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Cameroons,

Fr. Cameroun, Ger. Kamerun, former German colony, W Africa, on the Gulf of Guinea and extending N to Lake Chad. Germany's penetration of the area began in 1884 and by 1902 its possession was recognized. A portion of French Equatorial Africa was added in 1911 in return for the surrender of German rights in Morocco. In World War I, French and British troops occupied the Cameroons. After the war the territory ceded in 1911 was rejoined to French Equatorial Africa, and in 1919 the remainder of the Cameroons was divided into French and British zones, which became mandates under the League of Nations. In 1946 the mandates were made trust territories of the United Nations. British Cameroons consisted of two noncontiguous sections lying on the eastern border of Nigeria; the more southerly extended to the coast. French Cameroons was administered as a separate territory with the capital at Yaoundé. In 1960, French Cameroons became the Cameroon Republic; in 1961 the southern section of British Cameroons was joined to the Cameroon Republic to form the Federal Republic of Cameroon (United Republic of Cameroon after 1972), while the northern section passed to Nigeria.
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The English-speaking regions of Cameroon have been gripped by crisis for six months.
2) British Cameroons went into a union of equal states with French Cameroon.
Ian Galloway, Executive Vice President Middle East, Africa & Global Trade said: We are delighted to be working with ANOR, supporting them with the implementation of this crucial programme and participating in providing quality assurance to the lives of Cameroons consumers.
West Cameroon formally known as British Southern Cameroons was made up of six administrative divisions.
One month later, on 1 October, the independence of Anglophone Cameroon was pronounced, and the reunification of the two Cameroons agreed.
GENTLE kittens so far, Cameroon will need to truly become Indomitable Lions when they meet Germany in their final Group E match tomorrow if they hope to avoid a third consecutive first round exit.
He is the author of Mission to the British Cameroons (1992) and Cardinal Herbert Vaughan (1995).
French Cameroon immigrants refer to the inhabitants of the British Southern Cameroons whose birth places, homes of origin or ethnic bases were in the French administered Cameroon.
Baffour said Cameroon was "Africa in miniature for good or for worse", but in his article we could only find "the good" and not "the worse".
The British area, called The Cameroons, was administered from Nigeria, while the French Le Cameroun was governed locally.
He is one of 300 Cameroons in Ireland, and is delighted that both his native and adopted countries have made it to the finals in the Far East.