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Cameroon / COVID-19
Population 20,549,221
Total Confirmed 120068
Active 118137
Total deaths 1931
Total recovered 0
Death rate 1.61 %


Cameroon ( (listen); French: Cameroun), officially the Republic of Cameroon (French: République du Cameroun), is a country in Central Africa. It is bordered by Nigeria to the west and north; Chad to the northeast; the Central African Republic to the east; and Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and the Republic of the Congo to the south. The coastline of cameroon lies on the Bight of Biafra, part of the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean. Although Cameroon isn't an ECOWAS member state, it's geographically and historically in West Africa with the Southern Cameroons which form Sud-Ouest Regions and her Nord-Ouest having a history. However, as 2017, elements within the Sud-Ouest and Nord-Ouest areas have since announced an independent (yet internationally unrecognized) state named Ambazonia. The country may be identified as Central African due to its position at the crossroads between West and Central Africa as West African and other times. Cameroon is home to over 250 native languages spoken by almost 20 million people.Early inhabitants of the territory included the Sao civilisation around Lake Chad and the Baka hunter-gatherers from the southeastern rainforest. Portuguese explorers reached the coast in the 15th century and named the area Rio dos Camarões (Shrimp River), which became Cameroon in English. Fulani soldiers fondoms and founded the Adamawa Emirate from the north from the 19th century, and cultural groups of the northwest and west established strong chiefdoms. Cameroon became a colony in 1884. After World War I, the territory was divided between the United Kingdom and France . The Union des Populations du Cameroun (UPC) political party urged independence, but was outlawed by France in the 1950s, leading to the Bamileke War fought between French and UPC militant forces until early 1971. In 1960, the French-administered part of Cameroon became independent as the Republic of Cameroun under President Ahmadou Ahidjo. The southern part of British Cameroons federated with it in 1961 to form the Federal Republic of Cameroon. The federation was left in 1972. The country was renamed the United Republic of Cameroon in 1972 and the Republic of Cameroon in 1984. Large quantities of Cameroonians live as subsistence farmers. Paul Biya, the incumbent President, has led the country he had previously held office as prime minister, from 1975. The country has experienced tensions coming from the lands. Politicians from the English-speaking regions have advocated for increased decentralisation and even complete separation or independence (as in the Southern Cameroons National Council) from Cameroon. In 2017, tensions concerning the creation of an state from the lands escalated into open warfare. Cameroon's official languages are French and English, the official languages of British Cameroons and colonial French Cameroons respectively. Its religious population includes Muslims that are 20 percent and 70% Christians. It is governed as a Unitary republic and has good relations with the powers of France, the United Kingdom and China. The country is often called"Africa in miniature" for its geological and cultural diversity. Features include beaches, deserts, mountains, rainforests, and savannas. The maximum point at nearly 4,100 metres (13,500 ft) is Mount Cameroon in the Southwest Region of the country, and the biggest cities in population-terms are Douala on the Wouri River, its economic capital and chief seaport, Yaoundé, its political capital, and Garoua. The country is well known for its native styles of music, particularly Makossa and Bikutsi, and for its successful soccer team. Cameroon is a member state of the African Union, the United Nations, Non-Aligned Movement and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation.

Source: Wikipedia