ABC logo

. Index

. Flag

. Geography

. People

. Government

. Economy

. Transportation

. Commun'tions

. Defense

. Geo Names

. Feedback

===========

Ad

Cameroon


    • Names:

        conventional long form:
        Republic of Cameroon

        conventional short form:
        Cameroon

        former:
        French Cameroon

    • Digraph:
      CM

    • Type:
      unitary republic; multiparty presidential regime (opposition parties legalized 1990)

    • Capital:
      Yaounde

    • Administrative divisions:
      10 provinces; Adamaoua, Centre, Est, Extreme-Nord, Littoral, Nord, Nord-Ouest, Ouest, Sud, Sud-Ouest

    • Independence:
      1 January 1960 (from UN trusteeship under French administration)

    • National holiday:
      National Day, 20 May (1972)

    • Constitution:
      20 May 1972

    • Legal system:
      based on French civil law system, with common law influence; has not accepted compulsory ICJ jurisdiction

    • Suffrage:
      20 years of age; universal

    • Executive branch:

        chief of state:
        President Paul BIYA (since 6 November 1982); election last held 11 October 1992; results - President Paul BIYA reelected with about 40% of the vote amid widespread allegations of fraud; SDF candidate John FRU NDI got 36% of the vote; UNDP candidate Bello Bouba MAIGARI got 19% of the vote

        head of government:
        Prime Minister Simon ACHIDI ACHU (since 9 April 1992)

        cabinet:
        Cabinet; appointed by the president

    • Legislative branch:
      unicameral

        National Assembly (Assemblee Nationale):
        elections last held 1 March 1992 (next scheduled for March 1997); results - (180 seats) CPDM 88, UNDP 68, UPC 18, MDR 6

    • Judicial branch:
      Supreme Court

    • Political parties and leaders:
      Cameroon People's Democratic Movement (CPDM), Paul BIYA, president, is government-controlled and was formerly the only party, but opposition parties were legalized in 1990

        major opposition parties:
        National Union for Democracy and Progress (UNDP); Social Democratic Front (SDF); Cameroonian Democratic Union (UDC); Union of Cameroonian Populations (UPC); Movement for the Defense of the Republic (MDR)

    • Other political or pressure groups:
      Alliance for Change (FAC), Cameroon Anglophone Movement (CAM)

    • Member of:
      ACCT, ACP, AfDB, BDEAC, CCC, CEEAC, ECA, FAO, FZ, G-19, G-77, GATT, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICC, ICFTU, ICRM, IDA, IDB, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, ILO, IMF, IMO, INMARSAT, INTELSAT, INTERPOL, IOC, ITU, NAM, OAU, OIC, PCA, UDEAC, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UPU, WCL, WFTU, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WTO

    • Diplomatic representation in US:

        chief of mission:
        Ambassador Jerome MENDOUGA

        chancery:
        2349 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008

        telephone:
        [1] (202) 265-8790 through 8794

    • US diplomatic representation:

        chief of mission:
        Ambassador Harriet W. ISOM

        embassy:
        Rue Nachtigal, Yaounde

        mailing address:
        B. P. 817, Yaounde

        telephone:
        [237] 23-40-14

        FAX:
        [237] 23-07-53

        consulate(s):
        none (Douala closed September 1993)

    • Flag:
      three equal vertical bands of green (hoist side), red, and yellow with a yellow five-pointed star centered in the red band; uses the popular pan-African colors of Ethiopia






Thank you for making this an award winning site

Please put this page in your BOOKMARKS - - - - -



Language Translation Services

ITA Home Page
The IMMIGRATION Superhighway Feedback

ITA WWWDesign
Flags of all Countries
Yahoo search

Revised 13-August-1997


HTML Colors; Greece Geography Economy, people, communications, transportation, flags, maps