Cameroons

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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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From the above, it could be suggested that the gravity and intensity of insecurity was given an additional fillip following the withdrawal of the Nigerian and British forces that had been serving in the British Cameroon.
All missionaries from Germany were repatriated, and the responsibility for the entire Baptist work in British Cameroon fell into the hands of George and Louise Dunger, North American Baptist missionaries who had joined with the Gebauers in 1938.
In 1951 the revised conditions indicated that persons eligible for the CDC scholarships had to be; "indigenes of the Southern Cameroons, children of indigenes of the Southern Cameroons and children whose parents have been resident in the British Cameroons throughout the child's primary and secondary education and provided the candidate in question has taken his or her primary education in the British Cameroon and secondary education either in the British Cameroon or Nigeria" (NAB, si(1951)10, FCWU).
Our compatriots in the British Cameroons were casting covetous eyes on the excellent results achieved by French Cameroonians from their farming operations and that they were making strenuous efforts to reap the fruits of these men's labour.
The Conservatives passing off an Australian photograph of young people as if it were a snap of eager British Cameroons is either incompetence or yet another desperate con.
Other topics include the Baha'i response to the modern crisis in the Middle East and West Africa, the rots of Baha'i conversion in British Cameroons, and the Baha'i Church of Calabar.
Cameroon ended up being divided between Britain and France in 1919 as League of Nations mandated territories, and in 1946, after the Second World War, when Germany was again defeated, Cameroon became a United Nations trusteeship still under the control of Britain and France (under their official names, British Cameroons and French Cameroun; don't be confused by the different spellings, the country is "Africa in miniature").
The northern part of British Cameroons joined Nigeria when it gained independence from Britain on 1 October 1960, leaving the British Southern Cameroon to hold on for one more year before re-uniting with the former French Cameroun on 1 October 1961.
Corrakes,Elder and Fyffes Line (Skinboat) banana boat, sailing from Garston Docks to Tiko in the British Cameroons,,West Africa in 1954.
It does not appear to be exogenous for Yaji had a brief encounter with the German and French colonial rulers and equally brief and chequered relations with the British through whose hands Madagali passed, having been successively a part of German Kamerun (1884-1916), French Cameroun (1916-1922) and British Cameroons (1922-1961).
I got used to it and it probably gave a more accurate glimpse into British Cameroons but it seemed patronising.
He is the author of Mission to the British Cameroons (1992) and Cardinal Herbert Vaughan (1995).

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