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.
|Surface area (sq km)||475442|
|Population (est., 000)||22534|
|Pop. density (per sq km)||39.7|
|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
|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|