British Cameroons


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British Cameroons:

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, officially Federal Republic of Nigeria, republic (2015 est. pop. 181,182,000), 356,667 sq mi (923,768 sq km), W Africa. It borders on the Gulf of Guinea (an arm of the Atlantic Ocean) in the south, on Benin in the west, on Niger in the northwest and north, on Chad in
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, Fr. Cameroun, officially Republic of Cameroon, republic (2015 est. pop. 22,835,000), 183,568 sq mi (475,442 sq km), W central Africa. It is bordered on the southwest by the Gulf of Guinea, on the northwest by Nigeria, on the northeast by Chad, on the southeast
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Kamerun (as it was known at the time) became a League of Nations Mandate Territory and was split into French Cameroons and British Cameroons in 1919.
'While France integrated the economy of its part of the Cameroons with that of the mother colonial France, the British on the other hand, administered its part (British Cameroons) from neighbouring Nigeria, making Jada, the 1st petitioner's place of birth, a British franchise.
Ganye, which incorporates Atiku's birthplace of Jada was the headquarters of British Cameroons, but following the plebiscite, joined Nigeria.
Though Mr Kanu is correct about the historical origin of Atiku's Jada, it is, however, instructive to note that when Mr Abubakar was on November 25, 1946 born to a Fulani trader and farmer Garba Abubakar, Jada village and other parts of Chamba land in the then Northern Cameroon were still known as British Cameroons.
They reminded the immigrants that CDC scholarships were reserved exclusively for persons of British Cameroons origins.
We the French Cameroons living in the British Cameroons in our humble petition, beg that we too should enjoy the same advantage of education and for the tax we pay in this land of our sojourn and also we should have representatives in the government to voice out the difficulties of the sprinkling, population of French Cameroonians (Monono, 2001:75)
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).
In expanding this thought, Global citizen and world acclaimed scholar Professor Herbert Ekwe-Ekwe queried: Whatever happened to Sweden-Norway, Czarist Russia, Austro-Hungarian empire, the Ottoman empire, the British empire, British India, French Indo-China, Portuguese empire, Spanish empire and, more latterly, Anglo-Egyptian Sudan, Malaysian Federation, West Indian Federation, Central African Federation, British Cameroons, United Arab Republic, Senegambia Confederation, the Soviet Union, the Warsaw Treaty states, Czechoslovakia, Josip Broz Tito's Yugoslavia, etc., etc?
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").
Well, Buhari's lawyers betrayed historical illiteracyin thinking that British Cameroons is and has always been synonymous with modern Cameroon.
In expanding this thought, global citizen and world acclaimed scholar Professor Herbert Ekwe-Ekwe queried that whatever happened to Sweden-Norway, Czarist Russia, Austro-Hungarian empire, the Ottoman empire, the British empire, British India, French Indo-China, Portuguese empire, Spanish empire and, more latterly, Anglo-Egyptian Sudan, Malaysian Federation, West Indian Federation, Central African Federation, British Cameroons, United Arab Republic, Senegambia Confederation, the Soviet Union, the Warsaw Treaty states, Czechoslovakia, Josip Broz Tito's Yugoslavia, etc., etc?
On 1 October 1961, the southern part of British Cameroons joined the francophone Federal Republic of Cameroon.

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