République du Cameroun—Republic of Cameroon
  • Brian Hunter
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


HISTORY. The former German colony of Kamerun was occupied by French and British troops in 1916. The greater portion of the territory (422,673 sq. km) was in 1919 placed under French administration, excluding the territory ceded to Germany in 1911, which reverted to French Equatorial Africa. The portion under French trusteeship was granted full internal autonomy on 1 Jan. 1959 and complete independence was proclaimed on 1 Jan. 1960.


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Further Reading

  1. Statistical Information: The Service de la Statistique Générale, at Douala, set up in 1945, publishes a monthly bulletin (from Nov. 1950)Google Scholar
  2. DeLancey, M. W., Cameroon: Dependence and Independence. London, 1989Google Scholar
  3. DeLancey, M. W. and Schraeder, P. J., Cameroon. [Bibliography] Oxford and Santa Barbara, 1986Google Scholar
  4. Ndongko, W. A., Planning for Economic Development in a Federal State: The Case of Cameroon, 1960–71. New York, 1975Google Scholar
  5. Rubin, N., Cameroon. New York, 1972Google Scholar

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1991

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