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By Mark Dike DeLancey, Rebecca Mbuh, Mark W. Delancey

Cameroon is a rustic endowed with a number of climates and agricultural environments, a variety of minerals, mammoth forests, and a dynamic inhabitants. it's a nation that are meant to be a pacesetter of Africa. as a substitute, we discover a rustic virtually paralyzed by means of corruption and terrible administration, a rustic with a low existence expectancy and critical illnesses, and a rustic from which the main proficient and hugely expert participants of the inhabitants are emigrating in huge numbers. even if Cameroon has made fiscal development considering that independence, it has now not been in a position to switch the based nature of its financial system. the commercial state of affairs mixed with the dismal list of its political background, point out that clients for political balance, justice, and prosperity are dimmer than they've been for many of the country's self sustaining existence.The fourth variation of the old Dictionary of the Republic of Cameroon has been up to date to mirror advances within the research of Cameroon's historical past in addition to to supply assurance of the years because the final variation. It relates the turbulent historical past of Cameroon via a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over six hundred cross-referenced dictionary entries on major people, occasions, areas, firms, and different facets of Cameroon historical past from the earliest occasions to the current.

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On 9 April 1991, in an apparent attempt to calm anglophone agitation and cries of marginalization, Achu was called back to government and appointed prime minister. He served in this post until 19 September 1996, when he was dropped in favor of another ADAMAWA • 19 anglophone, Peter Mafany Musonge. Achu remains active in the Cameroon People’s Democratic Movement, locally in Bamenda and nationally. He is on the party central committee and served on President Paul Biya’s reelection committee in 2004.

Ahidjo and his ruling party, the Union Camerounaise, pledged to build a capitalist economy and, in a series of secret agreements, to maintain very close political, economic, and cultural ties to France. On 1 January 1960, the independent Republic of Cameroon came into existence. On 1 October 1961, it joined with Southern Cameroons to become the Federal Republic of Cameroon. Independent Cameroon Politics From independence until 1982, Cameroon was ruled by President Ahidjo. In this period he centralized power in the capital, Yaoundé, and in one person, himself.

1985 Noma Award for Publishing in Africa awarded to Bernard Nanga for his novel La Trahison de Marianne. 21–24 March: Bamenda Congress of the CNU inaugurates the Cameroon People’s Democratic Movement (CPDM). 14–16 August: Pope John Paul II visits Cameroon. 23 December: Regular television transmission begins. 1986 Petroleum income suffers major decline. 12 January: Multicandidate elections held for lower-echelon CPDM offices. 21–22 August: Lake Nyos disaster kills more than 1,700 people. 1987 Government announces that the country is in an economic crisis.

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