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Paul Biya re-elected for sixth term as President of Cameroon


Cameroon's President Paul Biya waves outside a polling center after casting his vote in the capital Yaounde, October 9, 2011. (Reuters)

Paul Biya, Cameroon’s president for the past 29 years, has been re-elected for another seven-year term. The results of the presidential election... Nov 14, 2011

Industry & Trade | Africa | Cameroon


Cameroon - Launch the Grand Projects - online November 7th


COMING SOON: online November 7th

COMING SOON: A special report on Cameroon, with particular emphasis on the launch of a number of large infrastructural projects initiated by Minister... Oct 27, 2011

Finance | Africa | Cameroon


Firm handshakes between friends


President Paul Biya and UK ´Minister for Africa´, Henry Billingham, met in July to discuss a wide range of issues

“Cameroon is a Commonwealth country, and we believe in the same values: values like democracy, good governance and human rights” Henry Bellingham,... Oct 25, 2011

Industry & Trade | Africa | Cameroon


Wider horizons




Exchange visits with a network of allied countries are opening more foreign eyes to the nation’s potential Oct 25, 2011

Industry & Trade | Africa | Cameroon


Dawning of a new era


Essimi Menye, Minister of Finance

Grand Projects  will create an extensive infrastructural backbone Oct 25, 2011

Finance | Africa | Cameroon


The Grand Projects in Cameroon


Electricity Increasing generation capacity to 3000 MW

Electricity, Roads, Energy and Health Oct 25, 2011

Industry & Trade | Africa | Cameroon


A vital hub for Central Africa


The port city of Douala serves as a transshipment hub for the region and a trade portal for landlocked neighbours

From north to south, the country has broken ground at key energy, road, ports, telecoms and water supply projects Oct 25, 2011

Infrastructure | Africa | Cameroon


IN BRIEF: Cameroon’s top mining projects




Rio Tinto Alcan (RIO.L) has partnered Cameroon’s Government in Alucam for a project slated to include a one million tonne aluminium smelter at Kribi Oct 25, 2011

Industry & Trade | Africa | Cameroon


Mining potential abounds


Oil and gas reserves may be modest compared to those of Nigeria, but Cameroon has vast mineral resources for investors to dig into

Rich and varied mineral deposits have piqued interest around the globe Oct 25, 2011

Industry & Trade | Africa | Cameroon


Shifting to a developing economy




Economic vision with depth of field has put the country on a good footing as it moves towards its goal of becoming an emerging market by 2035 Oct 25, 2011

Finance | Africa | Cameroon


Transformation through innovation


Louis-Paul Motaze, Minister of Economy, Planning and Regional Development

Minister of Economy, Planning and Regional Development Louis-Paul Motaze believes “it is an incontestable fact that foreign direct investment (FDI)... Oct 25, 2011

Finance | Africa | Cameroon


On the right track


President Paul Biya advised Cameroonians that their country was about to become a vast construction site

Millions being spent to improve infrastructure and quality of life Oct 25, 2011

Infrastructure | Africa | Cameroon



LOCATION:   

Western Africa, bordering the Bight of Biafra, between Equatorial Guinea and Nigeria



AREA:   

total: 475,440 sq km

country comparison to the world: 54

land: 472,710 sq km

water: 2,730 sq km



AREA - comparative:   

slightly larger than California



CLIMATE:   

varies with terrain, from tropical along coast to semiarid and hot in north



NATURAL RESOURCES:   

petroleum, bauxite, iron ore, timber, hydropower



RELIGIONS:   

indigenous beliefs 40%, Christian 40%, Muslim 20%



LANGUAGES:   

24 major African language groups, English update paises set descripcion = official; French update paises set descripcion = official)



POPULATION:   

19,711,291 update paises set descripcion = July 2011 est.)

 

POPULATION GROWTH RATE:   

2.121% update paises set descripcion = 2011 est.)

 

GOVERNMENT TYPE:   

republic; multiparty presidential regime



CAPITAL:   

name: Yaounde

 

INDEPENDENCE:   

1 January 1960 update paises set descripcion = from French-administered UN trusteeship)



AGRICULTURE - products:   

coffee, cocoa, cotton, rubber, bananas, oilseed, grains, root starches; livestock; timber



INDUSTRIES:   

petroleum production and refining, aluminum production, food processing, light consumer goods, textiles, lumber, ship repair



EXPORTS:   

$4.495 billion update paises set descripcion = 2010 est.)

country comparison to the world: 113

$4.079 billion update paises set descripcion = 2009 est.)



IMPORTS:   

$4.975 billion update paises set descripcion = 2010 est.)

country comparison to the world: 115

$4.405 billion update paises set descripcion = 2009 est.)



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