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Transcript of Cameroon Event
In the 18th and 19th centuries, Bantu Speaking people settled in south Cameroon, the Fulani people then settled the area in North Cameroon.
The land was under German colonial rule from1884 until after World War I.
The League of Nations was created during the Treaty of Paris. The treaty transferred territorial rule from Germany to other nations.
After the treaty Cameroon was then colonized by both the British and French.
After World War II, when the League of Nations was disbanded, Cameroon became a UN trust territory .
Cameroon was separated into two nations, East Cameroon and South Cameroon.
a brief history of Cameroon
In 1960, East Cameroon gained independence, by petitioning to the UN.
Southern Cameroon followed, but was not granted independence because of it's size. They were to join East Cameroon or Nigeria before gaining full statehood.
In 1961 the decision was made to join East Cameroon, and the country became one, under the name The United Republic of Cameroon.
Presently, Cameroon is divided into nine provinces.
The first president, Ahmadu Ahidjo, served until 1982
The second president, Paul Biya, served from 1982 and is still president today.
The people of Cameroon, widely feel that having one person in power for so long corrupts the government and oppresses the people.
The president has absolute power.
Information is given to the people only through degrees.
There is no real democracy.
In the Anglophone provinces, in North West Cameroon, tribes are ruled by chiefs called Fons.
This dance, (Nukwi, Ntambeng, Mankon) is a traditional dance that is performed at festivals.
The Bakweri tribe is from the coast of south west Region, and they settle around Mount Cameroon.
The Oroko tribe is found in Meme Division and they have a very rich dancing culture.
There are over 250 local dialects spoken in Cameroon. some prominent local dialects are Ewondo, Douala and Fulani.
There are also two official languages spoken in Cameroon: French and English.
Food eaten in Cameroon:
In the North West and Western region, the main food is corn flower paste known as (fufu corn) with gravy meat and vegetables.
In the Northern Region,the main food is rice and rice flower paste with gravy stew and cow meat.
In the southern region the main food is gravy made of bitter leaves with fresh peanuts with meat called Ndole.
There are three dishes that are eaten Nationally namely: Achu, Ndole and Eru
The Northern Region is
made up of mostly muslims
Southern regions is
mostly made up of
Major public holidays:
New year's day 1st jan
Birth of prophet Mohammed 24th jan
youth day 11th feb
Good Friday 29th march
Easter Sunday 31st march
Labor Day 1st may
Ascension day 9th may
National Day 20th May
Sheep festival 21st may
Night.of ascension 6th june
End of Ramadan 15th Aug
Islamic new moon 4th nov
Christmas day 25th Dec
Type of Government:
Cameroon has the resemblance of a democracy but the president has all the powers executive, legislative and the Judiciary. The result is that Cameroon has become a state that is ruled by a dictator who prosecutes any person with a different political view.
The needs of Cameroonians in America:
Most Cameroonians who flee the country and arrive in America immediately struggle to get a working permit. Without it, they cannot start looking for work and carrying on with life.