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Cameroon introduced free primary education in 2000 in order to accomplish the Millennium Development Goal of primary education.1 After completing primary school, 46% of students do not continue onto secondary school and a mere 1% continue onto the university level.2 This very negatively affects the literacy rate in Cameroon, which is currently at only 10% of the population.3 Since the free education began a little over a decade ago, the number of qualified teachers have decreased, while the amount of students have increased dramatically.4 Teacher recruitment is nonexistent and salaries have been continually reduced.5 Over the past year, the government has committed more funds to the education budget in order to begin reforms on the system of teacher hiring.6

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1 http://www.voanews.com/content/universal-education-goal-elusive-in-cameroon/1741636.html

2 http://harambeeusa.org/projects/past-projects/cameroon/pr-2/
3 Ibid
4 http://www.globalpartnership.org/success-stories/more-trained-teachers-better-learning-conditions-students-cameroon
5-6 Ibid
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Cameroon News

Vatican Radio 
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis received Paul Biya, President of the Republic of Cameroon, in a private audience at the Vatican on Thursday. A communique from the Holy See Press Office said their discussions were "cordial". "During the cordial discussions ... See more..
Washington Post 
Denis Foretia is co-chair of the Denis & Lenora Foretia Foundation and a senior fellow at the Nkafu Policy Institute. What began as occasional protests in Cameroon by Anglophone lawyers and teachers' trade unions in November 2016 has now transformed ... See more..
RFI 
The state prosecutor in Cameroon asked a military tribunal in Yaoundé on Thursday to add a number of extra people to a terrorism case involving three Anglophone activists, a lawyer has told RFI. Human rights lawyer Felix Agbor Balla, university ... See more..
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Deutsche Welle 
A military court in Cameroon adjourns the case of three activists for spearheading protests in English-speaking regions+++African countries are showing signs of ... See more..
AllAfrica.com 
The latest video from hardline Islamist group Boko Haram has a specific focus on the militants' operations in Cameroon, according to an expert on Boko Haram's use of the media. Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau appeared in a video obtained by news ... See more..
Finextra 
UWIN Corp, a company founded by MIT Media Lab entrepreneur in residence and former Wells Fargo technologist Julius Akinyemi, has been given a mandate by the Cameroon government to implement a mobile based commodity exchange. The MoComEx ... See more..
Deutsche Welle 
English-speaking Cameroon remains in upheaval as regional leaders are set to go on trial on Thursday accused of calling for secession. But why is President ... See more..
ROME REPORTS TV News Agency 
Paul Biya, a Catholic and the president of Cameroon for almost 35 years, visited Pope Francis at the Vatican for the second time. According to a Vatican ... See more..
Myjoyonline.com 
The UN refugee agency has criticised Cameroon for the forced return of hundreds of refugees to north-east Nigeria after they had fled from the Islamist Boko Haram insurgency. The UNHCR said forced returns had "continued unabated" despite an agreement ... See more..
Business in Cameroon 
(Business in Cameroon) - 25,000 chickens. This is the number of birds killed since 13 Mars in poultry farms in the town of Foumbot, located in the Noun district, Western Cameroon, local sources declare. These slaughterhouse operations, we learned ... See more..
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Geography

Central Africa, bordering the Bight of Biafra, between Equatorial Guinea and Nigeria
Area

Total 475,440 sq km
Land 472,710 sq km
Water 2,730 sq km

Climate

varies with terrain, from tropical along coast to semiarid and hot in north ;
Natural Resources

petroleum, bauxite, iron ore, timber, hydropower ;
Natural Hazards

volcanic activity with periodic releases of poisonous gases from Lake Nyos and Lake Monoun volcanoes

volcanism: Mt. Cameroon (elev. 4,095 m), which last erupted in 2000, is the most frequently active volcano in West Africa; lakes in Oku volcanic field have released fatal levels of gas on occasion, killing some 1,700 people in 1986 Mt. Cameroon (elev. 4,095 m), which last erupted in 2000, is the most frequently active volcano in West Africa; lakes in Oku volcanic field have released fatal levels of gas on occasion, killing some 1,700 people in 1986 ;
Current Environmental Issues

waterborne diseases are prevalent; deforestation; overgrazing; desertification; poaching; overfishing ;

Demographics

Nationality
Cameroonian
Population
20,549,221 (July 2013 est.)
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Because of its modest oil resources and favorable agricultural conditions, Cameroon has one of the best-endowed primary commodity economies in sub-Saharan Africa. Still, it faces many of the serious problems confronting other underdeveloped countries, such as stagnant per capita income, a relatively inequitable distribution of income, a top-heavy civil service, endemic corruption, and a generally unfavorable climate for business enterprise. Since 1990, the government has embarked on various IMF and World Bank programs designed to spur business investment, increase efficiency in agriculture, improve trade, and recapitalize the nation's banks. The IMF is pressing for more reforms, including increased budget transparency, ...See More privatization, and poverty reduction programs. Subsidies for electricity, food, and fuel have strained the budget. Cameroon recently began several large infrastructure projects, including a deep sea port in Kribi, a natural gas powered electricity generating plant, and several hydroelectric dams. Cameroon must attract more investment to improve its inadequate infrastructure, but its business environment is a deterrent to foreign investment. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$51.61 billion (2012 est.); $49.27 billion (2011 est.); $47.33 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

20.8% of GDP (2012 est.); 19.8% of GDP (2011 est.); 16.1% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

coffee, cocoa, cotton, rubber, bananas, oilseed, grains, cassava (manioc); livestock; timber
Industries

petroleum production and refining, aluminum production, food processing, light consumer goods, textiles, lumber, ship repair