Cameroon is home to more than 200 different linguistic groups. French and English are the official languages. The country is often referred to as "Africa in miniature" for its geological and cultural diversity. Natural features include beaches, deserts, mountains, rainforests, and savannas. The highest point at almost 4,100 metres (13,500ft) is Mount Cameroon in the Southwest Region of the country, and the largest cities in population-terms are Douala on the Wouri river, its economical capital and main seaport, Yaoundé, its political capital, and Garoua. After independence, the newly united nation joined the Commonwealth of Nations, although the vast majority of its territories had previously been a German colony and, after World War I, a French mandate. The country is well known for its native styles of music, particularly makossa and bikutsi, and for its successful national football team.
The Cameroon is a domesticated breed of sheep from west Africa but has been exported to Europe. As of 2008, there were less than 650 but the population was increasing.
The Cameroon is a hair sheep which it sheds yearly in the spring. Ewes can raise two lamb crops per year. Their most common color is brown with a black belly, head, and legs.
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R.M. Njwe und Y. Manjeli: Milk yield of Cameroon dwarf blackbelly sheep - Production laitière de moutons Djallonké au Cameroun. In: Small ruminant research and development in Africa - Réseau africain de recherche sur les petits ruminants. ILCA Research Report - 2, 1982, X5520/B
Cameroon’s government has sent ministers to its northern border with Nigeria to convince villagers who fled Boko Haram militants to return ... But this week, Cameroon reported two Boko Haram deadly attacks that claimed the lives of 13 troops and civilians in the border villages of Sagme and Zigi.
Just 10 civilians have visited the Biyem Assi hospital in Cameroon’s capital Yaounde today to be vaccinated against COVID-19 ... Forbi said she wants the Johnson & Johnson vaccine she heard about from Cameroon state radio ... Dashbach said she was hopeful the 303,050 dozes donated by the United States of America will save 303,050 lives in Cameroon.
It is a pleasantly cold and invigorating Monday morning in the mountain town of Buea, about 70km from Cameroon’s economic capital of Douala... A sign on ParamountStreet notifies passersby that the dog meat is ready on a ‘ghost town’ Monday in Buea, Cameroon ... It has turned the lives of more than three million people upside down.
one from the police and the other from a crowd of students ... As a director of LivingFree UK and founder of RainbowMigration, organizations supporting the LGBTQ+ community, the 30-year-old Cameroonian—who lives in Manchester—has expanded her activism beyond her home country to encompass the whole of Africa. On Cameroon’s queer community ... .
YAOUNDE, CAMEROON - Cameroon says hundreds of civilians have fled Sagme, a northern village on the border with Nigeria, after a Boko Haram attack Saturday that left eight government troops dead and 13 wounded, according to a press release ... He said people who think that Boko Haram has been eradicated from northern Cameroon are wrong.
Awah Fonka, the governor of Cameroon’s West region, says the fighters attack and kill government troops, loot shops and destroy schools ... Cameroon’s separatist conflict has cost more than 3,000 lives and forced 550,000 people to flee to French-speaking regions of Cameroon or into neighboring Nigeria, according to the United Nations.
Muslim cleric Bouba Goi Goi officiating Eid al-Adha prayers at the Islamic Complex in Cameroon’s capital Yaoundé, said in his sermon that all Muslims should live lives of complete submission to God to enjoy eternal life, both physical on earth and spiritual in heaven with Allah.
The men, in civilian clothing, appear to brandish Cameroonian military uniforms, guns, ammunition and bulletproof vests they say they seized from Cameroon military ... The conflict has cost more than 3,000 lives and forced 550,000 people to flee to French-speaking regions of Cameroon or into neighboring Nigeria, according to the United Nations.
Yaounde, Cameroon - A leaked tape of a woman having sex in the office of a prominent journalist has sparked a wave of indignation in Cameroon, highlighting entrenched problems of sexual harassment and coercion ... The tape has triggered outrage among campaigners who have battled for years against sexual violence and exploitation in Cameroon.