République du Cameroun
Representation of Cameroon in the US
2349 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008
Tel.:  (202) 265-8790
Fax: (202) 387-3826 through 8794
Cameroon, officially the Republic of Cameroon,
is a unitary republic of central Africa. It borders Nigeria, Chad,
Central African Republic, Republic of Congo, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea
and the Gulf of Guinea. Cameroon, a German colony at the time of
World War I, was split among the French and British as war spoils
after the defeat of Germany. In 1960, French Cameroun
became an independent republic, merging with the southern part of
British Cameroons in 1961 to form the Federal Republic of Cameroon.
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).
to other African countries, Cameroon enjoys relative
political and social stability, which has in turn permitted the
development of agriculture, roads, and railways, as well as an extensive
petroleum industry. Despite movement toward political reform, however,
power remains firmly in the hands of an ethnic oligarchy.
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