentials and capacity, especially in Africa, are often taken for granted and treated as limitless. A critical assessment of some of these structures (NGOs, religious organisations, trade unions, home-based associations and the youth) and the legal and political context of the operation of civil society in Cameroon shows a popular effervescence that is visible in social development initiatives. Although this would complement the state and free enterprise, it is however often frustrated by the states suspicion in a context of rising social awareness and protest that is assimilated with political opposition or attempts at manipulation along partisan lines. This book is a call to reform the framework of civil society and assess its components and roles in shaping the future of Africa. Emmanuel Yenshu Vubo is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology. He obtained his Doctorate from the University of Yaounde in 1991 and has served in several capacities at the University of Buea.
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The epidemiological profile of Cameroon, like that in most countries of sub-
Saharan Africa, is dominated by infectious and parasitic diseases. There is also a
rising trend in the prevalence of certain pathologies such as hypertension,
diabetes ...


Publisher: International Monetary Fund


Category: Cameroon

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