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Cameroon which is officially called the Republic of Cameroon (French: République du Cameroun), is bordered by Nigeria to the west; Chad to the northeast; the Central African Republic to the east; and Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and the Republic of the Congo to the south.
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.

Cameroon has also struggled with Terrorism attacks within its borders with Boko Haram a major source of concern and Ansaru , particularly in the far north region.Due to Cameroon’s involvement in the regional fight to counter Boko Haram , there’s a heightened threat of kidnap to western nationals in the north of Cameroon, including in the major cities.

Summary statistics
Region Western Africa
Surface area (sq km) 475442
Population (est., 000) 22534
Pop. density (per sq km) 39.7
Capital city Yaounde
Capital city pop. (000) 2440
Currency Central African CFA franc (XAF)

Most Recent Incident: Feb. 19th 2016
Two suicide bombers attacked a market in the northern Cameroon region of Meme/Moura. 23 people were killed in the blast and another 112 injured. No group claimed responsibility for the attack, but Boko Haram is suspected.

Facts and Figures

DateLocationSummaryCasualties (Est.)Source
DateLocationSummaryCasualties (Est.)Source
28/09/2015 Tika Suspected Boko Haram militants attack Tika in northern Cameroon, killing 8 8 http://www.iol.co.za/news/africa/attackers-kill-8-kidnap-girl-in-cameroon-1922100
10/02/2016 Nguetchewe A female suicide bomber strikes 8 http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=4596681&Itemid=1
19/02/2016 Maroua Suicide Bombing Attack in Northern Cameroon. 23 http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/20/world/africa/cameroon-blames-boko-haram-in-pair-of-suicide-bombings.html?_r=1